Sony

Broad-based conglomerate with solutions for all

The Japanese conglomerate offers headphones for virtually all areas. HiFi enthusiasts in particular will find what they are looking for at Sony, but Sony headphones can also be found in the DJ sector and music studio. As the inventor of mobile listening through the Walkman in the 1980s, Sony is also very broadly positioned for listening on the move.

The latest reviews: Sony

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

Sony WH-1000XM4

Lavishly appointed over-ear headphones with noise cancelling, Bluetooth and LDAC

The successor to the Sony WH-1000XM3 from 2018, one of the most popular over-ear headphones with noise-cancelling ever, has been eagerly awaited. Sony already conquered and successfully defended a top position in the market since the introduction of this product series in 2017 (MDR-1000). Accordingly,...

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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

Sony WI-1000XM2

Neckband headphones with noise-cancelling and LDAC

Sony is well established as a top supplier in the field of portable headphones, especially when it comes to noise cancelling. Of course, this also includes the continuing development of their models. For example, the in-ear Bluetooth neckband headphones WI-1000X receive an update and become...

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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Sony WF-1000XM3

True Wireless in-ear headphones with adaptive noise cancelling

With the WF-1000X, Sony was already playing at the top of the True Wireless league over two years ago. Now the manufacturer is sending a fresh player out onto the highly competitive playing field with this new second version.

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Editor's recommendations: Sony

With the WH-1000XM2, Sony introduces a headphone to the market which, like no other device, seeks to eliminate the pitfalls in mobile mode for the best possible sound enjoyment. With its excellent sound, it lays the essential foundation, which is accentuated by an elegant operation and impressive functions that work together to form a highly functional overall product. In the area of ​​noise suppression, by means of variable profiles and its ability to interact with the environment, it actually achieves an unprecedented level of effectiveness. The cost of MDR-1000X is moderate, so the recommendation to buy is clear for the new model.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 2. March 2018

Year after year, Sony continues to evolve its flagship over-ear headphones and their noise-cancelling properties. The WH-1000MX3 is an impressive piece of technology that convinces in both sound and wearing comfort, with both underpinning the reason why this Japanese manufacturer leads the field in regards to noise suppression. The functionality is also comprehensive, while the ease of use is elegant. At the same time, there are a few drawbacks here and there. With the WH-1000MX3, however, you can indulge yourself with a piece of technological luxury that’s bound to find many enthusiasts singing its praises, particularly when used out and about. While the jump in functionality of noise cancellation and operation (via app) between first model MDR-1000X and the WH-1000XM2 was significant, the changes between the latter and this third version are less noticeable. Nevertheless, the new, dedicated processor offers a bit more performance in noise cancellation and the possibility to use it without music playback – all at the same price.

Ulf Kaiser
Ulf Kaiser 28. November 2018

The Sony MDR-Z1R is a supremely comfortable headset made from high-quality materials. I could enjoy myself for hours when listening with the “deactivated analysis mode” turned on. The spatial richness of detail is impressive, both in live recordings and while watching Hollywood blockbusters. In the analysis mode, I noticed unexpectedly significant interferences in the frequency response, which will certainly polarize—some users will find their luck with the MDR-Z1R, while others will not be fully impressed with this sound.

Marcus Schlosser
Marcus Schlosser 3. April 2017
Sony MDR-Z1R