Sony WI-1000XM2 Quick Review: Wireless, Flexible, Precise Sound!!
Who doesn’t knows the Japanese tech giant SONY, everybody is using some or other products from the brand whether it be there television sets, mobile phones, music players, or earphones. Sony was actually one of the earliest manufacturers of a walkman and other audio gears like the MP3 players in the early 2000’s.
But here today we are going to tell you about the latest wireless in-ear earphone from the brand, the Sony WI-1000XM2.
Sony WI-1000XM2 is actually the latest neckband style Bluetooth headset from the brand which is loaded with features like Three mode noise cancellation, A 9mm hybrid driver unit, Bluetooth 5.0 support, and Hi-res Bluetooth codecs support like LDAC, it also features Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX(DSEE HX) which is a self-developed feature at Sony, that restores the hi-range sound output which might get lost in compression of the music file.
Today I am going to share my impressions of this latest neckband Bluetooth cable since I have been using this for the past few weeks for writing up this article.
Design and Build Quality:-
The design of Sony WI-1000XM2 is similar to other neckband style cables in the market, but it is made up of good quality material, it offers a good quality silicone material at the neckband providing it with all its flexibility. The neckband is very flexible and has that sweat-resistant material on it. The sides have a glossy good quality plastic body from which earpieces with cable come out, on the left side you have got your buttons including a power button, a voice assistant button, volume controls and a multi-purpose button to receive calls, change your tracks, etc. It also has a USB Type C charging slot and a 3.5mm audio port to use it in wired mode.
The best part of its design and build quality is its weight, it weighs only 58grams making it easy to carry around and very comfortable as well.
Usually, we don’t get good audio quality from wireless headsets, but the Sony WI-1000XM2 nails in the sound quality department with its crisp detailed sound output, the overall sound signature of the headset is quite natural and balanced, even though the headset has a 9mm hybrid driver unit, it provides a full-body bass response with a clean sub-bass rumble, crisp detailed vocals that sound completely natural, and a smooth relaxed treble response with quality instrumental details.
The headset provides a very clean sound output there is no background noise or jitter. I really loved the groovy beats that this headset provides in its sound reproduction with deep and quick bass response, I loved the vocals in songs by Damien Rice, the acoustic details in Hotel California by Eagles are really mesmerizing.
And All this over a wireless connection, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for providing a stable connection with the source, and hi-res codecs support paired with HSEE HX technology developed by Sony, the sound quality is unmatched with other wireless headsets.
There are actually three modes of Noise-Cancellation in the Sony WI-1000XM2 wireless headset, these include, full Noise cancellation, blocking all the outside noise. Ambient Noise Control where you can control the level of noise cancellation provides by the headset, really helpful while in traffic or at the office, and No noise cancellation at all.
Sony has included two mic’s one on the front and one at the back of the earpiece to ensure proper noise cancellation as selected by the user.
Please note that for choosing this or adjusting the ambient noise cancellation you have to do it through the Sony Headphones APP available on the Android and iOS AppStore’s.
The brand claims the wireless headset to provide a battery life of up to 10-12 hours, during my usage I have tried every level of noise isolation and other features of the neckband, and even with all this checking and heavy usage, I got a battery life of up to 10-11 hours easily.
The neckband supports quick charging, providing a battery life of up to 80 minutes with just a charging time of 10 minutes which is really impressive.
The Sony WI-1000XM2 is a very good sounding pair that provides its users with three modes of noise cancellation, strong and lag-free Bluetooth connection, Hi-res Bluetooth codecs support and many more features under its sleeves.
I am really impressed with the headset, I used it at the gym, at the office, while commuting and it provided me pretty solid sound output with great quality and precise sound reproduction. And features like LDAC support, HSEE HX sound engine are icing on the cake with an already brilliant pair of wireless earphones.