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Sony WI-1000XM2 review

Key features
  • In-ear
  • Wireless
Reviewed

The Sony WI-1000XM2 wireless headphones are one of Sony’s flagship active noise-cancelling headphones and offer a neckband in-ear corded design that’s a popular secure-fit alternative to truly wireless headphones. Sony ambitiously claims the noise cancelling offers ‘silence’, promises atmospheric pressure optimising for flights and ‘breathtaking sound quality’. So is this all talk or do these headphones really excel? Our lab experts and professional listening panel couldn’t wait to find out. Read on for more.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What are they?
  • How do they sound?
  • What are they like to live with?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything I should know?
  • Should I buy them?
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We have tested 215 headphones and found that there are 48 Don't Buys and 33 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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