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Sony WI-1000XM2 review

£299.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • In-ear
  • Wireless
  • Noise cancelling
Expert review

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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First reviewed by Which?

March 2020

Released

January 2020

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  2. 55%
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  3. 91%
    Highest score
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