Have you ever sat on a plane and be annoyed by the sound of the engine, babies crying, people chattering away? This is where the beauty of noise cancelling headphones comes in, and if you are after such a pair, Sony might have something for you. Announced at IFA 2016, Sony has taken the wraps off the MDR-1000X noise cancelling wireless headphones.
Sony’s MDR headphone lineup is a pretty popular lineup and has been recommended by audiophiles in the past. With the MDR-1000X, Sony will be introducing a new noise cancelling headphone that according to the company, can actually optimize itself according to the person’s ears.
What does this mean? Apparently the headphones can analyze the shape of a person’s head and their wearing style, and based on that they will be able to provide a noise cancelling experience that is optimized to them. On top of that, the headphones are capable of Hi-Res Audio playback. There is also Sony’s LDAC technology that can deliver audio three times higher in terms of quality compared to Bluetooth.
For those who listen to compressed audio such as MP3, fret not as the headphones will come with DSEE HX technology that can help to upscale compressed music to “near Hi-Res Audio” quality. The Sony MDR-1000X is priced at $400 and will be available in October, but pre-orders are being taken starting today.