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Sony WI-1000XM2 Review Rundown

SonyPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable in-ear fit
  • Not as good as the Sony WH-1000XM3


Sony WI-1000XM2 are Bluetooth headphones have a 360 Reality feature available through the Sony | Headphones Connect app, but you have to be subscribed to compatible services to use this feature. Its Dual Noise Sensor technology and Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing function allow the WI-1000XM2 to cancel noise more effectively, even in aircraft cabins.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 22%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sony WI-1000XM2 are reasonably comfortable headphones. Their noise cancelling works well to cut the low rumble of plane and bus engines as well as speech. The silicone neckband is stable enough to be worn around the neck while exercising, although the earbuds can fall out with a few shakes. They aren't ideal for those looking for a more neutral sound.
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  • Good noise cancelling
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable fit
  • Mediocre microphone
  • Poor noise isolation


Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony WI-1000XM2 wireless neckband earbuds will be available in January 2020. Powered by the same noise-canceling processor as Sony's WF-1000XM3 headphones. Will cost £300 in the UK, which works out at around $370 / AU$540. Sound quality is excellent, and battery life could be better.
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  • Sleek design
  • Excellent noise cancelation
  • Good battery life
  • Not cheap


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Sony WI-1000XM2 are some of the best active noise cancellation earphones you can get. They use Bluetooth 5.0, have NFC for quick pairing with Androids and support Sony’s LDAC format for high-resolution streaming. Detail is excellent, and Sony actively wants us to appreciate it, with enlivened treble. However, the treble seems a distinct entity, not quite part of a coherent whole.
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  • Powerful bass
  • Effective noise cancelling
  • Good build quality
  • Tight treble
  • Noise cancellation could be better


1. ^ Sony WI-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones Review. rtings. 2020-03-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Hands on: Sony WI-1000XM2 wireless headphones review. techradar. 2019-09-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sony WI-1000XM2 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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