Sony WH-1000XM2: Sony WH-1000XM2 2020 Review

Smart Listening Adaptive Sound Control

Traveling, waiting, talking

Price $348.

Sony WH-1000XM2

Be in control of your listening with the Sony WH-1000XM2 perfect for walking on the streets, siting in quiet place or at the airport. The active smart control detect surrounding sounds and balances noise cancelling levels to your preference level.

Easily connect to IOS or Android app using the smart auto-setting function. Set setting also adjusts sound level, control ambient noise with the installed equalizer function. While the Hi-Res audio stays true to original recordings.

Comparison with Sony wireless headphones

It is only fair to compare a Sony product with another Sony product because of their exceedingly high quality. Sony WH-1000XM2 offer 30 hour battery life, WH-H900N 28 hours, WH-CH700N best battery life of 35 hours.

All 4 headphones have bluetooth/NFC, customized sound with app. Among the 4 headphones only WH-1000XM2 and WH-H99N have touch control. Same applies to quick attention mode, ambient sound mode and Hi-Res audio capability.

However only Sony WH-1000XM2 have adaptive sound control w/app, uses industry leading NC noise cancelling technology. The other device use digital noise cancelling technology.

Comparison Table

  WH-CH700N WH-1000XM2 WH-XB950N1
  35 hours 30 hours 22 hours
  Digital Noise Cancellation Industry-NC Digital Noise Cancellation
Quick action mode no yes no
Ambient sound no yes no
Touch control no yes no
Extra bass no no yes
Customized app yes yes yes


Key features include fast charging 10 minutes quick charge, 70 minutes for play. In cordless mode it works an astounding 30 hours. A unique function is smart listening that immediately detects activity and automatically adjusts sound to accommodate ambient noise.

Plug-in over ear headset for noise reduction or streaming. The noise cancelling technology is topnotch and the device has a nifty touch control. The touch control is used to make calls, skip tracks or change volume.


  • Bluetooth /NFC
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Customized app
  • Ambient sound mode
  • Quick attention mode
  • Adaptive sound control w/app
  • Touch control
  • NC noise cancelling technology
  • 30 hours battery life

Review Sony WH-1000XM2

The manufacturers have fitted the durable headphone with the same Bluetooth technology across different products.30 hour’s battery life is impressive and touch control very functional. Although the sound presentation is good we detected a notable reduction in bass quality.

We like the adaptive sound control, NC noise canceling technology that filters ambient noise. What we think is that it’s an all-round good product however we wish it was cheaper.

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Hold on There’s an Upgrade

Yes Sony has the new Sony WH-1000XM3 industrial leading noise cancelling headphones. Features include over the ear design Alexa voice control, quick attention mode. Even the price is reviewed downwards formally $349.99 get it now for $298.00. While other variations on the Sony WH-1000XM3 go for new @252-$245 used ones for $181.62 – $194.98 however it is better to buy anything new.

This device was ergonomically redesigned for complete comfort, easy handling and travel. Foldable it comes with a carry case, audio cable and charging cable. Adjust the ambient noise to preferred choice and use touch control to activate voice assistant then adjust volume and receive calls. A single charge will provide power from the batteries for 30 hours.


  • Personal optimization
  • bluetooth and NFC
  • Alexa built in
  • connect to app
  • 30 hours extra-long battery life
  • industry leading noise cancelling technology
  • foldable swivel design
  • Hi-Res Audio capability
  • touch control


It does not have extra bass

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