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Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

I'm considering buying a pair of Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones and am wondering if anyone has experience of these.

I've got a pair of Xiaomi Redmi earbuds that were cheap and are excellent for speech, but want something that will handle classical music better without paying a lot for something like Bose.

The other thing is that there are a lot of these on Ebay being sold 'boxed - like new' by sellers who seem to have a lot of them. I'm wondering whether it's a sign of a lot of returns from dissatisfied users!

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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Due to my painful experience with certain brands, I would not advise buying any device with the words, Sony or Samsung branded on it.
As a matter of coincidence, I have recently been faced with the same dilemma in choosing a set of headphones for listening to audiobooks for which I recently bought a laptop. I am presently contemplating a set of Sennheiser wireless headphones, large enough to fit over my hearing aids when travelling by train. A local store has one for $189.00AU that looks good and would fit the budget.
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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

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As a matter of coincidence, I have recently been faced with the same dilemma in choosing a set of headphones for listening to audiobooks on my laptop, for which I recently bought a laptop.
If I wanted to only listen to audiobooks, I wouldn't bother looking at the Sony's. The Redmi earbuds are really excellent and only cost around 20.

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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Jim I can see your dilemma as looking on Amazon they do have very mixed reviews and only 3* overall. My go to hifi store Richer Sounds does have them on offer at the moment though and they seem to have a good Whathifi recommendation although some other reviews are a bit luke warm...so as I said, I see your dilemma. I'd be interested in what you go with in the end.
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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you really enjoy classical music, I suggest that you have to be prepared to pay! On the other hand, there are often opportunities to find 'not the latest' model being sold for a reasonably low price.

This is how I bought my Bose phones and they are a revelation. Not only are the clarity and stereo placing really vivid but the superb noise-cancelling lets you get inside the music without external distractions. It's the old story of 'get the best as you will probably end up paying again, later.'
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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you want in ear buds rather than over ear headphones, you could have a look at RHA phones. I have the MA 750's and they are excellent. Designed in Scotland and brilliant service from them as a company.
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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

I've used Sennheiser headphones for years and i've listened to so many in the last year or so as I wanted a change (my current ones are 20 yrs old!) but none come up to the musical standard that I would want or that my 20 year old ones give me..they nearly always get great reviews...i've listened to the Sony's and i was unimpressed but each to his own I think.

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Re: Opinions on Sony WF-1000X In-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Thanks for the replies.

I've gone off the Sony's. There are an awful lot of 'like new' ones on Ebay, which suggest that there are a lot of returns and user dissatisfaction. I also share Mark's wariness of buying Sony, as I've seen reports of dire after sales support.

I'll give it more consideration.

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