The Sony MDR 1000X headphones are noise-cancelling and have Bluetooth connectivity. There. You know everything you need to know about them, except for the most important part. They have Quick Attention (or at least that's what Sony calls it). Quick Attention solves the problem, if you consider it to be one, of hearing ambient noise while you're also cancelling it. Hold your hand over the right earcup and suddenly all the sounds of the world come rushing back, like your spouse asking you why you never engage in meaningful conversation anymore. All your spouse has to do is wave a hand in front of your face to alert you that meaningful and possibly angry conversation is incoming and you can have all of it you want with the headphones still on, until your hand gets tired of holding the earcup and you actually have to remove the headphones to continue.
All jocularity aside, the Quick Attention feature is a nifty twist on noise cancellation and could prove useful in a number of situations, not all of them involving complaints about your attempt to shut out all auditory contact with the world. Sony's product photos suggest that one of these might be when you're approached by a flight attendant who's finally gotten all the way down the aisle of the plane to ask you if you'd like a soda. Moments later a Mountain Dew and a cup of ice will magically appear on the foldout tray in front of you, which will greatly enhance the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey that you've been trying to get through for years. (You might have to go back a bit to hear the steamy scene you missed while otherwise engaged.)
Besides that, you'll want to know that Sony's tests show that their noise cancellation beats Beats' (so to speak) and Bose's noise cancellation and that these headphones aren't cheap. If you want to test this out yourself, you might want to stop in at Best Buy and try the Beats Studio Wireless, which boasts "dual-mode adaptive noise canceling" technology, and see if Sony knows what they're talking about. Also try the equally pricey Sennheiser PXC 550.
These headphones are awesome! The performance of them is amazing. So in summary, I'm very happy with these and would definitely recommend them over the Bose QC35.
I really wanted to like it, an excellent product spec wise, but was very uncomfortable for long duration. Tough call if you are making a choice, but I settled with the Bose...
If you can overlook a few small drawbacks, the MDR-1000X is a top-notch wireless noise-canceling headphone that's stacked with features and sounds excellent.
I’ve been incredibly impressed with them, in case you can’t tell. I really didn’t expect to love these headphones as much as I do...
If you can't stand the hype of Bose or own a Sony handheld that supports Hi-Res Audio, the MDR-1000X are a stellar pair of headphones.
Hands-down the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market – and they’re wireless, too.
The Sony MDR-1000x are a feature-packed pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and the best we have ever tested overall.