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[B&H Photo Video] Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones $186 USD (250 CAD)

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Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones $186 USD (250 CAD)

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186 USD
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B&H has $100 USD off and the final price is $185.95 USD before tax (you must add to cart and log in to see lower price).
US$211 shipped to Toronto. (about 280 CAD all-in)
amazon.ca and bestbuy.ca is $350 +tax

I am buying this to replace my travel combo (QC20 on the plane/PTV + Beoplay H5 for music/on the road)
Last edited by ericw on Jun 14th, 2019 11:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Nov 4, 2016
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on the fence about this one..... is it worth it?!!?!?!?
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NuLL0012 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2019 9:13 am
on the fence about this one..... is it worth it?!!?!?!?
For noise canceling and if you don’t want over the ear, definitely the best choice right now. It is the only higher end one does both wired (for PTV) and wireless.
Of course for people who want a pair of day to day earphones this is not the best choice.
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I have this, had the XM3 and QC35 and kept the WI1000X. Much more comfortable than the XM3 and QC35. NC is not as good as the XM3 but is sufficient, the difference is not as drastic as some make it to be. I'm also using it with comply foam tips.

I was really on the fence with regards to the neck band design but after using it, it's very comfortable and better than over the head full size head phones IMO. I'm able to sleep on air planes and the neck band design doesn't interfere with much. One huge plus is the possibility of connecting it to 3.5mm if I need to use it to watch a movie on the entertainment system on the airplane.

Some background on my current and previous headphones, B&O E8 first gen, Jabra 65T, XM3, QC35. All of these were sold in favour of the WI1000X. I also have a pair of custom IEM (TF6X10), custom 6 driver reshelled TF10Pro. The SQ on the WI1000X is more than acceptable for me.

I highly recommend this.
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sonyHdr12 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2019 10:39 am
I was able get 2 for $270, but after I read reviews, I cancelled them right away.
Why? It actually rates better than QC20. I don’t think there is anything wrong getting it for travel.
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ericw wrote: Why? It actually rates better than QC20. I don’t think there is anything wrong getting it for travel.
My bad , they are different one, mine is Sony WF1000X/N Earphones Headphon
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Mar 3, 2012
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Edmonton
Also recommended- I own the WF1000x, WI1000x, and WH1000x M2 and numerous others; I picked the wi1000x because the noise canceling is near the level of the wh1000xm2 but much more portable and comfortable for travel for me; I'd also like to add that the wi1000x is one of the few noise canceling headphones making an attempt for sound quality- it uses dual drivers ; one balanced armature driver for highs, and one dynamic driver for mid and lows. I have a number of audiophile earphones that use multiple BA designs or hybrid designs or single dynamic driver designs, but none with the convenience of bluetooth and noise canceling and a portable package. I used to carry a dedicated DAP and portable amplifier and audiophile can of my choice when I go out, but now I just use these 1000x series cans. Upvote for sure.
ah_long wrote:
Jun 15th, 2019 10:52 am
I have this, had the XM3 and QC35 and kept the WI1000X. Much more comfortable than the XM3 and QC35. NC is not as good as the XM3 but is sufficient, the difference is not as drastic as some make it to be. I'm also using it with comply foam tips.

I was really on the fence with regards to the neck band design but after using it, it's very comfortable and better than over the head full size head phones IMO. I'm able to sleep on air planes and the neck band design doesn't interfere with much. One huge plus is the possibility of connecting it to 3.5mm if I need to use it to watch a movie on the entertainment system on the airplane.

Some background on my current and previous headphones, B&O E8 first gen, Jabra 65T, XM3, QC35. All of these were sold in favour of the WI1000X. I also have a pair of custom IEM (TF6X10), custom 6 driver reshelled TF10Pro. The SQ on the WI1000X is more than acceptable for me.

I highly recommend this.
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Nov 4, 2016
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will i have to pay customs if i buy from this store?
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Jun 21, 2011
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Toronto
These are great for travel. Awesome noise cancelling, really good sound quality thanks to the dual drivers, solid Bluetooth connection, and pretty good battery life for the size. I tend to use wf-1000x or pixelbuds though due to the footprint. I wish these were folding as they would be perfect for me.
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NuLL0012 wrote:
Jun 15th, 2019 3:01 pm
will i have to pay customs if i buy from this store?
No. Free shipping. No duty. Just prepaid HST
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Recommended. Bought this to replace the wired Bose QC20 about a year ago. Better sound quality, partly due to the ear tips isolating noise better. No complaints at all. Has a firmware update to change the Isolation Mode button to Google Assistant if you like. Download the app to play with settings if you fly, or if you want to mix in more ambient noise from the outside.

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