Latest Sony headphone reviews

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC
5.0 stars Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC By Rik Henderson

Sony has become one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones and its true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds are a prime example why.... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo By Chris Hall

The Sony WH-1000XM3 make a great set of headphones even better for Mark 3. If you value noise-cancelling then these over-ears are among the very best.... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation
Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation By Chris Hall

Taking music on the move presents a particular problem when you're in busy places. On one hand there's the school of thought that noise cancelling is the... Read more

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones
4.5 stars Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones By Cam Bunton

Love them or hate them, it looks like neckband earphones are here to stay. Sony has launched a couple of pairs already, but it hadn't released a truly... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards,... Read more

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat By Cam Bunton

The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's... Read more

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
4.0 stars Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones By Cam Bunton

Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones,... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)
Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening) By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X review: Quite simply phenomenal noise-cancelling headphones
4.5 stars Sony MDR-1000X review: Quite simply phenomenal noise-cancelling headphones By Chris Hall

Sony's mission to deliver its best noise-cancelling headphones has lead to the birth of the MDR-1000X. It's a solid name, for a solid pair of noise-cancelling... Read more

Sony MDR-100ABN h.ear on Wireless NC headphones review: Silly name, serious noise-cancelling
4.0 stars Sony MDR-100ABN h.ear on Wireless NC headphones review: Silly name, serious noise-cancelling By Mike Lowe

Top-end Sony MDR headphones of recent years have offered a fantastic range of over-ear and on-ear products with leading audio. So when we received the... Read more

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?
4.0 stars Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss? By Mike Lowe

Sony makes a variety of MDR-1 headphones, from the excellent "standard" model, through to an older overpriced noise-cancelling model and, now, with the... Read more

Sony MDR-1A review:  A-class over-ear headphones
5.0 stars Sony MDR-1A review: A-class over-ear headphones By Mike Lowe

It was two years ago we were first introduced to the Sony MDR range, headed-up by the self-proclaimed "prestige" MDR-1R headphones. We had to hand it to... Read more

Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans
Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans By Mike Lowe

When it comes to quality cans we've been impressed with Sony's prestige MDR-1 over-ear headphones. Now the range has expanded to encompass smaller fit... Read more

Sony MDR-1RNC noise cancelling over-ear headphones
3.5 stars Sony MDR-1RNC noise cancelling over-ear headphones By Mike Lowe

We've had the Sony MDR-1RNC noise cancelling over-ear headphones in the Pocket-lint offices for weeks now and have been using them non-stop - while at... Read more

Sony MDR-1R 'prestige headphones'
5.0 stars Sony MDR-1R 'prestige headphones' By Mike Lowe

When a company sticks its neck out to brand its headphones as "prestigious" it's got to be pretty confident that they deliver in both the style and sound... Read more

Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones
4.5 stars Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones By Chris Hall

The Sony MDR-ZX600 is a set of on-ear headphones. They pick-up on some of the style points of the DJ-specific and more highly specified MDR-V55 headphones... Read more

Sony XBA-1iP headphones
3.5 stars Sony XBA-1iP headphones By Mike Lowe

The kind of headphones that come boxed up with iPods and other devices are, in general, awful. They don’t do their respective devices justice, leak audio,... Read more

Sony MDR-V55 headphones
4.5 stars Sony MDR-V55 headphones By Chris Hall

Thanks largely to a certain brand of celebrity-endorsed headphones, wearing proper headphones in the street is now socially acceptable. The Sony MDR-V55... Read more

Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones
3.5 stars Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones By Paul Lamkin

We all like noise when it comes to headphones. But only the noise coming out of our earbuds, we've no time for ghastly outside noise such as traffic, noisy... Read more

Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset
4.5 stars Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset By Duncan Geere

If you're someone who regularly finds themselves driving, or cycling, or skiing, or cooking, or cleaning, or doing anything - for that matter - which requires... Read more

Sony NC-50 noise cancelling headphones
2.5 stars Sony NC-50 noise cancelling headphones By Stuart Miles

Sony has set its sights on Bose with a new pair of noise cancelling headphones - the MDR-NC50, but can the cans promise to give you a slice of silence?... Read more