Product Comparison: Sony WF-1000X vs Apple Airpods (curr)

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General Specifications
About the Product
Sony WF-1000X Truly wireless noise cancelling headphones. Industry-leading wireless noise cancellation, disclaimer as of August 31st 2017, according to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines, in truly wireless noise cancelling headphones market
The Apple Airpods are the next step in wireless headphone technology. Designed by Apple, the Airpods are sleek, stylish and ergonomic. With One-tap setup for all of your Apple devices, syncing up your Airpods is a breeze. The Apple Airpods feature clear, high-clarity audio and voice when you need to take a call. Just place the Airpods in your ears to play your music, and take them out to pause so you never miss a thing. The Apple Airpods will also provide you with quick, easy access with a simple double tap to Siri. The Apple Airpods are the perfect earbud headphones for anyone on the go.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
Battery Life
9 hours
5 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
  • Great pair of earbuds; they sound amazing and fit securely, noise cancellation is impressive, comparable to the qc35's
  • The sound is amazing, and clearly these are the best in ear headphones I have ever owned (I have owned a lot).
  • Sound seems to getting better as burn in takes place. I am lost in a beautiful textured musical landscape.
  • I was sceptical of buying these given the many reviews around poor connection, dropouts and other sound issues.
  • Sound quality is good compared to all other types of headphone, but excellent for truly wireless (better than Apple and Bose)
Size & Weight
0.96 in.
1.74 in.
4.05 in.
0.84 in.
1.67 in.
2.11 in.
2.46 oz.
1.34 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
  • This combined with the fact that they are super comfortable, as soon as you find the right ear-tip size, and that they look awesome, make me want to wear them all day.
  • They cancel most (if not all) external noise and the quality is surprisingly really good for their size and what they do.
  • Hmm...i love the size and way they generally stay in your ears.
  • Huge charging case. Come on Sony, people complaint about apple’s airpod size and you managed to triple it.
  • Felt fragile. It's a matter time before the overly sized charging case will break
Pairing Interface
Fit And Convenience
Ergonomic ear hook
Connection Range
33 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Auto on / Auto off, Smart auto-settings
Automatically on, automatically connected, One-tap setup for all your Apple devices, Quick access to Siri with a double-tap, More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case, Charges quickly in the case
What customers say about "Features"
Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
  • If you have a good phone, the connection is rock solid. That is when I connect to my girlfriends iPhone 7, the connection is rock solid.
  • No drop outs or loss of connection with the earbuds on sound priority on using the app and noise cancelling switched off.
  • The noise cancellation is also fantastic (not as good as their over-ears so don't expect the same level)
  • The connection between the buds is appalling. It was reasonably stable when stationary, but any movement (walking, bus, train) and the right (slave) bud repeatedly cuts out.
  • Right ear piece constantly loses connection to the left.
Battery Type
Battery Charge Time
3 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Sony WF-1000X Truly Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
  • Battery life while quite short is a non issue as you just pop them in the case and they charge back up When not in use, perfect for commutes to work.
  • Battery life matches the 3 hours stated.
  • Battery Life - is indeed the advertised 3 hours and the case is great.
  • No battery indicator on the battery box. Annoying when you don't know if you should charge it, why should I bother to keep track. 3 hours to charge battery box!
  • The battery life is terrible, really bad. If I put the headphones in and it says 'battery level, medium' I know they aren't going to last my hour workout.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
159.00 $

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