Sony’s WI-1000XM2 have officially arrived in Malaysia. First announced at IFA 2019, the wireless neckband headphones were one several audio products announced at the annual event last year.
The WI-1000XM2 is a direct successor to the original WI-1000X that launched first launched back in 2017. Like all headphones under the 1000X line, the WI-1000XM2 come chock-full of Sony-esque features. Including the adaptive noise-cancelling Sense Engine, the latter brought about by Sony’s QN1 HD Noise Cancelling Processor.
In terms of performance, the WI-1000XM2 supports Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) which upscales compressed audio files to quality as close as Hi-Res Audio. Sadly, much like Sony’s WF-1000MX3 true wireless earbuds, its neckband brethren does not come with support for Qualcomm’s aptX codec.
As for its battery, the WI-1000XM2 is capable of continuous play for a total of 10 hours on a single charge and like the over-ear WH-1000XM3, comes with support for quick-charging. Also, the device considerably light on the neck, weighing in at just 58 grams.
The Sony WI-1000XM2 can be purchased at all authorised Sony stores and retailers. The earphones retail at an SRP of RM1299 and are available in two colours, black and silver.