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Headphones of the Year 2017: Sony’s wireless wonders win again

Sony takes second headphone victory in two years at 2017’s coveted Trusted Reviews Awards.

Sony has done it again, winning the Trusted Reviews Headphones of the Year award for a second time in a row. This year, the headphones to get are the Sony WH-1000XM2.

Last year’s Sony MDR-1000X were a hard act to follow but Sony has managed to improve them with intelligent adaptive noise cancellation, which adjusts itself according to your actions. There were also small refinements, such as improved control responsiveness, which made these headphones better than the originals.

Related: Best wireless headphones

The noise cancelling headphone market is tougher than ever, but Sony has managed to hold off competition from the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and the B&W PX.

Buy Now: Sony WH-1000XM2 at Amazon from £329

In our review, we said: “The new 1000X get so many things right it’s hard to fault them. They sound great, the noise cancellation is effective, and most of the features are genuinely useful. If you’re looking for an everyday pair of headphones, these are hard to beat.”

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