Sony WF-1000XM3 Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Sony WF-1000XM3 Earphones
  • Charging Cable
  • 4 X Silicone Buds + 3 X Triple-Comfort Buds
  • Charging Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 8.2

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Excellent noise-cancelling truly wireless earbuds that block all external sounds
  • Good sounding pair of earbuds with strong and deep bass, good mid-range, and clear and crisp treble
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 are the first truly wireless earbuds with almost no latency while watching videos or games
  • With ambient mode, place your finger on ear cup to let the sound in temporarily, making them ideal for listening announcements
  • Each bud receives its own Bluetooth data, so can be used separately for calls or music
  • Built-in controls to answer calls, adjust volume, skip tracks, noise canceling/ambient noise mode, and connect to Google Assistant or Siri
  • Sony Connect app to customize EQ, noise canceling aware mode options and connect to Google Assistant
  • Different size tips make sure the earbuds sit perfectly in your ear without giving you the feeling that they are about to fall
  • Up to 6 hours battery life on a single charge and 18 hours of extra power with the charging case
  • "Auto Stop" automatically shuts down the earbuds after a few minutes of inactivity to save battery
  • Quick charge provides 1.5 hours of battery life when stick them in the case for 10 minutes
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds barely let a drop of noise escape, even raising the volume to 80% will not bother your neighbors

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • These True Wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds don’t have any official water or sweat-resistant rating, that makes them less suitable for gym sessions
  • The case is about twice the size of the Apple AirPod's charging case and my not be ideal to fit in your jean’s pockets
  • No way to adjust the volume without activating the Voice assistant or touching the phone
  • Booming bass suppresses high and mid frequencies, which makes the overall sound muddled and messy
  • The quality of the calls is below average, feels thin, noticeably subdued and lacks detail
  • Unlike the AirPods, there is no way to check the battery level of the charging case

Highlights

  • Industry-leading noise canceling with QN1e propriety chip
  • 24-bit audio signal processing dramatically improves sound quality
  • Battery life up to 6 hours on single charge + 18 extra hours with carrying case
  • Quick charge provides 1.5 hours of play time with only 10 minutes of charging time
  • Truly wireless design with non-disruptive simultaneous L/R Bluetooth transmission
  • Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, it automatically switches to ambient sound mode based on your activity
  • Quick attention mode and wearing detection to participate in conversations as needed
  • Sony connect app to control your ambient sound settings, EQ adjustment and connects with Google assistant or Siri
  • Easy and clear hands-free calls. Just leave your phone alone and use a double tap to talk to your earbuds

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 8.5 g (0.3 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Power, Call, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, ANC, Ambient Mode, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri + Alexa
  • Companion App : Yes

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : Digital Noise Canceling
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 6 Hours
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up To 8 Hours
  • Auto Pause & Play : Yes
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 1.5 Hours Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 6 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Voice Coil : CCAW
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.2%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.2%
  • Supported Codecs : AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 9 m (30 ft)
  • NFC : Yes

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : Automatic
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Electret Condenser, Omni Directional Microphone

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 3.5 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 104°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

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Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 90 Days Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (239) 245-6362
  • Email : bit.ly/sony-us-con


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