Sony WH-1000XM3 Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: Over 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 WH-1000XM3 Headphones
  • Audio Cable
  • Charging Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • In-Flight Adapter
  • WH-1000XM3 Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 9

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Sony WH-1000XM3 are excellent noise canceling headphones with different noise reduction levels to block all external sounds
  • "Quick Attention" mode reduces your music to a whisper and lets you to hear the outside noise without removing the headphones
  • Class-leading sound quality, as the vocals are pretty focused and straightforward, and the instruments make you feel like you're in the room with the band
  • Dedicated app with comprehensive customization of pre-sets, room effects, noise cancellation profiles, adaptive sound, in-app player and high-quality audio codec options
  • On-board touch controls to power on/off, control noise reduction or connect Google Assistant, skip tracks and adjust volume levels
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless Bluetooth headphones are comfortable to wear for long listening sessions, thanks to generous cushioning around the pads and headband
  • 30 hours of long battery life with maximum ANC (Active Noise Canceling) running all the time
  • “Auto Stop” automatically turns off the Sony 1000XM3 after 15 minutes of inactivity to save battery power
  • The quick charge feature provides up to 5 hours of playback with only 10 minutes of charging
  • Included hard shell case to protect the headphones from scratches, minor falls and water damage
  • Thick pads barely leak sound and don’t distract those around you even at high volumes
  • Support superior-quality codecs such as aptX, aptX HD and LDAC for better audio quality

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones have no dedicated button to connect with Google Assistant
  • Touch-sensitive controls feel tricky at first and require some time to get used to
  • Occasional adaptive noise-canceling hiccups allow ambience noise to enter when walking through busy streets
  • The quality of the calls is below average, not exceptional, as offered by other business-ready headphones
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 have a noticeable latency and are not the best option for viewing video or game content
  • Dense ear cups are quite bulky and poke out, which make them a little unstable for running and exercising
  • The supplied audio cable does not have a microphone and remote to answer phone calls or control music
  • Only two different color options to choose from: black and silver
  • WH-1000XM3 are positioned as a premium pair of headphones with a price of 350 US dollars

Highlights

  • Over-ear design helps block out any external noise
  • Bluetooth and NFC technology for wireless pairing with your Bluetooth/NFC enabled device
  • 40mm large drivers for great sound quality
  • Proprietary HD noise cancellation ensures your music isn't disturbed by outside noise
  • With the built-in Google Assistant, you can easily search your playlists for the perfect track
  • With the SENSE ENGINE function, you can turn your music on or off at the touch of a button
  • Folds in a flexible order for easier transport
  • 30-hour battery life allows you to listen your music all day long
  • The battery is charged to 5 hours in 10 minutes, so you hardly have to wait

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : Over Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Size In/Cm : 10.8 in (27 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 254 g (8.99 oz)
  • Foldable Design : Yes

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : Yes
  • On Device Controls : Power, Call, Volume, Skip Tracks, ANC, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : Volume
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri + Alexa
  • Companion App : Yes

Audio

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

Features

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

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 30 Hours
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up To 38 Hours
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 5 Hours Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 40 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Voice Coil : CCAW
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Impedance (OHM) : 47 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 4 Hz - 40000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 104.5 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.4%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.2%
  • Supported Codecs : aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 4.2
  • 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 : Yes
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : 1.2 m
  • Detachable Audio Cable : Yes

Microphone

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

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 3 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Micro-USB cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 104°F

iOS

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

Android

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

Windows

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

Xbox

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : Limited

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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
  • Contact : Click Here


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