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Sony WH-1000XM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 942 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The comfort and noise isolation also get good reviews, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WH-1000XM3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (

Sony WH-1000XM3 Review – Easily the best noise-cancelling headphones


Sony WH-1000XM3: What you need to know about the latest version of Sony's excellent wireless and noise-cancelling headphones.

The best noise cancellation ever ; Excellent sound quality ; Fast charge feature is great ; Comfortable fit ; Responsive controls

Could do with a touch more detail in the treble

The best noise cancelling headphones we've ever seen

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: noise cancelling headphones of the gods


Sony's over-ear ANC headphones cut out the noise like nothing else we've ever heard (or not heard, perhaps)

Astounding noise cancellation, with clever and useful adaptive features ; Fantastic, rich audio performance ; Easy-to-use gesture controls ; Lightweight and very comfortable

Some people would rather have buttons than touch controls

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony WH-1000XM3 review


Sony WH-1000XM3 review: a superb pair of noise-cancelling headphones - read at What Hi-Fi?

Natural, all-round sound quality The best noise-cancelling out there Supremely comfortable

Good enough to expose weaker recordings Touch controls feel fiddly at first

Add all of the ingredients together – the increased comfort, improved noise-cancelling and serious audio ability – and you have as close to the perfect pair of noise-cancelling headphones as it’s currently possible to find.

Aug, 2018

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Sony WH-1000XM3 review


Active noise cancelling for active lifestyles

Excellent active noise cancellation ; Great sound customisation ; Extremely comfortable cups

They start with slightly boosted mid-bass

Killer active noise cancellation headphones that nail just about everything

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo


The Sony WH-1000XM3 make a great set of headphones even better for Mark 3. If you value noise-cancelling then these over-ears are among the very best.

Noise-cancelling performance is superb ; Comfortable for long periods of wear ; Lots of personalisation options via the app

Google Assistant doesn't really work ; App can cause some confusion in mode selected ; Recharging is slow

The Sony WH-1000X M3 make a great set of headphones even better. If you value noise-cancelling tech, then we have no hesitation in recommending these headphones as among the very best money can buy.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Pino Becca Caddy (

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones review


Sony's best noise-cancelling headphones just got (slightly) better

Outstanding noise cancellation ; Fantastic sound quality ; Quick Attention Mode ; 30-hour battery life

Small tweaks from 1000XM2 ; Mediocre call quality

While they’re not an all-out upgrade on last year’s WH-1000XM2, the Sony WH-1000XM3 make a lot of subtle tweaks to an already amazing pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Roland Moore-Colyer (

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Bose deposed


Sony hits the high notes with its third-generation noise cancelling wireless headphones; these are the best wireless ANC headphones around

Brilliant, dynamic sound quality ; Bose-rivalling active noise cancelling ; Comfortable

None to speak of

If you already have the XM2 you’re not likely to benefit massively from stepping up to the XM3; since the differences are small, I’d recommend sticking with what you have. The same applies to owners of the Bose QuietComfort QC35 II. However, if you...

Dec, 2019

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Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Sony WH-1000XM3


Sony continues its reign as the king of noise cancelling with the WH-1000XM3: the best headphones right now thanks to flawless noise cancellation.

Nov, 2019

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Sony WH-1000XM3 headphone review

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Sony claims its flagship WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones offer 'further improvements' to 'industry-leading' noise cancelling, promising 'the next level of silence' to calm you on your commute. They have a dedicated noise-cancelling processor and smart...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Kenny Yeo (

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: The new king of noise-canceling headphones


The Sony WH-1000XM3 is the best noise-canceling headphone right now. End of story.

Excellent noise-canceling performance;Supremely comfortable;Supports numerous wireless codecs;Fun, lively sound;Long battery life

Touch controls are unreliable;Bass a touch too overwhelming;Can't accept digital inputs via USB-C;Takes a long time to charge

Mar, 2019