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Sony WH-1000XM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 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. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the treble quality. Views about the size and portability are mixed.

noise isolation, sound, comfort, price, usability

treble quality

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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Roland Moore-Colyer (expertreviews.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones get it right for wireless audio October 21st, 2018 | by Alfred Siew Audio-visual 0 Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headpho

 

If you're looking for a pair of wireless, noise cancelling headphones that play music well, the Sony WH-1000XM3 should definitely be high on your list.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Goodbye, Bose

 

Sony's WH-1000XM3 aren't just a great pair of noise canceling headphones, they're quality cans period. While you used to have to choose between great sound quality and decent noise reduction, the 1000XM3 do both while being a blast to listen to.

Excellent sound quality and comfort ; Noise canceling is best in class ; Generous battery life

A premium price Google Assistant isn’t very useful ; Touch controls are still finicky

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3

 

Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones feature some of the best audio performance we've heard paired from a pair that also boasts excellent noise cancellation.

Excellent audio performance with superb bass depth and high-frequency clarity. High-quality noise cancellation. App includes adjustable EQ and ANC controls. Plush, comfortable fit.

Expensive. ANC affects sound signature slightly. Cable lacks inline remote.

To reiterate, Bose still offers the best overall noise cancellation on the market. But Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are a very close second in the ANC performance department, and they offer a better audio experience. For plenty of users, this will sway...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony 1000X M3 review: supreme noise canceling headphones

 

Sony seizes the title for best noise-canceling cans with a winning redesign

Extraordinary noise canceling ; Pillowy comfort ; USB-C charging and stupendous battery life ; Best sound from Sony’s 1000X yet

Touch controls are still a pain ; Bass response could be cleaner and more defined ; Pads get sweaty on warm days ; Irritating blinking LED status light on left ear cup

Even as Sony ascends to the throne of the undisputed noise-canceling champion, compelling rivals are already in the works. The title of best pair of headphones in this class seems to be changing hands every few months, which is a function of the...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):38
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Type:Built-in battery

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Designed for sports activity:N
Product colour:Silver
Volume Control:Touch
Wearing style:Head-band

Ergonomics

Detachable cable:Y

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:3.98
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:104.5
Impedance:47
Magnet type:neodymium
Noise-canceling:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB
Carrying case:Y

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:Y
6.35 mm connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Cable Length:1.2
Cable Type:OFC
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
RF connectivity:N
USB Connectivity:N
Wireless Range:10

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:254