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Sony WH-1000XM3

We have collected and analysed 28 expert reviews and 28 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is 14-10-2018. We have compared these reviews to 1780950 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: 18-12-2018.

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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

Oct, 2018

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-1000X M3 make a great set of headphones even better. If you value noise-cancelling tech, then we have no hesitation in recommending these

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Sudhanshu Singh (techradar.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 review

 

Sony's best noise-cancelling headphones just got a makeover

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

Can only be paired with one device at a time ; 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.

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

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony WH-1000X M3 review: King of the Hill

 

They don't reinvent the genre, but the Sony WH-1000X M3s are a classic in the making.

New copper accents look great ; Redesigned carry case & USB Type-C Charging

No major improvement in battery life

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 Review: King of noise-canceling headphones

 

Sony may not have intended the coppery highlights on its new WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones as a nod to the old adage that "silence is golden," but faced with a crying baby and a ten hour flight they proved themselves worth their weight in the...

Noise cancelation is incredibly good ; Comfort levels allow for hours of use ; Huge battery life and fast USB-C charging ; Sony has fixed most Mark 2 frustrations

Status LED is frustrating ; Multipoint Bluetooth could be more elegant ; No on-ear sensor

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