Sony WH-1000XM3 – Premium Sound Quality

Sony WH-1000XM3 – Premium Sound Quality

Sony has just announced the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones at IFA 2081, and after no less than 15 hours of nonstop evaluation. We’re convinced we have another set of best-in-class in our hands (and over our ears).

Sony WH 1000XM3

When it comes to what you do hear, the WH-1000XM3 can stream your favorite music via Bluetooth. The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones also support LDAC and high-resolution audio content. When used with a compatible source device, LDAC transmits approximately three times more data, up to 990 kb/s, compared to conventional Bluetooth. This is meant to make your high-resolution audio content sound even better when it’s played back through the 1.57″ drivers with LCP diaphragms (Liquid Crystal Polymer).

Whether you’re just looking for peace and quiet, or quiet listening experience, Sony crafted these noise-cancelling headphones to be comfortable while wearing them. The earpads are made from soft, pressure-relieving foam urethane, and an overall lightweight design that comes in at only 9 oz.

Sense Engine and Adaptive Sound Control

Sony’s Sense Engine and Adaptive Sound Control technology and designed give you a smarter set of noise-cancelling headphones. They automatically adjust the level of cancellation based on your activity.

If walking or waiting, they will adjust to help you be aware of your surroundings and hear announcements. While traveling, it adjusts to help keep you from being disturbed. When flying, unique atmospheric pressure optimizing adjusts to help deliver optimal sound at high altitudes.

Personalized Noise-Canceling Optimization

This feature (Personalized NC Optimization) designed to auto adjusts based on your head size and hair type.  Whether you are wearing glasses.

Sony WH-1000XM3 – Smarter Than Your Average Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones

Everything is at your fingertips. Answer hands-free phone calls with a double tap – or change tracks, adjust the volume and make calls by touching or swiping the panel. And help from your phone’s voice assistant is just one long press away.

Quick Attention

Regardless of the level of noise-cancelation, the Quick Attention features let you quickly hear your environment, whether it’s to hear an emergency announcement or have a quick conversation. Simply place your hand over the housing of the right earcup to quiet things down so you can hear.

Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-1000XM3
Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, Premium Sound Quality, Long Life Battery


Sony Headphones Connect App

The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones can be controlled via the Sony | Headphones Connect App for iOS and Android devices. With it, you can adjust the equalizer and noise cancellation settings to customize your listening experience.

Voice Assistant

When the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are paired with your smartphone, you can use them to access the phone’s voice assistant. Ask it questions and have it perform tasks just like you would normally do.

Hands-Free Calling

With a simple double-tap of the earcup, you can answer incoming calls when paired with your phone. Multiple microphones are built in to help give you clear call quality.

All-day power and quick charging

With a huge 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power for long trips away. And if you need to charge in a hurry, you can get five hours’ worth of charge after just ten minutes with the optional AC adapter.

Price And Release Date

Needless to say, Sony got us very excited about its WH-1000XM3. Thankfully, it long is long before hitting the shelves, which should happen later this month. The only potential obstacle to obtaining them would be their admittedly high price of $3xx. These babies sure don’t’ come cheap, but hey — all of this acoustic goodness, plus 20+ hours of continuous wireless music playback? Give us a call if you find a cheaper offer!

Sony WH-1000XM3 II Compare to Other Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 II Vs Bose QC35 II Vs Bose Noise Canceling 700 Vs Beyerdynamic Amiron

Sony WH1000XM3 - Best Noise Cancelling HeadphonesSony WH-1000XM3

Spec: dimension: 7.31″ x 2.94″ x 10.44″, weight: 8.96 oz, over-ear,  4-40 kHz, Bluetooth, NFC
Features: battery life 30 hours, fast charge (10 minutes for 5 hours), active noise-canceling, voice assistant – Google assistance/Amazon Alexa/Siri, smart play/pause, foldable and swivel design, touch control,

bose qc35 ii

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Spec: dimension: 3.2″ x 6.7″ x 7.1″, weight 8.3 oz, over-ear, Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth profiles ( Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP))
Features: battery life 20 hours, fast charge (15 minutes for 2.5 hours, full-charge for 2.25 hours), active noise-canceling, voice assistant – Google assistance/Amazon Alexa/Siri, foldable and swivel design,


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Canceling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700

Specs: dimension: 2″ x 6.5″ x 8″, weight: 8.8 ounces, charging time: around 2.5-hours, USB-C charging cable, headband: stainless steel available in 3 premium finishes, headband cushion: ultra-soft gel-like foam covered, ear cushions: soft foam covered in protein leather, Bluetooth 5.0 (range 33-feet), support codec: SBC/AAC
Features: wireless, noise-canceling: 11-levels, voice assistant: google assistant, Alexa built-in (speak English and Spanish), fast charge: 15-minutes get 3.5-hours, 20-hours wireless playtime, charging time: 2.5-hours, intuitive touch control, Bose SimpleSync technology, adaptive mic system, Bose AR, Bose music App, water-resistant, microphones: 6 microphones for ANC/ 2 microphones for voice pickup


Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper

Spec: Around the ear and closed-back / dimension: 11.5″ x 8.6″ x 6″ / weight 32 ounces / hi-end Tesla Bluetooth / support Bluetooth profiles HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP / 5 – 5o kHz / impedance 32 Ohms /  SPL 100dB
Features: codec aptX™, aptX™ LL, aptX™ HD, AAC, SBC


Sony WH-1000XM3 – Conclusion


  • Superb sound quality.
  • Fantastic ANC performance.
  • Lighter than the previous model (Sony WH 1000XM2) just only 0.56lbs/2543 grams.
  • Touch-gesture volume and track controls work very well.
  • 30-hour battery life.
  • Quick-charging technology.
  • USB Type C charging port is more future-proof & easier to plug in.
  • Useful Sony hardware & software optimizations (Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing, Personal NC Optimizer).
  • Google Assistant.


  • Still under review

Final Verdict

For the absolute best in sound quality and noise cancellation, I honestly don’t think there is any other product on the market that is better than the Sony WH-1000XM3 (on the same near price range). Except for Bose QuietComfort 35 ii, which nearly WH-1000XM3 in side sound-quality and noise-canceling. However, that depends on who love which brand.

But for we, WH-1000XM3 everything is just so well-balanced — sound quality, ANC performance, long battery life, ergonomics, comfort, and app customization. Sony has created a tremendously well-executed and high-performing product.

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