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Sony WH-1000XM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the usability and design are overall positive. The sound and comfort also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size and portability.

noise isolation, comfort, sound, design, usability

portability, size

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 : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: The best noise-cancelling headphones ever made

 

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

Easily the best noise-cancelling headphones ever made.

Sep, 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 : 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 : 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.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: The best noise-canceling headphone you can buy

 

The third iteration of the WH-1000X is more comfortable, sounds slightly better and features even better noise-canceling performance along with USB-C charging.

The excellent-sounding Sony WH-1000XM3 is more comfortable and 20 percent lighter than its predecessor. It offers slightly improved noise canceling and performs better as a headset for making calls. Battery life is strong, and it has some nifty extra...

Your ears can get a little warm inside the ear cups; I encountered some adaptive noise-canceling hiccups.

With its more comfortable fit and improved performance, the Sony WH-1000XM3 becomes the noise-canceling headphone to beat.

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 : Adam Patrick Murray (techhive.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones review: The epitome of effective active noise cancellation

 

Sony's third-generation noise cancelling headphones surpass Bose's QuietComfort 35 II in every way.

Very comfortable and sleek design ; Excellent audio quality when powered ; Industry-leading active noise cancellation ; Easy to use app and gesture controls ; Solid battery life and quick-charge capability

Audio quality is only average when the headphones are not powered ; Minor learning curve required to master gesture controls ; Very slight high-frequency distortion when the volume is cranked

As it stands, I recommend the WH-1000XM3’s to anyone looking for premium noise-cancelling headphones. These are not only an improvement over last year’s already great cans, they’re better than the previous gold standard: the Bose QuietComfort 35 II....

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 HEADPHONES

 

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are great headphones for commute and travel and a decent option for most use cases. They have an excellent battery life, great wireless range, and one of the best noise canceling that we've measured so far. They also have a sleek...

Comfortable and premium looking design. ; Great active features and app support. ; Excellent noise cancellation.

Poor latency for watching videos. ; Slightly bulky design.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jay Luong (audiobacon.net)

Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth Headphone Review – STILL the King of Noise-Canceling

 

There seem to be two major camps when it comes to Bluetooth headphones: Bose or Sony. Let's get this out of the way. The Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs are surely comfortable but the tonal balance always sounded a bit uplifted to my ears. I feel the Sony...

Trust be told, Bluetooth audio technology is more about convenience than sound quality. Most hardcore audiophiles will still plug in their Bluetooth headphones to squeeze out that extra performance. Fortunately, the Sony WH-1000XM3 provides both...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Splendid Isolation

 

I rushed to buy these having had a pair of the Mark 2 headphones that Sony had as a predecessor to these. Put simply these are better and worth the upgrade. Minus points are the finish highlights greasy fingerprints and they do get warm on the head but...

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
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