Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3
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Review highlights
  • Great for music
  • Comfortable design
  • Good sound quality
  • Bluetooth connectivity is good
  • Battery life is great


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I have 3 of them in total :

Sennheiser CX Sport wireless - general purpose when im watching movies or talking to someone.

Bose soundsport wireless - listening to music.

Sony WH-1000XM3: for noise cancelling and commuting .


Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Sony lays claim to top noise-canceling headphone

The long and short of it is, despite some relatively minor issues I encountered with the adaptive noise canceling (perhaps they'll get fixed with a firmware upgrade), the Sony WH-1000XM3 is a top-notch headphone.

David Carnoy
1 month ago

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

Sony’s 1000X M3 is meaningfully better than both its predecessors as well as the vast majority of other wireless, noise-canceling headphones.

Vlad Savov
1 month ago

I use a Sony WH-1000XM3 very good sound, maybe for some people the cable would be a downside.. I personally don’t care that much about it! Very nice setup!


Bose has been decisively dethroned (Update)

I currently own about 30 headphones of various brands and types. I have tried many Bluetooth headphones and own the Bose QC35 II and Bowers and Wilkins PX. I bought both the Sony WH-1000x MKI & MKII but returned them after weighing the shortcomings vs the cost, my main complaints being comfort and s...

Deep Spaceus
4 years ago

* **Past headphones** \- I bought the Sony MDR-1A when they came out and I have used them until now (they're literally falling apart). As a replacement, I heard great things about the Sony WH-1000XM3, so I waited until the XM4 released and bought a pair. When I tried them for the first time today, honestly I was really disappointed. Even though I've heard bluetooth has made great strides, the sound was just weak.


So Long BOSE!

Never thought anyone could surpass the Sound Industry Leader Bose. Boy was I surprised! If there was ever a company who could do it, SONY's the one. After all, "Sony Smashed The Music Listening Industry When It Provided A Label For The Worlds Leading Recording Artists"! Nobody knows sound better tha...

2 years ago

* **Preferred Music** \- Also no preference, I listen to all kinds of music. * **What would you like to improve on from your set-up** \- Well as you can see my past headphones/earphones are not state of the art, so the main reasons I want to upgrade are: sound quality, ANC and wireless capabilities. Basically the models I've stumbled upon and got somewhat interested in are:. * Sony WH-1000XM3.


Sony WH-1000XM3 headphone review

Talking to someone, you remove your hand and the music resumes playing at its previous volume and the noise cancellation kicks back in the Bose QuietComfort 35 is due for an upgrade and should get better, but for now Sony's 1000 MX mark 3 has taken over the title. As the top noise cancelling headphone on our list - [ Music, ].

1 month ago

* **Preferred tonal balance** \- Overall balanced would be perfect. * **Past headphones** \- She only ever had cheap IEMs and earbuds but she is used to the sound of my headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M40X and Sony WH-1000XM3. * **Preferred Music** \- Rock, alt metal, indie, electronic, pop and classical. A big variety.


Additional Functions

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7.3 in


1.2 in


10.4 in