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Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3
alaScore 98

638 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 638 reviews of Sony WF-1000XM3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and noise isolation. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the soundstage.

sound, usability, comfort, noise isolation, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WF-1000XM3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Parker Hall Simon Cohen (

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: Still superb, but no longer unique


Sony's flagship true wireless earbuds are a true competitor to Apple's AirPods Pro. Now one year old, the WF-1000XM3 are still a force to be reckoned with.

Awesome sound and call quality ; Fantastic battery life ; Great noise canceling ; Compelling app-based features ; Comfortable fit

No water resistance ; A bit bulky

Sony’s impressive noise-canceling wireless buds kickstart a whole new genre

Oct, 2020

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Sony WF-1000XM3 review: Simply the best true wireless earbuds


Sony's latest true wireless earbuds are its best so far. The WF-1000XM3 covers all the bases with ambient sound and active noise cancellation, and that's on top of audio profiles and a custom EQ inside its headphones app. For $230, these are one hell...

More affordable than most flagship true wireless earbuds ; Excellent sound quality ; Full-featured companion app ; Great battery life

No on-board volume controls ; Slightly awkward fit and look ; Bulky charging case

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds review


Sony's new $230 earbuds have one great feature that AirPods and other competitors lack.

Noise cancellation in a tiny package ; Excellent sound quality ; Classy, sleek look ; Lengthy battery life for true wireless earbuds

No sweat or water resistance ; Can only pair to one device at a time ; No wireless charging ; Can’t control volume from earbuds

The more I think about it, the M3s are such an improvement over Sony’s first true wireless earbuds that the decision to skip a model number actually seems appropriate. And if Sony can address sweat resistance and multi-device pairing for the next...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Sony WF-1000XM3 Review: Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbud Heaven


The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds have some pedigree to live up to. Named - and designed, for that matter - to draw obvious connections with Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones, the promise is industry-leading active noise cancellation in a Bluetooth...

Active noise cancellation works exceptionally well ; Audio quality is great ; EQ adjustment allows for musical tweaking ; Battery life is excellent

No waterproofing ; Frequent fliers may miss a cable option ; No wireless charging ; No on-earbud volume controls

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Marc Henney Evan Jakab Yannick Khong (

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Review


The Sony WH-1000XM3 are versatile, feature-packed Bluetooth-enabled over-ear headphones. They have an excellent battery life, a great wireless range, and a remar...

Comfortable fit. ; Great active features and app support with graphic EQ. ; Exceptional noise cancellation. ; Great active features and app support with graphic EQ. ; Comfortable fit. ; Exceptional noise cancellation. ; Good battery life. ; Comfortable...

High latency for watching videos. ; Slightly bulky design. ; Mediocre microphone recording quality. ; Closed-off soundstage. ; Slightly bulky design. ; Slightly bulky design. ; No multi-device pairing capability. ; No microphone usage on a wired...

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are decent for mixed usage. While some may find them slightly too bulky for sports, they're comfortable and have a highly effective ANC system, which is great for office use or commuting. They also have a feature-rich companion app....

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Jean-Simon Bonneterre Evan Jakab Yannick Khong (

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Review


The Sony WF-1000XM3 are neutral-sounding and versatile truly wireless headphones. Their design is stylish and feels premium but it's a bit hard to find a good ai...

Decent isolation performance. ; Well-balanced default sound profile. ; Sturdy and high-end build quality. ; Relatively long continuous battery life. ; Well-balanced default sound profile. ; Graphic EQ in companion app. ; Decent isolation performance. ;...

Hard to get a comfortable fit due to large tips. ; High wireless latency. ; Sub-par microphone noise handling capability. ; No multi-device pairing. ; Closed-off soundstage. ; Hard to get a comfortable fit due to large tips. ; Hard to get a comfortable...

The Sony WF-1000XM3 are decent for mixed usage. They have a fairly well-balanced sound profile that can be easily customized in their companion app. They're also somewhat comfortable, although getting an air-tight fit is a bit hard to achieve due to...

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Lily Katz (

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: The only true wireless earbuds you need


Sony's earbuds elevate portable noise-cancelling, making them a great alternative to their over-ear countarparts. Learn more in our Sony WF-1000XM3 review.

Sound quality ; Google Assistant integration ; Modern design ; Auto play/pause ; Adaptive sound ; Intuitive touch controls

Cost ; Large charging case ; No water-resistance

The Sony WF-1000XM3 may be costly, but the excellent ANC performance makes it easy to justify the earbuds. Sony’s tri-contact point mechanism keeps the earbuds in place without sacrificing comfort. A big drawback is the lack of high-quality codec...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Ian Evenden (

Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds review


The Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds are some of the top in-ear options for 2020. Here's how they perform in our review.

Good sound ; Excellent noise-cancelling ; Remarkable battery life

No waterproofing ; No aptX

With good sound and excellent noise-cancelling, plus some of the best battery life out there, the Sony WF-1000XM3s are the best true wireless earbuds on the market. Their only drawback is their lack of waterproofing, which may be an issue of you want...

May, 2020

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Sony WF-1000xM3 Review: Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earbuds with Remarkable Sound


The Sony WF-1000xM3 is the AirPods alternative you've been anticipating. Read our Sony WF-1000xM3 review to see if its right for you.

and Bose to drop their own noise-cancelling alternatives, it's going to take a valiant effort from either competitor to top what Sony has brought to the table.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Seth Weintraub (

Review: Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise-canceling earbuds are the new champs


Over the past month, I've used the Sony's poorly-named but pretty incredible WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds for gym workouts (recommended) and bike rides (at your own risk). These $228 earbuds fall between Apple's $159 AirPods and $259 PowerBeats Pro but...

Aug, 2019

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