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Sony WH-1000XM3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the treble quality. Comments about the bass quality and portability are mixed.

noise isolation, sound, comfort, price, design

treble quality

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 (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 : 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

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 : Georgi Zarkov (phonearena.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones Review

 

The target group for these headphones appears to be the traveling business person that spends lots of time in noisy environments and relies on the headphones to provide comfort and relaxation. Enjoying the luxury these headphones provide will cost you...

Great noise canceling ; High-quality sound ; Long battery life ; Voice assistant support

Expensive ; Headband can cause discomfort ; Earcups are a bit shallow

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (tomsguide.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 Review: Stellar Noise-Cancelling, Unbeatable Sound

 

Sony definitely upped its game with the WH-1000XM3. The improvements in audio fidelity alone place these headphones on a par with, if not above the QC35 II. They deliver a powerful low-end punch suited for their target demographic, bass lovers, and...

Class-leading sound ; Stellar noise cancellation ; Excellent battery life ; Lighter, comfier design ; Intuitive features and touch controls ; Tons of sound-customizing settings via Sony Connect app

Aesthetics feel less premium than on previous model ; Call quality could be better

One of the best gets better, as the Sony WH-1000XM3 packs killer sound and noise cancellation into a slender design.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

Sony WH1000XM3 Review

 

Offering incredible sound and the best active noise cancellation of any of the headphones we tested, the Sony WH1000XM3 earned our Editors' Choice Award. Sony has really set themselves apart when it comes to noise cancellation when it comes to active...

Great sound quality, great noise cancellation

Expensive, touch sensitive controls can take a little getting used to

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Clark Estes (gizmodo.com)

Sony's WH-1000XM3 Are The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

 

If you listen to what Sony says, you could assume that the third generation of the Sony 1000X wireless headphones is all about better noise canceling. This wouldn't be a wrong assumption. The company managed to make its famous noise-cancelling...

Best-in-class noise canceling, very comfy

Best-in-class noise canceling, very comfy

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):38
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Type:Built-in battery

Design

Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver
Volume Control:Touch
Wearing style:Head-band

Ergonomics

Detachable cable:Y

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.57
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

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:Y
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Cable Length:47.2
Cable type:OFC
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB connectivity:N
Wireless range:393.7

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:8.96