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Sony WH-1000XM3

We have collected and analyzed 50 expert reviews and 639 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Apr 21, 2019. We have compared these reviews to 1789800 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 23, 2019.

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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

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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 : 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 : Carlo Lo Raso (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone Review

 

Next to the Bose Quiet Comfort series, Sony's WH-1000MX3 Wireless Headphones have also become a popular choice for those looking to experience great...

Exceptional sound either wireless or wired. ; Effective, adjustable, noise cancellation technology. ; Touch-sensitive controls are a dream. ; Light and supremely comfortable. ; Excellent battery life. ; Longer charge cable. 9-inches? Are you kidding?!...

Longer charge cable. 9-inches? Are you kidding?! ; Would be perfect if touch sensitive controls worked in wired mode too.

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are, without a doubt, some of the best wireless headphones that I have heard to date.

Mar, 2019

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

Expert review by : Seth Weintraub (9to5mac.com)

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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