Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black) Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa

Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa

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”Analogue amplification ups the ante for these noise-cancelling headphones.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 Product of the Year.

The best made better – improved Digital Active noise cancellation

Already one of the best noise cancellation systems out there, Sony’s Digital Active system is better than ever. The new QN1 processor is more powerful than ever, meaning, if you travel by 'plane, train or coach, you’ll hear less background noise than ever. Quiet sections of music are now audible and the whole travel experience becomes more restful than ever before.

More options for noise cancellation
New settings include the ability to cancel out background noise, even without music playing – this is ideal when you’re trying to read in a busy environment. Atmospheric Pressure Optimiser adjusts the frequency response and microphone sensitivity for the best sound when in flight. Use the Sony Headphones Connect app and get even more control over your sound.

Now with the purity of analogue sound
Moving from a digital amp to analogue one has given these award-winning headphones an even purer and more involving sound quality. Whatever the genre of music you listen to, it will simply sound more ‘real’ now there’s an analogue amplifier in charge of pumping out the sound.

Improved wireless Bluetooth connection with NFC
Featuring Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity to your smartphone, tablet or laptop, wireless sound is better than ever from these headphones. For a speedy connection with your smartphone, the WH-1000XM3 also features NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply tap the NFC-equipped phone against the headphones and it's paired and ready to go. If you prefer, a wired connection is also included.

The highest quality wireless sound
Using the LDAC wireless audio system means these headphones are able to receive around three times more detail than ordinary Bluetooth headphones. With an improved frequency response, you’ll hear more of the music, with the quietest details easy to hear.

Plug in the cable and experience Hi-Res sound
With Hi-Res music files now more popular than ever, only Hi-Res headphones will make the most of this expansive-sounding format. Plug in the supplied cable and these Sony headphones become Hi-Res compatible. With a frequency response of 4 - 40,000kHz, the Sony's easily cover a huge frequency response. From the deepest rumbling of sub-bass to subtle harmonics that affect the way we hear top-end notes, the Sony has it covered.

Sound precision with DSEE and LCP drivers
DSEE HX upsamples compressed music files, giving them a fuller, richer sound. Using 40mm drivers with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) diaphragms, these Sony headphones are quick to react to the most dynamic music.

Now with Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants
Using the built-in microphone, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google’s voice Assistant. Simply press and hold the noise cancelling button and ask your PA a question. The touch sensitive pad also lets you communicate more easily – simply hold the pad to instantly turn down the volume with Quick Attention. For previous versions (prior to 4.1.1.) full instructions on how to update can be found here.

Quicker to charge and 30 hours battery life
The XM3 version is even quicker to charge than before. Use the optional AC adaptor and just 10 minutes of charging is enough for 5 hours playback – perfect for when you’re in a hurry. Once fully charged up (in around 3 hours), these headphones give up to 30 hours of playback – easily enough for a week’s worth of commuting.

Lighter and more comfortable than before
Compared to the previous version, the WH1000XM3’s weigh 20g less. Combine this with the thicker and softer foam used and you’ve got even greater comfort than before. Subtle changes to the style makes them look more attractive, too.

Made for music on the move
Supplied with a premium travel case, the foldable WH-1000XM3 headphones make the perfect travel partner. An aeroplane adapter plug is also supplied – letting you make the most of the noise cancellation ability and enjoy your music with far less disturbance.

Travel with the best, pack the Sony WH-1000XM3.
”Analogue amplification ups the ante for these noise-cancelling headphones.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 Product of the Year.

The best made better – improved Digital Active noise cancellation

Already one of the best noise cancellation systems out there, Sony’s Digital Active system is better than ever. The new QN1 processor is more powerful than ever, meaning, if you travel by 'plane, train or coach, you’ll hear less background noise than ever. Quiet sections of music are now audible and the whole travel experience becomes more restful than ever before.

More options for noise cancellation
New settings include the ability to cancel out background noise, even without music playing – this is ideal when you’re trying to read in a busy environment. Atmospheric Pressure Optimiser adjusts the frequency response and microphone sensitivity for the best sound when in flight. Use the Sony Headphones Connect app and get even more control over your sound.

Now with the purity of analogue sound
Moving from a digital amp to analogue one has given these award-winning headphones an even purer and more involving sound quality. Whatever the genre of music you listen to, it will simply sound more ‘real’ now there’s an analogue amplifier in charge of pumping out the sound.

Improved wireless Bluetooth connection with NFC
Featuring Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity to your smartphone, tablet or laptop, wireless sound is better than ever from these headphones. For a speedy connection with your smartphone, the WH-1000XM3 also features NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply tap the NFC-equipped phone against the headphones and it's paired and ready to go. If you prefer, a wired connection is also included.

The highest quality wireless sound
Using the LDAC wireless audio system means these headphones are able to receive around three times more detail than ordinary Bluetooth headphones. With an improved frequency response, you’ll hear more of the music, with the quietest details easy to hear.

Plug in the cable and experience Hi-Res sound
With Hi-Res music files now more popular than ever, only Hi-Res headphones will make the most of this expansive-sounding format. Plug in the supplied cable and these Sony headphones become Hi-Res compatible. With a frequency response of 4 - 40,000kHz, the Sony's easily cover a huge frequency response. From the deepest rumbling of sub-bass to subtle harmonics that affect the way we hear top-end notes, the Sony has it covered.

Sound precision with DSEE and LCP drivers
DSEE HX upsamples compressed music files, giving them a fuller, richer sound. Using 40mm drivers with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) diaphragms, these Sony headphones are quick to react to the most dynamic music.

Now with Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants
Using the built-in microphone, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google’s voice Assistant. Simply press and hold the noise cancelling button and ask your PA a question. The touch sensitive pad also lets you communicate more easily – simply hold the pad to instantly turn down the volume with Quick Attention. For previous versions (prior to 4.1.1.) full instructions on how to update can be found here.

Quicker to charge and 30 hours battery life
The XM3 version is even quicker to charge than before. Use the optional AC adaptor and just 10 minutes of charging is enough for 5 hours playback – perfect for when you’re in a hurry. Once fully charged up (in around 3 hours), these headphones give up to 30 hours of playback – easily enough for a week’s worth of commuting.

Lighter and more comfortable than before
Compared to the previous version, the WH1000XM3’s weigh 20g less. Combine this with the thicker and softer foam used and you’ve got even greater comfort than before. Subtle changes to the style makes them look more attractive, too.

Made for music on the move
Supplied with a premium travel case, the foldable WH-1000XM3 headphones make the perfect travel partner. An aeroplane adapter plug is also supplied – letting you make the most of the noise cancellation ability and enjoy your music with far less disturbance.

Travel with the best, pack the Sony WH-1000XM3.
Brand Sony
Colour Black
Over Ear Yes
Closed back Yes
Weight (KG) 255g
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
High Resolution Audio Yes
Frequency Response 4 - 40,000Hz
Sensitivity 104.5/101dB cancellation on/off
Impedance (Ohms) 47/16 ohms cancellation on/off
Cable Length 1.2m
Plug size 3.5mm
Microphone / Hands Free yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorry Bose but Sony now leads the way. I bought the Sony WH -1000XM3’s on the first day of August i did have the same model two days before that but wasn’t happy with it’s performance so i got a refund.In my mind the Noise Cancelling is very good as when I’m walking the streets in London although the droning of the engines from the cars and ambulance sirens can be reduced the noise still filters through the headphones.It’s impossible for the Noise Cancelling to block all the noise but it will reduce the noise and gives satisfaction allowing me not having to turn up the volume to high compared to normal headphones. On the day after buying my headphones i decided to go out and use the London Underground and when on the tube while the tube was going through the tunnel i could hear the screeching off the tracks coming through to my headphones and also the announcer talking.I then turned up the volume only slightly and as if by magic i could hardly hear the irritating screeching of the rail tracks screeching while the tube was driving.My previous model the WH - 1000XM2 never did that when i was on London Underground.Compared to my Mk2’s i find that the running off my fingers to increase or decrease the volume as a better feel but i do miss the leather material that was on the MK2’s.Also what I’ve noticed my MK3 headphones connect automatically to my smartphone or MP3 Player when I’ve turned on that devices Bluetooth signal.I would go as far as to say it works as quick as NFC does.In ending Sony WH - 1000XM3 are special indeed.PS.Only nitpick is the fact just like the MK2’s when using my fingers to increase or decrease the volume sometimes it goes to the last track instead.Sony needs to improve on this as like i said the MK2’s had the same issue and also still causes sweat on the ears to quickly even when not to hot.Those are the only nitpicks Sony need to improve on.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow just wow So glad I bought these .ear piece are so soft The noise cancelling is so good ,
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I imagined Great sound and noise cancelling feature is amazing, very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound and long Bluetooth range 1st purchase of noise cancelling headphones. Overall very impressed with the sound quality, including the 360 (think some call it HD) sound if you subscribe to certain streaming services. The touch controls for volume, track skips, call answering and ability to use this for dealing the music if someone is talking to you are very useful. I am told that my voice sounds a bit ‘muffled’ when on phone calls. You can move a good 25 metres from the Bluetooth source too. My only gripe is that they are a tad to tight on my ears - do get a a sense of relief when removed after an hour of use. Perhaps I just have a big head.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent only one problem. Very happy I would recommend them. One problem at my age I have a low ringing in my ears , my age I expect, the ringing is more noticeable with them on.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent headphones A fantastic pair of headphones. Very well built and the ANC is second to none. My only downside is it's comfort over long periods of use, but aside from that it's fantastic and I would highly recommend it!
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and noise cancelling I bought these earlier this month and have not looked back. Great sound, in a range of circumstances. The noise cancelling is excellent too.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic headphones These are the best headphones I have ever owned. Fantastic product.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic noise cancelling I’m working from home in an open plan space with my housemate. These headphones enable us to both be in meetings at the same time without impinging on each other. This is an essential thing for us to be able to do, and we were really struggling with normal headphones.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent headphones A very good replacement for one of my Bose headphones and good value to boot
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its like the outside world does not exist Bought a week ago, now use constantly even when I don't need quality sound
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfort, amazing sound and battery life The noise-cancelling is fantastic, and the sound is really incredible. Very comfortable to wear for hours at a time (I have glasses), and the battery is very impressive. Great to be able to control volume, change track, pause etc by tapping the RH headphone.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great audio. Battery charge issues. Battery reports 10% when full. Intermittent problem on brand new device is not acceptable Sony.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and easy to use. I've only had it for a day, but I am delighted. I can now work/write happily undisturbed in a busy cafe.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Nice headphone, the noise cancelling feature is marvelous.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy with great sound I’ve had these a while now, very happy I chose them, I have a small head and these are very comfy with great sound, the bass is awesome Touch controls are easy to figure out, no issues as yet
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Have had it for 2 weeks and apart from setting up, which was straight forward apart from downloading an update which took ages, it has been brilliant. The ear covers were slightly uncomfortable to begin with but am getting used to it. Haven’t taken them outside or been on an airplane yet (main reason for buying) but so far am very happy with the purchase. If only it was cheaper!!!
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I bought these headphones about a week ago and could not be happier the noise cancellation is exceptional and the sound is amazing I have a pair of Bose Quiet comforts 2 and compared to the Sony the Sony headphones are much better
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No more misheard lyrics. Although a little warm on my ears the sound quality is great once you get the eq settings right.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing purchase Great noise cancelling, great sound. This is one of those things that you'll love having and will carry with you everywhere.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not perfect Really simple to use and very good quality sound. Only issue is tat the sound crackles a bit on high trumpet notes but great for pop, rock, jazz and most classical.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, pretty good. Overall pretty good headphones. Sound quality is good, although lacking a little sparkle for my taste, although this can be tweaked using the app. Noise cancelling is very good, and the best i have experienced, although the seal around your ears has to be good for this to be effective. Comfort of the ear pads is ok, but not as good as the Sony XB 900n.Hard carry case is sturdy and low profile. Touch controls can sometimes be a little fiddly. a shame no multi-device connection. The thing I found most annoying though, was that if you have them in adaptive noise cancelling mode, is that they dip the sound and beep every time it switches modes ! Not tried them with a phone call yet. Overall though, a worthy purchase.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer. Best headphones for cost i've ever purchased. Amazing battery life and easy of setup.
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! These were a birthday present. Absolutely fantastic. Great quality sound, easy to set up on all my appliances - now I have music wherever I go!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased with Purchase Great set of headphones. Very comfortable to wear and certainly do block out background noise. Really good quality sound for both speech and music.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive sound and features I treated myself to this headset after many hours of 'lockdown conference calls' using another product that had been fine for less intense use but that I now find increasingly uncomfortable. My main use of the headset is for conference calls; often lasting upwards of an hour I needed something comfortable with good sound and microphone. I also wanted something that would re-ignite my love of music and help me enjoy my collection once again! I was a little nervous spending this much on a headset - but having used them for two weeks I've no regrets. First impressions are good; high quality packaging and I loved the rugged supplied case holding the headset, charging cable, flight adapter and wired headset cable. For most purposes I think this case would be great for secure storage and travelling. At first glance the instructions look a little underwhelming, mainly consisting of a single large sheet with pictorial guidance and a few pages of technical information (duplicated in LOTS of languages). However, the information was clear and I was able to wirelessly connect to two Windows laptops and an Apple smartphone without problem and within a matter of minutes. The synthesised voice made me smile - among other things, advising of power on/off, bluetooth pairing and, usefully, giving an indication of the percentage of battery charge left at the push of a button! The build quality of the headset itself is impressive. They feel robust and look great (mine in black with subtle copper highlights). The headset is certainly not as heavy as its solid build quality implies and I have been able to wear it comfortably for several hours at a time. The headband has plenty of adjustment and is well padded across the top of the head and over the ears. So how does it perform? Brilliantly! As I noted above, wireless connectivity was simple to set up and within minutes I was listening to some familiar tracks with awe, noticing (or at least recalling the presence of) subtleties in the sound that I had lost completely by using PC speakers for so many years. The soundscape and range is genuinely impressive. I am fortunate enough to work in a quiet area so wasn't too bothered about the noise cancelling feature but as it is enabled by default I used it and am amazed by how effective it is! Cuts out just about everything from the neighbour's lawnmower through to the noise of my 'phone ringing!! I also love the ability to just cup my hand over the right speaker case to cut the volume and enable ambient sound in to let me converse without removing the headset. I have also found I quickly got used to the 'swipe' controls on the headset to adjust volume; a little fiddly at first but it avoids extra buttons or dials on the headset that would detract (in my eyes) from its appearance. A great deal of the time I spend using the headset is on conference calls and once again I cannot fault them for this purpose. As you would expect, the sound quality is good and those that I have asked all say that they can hear me very clearly. Cannot ask for more! Finally, battery life. Seems to be excellent; despite heavy use (many hours a day) I am getting an easy full week of use out of a charge. Recommended - - YES!
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An all-round brilliant experience. These headphones provide a good example of Sony at its very best. Intuitive voice-guided controls (eg "headphones on"...bluetooth connected"). Wonderful sound, excellent noise cancelling and a very nice carrying case into the bargain. What's not to like?
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice comfy phones Bought a few weeks ago & thought I'd try them for a while before reviewing. Overall excellent headphones. Would have given a 5 but for the comments below. Only comments of note. I find it hard to change the volume sometimes without jumping tracks or moving onto something unassociated with the volume control. Annoyingly short charging cable. Why is is so ridiculously short?
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great headphones Great headphones. Been using them since feb 2020 and nothing changed yet. Good sound quality, not great because sometimes the bass tends to be a bit to much and leaves the impression of a slight distortion, but overall, good. Battery life is great, noise canceling really does work. So, in my opinion, worth the money.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive sound and features I treated myself to this headset after many hours of 'lockdown conference calls' using another product that had been fine for less intense use but that I now find increasingly uncomfortable. My main use of the headset is for conference calls; often lasting upwards of an hour I needed something comfortable with good sound and microphone. I also wanted something that would re-ignite my love of music and help me enjoy my collection once again! I was a little nervous spending this much on a headset - but having used them for two weeks I've no regrets. First impressions are good; high quality packaging and I loved the rugged supplied case holding the headset, charging cable, flight adapter and wired headset cable. For most purposes I think this case would be great for secure storage and travelling. At first glance the instructions look a little underwhelming, mainly consisting of a single large sheet with pictorial guidance and a few pages of technical information (duplicated in LOTS of languages). However, the information was clear and I was able to wirelessly connect to two Windows laptops and an Apple smartphone without problem and within a matter of minutes. The synthesised voice made me smile - among other things, advising of power on/off, bluetooth pairing and, usefully, giving an indication of the percentage of battery charge left at the push of a button! The build quality of the headset itself is impressive. They feel robust and look great (mine in black with subtle copper highlights). The headset is certainly not as heavy as its solid build quality implies and I have been able to wear it comfortably for several hours at a time. The headband has plenty of adjustment and is well padded across the top of the head and over the ears. So how does it perform? Brilliantly! As I noted above, wireless connectivity was simple to set up and within minutes I was listening to some familiar tracks with awe, noticing (or at least recalling the presence of) subtleties in the sound that I had lost completely by using PC speakers for so many years. The soundscape and range is genuinely impressive. I am fortunate enough to work in a quiet area so wasn't too bothered about the noise cancelling feature but as it is enabled by default I used it and am amazed by how effective it is! Cuts out just about everything from the neighbour's lawnmower through to the noise of my 'phone ringing!! I also love the ability to just cup my hand over the right speaker case to cut the volume and enable ambient sound in to let me converse without removing the headset. I have also found I quickly got used to the 'swipe' controls on the headset to adjust volume; a little fiddly at first but it avoids extra buttons or dials on the headset that would detract (in my eyes) from its appearance. A great deal of the time I spend using the headset is on conference calls and once again I cannot fault them for this purpose. As you would expect, the sound quality is good and those that I have asked all say that they can hear me very clearly. Cannot ask for more! Finally, battery life. Seems to be excellent; despite heavy use (many hours a day) I am getting an easy full week of use out of a charge. Recommended - - YES!
Date published: 2020-07-18
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£229.95 RRP £299.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.