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

Sony WH-1000XM3 (Silver)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa

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£249
”Still superb, and now more affordable”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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.

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”Still superb, and now more affordable”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

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 Silver
Over Ear Yes
Closed back 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
Weight (KG) 255g
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Battery Life 30 hours
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Dissapointing. I was super excited to finally get my hands on these. For me, the my are the most uncomfortable headphones I own. And I own a few. After an hour or even less I can’t wait to get them off my head.I get it, they need a good seal for noise cancelling, but the pressure on my head is irritating and they don’t feel big enough round the ears or padded enough. Won’t use very often sadly.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great other than white noise on nc mode I got these as an Xmas present. Loads to commend - fits good and v comfortable, sound quality is great and good features. But has a really annoying hiss / white noise in one ear on noise cancellation mode. Ok with music but distracting with spoken word
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A friend tried them... So a friend came over to my place, I had my PC on (Full size ATX 850w rig), and the full sized floor standing fan going at max speed. I said to him to take note of those sounds, then put the WH-1000X M3's on and see what he thinks of the noise canceling... his jaw hit the floor and he used some popular profanity! Haha! He was amazed by the clarity of the headphones, how light they were and of course the noise cancelling. The sound isolation/noise cancelling on this headset is by far the best I've ever used. I have gone through many headsets / headphones / in-ear, over ear, etc, and had 25+ years using a variation of sound systems, so this is a review where I think I know a little about what i'm talking about. I listen to Rock, Trance, Dance, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, R&B, Hardstyle, Garage, Metal, occasionally some classical.. etc. I also play FPS Games, MMO's, Simulation, Strategy, as well as mix music, watch films etc, and these headphones handle them all effortlessly and perfectly. Bought just over a year ago, mainly for the gym / listening to varied genres of audio, so i've put them through their paces. The lows and highs are clear, not overwhelming / distorting in the slightest. I also user the Asus ROG STRIX 700 gaming headset, that within itself is a great piece of kit. But when I demand superior audio quality, I choose this headset everytime. So importantly the Battery... I mean... Wow! I think it's listed as 16 hours of use and it most certainly hits that or close to it. The controls on the side of the right earphone are perfect for when you're too busy to switch program, take a call, or just sit back and relax. The mobile app was also a new experience, pretty sure it asked for my ear size? Haha! The headphones also really light, like after several hours of using them there's no ear burn/pain or condensation. Even sitting here typing this, listening to some garage/dnb, it hardly feels like i'm wearing them. I'm not making this up, they really are super lightweight. The only bad thing was linking them to my pc via bluetooth. I have BT built in to my motherboard, but I chose the Asus BT400 Networking adapter as that gives a better connection around my flat. (Old building, solid stone walls). It took some time to get them to work, though. Which might have been a pc/bluetooth issue, but got them working in the end. So, would I purchase them again? (Or the newer M4 version), Yes 100%. Would I recommend them to friends / family (I do get asked from a lot of them about tech to get), again, yes 100%. Thanks to Sony for making a great pair of headphones.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, nice sound These are comfy, have great sound and long battery life. I wear them a lot, especially outside as they’re keeping my ears warm at the moment. Very pleased with them.
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound Fantastic for lockdown when you are cooking, exercising etc
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Purchased to listen to tv over blue tooth fantastic
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent comfort and sound !! Got these to replace some in ear headphones. Excellent quality , very comfortable and a massive step up in sound quality. The best headphones I’ve ever owned by far!
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transported to musical dimension with ANC Simply outstanding!! Every beat and tone is crystal clear. With ANC you never hear any noise that’s around you. Gesture controls & the iPhone app are absolutely smashing controlling the way I want the music to sound.
Date published: 2021-01-21
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Sony WH-1000XM3 (Silver) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1719.
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