Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black)

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Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa
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”Still superb, and now more affordable”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 5 Star review.

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.
Overview
Cable Length
1.2m
Type
Bluetooth, Closed Back, Over Ear, Noise Cancelling
Plug size
3.5mm
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Sensitivity
104.5/101dB cancellation on/off
Features
Closed back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Weight
Weight (KG)
255g
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect sound I did need help with the set up from my son. But I am not a techie.
Date published: 2021-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Impressed I got these last week. I am very impressed. The noise cancelling works really well. They are sturdy and feel comfortable on the head. Good battery life.
Date published: 2021-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this a month ago and It is very comfort to listen songs I liked it very much and It's battery is very long-lasting and we are using so many sony devices and we liked sony device very much
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Very happy with purchase. Outstanding noise cancelling capabilities and very good quality sound. Overall great quality price product. Only con is on occasions there is a bit of lag on bluetooth sync when changing devices
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound cancelling, and comfortability. I have had my eyes on these for a while and am extremely glad I decided to go for it. The touch controls can be slightly unresponsive at times but I am sure I will get the hang of it. The noice cancelling and sound quality themselves make this product extremely worth it.
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal headphones for the money Sound quality, build, looks, battery life. These have it all. I have a pair of Bose QuietComfort headphones too. I always thought Bose was better than the rest, but these Sony headphones are way better in my opinion.
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound great and super comfortable Bought these in a sale, reduced as newer xm4 out, maybe wouldn’t have wanted to pay full price but they are so easy to pair to Bluetooth and touch controls are great. Sound brilliant straight out of the box and loads of options on the Sony app to adjust for every music genre and personal taste.
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful headphones I bought these headphones for their noise-cancelling capabilities, the long battery life, the sound quality and the build-quality. They have exceeded expectations in every way, and I am very, very happy with them. I use them every day and they seem to be very robust.
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features and excellent sound I bought these 3 weeks ago and been considering for a while.Wish I had not waited.
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome nc The mic system coud be better. But the rest s awesome
Date published: 2021-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price, great headphones. I bought this as a gift for my brother. Headphones came quickly, and is pretty great. Really good build quality and easily connects to any bluetooth device.
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just simply great! Great product, great sound, great noise cancelling, great battery. Only problem is I have to charge it more often than my old headphones as I literally wear these all the time!
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. The noise cancelling on these headphones works so well. Excellent falue for money
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly fast delivery Can’t see if the item is in good shape as it’s for Christmas, but I trust richer sound’s reputation that it all checks out. Delivery was incredibly fast
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy purchase, great headphones Bought the headphones for a long haul flight and the ANC will make it far more bearable. Best ANC headphones on the market.
Date published: 2021-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cans I found the in ear ones uncomfortable after a while so got these. They're great.
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the earphones Very effective noise cancelling and superb sound..
Date published: 2021-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones Light weight flexibility easy to connect wirelessly and good quality Would buy these again
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound. Great noise cancelling features. Better than the Bose equivalent i had and the earpieces cover are still in good shape.
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Good sound quality will recommend for communit to work
Date published: 2021-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Near perfect, but with one noisy flaw This is my first pair of Sony headphones and first pair from the XM series. Having upgraded from AKG Y50BT headphones, the quality difference is impossible to describe. The XM3s have a punchy but not overbearing bass, the mids are clear and the highs are crisp. These are closer to neutral sound so if you are into ear-piercing bass, this is not for you though you can fine tune it using EQ. The overall balance is just where i would like it to be and if i want to tune anything, there is the Android app. Noise cancellation is excellent though i find it does a much better job neutralising lower frequencies. Think of an engine of a passing bus, or a construction site, doors being open and shut. However, it is less good with voices. It does drown them out but i can still hear what is being said, just about. Still, overall, it does good enough job that you don't notice them after a while. Now for my 'nice to have'. These headphones cannot be fully driven on passive power. Yes, you can use the included cable to connect the headphones to, say you PC, but the sound quality is worse, the sound somewhat muffled and the overall enjoyment lower. Now, keep them connected and turn them ON, oh and you are up for a treat. I use them when using my PC and just keep them on and connect to Bluetooth as i leave. I use them EVERYWHERE! The battery seems to last longer when using with my PC even when on because I think part of the power is delivered via the cable. Still, it is a small price to pay for what you are getting. Where i think they do need more work are the hinges. Mine were creaking a fair amount on the right said when i just got them. Walking down the street, inevitably you will put your foot down. That is how walking works. That slight movement by the headphones as you walk caused the hinges to creak. Same with chewing or anything that would put some pressure on the hinges. The headphones seem to have worn in now so that is something to be happy about. Still, do not be surprised if you face this in the first days of wearing them, though it should subside and eventually go away.
Date published: 2021-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quaility I purchased the new Xperia 1iii and luckily these headphones were part off the package. Blown away by the sound quality and ease of use. Linking headphones to the App was straight forward as was linking to my Alexa. I've always been Bose but these are up there with the best!
Date published: 2021-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones. Excellent ANC. Great headphones. ANC is excellent. Works well with phone and pc (both BT and wired. Lightweight and comfortable.
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let there be silence Just the perfect headphone. One downside is the fact that there is only one way the fold the headphones with is something a little bit impractical. Other than that the touch pad works fine. I have only once or twice in 2 months accidentally switched songs in stead of upping the volume, so not really a big deal. Overall just the best of the best, as you can expect.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Headphones Bought these as replacements for my bowers and Wilkins px5’s, and they’ve been a revelation. The sound is excellent, has depth and clarity, they’re light and the noise cancelling is superb.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad overall Noise cancelling is very good and pushes the overall rating up. The sound itself is okay. Boosted bass to the point that the mids can be subdued at times. The treble is very quiet. They are all not bad just overpowered by the bass. Bluetooth is temperamental.
Date published: 2021-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pair of headphones! I bought these headphones recently and I am blown away with them. The sound quality is phenomenal, and the noise-canceling options are well suited to different atmospheric noises encountered on the daily commute, it really is easy to get lost in the music, podcast, or audiobook. They're also very comfortable and even though they are a big size to cover the ear, they don't feel cumbersome at all. Definitely recommend these if you are in the market for a mid-priced pair of headphones.
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Veey goog headphones Good product : sound clean & loud confortable and cool price (because model 4 is there)
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable to wear Best headphones I have ever owned great features brilliant noise cancelling. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super on audio quality with some great features. These same bundled with an Xperia 1iii and they are undoubtedly the best headphones I have ever used. Sadly though, they along with the Xperia 1iii have had to be returned as the phone had a major problem (see my other review). Gutted! Have reordered with the same offer so hopefully this time I will be able to keep hold of them!
Date published: 2021-10-03
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