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Sony WF-1000XM3 (Black)

In Ear Mic Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Built in Alexa

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”Sony delivers true wireless excellence”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Industry-leading noise cancellation

Featuring Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e, the WF-1000XM3s take noise cancelling effectiveness to new levels in such small headphones. The powerful processor not only cancels more noise across all frequencies but also does so using less power – helping to maximise battery life.

Sound precision with DSEE HX and 6mm drivers
DSEE HX upsamples compressed music files, giving them a fuller, richer sound. Using tiny, 6mm drivers inside the earphones, the WF-1000XM3 delivers a rich, clear and enveloping sound with whatever music or speech source you’re listening to.

Fine-tune the sound with Headphones Connect
Get the Sony Headphones Connect app (available on Apple iOS and Google) and you can fine-tune the sound to exactly how you like it. Ambient Sound Control lets you decide just how much background noise you hear while the equalizer tunes the sound output to your exact preferences.

Adaptive Sound Control adjusts to you
Another feature available via the Headphones Connect app is Adaptive Sound Control. This detects whether you’re walking, traveling or stationary and then adjusts the ambient sound settings to suit – automatically.

Enhanced Bluetooth connection
The latest Bluetooth chip delivers sound to both earbuds simultaneously, rather than from one to the other. This improves the music’s timing and keeps the earphones precisely in sync with the music or speech – especially handy when you’re watching videos. For a speedy connection with your smartphone, the WF-1000XM3 also features NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply tap the NFC-equipped phone against the headphone’s case and it's ready to go.

Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants
Using the built-in microphone, the Sony WF-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.

Extended battery time with the charge case
Charged up, these tiny earphones now give you up to 8 hours music playback, with NC off. Switch on Noise Cancelling, and the playback time is up to 6 hours. Supplied with a charging case, once your headphones have run out of power, pop them in the case and within around 1.5 hours you’re all charged and ready to go. You can charge a further three times, giving you the potential for over 24 hours of music.

Secure and comfortable
Featuring ergonomic tri-hold structures, these earphones make three points of contact with your ear for a comfortable and secure fit. The high friction rubber surface also help in keeping the earbuds snug and the outside noise out.

Connect to award-winning sound on the move, with the Sony WF-1000XM3.

“Sony recommends you always update your devices with their latest available software. Software update notifications for WF-1000XM3, and the updates themselves, are delivered via the Sony Headphones Connect app, available free of charge on the Google Play and Apple App Store.”

In Ear, True Wireless, Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, Noise Cancelling
Closed back
In Ear
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 4 - 8 hours (Coms time with NFC on - Music Playback NFC off)
Weight (KG)
8.5g/77g (Earphone/Case)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Great sound there old but sound really good. Im glad I got them.
Date published: 2022-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent sound but they keep falling out..!! These ear buds have a truly excellent sound quality and performance but I'm not sure what size / shape of ear canal they are designed to fit but it certainly isn't mine! I have tried all of the ear piece adaptors supplied and can 'just about' get them them to stay in place. I've had them just over a week and one or other of them has fallen out onto the road / floor on at least 3 occasions so far - one time while I was cycling. NOT IMPRESSED! Providing you are seated and not moving, ie on an aircraft, bus etc then fantastic product - 5 Stars, if you actually want to move / run / exercise / cycle then 1 star. In the 'Which Consumer' review they made a very similar comment - some of their testing panel found the buds would not fit tightly in their ears - I totally agree. My ear canals are just too narrow to push even the smallest adaptor into place hence why they will fall out given even half a chance. Sony - please supply them with a set of even smaller rubber adaptor. I'm a 52 year old bloke so how on earth a petite teenager with dainty ears is supposed to get on is a total mystery to me!
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great features, not so great battery! I can't say too much as I have only had them for a week. In general the features and sound quality are as good as all the reviews over the last few years have said. I can't really add anything there but after researching and seeing the large drop in price, now the v4 earbuds have been out for a while, I thought I would buy a pair. For short walks with the dog the buts didn't seem to loose much power - staying between 80 and 100% with noise cancelling and the auto sound enhancement feature active. The issue has come when watching a movie where, after only 1 hour, after being fully charged, the right earbud gave a warning saying it had low battery (20%) whilst the left earbud was at 80%. Not sure why this would be the case but if it persists over the next few weeks they will be going back - good price and sound or not!
Date published: 2022-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality noise cancelling earbuds Bought over a year ago (June 2021) when I thought i'd lost a pair purchased in April 2021. I love these ear buds for the incredible sound quality and the subtleness of the noise csncelling system. There is an amazing amount of technology built into these beauties. The main drawback is the length of time they last on a full charge - having two sets is very useful since one set can be recharging while using the other but this isn't a very cost effective solution!! The earbuds are comfortable and stay in my ears using the medium size buds, sometimes they do fall out and I don't think they are very suitable for use when going for a run. Overal, my most favourite earbud I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2022-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauriful sound My Sony inear headphone is comfertable. The norse reduction works perfect. And the energy is sufficient. I hope to use thuis product for many ours.
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from battery life & disconnection issues Very disappointed with this product. Constant breaks in audio, battery life nothing like advertised, would not buy again.
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tinny sound, noise cancelling not noticeable Disappointing in every way, couldn't even get the earbuds to stay in my ears while sitting down at home. I wanted to block outside traffic noise but the earbuds made no difference and their sound quality was tinny with intermittent streaming failures. Also, be warned you can only download the fine control app (Sony Connect) to a smartphone, not to a pc.
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound, great service I bought these ear buds for my sons 14th birthday and he is extremely happy with them. The guys in the shop were very helpful with advice and placed the online order very quickly. Delivered in 2 days, no fuss. always a pleasure visiting Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed I bought these hoping they would be amazing. I find them so uncomfortable in my ears. I cannot find a size which does not make my ear hurt. The only way I can get a really good depth of sound is if I hold them in my ears or keep pushing them in further every five mins. I have fiddled with the equaliser too to not avail. This is even when listening to audio books not just music it just sounds rubbish. Also to make it sound half good I have to look down when I walk or run.. looking up makes the sound depth drop even further. I wish I had spent a bit more for the Bose or just stuck with the Apple wired earphone that came with my old iPhone… they were so much better and comfortable
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound The sound quality is incredible. I have to highlight the sound cancellation because it works very well. I have made the right purchase
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase ever! Zero stars not available but these are the biggest waste of money ever. Don't understand how they've had good reviews. They just don't fit AT ALL so fall out constantly, into sand, into wet floors in public toilets, down the side of the car seat, not enough adjustable rubber bits and terrible fit. Terrible design means that when you are constantly trying to put them back in, where you place your fingers to do it is where the adjustments are so each time you try to fit them the annoying nasal american voice announces 'ambient sound on / ambient sound off' ALL. THE. TIME. it's not necessary, i can tell from the sound whether it's on or off. massive design fail, on the other side it turns them on or off so you're constantly trying to make them fit, constantly being told whether noise cancelling is on or off and constantly turning it on or off. AWFUL. Sound quality not that great, more cable bang than my wired ear-buds. really really awful, no redeeming features. unless you're walking extremely soft and slowly, you hear every single bit of body movement, wind, breathe, just not good enough sound quality at all. and don't even try to run in them. really wish i hadn't wasted my money on them. My 7-yr old wired bose ear buds which i superglued back together have a much better sound and fit than these! really don't waste your money.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ANC,sound,EVERYTHING I bought it 7 days ago and it’s absolutely perfect and I love it. The headphones sounds good they have absolutely perfect audio LOVE IT!
Date published: 2022-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality I bought this a month ago and since then my sony xm3s have been in my ears 24/7. The quality of the product and sound is outstanding for a relatively cheap price.
Date published: 2022-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect with a small downside The headphones sound wonderful, the only remark concerns the size of the foams for my ears, the medium ones are too small and the L ones are a bit too big.I have seen as many as 7 sizes of foam in the competition, I think that the Sony company is able to make such a tribute to the users of its Best and most expensive TWS
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointment Sound is really of poor quality. People speaking with me can hear surrounding much better than me. During calls sometimes I hear "beep" and then loosing 0.5-1 second of conversation. Often I hear wrongly digitized sound (sounds like quantization problems - metallic like voices). Problems with audio quality persists from the beginning. Software update don't improve anything. I hoped that AI means that solution will improve along with time I am using it, but now I am disappointed. Quite expensive device with very poor quality - I don't know if it's only me. Much cheaper JBL Endurance dive (swimming earphones!) give better experience for people that speaking with me.
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from God product I am pleased to have it. It is diferent of others.
Date published: 2022-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound excellent I already have some sony wireless noise cancelling over ear for which I am very pleased and these in ear match the over ear for sound. As most reviewers say, the set up is a challenge at first and it would be good to have some clear instructions. I have yet to sort out how to choose the correct size buds to ensure the pieces don't fall out. And I wold prefer some flexibility as to which actions I need to do in the app and which on the ear pieces.
Date published: 2022-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Fantastic earphones would recommend to anyone fantastic battery life top class product
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value at lower price. Incredible sound. Tricky to fit, just experiment with the many silicone tips provided to find the right size.
Date published: 2022-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality feel, great sound, good for making calls. Connected to phone easily, downloaded app and configured controls to suit me. Taking a while to find a good fit, good choice of ends to help customise. Sound quality is good and microphone setup works well in an office for calls and video conferences. Noise cancelling very dependent on getting a tight fit.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones I bought these instead of the pixel bugs I was planning on getting and boy am I thankful I did. The noise cancelling is brilliant and I love that I can set locations where the setup is different, for example on my commute I can have the noise cancelling set differently at the stations than it is in-between so i can still hear the announcements
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from play back time is not as it is advertised head sets with one charge has to last up to 8 or at least 6 hours of play back of music, but in my case without any use of ambient sound or noise canceling and app it doesn't last more than 3,5 hours. one headset unit charges up to 50% then the other is 100% and I have placed them to charging unit at the same time. Then it comes to the issues that I have faced and I bought it just a week a go right from original box, all the rest design, sound quality, or other feathers makes fore me any sense.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound but stops every now and then I tried these for one week and initially was very happy with them: sound was fantastic, they fitted good, although a bit heavy. But every now and then they stopped for 1 or two seconds which was very annoying. It mostly occurred in for example supermarkets or other stores. Outside is happened less often. But for this reason I returned them.
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Noise Cancelling I ah w has these about one month. The ambient sound is superb. Changes the noise cancelling depending what your environment is and even remembers your places too. The app that accompanies the headphones is really simple to use. Yet another quality product by Sony.
Date published: 2022-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomeness They are just absolutely awesome. The charging time, autonomy playing and in stand by, the noise canceling and environmental noise control, they are out of this world. Love them, the best I had so far.bthe only downpoint is their size, they do stand out quite a bit form my ears... but don't move até all while I'm runnig
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent feature I bought this item two an a half years Now and it still works perfect!
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some good features, others not so good I have had these for about two weeks. The sound quality is very good as is the Bluetooth linking with my smartphone. Less good is the retention in my ears. I have tried all the sizes of the inserts and none of them is very good, although the largest is marginally better after I have made it wet (which shouldn't be necessary) - they are just too big and the extension into the ear canal is relatively too short. They keep falling out and I am afraid that one or other may go down a drain in the street or into the washing-up water at home. The ability to advance to the next podcast is not an advantage because it is far to easy to do, and it is a pain to try to get back to where I was before inadvertently touching the right-hand ear-bud (to try to screw it more firmly into my ear, again and again!). I have not formad any opinion of the noise-cancelling; it seemsc to me to make little if any difference. Poor value for money.
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound but left one falls out Great sound but if Sony can’t provide a replacement bud to make the left one stay in my ear they’re going back… Have tried every one of the different sizes and types provide in the box and nothing will make it stay in. The largest silicone one lasts for 5 - 10 minutes before it drops to the floor. If I get a satisfactory resolution I would change my recommendation.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing sound quality, I use for them climbing and training and they are perfect
Date published: 2022-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great sound, good ear fit, fantastic design, and a lot of battery
Date published: 2022-04-22
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