Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2422.
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Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa
£159

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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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
12.0000
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Sensitivity
104.5/101dB cancellation on/off
Features
Closed back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Weight
Weight (KG)
255g
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound great but charging has become problematic After less than 18 months the battery charging situation has become problematic. When putting on charge after hearing the low battery warning, it takes more than 24hrs to reach 80% when using a high powered charger. If course with only a 12 month warranty there's nothing I can do, but for the price this isn't really acceptable. I would hesitate to buy newer models after this experience.
Date published: 2022-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. I bought these after using my dad's during storm Arwen in Nov 2021. I live in a campervan and these took away all the outside noise flawlessly!
Date published: 2022-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite ok Ok, dark sound and quite a big impact on the sound with anc connected. Good app where you can control the functions, but the settings are not saved in the headphone so you need to open the app every time...
Date published: 2022-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent excellent Excellent product, I can now watch any of my sport channels without the wife complaining it’s too loud
Date published: 2022-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound cancelling limitation Great sound cancelling; but requires you to switch blue tooth on at the same time. This means if you are trying to have a sleep you might be woken up by a phone call if you haven’t disabled the blue tooth on your phone
Date published: 2022-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones I've owned yet! Been using this for a long time now and the sound quality is unmatched by another headphones I've tried. Allot of customization options available via the app to suit your needs and the battery life is also long lasting, typically 2-3 days before I need to charge it again for average daily use for meetings and occasional YouTube videos. The only downside I've come across are it can only be paired to one Bluetooth device at a time, and second is the on ear after prolonged use does get my ears a little hot and probably could do with some better type of ventilation.
Date published: 2022-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Headphones Best headphones I’ve owned since my Koss Pro4 AA ‘s. Great base & very comfortable great carting case.
Date published: 2022-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved them until they stopped working Great headphones but they stopped working randomly after 12 months. It’s an electrical issue , probably a poor connection, but not been in any impacts so should have lasted longer
Date published: 2022-07-26
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