Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2412.
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Sony WH-1000XM3 (Black)

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Built in Alexa
£179

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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 5 out of 5 by from A new dimension. An 80th Birthday present from my family. A totally new dimension in hi-fi for listening to my music as well as not disturbing others. Details I have never distinguished before in the playback. A "Must" from me!
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing quality and performance just look amazing and so easy to use
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones ever I have severe sensory intolerance and need noise cancelling headphones to sleep and for everyday life to block out environmental sound. I use them with sound therapy and rain or wind noise. These headphones are the best noise cancelling I've ever experienced (and I've gone through about 10 sets of headphones over the last decade) and the sound quality is stunning and totally immersive. They are also comfortable enough to sleep in. I had purchased the XM4s and they were not comfortable - after a few hours of wear they would dig into my ears and hurt, I believe they sacrificed comfort for weight, which wasn't necessary as these are light and I have fibromyalgia pain. The lightness of those also meant they fell off my head when bending. But these are perfect, I have never loved headphones so much. I only wish I could have got them in gold instead of silver but they were impossible to find. I hope the XM5s will live up to the XM3s as the XM4 was disappointing, but I'm hoping these will last me long enough that I won't need to find out.
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect headphones Baught 2 weeks ago, till now there are no problems and cons. Overall a very good product!
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Fantastic features, and amazing sound quality. Definitely recommended.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound! Great sounds and options. The headphone app is a must.
Date published: 2022-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fit bit great noise cancelling Good fit , gets a bit warm. Can't wear for long hours.noiwe cancelling isn't the greatest
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the noise cancelling. I am pleased I bought these headphones .at the cheaper price I got them for (as i guess they're classed as old now the XM4s have been out for a year ) I've owned Bose for years and to my ears the noise cancelling on Sony is better than Bose.. However , Bose are far more comfortable on the ears . I cant last more than an hour without having to take the Sonys off ,it get quite painful at times. They also get hot around the ear which doesn't happen with Bose and its not that my ears are that big . There are lots of reviews out there on the likes of you tube that more or less say the same with people coming up with fixes to resolve the issue. Sony need to amend this on their next versions ASAP. Please make sure XM 5s if that's next, don't have this problem. Other than that I am chuffed to bits with them I cant wait for my next flight in 6 weeks to try them on the plane . Goodbye baby crying behind me... hello silence. .thanks
Date published: 2022-05-14
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