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Sony WF-1000XM3

"The Sony WF-1000XM3 is great-sounding AirPods alternative, especially if you want active noise-cancelling."
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Pros

  • Efficient noise-cancellation
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Awesome sound and call quality
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Comfortable fit

Cons

  • Not suitable for sports
  • No sweat or water resistance
  • Can only pair to one device at a time
  • No wireless charging
  • Can’t control volume from earbuds

Product Details

Date First Available:
July 5 2019

Overall Rating

85.1%
The overall rating was calculated based on 122469 customer and expert reviews from 80 review sites and 16 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 90.5%
    Comfort
  • 83.7%
    Controls
  • 92.4%
    Build Quality
  • 87.0%
    Phone Calls
  • 89.2%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 89.2%
    Battery Life
  • 88.3%
    Design
  • 90.7%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
33
Good
42
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    336,161 reviews
    £169.0
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Expert Reviews

Top notch design, class-leading noise-cancelling and a decent battery life make Sony’s second-gen WF-1000XM3 the true wireless earbuds to beat.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Efficient noise-cancellation
  • Inconspicuous looks
  • Great fun to listen to

Cons

  • Struggle with in-flight noise
  • No LDAC support
  • Not suitable for sports

Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds are its best AirPods rival yet

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

  • Noise cancellation in a tiny package
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Classy, sleek look
  • Lengthy battery life for true wireless earbuds

Cons

  • No sweat or water resistance
  • Can only pair to one device at a time
  • No wireless charging
  • Can’t control volume from earbuds

Yes, they're a little pricey and missing water resistance, but the WF-1000XM3 are among the best true wireless earphones of 2019.

Read more on cnet.com

The Sony WF-1000XM3 is great-sounding AirPods alternative, especially if you want active noise-cancelling.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Stellar audio performance
  • Great noise cancellation
  • Tons of personalization via companion app
  • Excellent battery life across the board
  • Luxe, sharp-looking design

Cons

  • Touch controls could use some work
  • Poor call quality
  • Loose-fitting tips

The Sony WF-1000XM3 may be costly, but the excellent ANC performance makes it easy to justify the earbuds. Sony’s tri-contact point mechanism keeps the earbuds in place without sacrificing comfort. A big drawback is the lack of high-quality codec support -- no aptX or LDAC; however the DSEE HX processing facilitates clear audio. If you want the best of what true wireless tech has to offer, get these.

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Pros

  • Sound quality
  • Google Assistant integration
  • Modern design
  • Auto play/pause
  • Adaptive sound
  • Intuitive touch controls

Cons

  • Cost
  • Large charging case
  • No water-resistance

The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless are neutral-sounding and versatile truly wireless headphones. Their design is stylish and feels premium, but it’s a bit hard t...

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Decent isolation performance.
  • Well-balanced default sound profile.
  • Sturdy and high-end build quality.
  • 6.9-hour continuous battery life.

Cons

  • Hard to get a comfortable fit due to large tips.
  • High wireless latency on PC and Android.
  • Sub-par microphone noise handling capability.
  • No multi-device pairing.

Sony’s flagship true wireless earbuds are a true competitor to Apple's AirPods Pro. Now one year old, the WF-1000XM3 are still a force to be reckoned with.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Awesome sound and call quality
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Great noise canceling
  • Compelling app-based features
  • Comfortable fit

Cons

  • No water resistance
  • A bit bulky

The Sony WF-1000XM3 deliver top quality features and sound. Rivals have caught up to their level, but they remain a great pair of earbuds

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Great musical sound quality
  • Terrific noise cancellation
  • Snug fit
  • Solid wireless connectivity
  • Great with all types of music

Cons

  • Adaptive Sound Control can be intrusive
  • No aptX

Sony's WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones deliver excellent noise cancellation and strong audio performance, tempered by some easily avoidable shortcomings.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Excellent noise cancellation.
  • Strong audio performance, with adjustable EQ.

Cons

  • On-ear controls can be a pain to operate.
  • Half-baked Google Assistant implementation.

Sony WF-1000XM3: If you’re looking to block out noise and don’t want to ruin the fro, nothing beats Sony’s true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Superb sound quality
  • Fantastic ANC performance for a set of in-ears
  • Stable wireless connection

Cons

  • Fit might not be suitable for all activities
  • Lacks a sweat or water-resistant rating
  • Large-sized charging cradle

Sony has improved upon the original WF-1000X in just about every way, although they’re not cheap, the WF-1000XM3 is the new benchmark for true wireless earbuds.

Read more on techadvisor.com

A new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3s combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Musical sound
  • Good noise-cancelling
  • Excellent battery life
  • Snug fit

Cons

  • No aptX HD support
  • Not water-resistant

Joining the true wireless elite, Sony WF-1000XM3 sound stunning and cram in excellent noise cancelling as well – a real rival to AirPods and Powerbeats Pro

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Amazingly good active noise cancelling (ANC)
  • Top notch audio performance
  • Handy 'Quick attention' mode

Cons

  • Not for workout use
  • ANC more effective on the ground than on planes

The new premium earbuds from Sony have multiple noise-canceling modes, and it switches between them automatically depending on your environment.

Read more on wired.com

True wireless earbuds are a dime a dozen, and the Sony WF-1000XM3 makes it easy to justify the cost. The design and comfort are good, and connection strength is consistent. While the lack of aptX or LDAC support is a big drawback, DSEE HX processing improves low-quality audio files. If you want stylish noise cancelling earbuds, the WF-1000XM3 needs to be at the top of your list.

Read more on soundguys.com

Pros

  • Sound quality
  • Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration
  • Modern design
  • Auto play/pause
  • Adaptive sound
  • Intuitive touch controls

Cons

  • Cost
  • Large charging case
  • No water-resistance

A new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3s combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Musical sound
  • Good noise-cancelling
  • Excellent battery life
  • Snug fit

Cons

  • No aptX HD support
  • Not water-resistant

Joining the true wireless elite, Sony WF-1000XM3 sound stunning and cram in excellent noise cancelling as well – a real rival to AirPods and Powerbeats Pro

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Amazingly good active noise cancelling (ANC)
  • Top notch audio performance
  • Handy 'Quick attention' mode

Cons

  • Not for workout use
  • ANC more effective on the ground than on planes

Although Sony isn't the only manufacturer to offer true wireless headphones with adaptive noise-cancellation tech, it has remarkably managed to include over-ear quality ANC performance in earbuds. The Sony WF-1000XM3 is also big on audio talents considering the buds' diminutive size.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Impressive adaptive noise-cancellation
  • Superb audio performance
  • Great battery life
  • Comfortable fit

Cons

  • No splash- or sweat-resistance
  • No aptX support

With good sound and excellent noise-cancelling, plus some of the best battery life out there, the Sony WF-1000XM3s are the best true wireless earbuds on the market. Their only drawback is their lack of waterproofing, which may be an issue of you want to use them at the gym.

Read more on toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • Good sound
  • Excellent noise-cancelling
  • Remarkable battery life

Cons

  • No waterproofing
  • No aptX

While we had high hopes for the Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds, on most fronts we ended up being disappointed. Yes, they provide decent noise cancellation in a portable wireless earbud form-factor, but beyond that they failed to impress. In particular we found the fit to be less than comfortable and not very secure, and throughout our testing the sound quality was hampered by a persistent fuzziness. While we wouldn't call these earbuds bad by any means, we think there are plenty of models available, both at similar and lower price points, that provide a better overall experience.

Read more on techgearlab.com

The best true wireless earbuds for two years running

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Efficient noise-cancellation
  • Inconspicuous looks
  • Great fun to listen to

Cons

  • Struggle with in-flight noise
  • No LDAC support
  • Not suitable for sports

The gym can be a dull, boring place for some of us.

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Pros

  • More affordable than most flagship true wireless earbuds
  • Full featured companion app
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent sound quality

Cons

  • No on board volume controls
  • Slightly awkward fit and look
  • Bulky charging case

The Sony WF-1000XM3 has premium written all over it. In our full review of Sony WF-1000XM3 find out if you should spend Rs 19,990 on the earphones.

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There's been a lot of hype surrounding Sony's WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds, and lots of comparisons being made to Apple's AirPods Pro. Do they live up to the hype?

Read more on zdnet.com

Sony’s latest WF-1000XM3s bring the best of the company’s big headphones to the true wireless segment.

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • Comfortable fit with the right seal
  • Noise cancellation is exceptional
  • Rich, warm sound
  • USB C charging
  • Awesome battery life

Cons

  • Expensive for true wireless earbuds
  • Can be difficult to get a good seal
  • No water resistance
  • Adaptive sound feature is useless
  • Carrying case is huge

Sony has been trying to crack a tough nut for the past couple of years. The company wants to translate the tremendous success it’s had making over-ear noise-canceling headphones and shrink the technology down to something you can put in your pocket. The new $230 WF-1000XM3 represent its latest attempt at miniaturizing…

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Pros

  • Solid noise canceling, great sound

Cons

Sony's WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones have been lauded for their audio fidelity and noise cancellation since they launched, but not everyone wants to

Read more on androidpolice.com

Pros

  • Class leading noise cancellation that's almost as good as over ear headphones
  • Attractive, well balanced, and comfortable Comes with plenty of eartips
  • About five hours of use with noise cancellation enabled, significantly more without The case has three more charges, too
  • Battery life
  • Design
  • Charging
  • Uses USB C, and the earbuds fast charge in the case
  • Audio
  • Among the best sounding true wireless earbuds available
  • Noise cancellation

Cons

  • The earbuds and the case are big The earbuds aren't discreet, and the case isn't comfortable to carry in a pocket No IP rating
  • Codecs
  • No AptX or LDAC, AAC might not be ideal for some phones
  • Buggy solo mode
  • The 230 asking price is steep, even if the earbuds are great
  • Design again
  • Price
  • I cannot get the earbuds to work independently Sony tells me this is supposed to work, though

With noise cancelation and longer battery life, Sony's WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are arguably better than Apple's AirPods.

Read more on mashable.com

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