Sony WH-1000XM3

"The Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones are still a great option for travelers and office workers alike, even in 2021."
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  • Outstanding noise cancelation
  • 30-hour battery life
  • Great active features and app support with graphic EQ
  • Lightweight and very comfortable
  • Excellent audio performance with superb bass depth and high-frequency clarity.


  • Mediocre call quality
  • High latency for watching videos

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 26, 2018

Overall Rating

The overall rating was calculated based on 22644 customer and expert reviews from 26 review sites and 3 stores.
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  • 97.2%
  • 90.4%
  • 95.1%
    Build Quality
  • 92.5%
    Phone Calls
  • 94.6%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 96.0%
    Battery Life
  • 94.3%
  • 95.4%
    Sound Quality

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The third iteration of the WH-1000X is more comfortable, sounds slightly better and features even better noise-canceling performance along with USB-C charging.

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The Sony WH-1000XM3 are still among the best headphones you can buy

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  • Outstanding noise cancelation
  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Quick Attention Mode
  • 30-hour battery life


  • Small tweaks from 1000XM2
  • Mediocre call quality

Jack of all trades and master of all; the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are a superb all-round package

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  • Natural, all-round sound quality
  • Excellent noise-cancelling
  • Supremely comfortable


  • Will expose poor recordings
  • Touch controls feel fiddly at first

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are satisfactory for neutral listening. While their high-bass range is slightly overemphasized, yielding a slightly boomy quality to some tracks, their exceptionally well-balanced mid-range and good treble accuracy results in clear, present, and detailed vocals and lead instruments. Their sound profile can be adjusted in their companion app, too.

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  • Great active features and app support with graphic EQ.


  • High latency for watching videos.
  • Closed-off soundstage.

One of the best gets better, as the Sony WH-1000XM3 packs killer sound and noise cancellation into a slender design.

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  • Class-leading sound
  • Stellar noise cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
  • Lighter, comfier design
  • Intuitive features and touch controls
  • Tons of sound-customizing settings via Sony Connect app


  • Aesthetics feel less premium than on previous model
  • Call quality could be better

The Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones are still a great option for travelers and office workers alike, even in 2021.

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With the Sony WH-1000XM3 excellent sound quality meets the best noise-cancelling tech in the world, while the 'extra' features are useful without being gimmicky. In short, these are brilliant.

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  • Astounding noise cancellation, with clever and useful adaptive features
  • Fantastic, rich audio performance
  • Easy-to-use gesture controls
  • Lightweight and very comfortable


  • Some people would rather have buttons than touch controls

Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones feature some of the best audio performance we've heard paired from a pair that also boasts excellent noise cancellation.

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  • Excellent audio performance with superb bass depth and high-frequency clarity.
  • High-quality noise cancellation.
  • App includes adjustable EQ and ANC controls.
  • Plush, comfortable fit.


  • Expensive.
  • ANC affects sound signature slightly.
  • Cable lacks inline remote.

Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the sort of dream gadget I can review succinctly in one sentence: They're incredibly comfortable, and they sound amazing.

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  • Generous battery life
  • Excellent sound quality and comfort
  • Noise canceling is best in class


  • Touch controls are still finicky
  • A premium price Google Assistant isn t very useful

Sony hits the high notes with its third-generation noise-cancelling wireless headphones; these are the best wireless ANC headphones around

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk


  • Brilliant, dynamic sound quality
  • Bose-rivalling active noise cancelling
  • Comfortable


  • None to speak of

TEST: Move over, Bose. Sony WH-1000XM3 are the world's best noise cancelling headphones.

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Sony took its already outstanding 1000X wireless, noise-canceling headphones and somehow made them even better. With best-in-class noise-canceling, stellar audio quality, unreal battery life and quick-charging, and clever and useful features, these classy cans are the full package.

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Sony now offers the best active noise-cancelling headphones you can buy. Your move, Bose.

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  • Very comfortable and sleek design
  • Excellent audio quality when powered
  • Industry-leading active noise cancellation
  • Easy to use app and gesture controls
  • Solid battery life and quick-charge capability


  • Audio quality is only average when the headphones are not powered
  • Minor learning curve required to master gesture controls
  • Very slight high-frequency distortion when the volume is cranked

These headphones from Sony do basically everything right, from the sound quality to the noise canceling. And they come in a beautiful, premium form factor.

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  • Premium, comfortable construction
  • Top notch noise canceling
  • Excellent sound quality


  • Misleading battery life
  • High price tag
  • Clunky physical controls

If you need a pair of noise-cancelling headphones that also provide some of the best audio quality on the market, the Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones is one of the best over ear headphones to date. Not to mention it’s one of the best headphones Sony has developed thus far, making every effort to improve the previous model of Sony headphones. Sony WH-1000XM3 Review Check Price Why We Like It – Sony WH-1000XM3 Review The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Over-ear Headphones make every improvement from last year’s model: even better sound quality, comfort, and noise cancellation. If you want another headphone that’s noise cancelling, take a look at our page to win a pairable planet NC300B active noise cancelling headphones from gadget review. For another headphone with a similar design, take a look at our iHome SD63 sound design retro headphones review too. Pros Excellent audio quality Better noise cancellation Comfy earpads Cons Warm ears after a few hours Performance It starts with its noise canceling capabilities; people next to you on a plane are virtually gone. When you close your eyes and place the ear cups on your head, the ambient noises are gone and it’s like everyone disappeared. The WH1000XM2 was already excellent with noise cancelling, and the Sony WH1000XM3 easily outclasses them, including the Cowin E7. With its proprietary processor, the QN1, you’re getting even better sound quality with your choice of sounds, far exceeding the previous model. Design Audio performance wasn’t the only boost the Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth Headphones got; build quality has also seen a big improvement—far superior than the Mpow 059. The MVP here are the ear cushions. Soft pressure-relieving earpads with larger and deeper ergonomic ear space, combined with a lightweight design allow comfort to be felt for several hours. However, they can get rather warm after a few hours. The right earcup can activate your voice assistant—Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant—so long as you’ve connected it to the Sony Headphones Connect App. These wireless headphones are also open to USB-C charging. Value Sony’s WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones are packed with great features people look for in premium headphones, and were then improved upon. Compared to the last model, every inch of the headphones are better: sound quality, noise cancellation, and build design. That alone blows the Panasonic RP-HT161-K out of the water. At first glance, $278 may sound like a lot, but consider its original price of $350, and the fact that this is Sony. If you go off of brand recognition alone, you’ll know you’re getting a high quality product. Sony WH-1000XM3 Review Wrap Up Sony has always favored quality, and the WH-1000XM3 represents that beautifully. When one thinks of an improvement from a previous model, these headphones are the best example of that expectation. While the earpads can make your ears hot after a few hours, within those few hours you enjoy superb audio quality, noise cancelling, and comfy earpads. Performance9.6Design9.4Value9.5Reader Rating0 Votes0 9.5Expert RatingBottom Line

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  • Excellent audio quality
  • Better noise cancellation
  • Comfy earpads


Sony continues its reign as the king of noise cancelling with the WH-1000XM3: the best headphones right now thanks to flawless noise cancellation.

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If you listen to what Sony says, you could assume that the third generation of the Sony 1000X wireless headphones is all about better noise canceling. This wouldn’t be a wrong assumption. The company managed to make its famous noise-cancelling headphones cancel even more noise. But what caught my attention is how much…

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  • Best in class noise canceling, very comfy


In today's $350 wireless, ANC-equipped over-ear headphones space, there are two primary competitors: Bose's QuietComfort 35 II and Sony's WH-1000XM3. Bose

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  • You won't be able to hear a thing in the background while these are playing
  • Design build
  • It's fantastic out of the box, and it can be tuned to your preferences in the companion app
  • Looks are subjective, but these look very premium in my opinion
  • Comfort
  • Noise cancelling
  • Battery life charging
  • Sound
  • Sony claims 30 hours of playback per charge, and I don't doubt it Plus, charging is done via USB Type C
  • These actually feel more comfortable to me than the QC35 II


  • Touch controls
  • Price
  • 350 is a lot of money for a set of headphones, and these are basically never discounted
  • I've had frequent issues with taps swipes not registering, and they can have a mind of their own in certain scenarios

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