Sony WH-1000XM3

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  • Great for music
  • Comfortable design
  • Good sound quality
  • Bluetooth connectivity is good
  • Battery life is great


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Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Sony lays claim to top noise-canceling headphone
The long and short of it is, despite some relatively minor issues I encountered with the adaptive noise canceling (perhaps they'll get fixed with a firmware upgrade), the Sony WH-1000XM3 is a top-notch headphone.
David Carnoy
5 months ago
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* Sony WH-1000XM3: I can get those for 199EUR, but this is top of my budget. The ANC is a nice to have for me.
Sony seizes the title for best noise-canceling cans with a winning redesign
Sony’s 1000X M3 is meaningfully better than both its predecessors as well as the vast majority of other wireless, noise-canceling headphones.
Vlad Savov
5 months ago
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Bose has been decisively dethroned (Update)
I currently own about 30 headphones of various brands and types. I have tried many Bluetooth headphones and own the Bose QC35 II and Bowers and Wilkins PX. I bought both the Sony WH-1000x MKI & MKII but returned them after weighing the shortcomings vs the cost, my main complaints being comfort and s...
Deep Spaceus
4 years ago
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As a complete novice in headphones. Will i notice the difference between the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Sony WH-1000XM3?
I’ll give you this, your average Joe won’t care to here the difference between the Sony WH-1000XM3 and a much better headphone like the Sennheiser HD58X. The soundstage, separation, and highs aren’t good with the XM3, but it’s something you wouldn’t notice much unless you’re listening analytically.
I currently am using the Sony WH-1000XM3 and I love them but I’m pretty sure I can experience even higher quality. I’m willing to spend up to $2,000 on headphones, and that is not a hard limit. I would also appreciate recommendations on any other equipment I might need like a headphone amp, etc. and I would be looking for whatever would get the most out of the headphones you recommend.
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Sony WH1000XM3 Review: A New ANC King!
With these, you still have to deal with the pain of Bluetooth sometimes being kind of fidgety and not connecting on the first try and having to do it again and the whole pairing process is kind of annoying. So yeah, just I hope the next version of these that they make. the M4s have that multiple device connectivity, but these don't I wish they did
Marques Brownlee
1 month ago
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Wireless Headphones Comparison: Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Beats Solo Pro
If you want the best sounding headphones, the best noise canceling, or the most modern features, the Sony are going to be the best bet. If you need to swap between multiple devices frequently or are less concerned with sound quality and adjustments, the Bose are a good pick. I’ll likely stick with the Sony as the sound and noise canceling are better than the rest, and the comfort is still quite good.
Excellent noise canceling and sound quality, along with a very good mobile application.
The noise canceling on these is noticeably improved over the previous generation. The sound quality is excellent, and if you use the Headphones app you can change the base and other EQ settings. The base is good and strong, especially when you turn it up. When you enable noise canceling and run the ...
4 years ago
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Finally, I got my first audiophile headphone setup. The HiFiMAN Sundara and iFi Zen DAC!
So far, I’m really impressed. Sound stage is a night and day difference, and the midrange is just fabulous. Also, the addition of True Bass button on the Zen DAC makes this headphone perfect for movies and gaming.




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