Sony WF-1000XM3 Headphone Review
Sony took the headphone market by storm when they launched the 1000X line of audio products. The known and formidable Sony design language with the tried and tested sound quality makes it stand out in a crowded market anytime. If you are a Sony Fan or even just in the market for wireless headphones then it will be very much worth your time to give the Sony WF-1000XM3 a good look. These are ‘true wireless’ Bluetooth headphones, meaning no wires are connecting the headphones. Giving you total mobility with these.
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The Sony WF-1000XM3 is one for the true music enthusiasts who do not want to settle for anything but the best out there. Below we give you the hard numbers of the headphones to help you can get an overall view of what the product looks like on paper.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Form Factor: True Wireless Headphones
- Type: In-Ear Headphones
- Battery: 6 hours
- Noise Cancellation: Active Noise Cancellation
- IP Rating: N/A
- Colors: Black and White
Sony WF-1000XM3 Design
The design of the Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones is some of the best we have seen, which is no surprise coming from a brand as reputable as Sony. The headphones themselves are very well made and is compact and lightweight. Each bud comes in at a mere 0.3 ounces, making them a joy to hear for longer listening sessions. The pill-shaped of these ensures they are comfortable to wear for a prolonged period and does not look odd when you are out and about wearing them and the build is outstanding too. The units do not feel flimsy in any shape or form and exude quality. The outer sides are flat for a more modern look.
You have two choices for color – Black and White with Copper accents on both of them. The color finished looks very premium and outstanding, giving it a touch of minimalistic elegance and a chic look. To control the buds, you need to use the touch controls. You will not be finding any buttons here though; they are a thing of the past. You can play or pause and skip tracks with touch and also take calls on these.
The headphones are driven by large 0.24-inch drivers that produce crystal clear sound for the ultimate listening pleasure. The audio range is very well balanced – from the low ends to the upper high ends, it produces sounds that are rich and clear. Listening to audio and voices on these are also a joy. We tried listening to episodes of a podcast on these and were very happy with the crisp tones these small headphones were able to produce.
Bass junkies might be slightly disappointed with the bass output. Make no mistake, these generate a significant amount of bass for an enjoyable listening session, but it lacks an aggressive overpowering thump in some songs, and it does not really hamper the overall quality or listening experience.
One of the standout features of the Sony WF-1000XM3 is its active noise canceling. The headphones come with Sony’s HD Noise- Cancelling QN1e processor which isolates the ambient noise from the surrounding and leaves you immersed in your tunes. These are dual sensor technology that catches the ambient noise. Perfect for when you are on the go, on the train or in the office.
Sony WF-1000XM3 Features
The Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with all the extra bells and whistles your heart may desire to complement the listening experience. And for the price you are paying for, these are some great additions to the headphones.
Quick Charging: How to make headphones that already have good battery life even better? Well, you add quick charge capabilities of course. The Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with quick charge enabled which lets you add 90 minutes of listening time with just 10 minutes of charge.
Stylish and Handy Magnetic Case: The headphones come with a carrying couch which does so much than just provide a safe place to store your shiny new headphones. Firstly, they are magnetic. When you put your headphones in them, they just seamlessly snap into place and stay put. While in the case the headphones can fast charge via USB, as mentioned before. Apart from the practical and cool features, the case is just plain cool and stylish to use. A great complimentary value-added to your new headphones.
Google Voice Assistant Support: For a genuine wireless experience you can also initiate Google Assistant simply with a voice command. Just say the keyword and you can ask the assistant to book calendars, set reminders, call your friends, and much more.
Full-Featured Box: Sony makes sure you are ready to enjoy the headphones, right from the get-go. The box comes with a lot of accessories – like different sizes for earbuds, charging cable, and of course, the case included.
Smart Play/Pause Feature: With automatic play/pause the headphones intelligently know when you take out either one of the buds out of your ears. It automatically adjusts and pauses the music for you. Additionally, if you put the headphones back in the music resumes playing. A small but very convenient and thoughtful feature indeed.
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The Sony WF-1000XM3 are some of the best wireless headphones we have tested. The sound quality is absolutely astounding, crystal clear mid and high notes with a commendable low end for bass. The design of these is elegant too. Sturdy build quality with added creature comforts like Google Assistant support, superb noise cancellation makes these an easy recommendation for us.