Sony WF-1000XM3 – A Truly Wireless Earbuds With Noise Cancelling Feature

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Sony has recently launched WF-1000XM3 which is premium truly wireless high quality headset. Sony has launched the gadget globally. The earbuds have a noise cancelling feature and comes with an extended battery life which makes it a truly wanna have gadget.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 A Truly Premium Wireless Earbuds

Untill now Sony has not made any impact in the true wireless(Airpod style) headphones market. But with the launch of WF-1000XM3 it seems to be moving forward in that direction. Sony WF-1000XM3 is available on preorder from today at a price of $230. The shipping will start from the month of August 2019

With WF-1000MX3 Sony had furnished it with active noise cancellation. In the wireless headphones category this is basically a huge deal

Sony WF-1000XM3 hands-on review

Sony has raised the bar with its new launch of Airpod style handsfree wirelss headphones. These are really very impressive and it has started a whole new game in the market.

Let us review this new gadget and understand the technology and specifications

  1. Completely new design and new drivers
  2. Active noise cancelation
  3. Touch controls
  4. Bluetooth 5.0
  5. New QN1e processor (24-bit audio signal processing and DAC with amplifier)
  6. Battery life: Up to 6 hours with noise canceling on and up to 8 hours with it off
  7. Charging case delivers three additional charges
  8. USB-C charging
  9. Quick charge feature: 10 minutes of charging gives you 90 minutes of battery life
  10. Support for AAC codec (but not Apt-X)
  11. Two color options: Black and gray
  12. Price: $230

The Pros and Cons of Sony WF-1000XM3

Pros

  1. Awesome sound and call quality
  2. Fantastic battery life
  3. Great noise canceling
  4. Compelling app-based features
  5. Comfortable fit

Cons

  1. No water-resistant IP rating
  2. No onboard volume controls
  3. A bit bulky

Tech Specifications of Sony WF-1000XM3

  1. Bluetooth version: 5.0
  2. aptX HD: No
  3. Noise-cancelling: Yes
  4. Battery life: 6 hours (BT + ANC)
  5. Battery life (charging case): 18 hours (BT + ANC)
  6. Voice control: Siri, Google Assistant
  7. Finishes: 2

Sony WF-1000XM3 Vs Apple Airpods – Which One Is The Best?

If you want to grab wireless earbuds then I am sure you must have thought of Apple’s Airpods. Apple’s Airpods are equipped with iOS connection, a fairly good sound and a really good charging case. 

Sony WF-1000XM3 – A Truly Wireless Earbuds With Noise Cancelling Feature 1

Sony has come with a really good and impressive product to give Apple Airpods a tough competition. These second generation earrbuds by Sony are really good with excellent noise cancellation feature, crazy battery life and awesome sound.

So now let’s analyse the Sony WF-1000XM3 And Apple Airpods on some of the points.

A) Design And Fit

Apple Airpod’s designs are in the same pattern as what you would expect from Apple, plastic eartips and same size which fits everywhere. The headphones cost $160 and with the charging case the price is $200

WF-1000XM3 comes in with a peanut shaped structure and exterior. They are kind of similar to Airpods only thing is they are not that sleek compared to them. The charging case is slightly inconvenient to carry.

The only advantage we found here is that the Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with six pairs of eartips. This means that you will find your ideal one which is not the case with Apple Airpods.

The winner here is WF-1000XM3

B) Battery Life & Features

Airpods are truly wireless feature packed. They give a 24 hours of listening time, built in touch controls which are quite easy to operate and sensors which works only in combination with iOS.

Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with all the features which Airpods have such as touch controls and in-ear sensors. Additionally they have made it amazing by providing a noise cancellation feature which Airpods are missing. Apart from this they have provided microphones on both the earbuds.

As far as the battery life is concerned with noise cancellation on you get a battery life of six hours and without noise cancellation its eight hours. Apart from this if they are in the charging case then with noise cancellation the battery life is 24 hours and without noise cancellation it is 30 hours.

Also they have provided a  really fast charging feature. You can get a 90 minutes of playtime with just 10 minutes of charging.

The Winner here is Sony because of the features and the other functionalities.

C) Sound Quality

Here Sony WF-1000XM3 is the clear winner because of silicon eartips and adjustable equalizer, better processing and noise cancellation feature makes them offer the best sound quality when compared to Airpods,

The Winner is Sony WF-1000XM3 here.

The Verdict

So we can comfortably say while discussing the features when compared to Apple’s Airpods, Sony WF-1000XM3 is a much better and truly wireless earbuds with an amazing technology. Leaving behind the price factor Sony has scored more on every points we could think of.

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Rajshekhar Taksande

Rajshekhar Taksande is a co-founder of BytesWiki and a tech enthusiast. His passion includes computers and he likes to read about new technologies and gadgets. When he is not working he spends time with his family.

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