The 3rd generation of the Sony 100X wireless headphones is all about better noise canceling. The company still managed to make its famous noise-cancelling headphones cancel even more noise. What caught everyone attention is how much more comfortable they are.

Latest Iteration of those Sony headphones is the WH-1000XM3. Sony never told that it wanted to make a better version of Bose’s headphones, but after spending two weeks using the new model, it’s obvious that Sony does keep giving people more good reasons not to buy Bose.

Now Lets’ start with the versatile noise-cancelling technology. For the 3rd generation 1000X wireless headphones, Sony build something called “HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1.” Unlike previous models which integrated noise cancelling into the audio processor, this audio processor works on its own to filter out more background noise than before. Through an app, you can also choose to let some of the noise back in. i.e You are in an airport and want to hear the flight announcements but keep the rest of the sound garbage away. The QN1 chip is designed for the same.

When it comes to headphones, We are primarily interested in getting rid of all the noise. The third generation Sony 1000X headphones block more noise than their predecessors, which were already better blockers than the Bose QuietComfort II headphones. All the people/personally I just want my noice-cancelling headphones to cancel as much as noise as possible.

The other big improvement with the new Sony headphones involves comfort. As cancelling more noise, the WH-1000XM3 headset is designed to be more comfortable. Sony did this by implementing a new design for the headband as well as new ear cups that are roomier than their predecessors. The new headband adds a nice cushion for the top of your skull and a sleeker design that puts less space between the headphones and your head.

On top of better noise cancelling and comfort, the new Sony headphones come with a couple of minor but notable upgrades. The material on the outside of the ear cup loses the rough, gravelly texture of the previous generation and gains an almost silky feel. This means that the swipe gestures you can use to increase the volume or skip a track work more effectively. Sony also improved the button design, so that they’re easier to push.

Sound quality on the 3rd generation 1000X headphones remains the same as the previous generation. They sound as good as they ever did! A lot of good things I have to say about these consistently excellent Sony headphones.

The one bad thing I need to bring up is connectivity. Like the Sony models before it, these wireless headphones connect very easily to one device, but if you’re switching between multiple devices, the Bluetooth connection gets very stubborn. The headphones only seem to want to connect to one thing at a time.

Then there’s the price point. It’s not so much that it’s too high. The WH-1000XM3 cost $350. That doesn’t make them the most expensive headphones in its class, but I don’t think I’d describe them as affordable, either. They might not be affordable for everyone, but I do think the Sony WH-1000XM3 are some of the best headphones you can buy.


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