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Sony Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (WH1000XM3/B) - Black

Model Number: WH1000XM3/B
Web Code: 12909349


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Revel in your music with the Sony Over-Ear Bluetooth headphones. Noise-canceling technology and a 40mm liquid crystal polymer driver combine to bring you one of the best listening experiences you can have.

  • More Information
    • Over-ear design helps block out any noise that is not your music
    • Bluetooth technology allows you to rock out without keeping track of a wire
    • NFC ready so you can pair it with other NFC ready devices that have music you want to listen to
    • 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer driver means that your music will have great sound quality
    • Proprietary HD noise canceling processor ensures that outside noise doesn't interfere with your music
    • Built-in Google voice assistant lets you easily skim your playlists for the perfect song
    • Control your music from your iPhone, iPod, or Android
    • SENSE ENGINE function tunes you in or out your music by pressing a button
    • Built-in mic and Google Assistant enables you to cue music just by pressing a button and asking
    • Folds neatly for easy transportation
    • 30-hour battery life keeps you listening to your music all day
    • Battery recharges to 5 hours of listening in 10 minutes so there is little waiting
    • Inline volume control jack makes lowering or raising volume convenient

  • Details & Specs
  • Headphone Style
    Primary Headset Usage
    Music Playing
    Band Style
    Sound Isolating
    Noise Cancelling
    Echo Reduction
    Truly Wireless
    RF Wireless
    NFC Ready
    Wireless Talk Time
    24 h (NC ON); 30 h (NC OFF)
    Wireless Standby Time
    30 h (NC ON), 200 h (NC OFF)
    Charge Time
    3 h
    Inline Volume Control
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Built-in Mic
    Android Control
    Voice Assistant Built-In
    Google Assistant
    Works with Google Assistant
    Fitness Tracking
    Heart Rate Monitor
    Step Tracking
    Cord Length
    1.2 m
    Plug Material
    Gold-plated L-shaped Stereo Mini Plug
    Plug Shape
    Right Angled
    Power Source
    DC3.7V: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
    Frequency Response
    2.4 GHz
    47 Ohm (1kHz) (When Connecting via the Headphone Cable with the Unit Turned On), 16 ohm (1kHz) (When Connecting via the Headphone Cable with the Unit Turned Off)
    Magnet Type
    104.5 dB/mW (1 kHz) (When Connecting via the Headphone Cable with the Unit Turned On), 101 dB/mW (1 kHz) (When Connecting via the Headphone Cable with the Unit Turned Off)
    Colour Family

  • Reviews
  • 4.7
    Based on 190 ratings

    • Superior Headphones in Nearly All Aspects

      from Niagara Falls, ON on January 9, 2019

      For: + Superior Active Noise-Cancelling + Outstanding Sound Performance (may require some tweaking) + Great Battery Life + Extremely Comfortable + Great Design + Very Fast Bluetooth Connectivity + Quick Charging (USB-C) Against: - Single Device Connectivity - Very Short USB-C Charging Cable - Minor Annoyances when connected to iMac - Sony Connect App is Useless For PC or Mac Users FOR: Superior Active Noise-Cancelling The Sony WH-1000XM3’s are by far the best noise-cancelling headphones I have ever used. They drown out a lot more noise the my Bose QC25’s ever did. Even without music or videos playing I noticed a great reduction in outside sound. Example my room is in the basement so I have a constant exhaust fan running which can be a bit loud, and it just sounds like white noise. While music or videos are playing I wasn’t even able to hear myself tapping somewhat loudly on my desk… let alone my fan. While wearing my Bose QC25’s my exhaust fan was a lot more noticeable when no music or videos where playing. The Sony WH-1000XM3’s are a power house when it comes to noise-cancelling. Outstanding Sound Performance Sony WH-1000XM3’s continue their amazingness with sound quality. Listening to music and watching videos feel like an absolute treat, I can hear things that I never heard while using the QC25’s. At very few points I found the bass would be a little to heavy, but it was easily fixed adjusting the volume. I found myself more engaged in whatever I was doing wearing these headphones. Great Battery Life I mainly use the WH-1000MX’s on my iMac so I am not using them all day, going back and forth. I am able to get about 3 days of usage before I need to fully charge them. Now that is more than the 30 hour charge Sony claims. Very impressed. Comfort After putting these on for the first time and after the first time I forgot they’re even on my head. They are extremely comfortable. Even wearing them for an hour or more I didn’t need to adjust them or take them off. Great Design Some may say that they look very basic.. but that’s what I like. I don’t need some flashily headphones. The touch controls are very simplistic too, sometimes they can be hit and miss but that’s few and far between in my usage. Fast Bluetooth Connectivity Bluetooth connectivity with the WH-1000MX’s is super fast. Never had to wait more than a few seconds to connect to either my iMac or Samsung Galaxy Note9. Quick Charging (USB-C) You can get a full charge with 2 hours or so (give or take a few moments) and a fifteen minute charge will give you five hours of battery life from “Low Battery” status. I also like how they charge via USB-C. AGAINST: Single Device Connectivity While this was a bit of a disappointment especially from a higher-end company and a somewhat steep price point, to only be able to connect to one device at a time. But as I said before the quick connectivity to bluetooth kind of makes up for it. Very Short USB-C Cable Included I don’t know why Sony would include such a short cable.. I guess so they can fit it inside the case. Sony stresses to only use it’s provided cable to charge the WH-1000MX3’s so using a longer cable is not a good option. So when you need to charge the headphones (depending on your charging method) you will need extension cord to plug in the wall charger. Also if you are choose to charge the WH-1000MX’s with a wall charger make sure it says 1.5V or more. I was lucky enough to have a Sony Handycam which uses an 1.5V wall charger. Some minor annoyances (on iMac) The first annoyance was when I first paired my headphones to my iMac (running Mac OS Mojave), I noticed the sound wasn’t very good. Everything sounded somewhat muffled, after doing a bit of research I figured out that the Bluetooth Active Codec must be set to aptX in order to get the best results, but it was set to SBC, luckily I was able to f

    • Best on the market right now

      from Toronto, ON on December 12, 2018

      These are simply amazing...they sound incredible, USB-C charging (finally), top notch ANC, and great app for Android to tweak settings and EQ. Best you can get as of today, lets see what Bose does next though. But until then I will rocking these for some time, and cannot recommend these enough.

    • Bose just got their butt kicked

      from Calgary, AB on December 7, 2018

      All the following is a direct comparison to Bose's superior QC35 II Noise-cancelling 110% Sound Quality: Lows 180% BAASSSS BRUH! Mids 95% Highs 100% Technologies: touch control is an 8/10 quick attention 2000/10 GENIUS! usb-c good on ya sony for paying 4 times more to please ur customers 10 mins of charging DOES give u 5 hours of play time, it's true! and 30 hours on a full charge!

    • Awesome Headphones

      from Edmonton, AB on November 23, 2018

      The sound is amazing and good quality Highly Recommended

    • Be careful they have manufacturing defects

      from Toronto, ON on November 18, 2018

      sony did not designed them that well and they have lose ends that when activating the noise cancelling features it sounds so loud its annoying.

    • Great Headphones.

      from Surrey, BC on September 27, 2018

      These headphones are expensive. If you are willing and able to spend the money, you won't regret your purchase!

    • Great Headphones.

      from Surrey, BC on September 27, 2018

      These headphones are expensive. If you are willing and able to spend the money, you won't regret your purchase!

    • Amazing

      from Burnaby, BC on September 27, 2018


    • Brand New and they Stopped working

      from Waterloo, ON on September 18, 2018

      Bought them today. Charged them up, connected them to my phone, used them for 10 minutes, updated the firmware and now they won't work. They won't even turn on even after trying to reset and initialize. Spent over an hour talking to Sony Tech support, no help. Oh and Best Buy doesn't take returns on headphones...

    • Amazing noise cancelling and great sound quality

      from Ottawa, ON on September 18, 2018

      Sound quality is excellent for bluetooth. Not quite as good as my Sennheiser HD600's with a quality amp, but very good. Have not tried LDAC yet, so the sound quality may get better with a better CODEC. Noise cancelling is unbelievable. Someone was standing right in front of me talking fairly loudly and I could not hear a thing.

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