10Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3

10Sony WH-1000XM3
4.1

132 reviews

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Build Quality
4.2
Value for Money
4.0
Sound Quality
4.7
Bass
4.6
Comfort
4.6
Battery Life
4.7
Bluetooth
4.2
Noise Cancellation
4.8
Long battery life
Great noise cancellation
Balanced sound quality
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132 reviews
Moe M.
Moe M.
  WH1000XM3B

SHAME ON SONY!!

cheap product, cheap design and poorest of qualities. I cant even connect it to my laptop and I tried with few different devices and still no hope. the threading on the ear buds is not straight in some parts ... Show details
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Timmy
TimmySouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  WH1000XM3S
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Andre
AndreSydney, NSW
  WH1000XM3B

Stop working after warranty expires

The headset suddenly stop turning on. The charging light turns on however the blue one just quickly blink and do not turn on. NEVER GONNA BUY SONY AGAIN. similar problems reported by friends that also had Sony products as digital cameras. It just crashes after a little while. Not make to last. Show details
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Jay
JaySydney, NSW2 posts
  WH1000XM3B

Headphones that last

I've had these headphones for 2-3ish years and they still work just as well as the day I got them. I wear them several hours a day, every day. They're comfortable, and the ANC settings are amazing. They're perfect for commuting to work.
The only thing stopping me from rating them 5 stars is the cost. They aren't cheap, but they're definitely worth it. If you're willing to spend the money or you find them on sale, you should definitely consider grabbing a pair.
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Sandra N.
Sandra N.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC6 posts
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LC86
LC86AU5 posts
  Verified WH1000XM3S

Great headphones but not very long lasting

These were great headphones while they lasted. They were really quite expensive at the time of purchase so I'm disappointed that they can't be used 18 months in (power button doesn't seem to work anymore) Show details
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Craig M.
Craig M.South West, WA13 posts
  WH1000XM3B

white noise in right headphone

white noise in right headphone which gos away after the headphones are turned off for 30 mins but then reappears after about 10 mins to 30 mins of use when sony tested them they could not reproduce the problem i had them returned and wore them for not even 10 mins and the problem returned Show details
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Sgt. A.
Sgt. A.Sydney, NSW18 posts
  WH1000XM3S

Probably the best headphones that I've ever had

Can't complain about anything about this headphone, it is easy to see why it has been the industry standard for entry level ANC headphones for such a long time. I bought it on sale which was a bonus and at the moment these are going for great prices because the updated version is out Show details
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gtvone
gtvoneVictoria12 posts
  Verified WH1000XM3B

Lockdown + Homeschool = Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Sony WH1000XM3 headphones are my "Daily Driver" when it comes to headphones. They're perfectly comfortable, their sound quality is balanced and warm, and the noise cancelling is perfect for that home-school mayhem we're all enjoying so very much!  Show details
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Factual Critic
Factual CriticSydney, NSW
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Matthew mcmahon
Matthew mcmahon The Mallee, VIC
  Verified WH1000XM3B

Sound great, but crap lifespan

I loved the sound of these headphones and the noise cancelling was awesome, very comfy and never hurt my head, but they started playing up months ago, turning off by themselves, losing bluetooth when i was using them (so i couldnt pair them at all to my phone) then they just wouldn't turn on one day. So sent them back as they were only 9 months old and they wouldnt fix or replace because they had corrosion on the power button. These headphones had Never been wet, so the only way that would happen would be from sweating... i did NOT see a warning or disclaimer on the box that said "If you use these headphones and sweat then your warranty will be voided"
So if you dont plan on doing physical activity in these things then you will be fine. Show details
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Happy Customer
Happy Customer5 posts
  Verified WH1000XM3B

Headband strap broke after 13 months of use

I bought Sony WH-1000XM3 as a replacement of my 4 years old Bose QC25. Read the reviews in the internet and decided that Sony has better sound quality over Bose. The sound quality is good. Noise cancelling is not as impressive as Bose's, however the most disappointing part is the quality of the plastic and assembly. The headphones headband strap cracked after one year of home use. I didn't even take them outside, was wearing in my home office to take calls. I tried to contact Sony they suggested me to contact the retailer. The retailer doesn't respond on my messages.
Warranty is just 12 months and they broke on 13th month. Very disappointing, considering that Bose QC25 served me well for 4 years.
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jojifrey
jojifreylandscape24 posts
  WH1000XM3B

Bought in Aug 2020

At first the static noise was frustrating. But I fixed it by changing the settings. Afterwards, up to now, it’s working perfectly.

I use it to exercise, work, study.. with satisfying experience.

Love the battery quality and speed of charging.

Update August 2021 (1 year later):

Still very good guys. Didn’t regret my purchase at all. Show details

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xferro
xferroSydney, NSW
  WH1000XM3B

They were great until they broke in less than 12 months

I was in love with these and recommending them to friends. Then, one day they broke in half... really bad quality.

Of course Sony did not cover them with warranty. So, in less than 1 year 400$ to the waste Show details

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Pedro
PedroBrisbane4 posts
  Verified WH1000XM3S
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Questions & Answers

Paul
Paul · WH1000XM3B (Black)

If two people want to watch the same TV program, can one person use the headphones while another can listen to the external volume of the TV at the same time?

Pranav Y.
Pranav Y. · WH-1000XM3

is the call quality any good?

Meli
Meli  

I personally think the call quality is great. I use my headphones a lot for work and take heaps of calls a day and I’ve had absolutely no issues at all

Mary
Mary · WH-1000XM3

After owning them for 2 days, I tried mine for the first time on a plane. I am getting static as the plane takes off, very annoying. Landing is OK. Should I take them back or is this normal? Thanks everyone, Mary.

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Details

Features:

  • The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones have a HD Noise Cancelling Processor that lets you listen to your favourite tunes without any distractions.
  • Just as you can with a wireless speaker, you can choose the direction you want sound to come from when using your headphones.
  • With 40mm drivers and Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms, the headphones are great for handling heavy beats.
  • Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects what kind of activity you’re doing - whether it’s travelling, walking, or waiting - and adjusts its ambient sound settings to your situation.
  • The headphones also analyse characteristics such as the head size, glasses, and hair of the user, and then optimises the sound to suit them.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that these headphones had an impressive battery life, with some saying that this made them great for travelling.
  • They also said that the noise cancellation worked extremely well, and got rid of any distractions for users.
  • Reviewers also appreciated the high sound quality, with one user describing it as “balanced and warm”.
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Sony WH1000XM3B (Black)
  • Discontinued
Sony WH1000XM3B (Black)4.1 
Sony WH1000XM3S (Silver)
  • Discontinued
Sony WH1000XM3S (Silver)4.2 
CategoryWireless HeadphonesWireless Headphones
Price (RRP) $399$399
TypeOver-EarOver-Ear
FeaturesMicrophone Included and Noise CancellingMicrophone Included and Noise Cancelling
Frequency Response4 Hz - 40 kHz4 Hz - 40 kHz
Weight255 g255 g
Battery Life30 hours30 hours
Connections3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth
Charging Time3 hours3 hours
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlackSilver
Replaced bySony WH-1000XM4Sony WH-1000XM4
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  • GTIN14: 04548736081192
  • GTIN13: 4548736081192 and 4548736081253
  • MPN: SON00056, SON00057 and WH1000XM3S

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