Why the Sony WF-1000XM3 earphones are the perfect listening companion

With their amazing battery life and noise-cancelling wizardry, you can really lose yourself in the music.

09 Sep 2019

Are you looking for a pair of lightweight headphones that can shut out the noise of the commute and deliver powerful sound? Then you’ll want to check out Sony WF-1000XM3 True-Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Here are a few reasons we think they’re great…

Check out our video for a quick rundown of everything that's great about the Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones...


Tune out the world while you tune in

Whether you’re at the gym and want to keep focused on your goals, or just want to hear your podcast on the noisy journey from work, Sony’s noise-cancelling technology is just the ticket. The WF-1000XM3s feature their small but mighty QN1e processor, that works with the dual-microphones in each earbud. Together, they pick up the background sounds you don’t want to hear and actively cancel them out. So, you can focus on every element of the track even in the noisiest environment.

Sony WF-1000XM3 woman listening

And that’s not all. If you tend to opt for lower resolution song downloads to save storage on your smartphone, they even upscale your music with a Digital-to-Audio converter. That means you can carry on saving space without sacrificing the full depth of your tunes.


No wires, no hassle

Gone are the days where you spend 10 minutes untangling the headphone cable just to listen. Sony WF-1000XM3 earphones are truly wireless, so just pop them in and get ready to unwind, not untangle. Each earbud has a built-in Bluetooth chip and antenna, giving you a stable connection and almost no latency as the signal travels from your device to each of the earbuds. When you’ve finished your workout or you’ve arrived at your station, simply put them back in the case and pop it in your bag.


Listen all day

That case we mentioned isn’t just for looking great and keeping your earbuds protected. They also charge up your headphones as you store them, ready for whenever a song pops into your head. Sony WF-1000XM3 earphones play music for up to 6 hours with noise-cancellation, or 8 without. The case gives 3 full charges, so you can keep your headphones going for up to 24 hours even if you’re nowhere near a plug point!

Sony WF-1000XM3 charging case

And if you’re really in a rush, quick charge mode offers up to 90 minutes listening time from just 10 minutes charging. By the time you’re ready to go, so are your earphones.


Smart listening

Keep bumping into people you know? No need to constantly remove your earbuds for a chat. Activate Quick Attention mode simply by placing your finger over the left earbud - it turns the volume right down and lets in ambient sound, so you can be social even with your headphones in. It’s also a great feature for crossing busy roads in the rush hour, keeping you safe and focused.

What about the right earbud? Well, that activates Google Assistant - get the answers you need, schedule a meeting or call your best mate just by asking. You don’t even need to take your phone out of your pocket.


Modern but classic

As well as all the great listening features, the Sony WF-1000XM3s look just as great as they sound. Adopting a sleek, minimalist design, they’re available in black with copper detail or champagne with rose gold accents. Sony has identified 3 points of the ear that the earbuds should be in contact with, to develop their ergonomic tri-hold structure. The result? Earphones that sit comfortably in your ears even when you’re on the go, and totally free from wires.

Sony WF-1000XM3 tri-hold

And with a matching charging case to keep them in, the headphones ooze style from the moment you take them out of your bag.

Check out the Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Earphones



Related in Headphone tips

Everything you need to know about Sony WF-C500 Earbuds

13 Dec 2021

Road testing the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds with WhatGear

28 Oct 2021

How to choose the best noise-cancelling headphones

09 Jul 2021

3 workouts to try with Powerbeats Pro Wireless Bluetooth Sports Earphones

02 Jul 2021

Take your summer playlist outside with LG TONE Free FN7 Wireless Earbuds

01 Jul 2021