It was 1995 Sony brought its first noise-canceling headphone that is MDR-NC10. They were able to reduce outside noise by 70%. The noise-canceling headphones senses outside signal and send it to the microphone and send an equal but opposite canceling signal to the headphones. This technology made the MDR-NC10 a great noise-canceling headphone of Sony.
The journey of manufacturing great noise-canceling headphones is still continuing. In August 2018, Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 went on sale that won users heart. The industry-leading technology of Sony catches the attention of the tech world. Why did WH1000XM3 get so much love by people? let's find out.
The decent performance of Sony WH-1000XM3 impressed me pretty much. Especially when we take a look at its audio features we felt that very few can compete with Sony in ANC segment. Solid battery life with a quick charging facility keeps you always ready to fly.
An automatic ambient noise setting allows you to enjoy the rich musical experience without disturbing your activities like walking, communicating with others and hearing announcements at the airport. The most important quality of 1000XM3 is its noise cancelling feature which is far ahead than many other headphones but microphone quality must be improved because at such a price level you hardly tolerate any inconvenience.
How is Design and Build Quality of Sony WH-1000XM3?
No matter how great any headphone sounds but it's totally waste if it's not comfortable to wear. Many people need to travel all day and night so they include headphones as a must-have gadget in their travel bags. Why is WH1000XM3 so popular? because they are super comfortable. Sony 1000XM2 also performed great but that weighs a little bit more which affects the comfort.
Sony eliminated that extra weight in 1000XM3. pressure-relieving ear pads that are so soft in foamed urethane and designed for even distribution of pressure so that they stay closer to the ear and stay fit. Earcups can turn inward so that they can pack neatly in a compact case.
Sony WH1000XM3 comes with a carry case and a cable for wired listening. Carry case is built with high-quality durable material that protects your headphones no matter where you go. When we talk about the design of headphones we must check whether the design is ergonomically fit or not.
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 is enhanced by a larger and deeper ergonomic ear space structure that is very light in weight. The whole weight is just 9 ounces. We can say WH1000XM3 is truly comfortable and light-weighted headphones.
How is Sound Performance of Sony WH-1000XM3?
Built for the ultimate Audio experience. It needs years of research and dedication to give such a next-level performance. Industry-leading built-in HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 features 32-bit Audio Signal Processing that gives high-quality Digital to Analogue conversion.
This digital to Analogue conversion ensures a high signal-to-noise ratio and delivers great noise cancellation. Not only the noise cancellation but the NC processor also ensures the accurate reproduction of music. You might have observed many times that when you are on a plane your headphone does not perform noise canceling function well but the Unique Atmospheric Pressure Optimization in Sony WH-1000XM3 delivers optimal sound even at high altitude.
Very few headphones deliver such a top-class performance in this situation. Generally, headphones are designed and manufactured on the basis of "one fits all" but practically that's not completely true. Everyone is unique so the head sizes and glasses are. Sony WH-1000XM3 analyzes the sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and then optimizes sound to you.
Sony Innovates the technology that no other can even imagine. That made the name Sony as one of the most reputed electronics manufacturing brands in the world. When you listen to the music on a Bluetooth connection you may have to compromise with the audio quality but Sony WH-1000XM3 is packed with LDAC technology that transmits approximately three times more data than conventional audio coding technology that delivers the best quality audio content.
LDAC is an audio coding technology that allows you to transmit high-resolution audio content over a Bluetooth connection. Someone may say that it is a little costlier than others but I think if you are looking for a top-quality noise-canceling headphone with premium quality sound then you need to invest a few more bucks.
Sony WH-1000XM3 is truly a value for money product with its unique audio technological features like A built-in amplifier that integrates with QN1 noise-canceling processor to minimize the distortion and Powerful 1.57" drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats that can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40 kHz.
Just imagine that you are sitting on your chair at home and attending a live concert that is going on in a big stadium in your city. Is this truly possible? Yes! now it is possible with Sony's 360 reality audio. Sony's object-based spatial technology is used in 360 reality audio. You need a compatible music streaming service smartphone app to enjoy the 360 reality audio.
the rich audio feature's list does not end here. What would be your reaction if I tell you that your Sony WH1000XM3 automatically adjusts itself according to the task you are doing? This is the magic of the adaptive Sound Control ability of WH1000XM3 that detects your activity and adjusts ambient settings accordingly.
Are you traveling? or waiting for an announcement at the airport? whatever you do you don't need to take out your WH1000XM3. You can manage all the activities perfectly without taking those out of your ear. Perfect headphones for music lovers and for those who need to travel frequently.
I have rarely seen such advanced and rich audio technologies in any other headphones that cost me a little bit more money but I am quite happy that I spent on a perfect product. Just download Sony I connect app and let the Sony WH1000XM3 perform its job.
How is Charging and Battery performance of Sony WH-1000XM3?
Sony WH1000XM3 gives 30 hours of battery life in a single charge and the Quick charging feature ensures that you don't need to be stuck at home due to low charging. It gives 5 hours of playtime with just 10 minutes charge. The previous model M2 also gives a solid battery performance but XM3 is even one step ahead with USB C quick charging.
Is WH-1000XM3 user friendly?
I haven’t faced any issue while using it. Everything is so easy. Double-tap to answer phone calls. Change the song, raise or lower the volume just by touch or swipe the panel. It also features built-in Alexa and supports google assistant and Siri. The WH-1000XM3 offers the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa with an update. Install the Google Assistant app and change the assignment of the noise-canceling button with the Sony I Headphones Connect app, then press and hold the noise-canceling button. For Amazon Alexa install the Amazon Alexa app and change the assignment of the noise-canceling button with the Sony I Headphones Connect app.
What’s in the box?
- Carrying Case
- Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
- Headphone cable
- USB cable: Type-C