Overview: The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones have all
of the latest features in wireless headphones for the best experience in personal
listening. With Digital Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Sound Control, and Touch
Sensors on the ear cups, the headphones make it easy to get the sound you want
from your digital music files. The headphones include an audio cable for wired
listening, an airline audio adapter, a USB charging cable, and a zippered storage
Bluetooth/NFC: The 1000XM3 has Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless listening from your
smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth music player. Compatible profiles include A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP, with SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs. LDAC
transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth, with
a maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps for exceptional sound quality. For
NFC-enabled devices, you can easily pair to the headphones by simply touching
the device to the N-mark on the left ear cup of the headphones.
Digital Noise Cancellation: The WH-1000XM3's over-ear design
naturally blocks much of the ambient noise. These headphones feature a new HD
Noise-Canceling Processor (QN1) to greatly enhances the noise canceling power.
The headphones are equipped with built-in
microphones on the top of the ear cup that capture outside noise and send an
equal-but-opposite canceling signal to the unit. You'll be able to hear more of
your music and less of the outside distractions. The Sony Headphones Connect app
has a Noise Canceling Optimizer that takes into account the shape of your face,
whether or not you wear eyeglasses, even the atmospheric pressure, to make the
noise canceling effect even better.
Adaptive Sound Control: Sony's Adaptive Sound Control can detect your
activity and adjust the sound settings to you. When traveling, you can immerse
yourself in your music with the highest level of noise cancellation. If you're
walking, the noise cancellation adapts so you can stay aware of your
surroundings while listening to music. While waiting, such as in an airport or
train station, the noise cancellation is reduced so you can hear important
announcements. These settings can be customized to your personal tastes in the
Sony Headphones Connect app.
Sony Headphones Connect App: The Sony Headphones Connect app gives you
control over the sound of your headphones right on your smartphone or tablet. In
addition to Adaptive Sound Control and Noise Canceling Optimizer (mentioned
above), the app's Sound Position Control lets you choose the direction from
which you hear your music (Front, Front Right, Front Left, Rear Right, or Rear
Left). You can select from available presets for the Surround VPT and Equalizer
features, control your music (play/pause, skip forward/backward, fast
forward/backward), and set the Clear Bass and DSEE HX (high range compensation
for compressed music files) levels. The Sony Headphones Connect app is
compatible with iOS devices (iOS 10.0 or later) and Android devices (Android 5.0
Google Assistant: The Sony Headphones Connect app now gives
you access to Google Assistant. To set up the Google Assistant, you will need to
use the app to change the function of the NC/Ambient button on the left ear cup
from Ambient Sound Control to Google Assistant. To use Google Assistant, just
press and hold the NC/Ambient button and speak. You can ask it to play music,
dial and answer calls, reply to messages, find out the weather forecast, and
remind you about appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, and when to pay bills.
Touch Controls: Using the touch-sensitive panel on the outside of the right
ear cup, you can easily control all your music and calls. Volume is controlled
with up or down swiping motions, while music/call controls utilize tapping and
forward or backward swipes. The Quick Attention feature lets you instantly mute
the audio by placing your hand over the touch pad so you can hear an
announcement or conduct a conversation without removing your headphones.
High Resolution Audio: The headphones are compatible with Hi-Res Audio,
allowing you to hear all of the subtle details of your music. They have powerful
40mm aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms that can reproduce low
bass notes and ultrasonic highs up to 40kHz. For true Hi-Res audio reproduction,
the included 5' audio cable must be used in a wired connection to your
Hi-Res-capable playback device.
Rechargeable Battery: The Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones are equipped
with a 3.7-volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery to power the Bluetooth and ANC
functions. The battery fully charges in approximately 3 hours via USB using the
included USB-C cable (9" in length). With a 10-minute Quick Charge, you can get about 5 hours of music playback. (See battery life estimates below in Specifications.)
Note: To charge the headphones via household AC current, an optional USB charging adapter is required.
- Frequency Response:
- Wired: 4Hz to 40kHz (with or without NC)
- Wireless: 20Hz to 20kHz (44.1kHz sampling); 20Hz to 40kHz (LDAC 96kHz
sampling, 990 kbps)
- Sensitivity: 104dB/mW (wired, NC on); 101dB/mW (wired, NC off)
- Impedance: 47Ω (wired, NC on); 16Ω (wired, NC off)
- Full Charging Time: approx. 3 hours
- Battery Life (estimated):
- Music Playback: 30 hours (NC on), 22 hours (Ambient
Sound Mode), 38 hours (NC off)
- Communications: 24 hours (NC on), 18 hours (Ambient
Sound Mode), 30 hours (NC off)
- Standby: 30 hours (NC on), 22 hours (Ambient Sound
Mode), 200 hours (NC off)
- Noise Canceling with Headphone Cable Connected: 36
- Ear cups: Width 3.153" Height 4.023" Depth 2.152"
- Headband: Width 0.941"
- Weight: 9.0 ounces (w/o cable)