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Sony WF-1000XM3

True wireless noise-canceling headphones with Bluetooth® (Silver)

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Sony has some of the most powerful, adaptive noise-canceling technology available, now in true wireless earbuds.

Sony has some of the most powerful, adaptive noise-canceling technology available, now in true wireless earbuds.

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About the Sony WF-1000XM3

100% wire-free headphones with top-flight noise cancellation

The Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones are one of the few true wireless earbuds to offer active noise cancellation. And Sony happens to have some of the most powerful, adaptive noise-canceling technology available. Music plays wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth, and there is no cable connecting the left and right cable.
Exploded view of Sony WF-1000XM3

This exploded view shows the cutting-edge wireless, noise-canceling, and audio circuitry packed into each earbud.

100% wire-free headphones with top-flight noise cancellation

The Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones are one of the few true wireless earbuds to offer active noise cancellation. And Sony happens to have some of the most powerful, adaptive noise-canceling technology available. Music plays wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth, and there is no cable connecting the left and right cable.

These wire-free in-ears include the same stellar processor chip as their best-selling siblings — the WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones. I've seen the noise cancellation in those over-ears raise eyebrows among Crutchfield Advisors. (And trust me, that's a tough crowd to "wow.") Sony's sophisticated circuitry can read the type and amount of external sound around you, and automatically serve up the proper amount of noise cancellation for the situation. 

Sony's free mobile app lets you fine-tune the sound — and noise cancellation

You get that smart, high-tech noise cancellation right out of the box. But when you download the free Headphones Connect app to your Apple® or Android™ device, things really get intuitive. The app uses your phone's sensors to detect if you're walking, running, or sitting still — and adjust the noise cancellation accordingly.

The app gives you a few other controls, too. For instance, you can customize the sound characteristics and level of noise cancellation — or even choose to prioritize sound quality or connection stability. (That's helpful when competing with other wireless signals in a high-traffic area like an office or mall.)

 The app also lets you set up touch controls on the earbuds to summon Google Assistant for voice commands though your paired smartphone.

Better Bluetooth performance

Sony also uses a state-of-the-art Bluetooth chip for easy pairing and a stronger wireless connection. It allows each earbud to make an independent Bluetooth connection to your phone or other audio device. That makes it less of a hassle for you to use. You can grab either earbud to make a quick call, or use both to listen to music. 

And the stronger connection means better sound. Each earbud makes an independent connection to your phone, instead of having a "parent-and-child" relationship to one another. That means that each can dish out well-rounded sound with tight bass from its built-in 6mm driver. 

Man placing finger on left earbud

When you need to hear others, just put your finger on the left earbud.

A convenient way to hear others 

These earbuds share one of my favorite features of the WH-1000XM3 over-ears, called "Quick Attention." It lets you instantly hear important ambient noise or voices. Temporarily turn off all audio and noise-canceling technology by simply placing your finger over the left earbud. Tiny built-in mics will pick up external sounds and voices.

Each oblong earbud has a snappy touch-sensitive panel. You swipe and tap your finger on the earbuds to control music, calls, and noise cancellation.

Carrying case that recharges your earbuds wirelessly

When fully charged, the Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds offer up to six hours of music listening with noise cancellation, and eight hours without it. That is very good battery life for this category. The included charging case can bank up to 18 hours of power — or three full charges. And 10 minutes inside the case gives you 90 minutes of wireless music and noise canceling.

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Product highlights:

  • 100% wire-free headphones with active noise cancellation
    • no connecting cord between left and right earbuds
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music listening and phone calls
  • 6mm dynamic drivers tuned for clear, detailed sound
Adaptive noise cancellation:
  • includes Sony's sophisticated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 chip
    • strengthens noise cancellation for human voices and other higher-frequency sounds
    • keeps noise-cancelling circuitry from interfering with audio circuitry
  • active noise cancellation circuitry adjusts to the level of external sound
  • dual noise sensors in each earbud catch more ambient sounds of your surroundings
  • free Sony Headphones Connect app for Apple® and Android™ lets you adjust settings
    • customize the sound and manually choose the level of noise cancellation
    • prioritize sound quality or connection stability (helpful when competing with other signals in high-traffic area)
  • Adaptive Sound Control uses your phone's movement sensors to adapt noise cancellation
    • detects whether your running, walking, standing still, or riding in car (app required)
  • Quick Attention lets in external sounds without removing your earbuds
Easy controls:
  • touch controls on each earbud let you answer calls, control music playback, and adjust noise cancellation
  • quickly turn off noise-canceling circuitry by covering either earbud with your finger
  • touch controls on each earbud for summoning the Google Assistant on your smartphone or tablet
    • ask questions, dictate texts, and control music by voice
    • available for Apple and Android
    • must repurpose the earbud touch control using the Headphone Connect app
  • dual-microphone system for clear phone calls with a smartphone
Charging case, battery information and accessories:
  • built-in rechargeable batteries offers 6 hours of listening with noise cancellation
    • up to 8 hours of listening without noise cancellation
  • carrying case banks up to 18 hours of power to wirelessly recharge headphones
    • 10 minutes of recharging provides enough power for 90 minutes of listening
  • includes 6 pairs of ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
    • 3 sizes of long, spongy silicone rubber ear tips
    • 3 sizes of silicone ear tips
  • USB-C cable included for charging case
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