Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3 – this is over the Bose QC 35 2s , this is over the Microsoft surface headphones, it’s the Sony WH-1000XM3.

FOR

Outstanding noise cancellation
Great sound quality
Quick Attention Mode
30 hour battery life

AGAINST

Small disc from 1000XM2
Modest call quality

Specs

ANC (Active Noise Cancellation)
Bluetooth with APTX
Adaptive sound control
Ambient sound control
NFC pairing
Google Assistant support
Upcoming support for Amazon Alexa
Quick charge (5 hours playback from 10-minute charge)
Custom sound profiles
Pressure and ANC optimization
Touch control ear cups
USB-C

Design

Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphone Design

i love the design of Sony WH-1000XM3 and the comfort and USB type-c and the dials and all of that. 

Sony’s though sound better than Bose are better at noise cancelling than Bose, and Sony WH-1000XM3 have a great design.

I wore these for five and a half hours straight on the flight to get here,

and they only really started to get tight by the end of those five a half hours.

These are lightweight, the cups have a good amount of padding, the top band is padded. 

there’s are plenty flexible enough to not be squeezing your head all the time, and getting uncomfortable. 

I’m really raving about these. I’m making them sound pretty perfect,

I would combine these with the surface headphones and their dials and their design.

Ports

Headphone Ports

they beat the bows being USB type-c, it’s actually funny a lot of people are these and immediately think of this copper accent at the top and it looks like the USB port. 

but it’s not that’s actually the microphone at the top of both ear cups the USB port is down here at the bottom. 

but you can use the same charger as you already have for your phone or your laptop or whatever other USB you have. 

Sound

with the sound, these sound excellent, they’re full, rich and clear.

with the sound they have more range and more deep bass than the Bose but without being overwhelming. 

and short of studio headphones this is a great sounding, crisp, clean pair of drivers.

and the noise cancelling is actually a bit better than the Bose, i was already sacrificing a little bit when u switched to surface headphones.

you’ve got the sound great, you have good noise cancelling, and then you just have to be somewhat comfortable and have a fairly good feature set.

Controls

Sony WH-1000XM3 Accessories and Charger

First of all my number one complaint is the controls, there are only two physical buttons on these all the rest of the controls. 

All the rest of the work is all done by swiping and tapping on the right ear cup, which is a small touchpad. 

so double tap to play and pause swiping up and down to change the volume and forward and backward to change tracks. 

it can be a bit fidgety, it doesn’t work every time but you kind of get used to it. 

another thing is when you take the headphones off, they just keep playing like normal headphones, but the surface headphones would detect when you took them off your head and they’d pause.

and when you put them back on they would keep playing again.

There are two buttons that are physical on these are the power button and the noise cancelling/ambient mode switch, which by default doubles as the Google assistant button. 

so you can hold it to speak and talk to Google Assistant which is cool without ever you know taking your phone out your pocket. you can ask Google assistant a question out loud and it’ll answer that question. 

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Battery Life

Sony WH-1000XM3 has an impressive and improved battery life Compared to Sony WH-1000XM2.

 The battery withstands approximately 27 hours of continuous play with ANC enabled.

Unfortunately, however, they do not have a true intelligent automatic shutdown timer

and they should be separated from a source to automatically shut off which is not a good thing for me.

However, you can set a special timer for this in their app, the new and improved battery makes it very convenient when commuting or traveling because it will last more than a weekend of heavy use without running out of battery, we tested it and found that.

A full charge takes about two and a half hours.

Performance

There is also what is known as the cold weather issue with these headphones. 

There are a couple reports about it or articles about it,

but basically when you take these out in freezing conditions or sub-zero weather.

apparently the touch pads will start to register phantom touches. 

so without you ever touching them it’ll start to play and pause your muse

and change the volume and tracks and randomly stop playing.

I’ve been using these headphones outside as low as 49 degrees, so not below freezing

but i haven’t had this issue yet with as cold.

Also these headphones come with a good hard case like most others over your headphones

but I find that the way they fold is really annoying. Maybe it’s just that you haven’t gotten used to it yet. 

but that’s a small nitpick honestly the case itself is fine.

and if wind or anything blows hard enough down on your from above the mics on the top will pick that up. 

and you’ll hear it as a sort of a fuzzy static, i only notice this because when I’m on the airplane.

which is where a lot of people will listen to these, i had the vents above me and they were blown down.

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