Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Truly superb
Sony's reasserted its position in the noise cancelling headphones space with the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. They're astonishingly comfortable even for lengthy usage, super light for travellers and they sound great for music playback.
- Great battery life
- Adjustable noise cancelling
- Good audio for music
- Light and compact for travellers
- Touch controls are fiddly
- App changes require reconnections
In the noise cancelling headphone space, it's a pitched battle between Bose and Sony in the premium market. Bose's headphones are often held up as the gold standard, but in recent years we've seen Sony deliver pair after pair of really compelling noise cancelling cans. The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are Sony's best yet, and easily the best pair you can buy right now – as long as you're up to the asking price.
- Slim construction
- Light and comfortable
- Wired or wireless
- Good carrying case
- Audio quality tuned for music playback
- Calls feel a little echo prone.
- App driven for changes, but that may require re-connection.
- A truly superb set of noise cancelling headphones.
- Superior comfort and audio quality.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones hit every single sweet spot you could want in a set of noise cancelling headphones, and they're an easy recommendation if you're at all fussy about your audio quality as well as comfort.
Pricing and availability
The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones sell in Australia for $499.95 outright.