Keep background noises in check for clearer conversations and music with these Sony truly wireless earbuds. The rechargeable battery offers 24 hours of uninterrupted use for all-day productivity, while 24-bit audio processing delivers high sound quality. These Sony truly wireless earbuds feature touch controls to easily switch from your phone's voice assistant to the current playlist.
HD noise-cancelling processor QN1e
Having caught the surrounding sound, the dedicated processor gets to work. It not only cancels much noise across almost all frequencies, but also uses little power.
Dual Noise Sensor technology
The dual microphones, one feed-forward and one feed-back, on the surface of the headphones catch many ambient sounds nearby, whether it's in-flight noise, city traffic, or office chatter.
Exceptional sound quality
Sony's multitalented QN1e combines digital noise cancellation, 24-bit audio signal processing, and a digital-to-analog converter with headphone amplifier.
Truly wireless design
Just your music, with no wires to get in the way.
Up to 24 hours of listening
On a full charge, the headphones offer 6 hours of power, and the convenient charging case provides further three charges to keep you going throughout the day.
Quick charging when you need it
Sometimes you need music, fast. If your headphones are running low on power, a 10-minute quick charge in the charging case gives you up to 90 minutes of play time.
Integrated voice assistant
Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more with Google Assistant.¹
Amazing listening with new Bluetooth® 5.0 chip
Rather than relaying sound from one ear to the other, the newly developed Bluetooth chip transmits sound to the left and right ears simultaneously for an exceptional listening experience.
Perfect for TV shows, movies and more
The advanced wireless connection on WF-1000XM3 synchronizes what you see on your smartphone or tablet's screen precisely with what you hear on your headphones for enjoyable viewing.
Earbuds stay snug and secure
The high-friction rubber surface keeps the noise-cancelling earbuds in your ear, so they won't slip out unexpectedly.
Ergonomic tri-hold structure
These noise-cancelling earbuds are ergonomically designed to make contact with three different points on your ear for a safe, comfortable fit.
Easy-to-use magnetic charging case
Put your headphones back into the charging case, and they'll nestle into place with a satisfying snap owing to the magnetic interior. The USB Type-C cable helps recharge the case quickly and easily, ready for another day's listening.
Be in control of your listening
The Sony | Headphones Connect app with its ambient sound control allows you to adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to hear voices alone.
Customizable touch controls
If you want to customize your touch controls, no problem. The Sony | Headphones Connect app lets you assign alternative options, such as Google Assistant, to each earbud.
Upscale digital music
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX™) upscales compressed digital music files, bringing them closer to the quality of high-resolution audio.
Easy hands-free calling with simple touch controls to take and make calls.
Easy hands-free calling
Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is: just speak with a tap.
Change the track, activate your phone's voice assistant, and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the touch panels located on each earbud with your fingertip.
¹ Sony | Headphones Connect App and assignment change for the touch panel is needed. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Google Assistant is not available in all languages and countries, regions.
7.87" USB Type-C cable
Sony 1000XM3 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Premium Design, Sound and Feel at a Discount Price
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
The Sony - WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black have great sound quality, a helpful, feature rich and intuitive app, and premium feeling build quality. The design requires that the ear buds be pushed deep into the ear canal and the form factor is on the large side. Despite the size, the WF-1000XM3 do not feel particularly heavy during use. As a result, any ear fatigue may be more likely caused by the choice of silicone ear tips with respect to the size of the individual ear canal.
One technical issue that I have experienced periodically and usually just during the initial phase of use is a slight one or half second pause in the left earbud. This could be due to the noise cancelling feature residing predominantly in the left earbud, or a pause caused by maintaining a connection to the source device and right earbud simultaneously. With that said, each earbud can be used independently, and that's good for providing extended use and overall convenience.
The case is large, but it's understandable given the sized of the earbuds and the battery life offered. I have been able to listen on an off for extended periods of time between recharges although I have not officially experienced any heavy or all day use days so far. Wireless charging is not an option with this case that charges solely via USB Type C.
I would describe the call quality as average since sometimes calls were characterized by ample static interference and other times the my voice and that of the person on the line appeared to transmit more clearly.
The ambient noise feature is interesting considering the controls within the app considering the combination passive and active noise cancellation capabilities this product offers. The passive and active ANC is impressive considering the fact that this and in ear as opposed to an over the ear model of True Wireless Earbuds.
Overall, I am quite happy with my purchase at $158.00 for a premium set of true wireless earbuds with ANC features. At this price for this this product; I do not believe the buyer would be disappointed.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of our industry-leading, noise-canceling Truly Wireless headphones. We are glad to hear you are happy and satisfied with the amazing sound quality, noise canceling, and overall features. At Sony we strive to put forward the best possible products for our customers. We designed these headphones to provide incredible sound and noise cancellation in a compact, stylish, truly wireless design. The Sony | Headphones Connect App includes Adaptive Sound Control—which automatically adjusts noise canceling to your surroundings, and an equalizer—which can be customized to fine-tune your music. And with all-day battery life and a quick charge, they are meant to deliver a truly immersive listening experience, wherever you go.
• For Bluetooth connection issue: The WF-1000XM3 has a new Bluetooth chip and an optimized antenna design to provide a stable connection for hours of wireless streaming. To ensure you get the best Bluetooth connection, please set the headphones Bluetooth Connection Mode to “Priority on stable connection”
• Also, please make sure that your headphones are running on the latest firmware version. The software includes key features, applications, bug fixes, and feature improvements.
Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback and for choosing Sony!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing audio quality
Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
These have amazing sound. Bass is heavy but not too heavy, highs are crystal clear, vocals ring through. The ambient noise canceling works well; it drowns out background noise in the office, and almost (but not quite) gets rid of the noise on the train. Battery life is really, really good. Easy to find a good fit/seal with the many sizes of plugs that come in the package. There are two minor drawbacks. One, when on a call, the other party hears a lot of background noise, to the point where they can barely hear me over it in noisier places. I probably would not recommend these for someone who is on the phone a lot. Two, they don’t fit my ears perfectly; the plugs fit great and seal fine, but they put slight pressure on my tragi (the bits that hang out in front of the ear opening). They’re fine for a while, but after a couple hours or more it starts to get a little uncomfortable. Again, probably not the best earbuds for phone-first users. But if you’re wanting the best earbuds for listening to music, and want the ability to answer or make a call if the need arises, these are them.
Hi Skyyalpha, Thank you for the awesome feedback! We're glad you're enjoying the amazing features, clear highs, and overall sound quality of our industry-leading, noise-canceling Truly Wireless headphones. We designed these headphones to provide incredible sound and noise cancellation in a compact, stylish, truly wireless design. The Sony | Headphones Connect App includes Adaptive Sound Control—which automatically adjusts noise canceling to your surroundings, and an equalizer—which can be customized to fine-tune your music. And with all-day battery life and a quick charge, they are meant to deliver a truly immersive listening experience, wherever you go. We will have your feedback about the call quality noted as we always want to make this a better experience. Thanks for choosing Sony! -Jess
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
In-Ear Headphone, a Must Have
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Awesome headphone, In-Ear. Smart noise cancelling let's you program noice cancellation levels and even assign them to a specific location, for example, work. No to mention they are absolutely beautiful. Just Sony being Sony, the best.
Hi Carolinne, That's cool! Thank you for this amazing review of your WF-1000XM3. We're pleased to hear you like the features, especially excellent noise canceling feature and the different functions found on the Sony Headphones Connect app. We designed these headphones to provide incredible sound and noise cancellation in a compact, stylish, truly wireless design. The Sony | Headphones Connect App includes Adaptive Sound Control—which automatically adjusts noise canceling to your surroundings, and an equalizer—which can be customized to fine-tune your music. And with all-day battery life and a quick charge, they are meant to deliver a truly immersive listening experience, wherever you go. Thank you for your feedback and offering a fantastic rating on the product! -Jess
Battery life, Listening to music, Sound quality
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A top performer in wireless audio, but needs more
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I've been using the Sony WF-1000xm3 (quite a mouthful) for the past 3 weeks, and I am amazed with how much they were able to pack into such a small package. But, I was also disappointed with other aspects of the product.
The active noise cancellation is good for background noises,like a fan spinning on full speed, up to the sound of a car passing by, but with just noise cancelling alone, you won't cut out a lot of noise, but when paring with most music, almost all background sounds disappear, unless a loud vehicle [passes by or a sudden noise occurs.
The responsiveness of the touch controls are quick and snappy.
The comfort of the earbuds with the stock tips are wonderful, but I found that using some ear tips like Dekoni's make these earbuds even more effective at blocking out noise.
The built in microphone is good, with tons of clarity.
The case feels premium, with a nice opening hinge, and a nice matte black exterior that is smooth, but easy to grip onto.
The battery life available with the earbuds is long with ANC on, and by the time the battery would wear out, I'm already done with listening to music or a podcast.
The Bluetooth (5.0) is wonderful, and makes latency almost near impossible to notice, giving experience for watching movies.
The earbuds and their case, are fingerprint magnets, and if you really love having a pristine look to your earbuds and your case, you will always need something to wipe them down.
The case's top piece (the one that opens up and closes) is easily damaged. When I was working, I put the case in my pocket for safe keeping, and after a 6 hour shift I saw that the shiny coating of gold was damaged. (Note, the top piece did not have any scratches in it)
The app that you must download to use these earbuds, is only compatible with phones, tablets, and the like. I have not been able to discover a way to connect these tips to my computer, which saddens me, because I would like to be able to use these earbuds with any device.
The microphone, since it is so clear, will pick up everything else around you.
The right earbud at times cannot act alone, without the left one out. For example, today I took the right earbud out as to listen to some music, while having my left ear open for anything else, and when I tried to play some music by tapping the right side once, the music wouldn't begin, even though my phone was connected to the earbud. The music only began after I took the left earbud out, and let it go through its startup program.
As far as Bluetooth goes, these are on the higher end of Bluetooth audio. The sound signature given by these earbuds is more focused on treble, with nice undertones of bass, but more so as a tint of bass. With bass heavy songs, these earbuds failed to give the experience I was looking for, but for songs dealing with vocals, instrumentals, and the like, these earbuds excelled!
Overall, if you are looking for a nice pair of Bluetooth to take with you on the go, these are the buds for you, where you can have ANC to cut out annoying people, and an ambient sound option, if you ever need to hear those people! But, if you are looking for the best audio out there, you should stick to wired.
Thank you for this detailed review of the WF-1000XM3, we're glad to know that you like the product!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
These major bass!!!
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
These headphones are major major major good, I just love these headphones so much I can’t put them down
I would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from SonyListens
Hi Silentnightguy, Awesome! Glad to hear that you are happy with your new WF-1000XM3 headphones! WF-1000XM3 truly wireless headphones combine advanced noise cancellation with high quality sound, smart listening features, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, all-day battery life and long-listening comfort. Thank you for choosing Sony! -Carl
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great sound quality but battery draining
Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
Good Sound quality. But battery is draining after 45 mins of use
Thank you for the feedback on your experience with your WF-1000XM3. We're glad to hear you're enjoying the sound quality of our industry-leading, noise-canceling Truly Wireless headphones. We designed these headphones to provide incredible sound and noise cancellation in a compact, stylish, truly wireless design. The Sony | Headphones Connect App includes Adaptive Sound Control—which automatically adjusts noise canceling to your surroundings, and an equalizer—which can be customized to fine-tune your music. And with all-day battery life and a quick charge, they are meant to deliver a truly immersive listening experience, wherever you go. We value your input regarding the battery draining and appreciate the feedback.
I bought these as an Alternative to the AirPod Pro's and SONY Delivers, which is Awesome. The App intuitively allows you to Do what EVER you want and it changes with Audio Adaption to change with your surroundings which that in itself is Awesome, DEFINITELY worth looking at.
Hi Happydude, We are thrilled to hear that you love everything about your wireless headphones. The noise-canceling technology in the WF-1000XM3 is the most advanced ever in truly wireless headphones, with our HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1e. And, with all-day battery life and a quick charge, they are meant to deliver a truly immersive listening experience wherever you go. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing Sony! -Vincent
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about mids quality, treble quality, sound and noise isolation. Editors are less positive about soundstage. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 5 out of 55.0Steve May on November 22, 2021
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds reviewTrue wireless earbuds still worth buying
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Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 54.0Parker Hall Simon Cohen on October 26, 2020
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Yes, you can control the volume by tapping the touch sensor of the headphones. Here are the steps on how you can set up the volume control on your headphones:
1. Open the "Headphones Connect app".
2. Select "Change the touch sensor function".
3. Choose which earbud you want to control the volume from.
4. Switch from "Ambient Sound Control" to "Volume Control".
Note: Single tap - increase volume by one level.
Long-tap - reduce volume by one level.
Hope this helps!