Sony launches WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones

Sony has expanded its 1000X family with the addition of a new set of wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3.

The WF-1000XM3 headphones feature dual noise sensor technology that works with the new HD noise cancelling processor QN1e to catch and cancel noise respectively.

One feed-forward microphone and one feed-back microphone on the surface of the headphones catch more of the ambient sound around you. Having caught the ambient sound, the QN1e gets to work. The processor cleverly creates an inverted sound wave to offset bothersome background noise. It not only cancels more noise across almost all frequencies but also uses less power. Anything ranging from annoying aircraft cabin noise, to hustle and bustle on the city streets, is dramatically cancelled by the buds.

The WF-1000XM3 buds are specifically designed for improved comfort and stability in the ear. The ‘ergonomic tri-hold’ structure holds the earbuds firmly in place, with three supporting points for the ear. A high-friction rubber surface has also been included to ensure a stable fitting. With 4 sizes of hybrid earbuds and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds, you can find your perfect fit.

The QN1e has a low power consumption, boosting the battery life. You can listen for up to 24 hours with noise cancelling on, thanks to WF-1000XM3 earbuds’ sleek case that doubles up as a charger, perfect for a battery boost on the go. The buds even have a quick charge function – just 10 minutes of charging gives you up to 90 minutes of battery life.

For ease, you can use Quick Attention mode to communicate without removing your earbuds. Simply place your finger over the touch panel of the left earbud to quickly lower the music volume and let the ambient sound in, so you can hear announcements or order a drink. Plus, with the fully customisable touch sensors on the earbuds, you can easily play, pause, skip songs or activate your voice assistant with simple taps. Additionally, the new Wearing Detection feature automatically pauses your music when you remove one of the earbuds from your ear and resumes playing when you put the earbud back in your ear.

Optimised for the Google Assistant, you can control your headphones by voice. The headphones are also compatible with the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

 The WF-1000XM3 model will be priced at approximately £220 / €250 (Ireland) and will be available from mid-August.

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