There’s a new range of slim Sony Truly Wireless Headphones doing the rounds. The WF-1000XM3 are more earbuds than headphones, being completely wire-free. They also offer HD Noise Cancelling for users to hear music and nothing else.
Sony’s new noise-cancelling technology sees one feed-forward microphone and one feedback microphone embedded on the surface of the headphones to catch more of the ambient sound. Having captured that sound, the dedicated HD Noise Cancelling Processor gets to work.
The processor creates an inverted sound wave to offset background noise. It not only cancels more noise across almost all frequencies but also consumes less power than previous models. Battery life comes in at 6 hours with noise cancelling turned on, and the slim charging case can charge the headphones an additional three times. The buds even have a quick charge function – just 10 minutes of charging gives an additional 90 minutes of battery life.
Quick Attention mode allows communication without removing the earbuds. Simply place a finger over the touch panel of the left earbud to lower the music volume and let the ambient sound in.
Plus, with the fully customisable touch sensors on the earbuds, it’s easy to play, pause, skip songs or activate voice assistant with simple taps. Additionally, the new Wearing Detection feature automatically pauses music when one earbud is removed from an ear, then resumes playing when the earbud is placed back in, so users never miss a beat.
The WF-1000XM3 buds are 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. Each pair of buds includes four sizes of hybrid earbuds and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds.
Users can control the headphones by voice, and they are also compatible with the Sony Headphones Connect app, which offers customisation options for sound, noise cancellation, touch controls and more.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Headphones are available now in black and platinum silver colours and priced at $399.95.