9.6 out of 10 based on 786 reviews

Sony WH-1000XM3S

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Best Price: $389

  • User Score (698)
    8.9 8.9 from 698 reviewers
  • Expert Score (34)
    9.3 9.3 from 34 reviewers
  • Design (49)
    10 10 from 49 reviewers
  • Features (42)
    9.9 9.9 from 42 reviewers
  • Ease of use (48)
    9.9 9.9 from 48 reviewers
  • Performance (7)
    10 10 from 7 reviewers
  • Sound quality (58)
    10 10 from 58 reviewers
  • Picture quality (3)
    9.3 9.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Durability (10)
    9.2 9.2 from 10 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Pickr

    2 November 2018

    If there’s one way to beat the competition, it’s on quality, but Sony goes above and beyond with the WH-1000XM3, as these things are just so damned good. The Sony WH-1000XM3 has it all, and while last year’s XM2 were fantastic , these are even better. Read more

    • Excellent sound, Beautifully balanced in audio performance, Supports various degrees of noise cancellation, and can be controlled by app or optimised on the fly, Works with Google Assistant, More comfortable pads, Lightweight, especially in comparison to previous generations, Fairly compact, Carr...
    • Finish can get a little grubby, Only connects to one device at a time
  2. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    4 October 2018

    We said last year that Sony had put Bose “on notice” when it comes to active noise-cancelling headphones. Our review of Sony’s WH-1000XM2 reported that Sony not only delivered incredible audio quality, but that the company offered some high-tech features Bose couldn’t match. Read more

  3. Ausdroid

    7 December 2018

    I spent most of last year investigating the world of in-ear sports earphones. I haven’t had many to look at this year, so I thought it time to look at the other side of the headphone range with some noise-cancelling over the ear cans from Sony – and why start at the bottom of the range when their... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. "Worth the money"

    Mighty Ape
    Reviewer: Kyle, Mighty Ape
    5 December 2018

    I was a hesitant to pay so much for a pair of headphones right up until I put them on. They live up to the hype and I don't regret spending the money. Sound is excellent, noise cancelling is awesome, controls are sweet, and they're comfortable to wear. My best purchase all year! Read more

  2. "Currently the Crown Winner of Noise Cancelling Headphones"

    Mighty Ape
    Reviewer: Gareth, Mighty Ape
    19 October 2018

    Currently the crown winner of noise cancelling headphones, according to many reviews these have dethroned the Bose Quiet Comfort II for top place. Read more

  3. "Best!"

    Mighty Ape
    Reviewer: Kasanita, Mighty Ape
    13 November 2018

    Sound quality is amazing, would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for something with great sound and comfort! Read more

  4. Out of this world Noise Cancelling

    JB Hi-Fi
    Reviewer: Vdd159, JB Hi-Fi
    17 October 2018

    Our apartment building has really bad noise insulation. You can hear the neighbours walking around at all hours on the floorboard. This headphone cancels out pretty much all of these thumping noise or reduce the shoes noise to a barely noticeable thump (with no music playing). Read more

  5. Worth every cent, even to a cheap skate

    Reviewer: Franko, Amazon
    3 weeks ago

    My first proper set of anc headphones. Was tossing up between this one and the Bose QC. Very happy with the buy, even though initially the idea of spending this much on headphones really went against my cheap nature. Worth every cent. It feels like i get to rediscover all my favorite songs. Read more

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