Sony expands its 1000X family with the addition of new generation wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3.
Sony says its Noise Cancellation technology is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and Dual Noise Sensor Technology. Thanks to Dual Noise Sensor Technology, 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 dedicated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e gets to work. The processor 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.
Characteristic of the 1000X family, you can enjoy high quality sound on the WF-1000XM3 buds. The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e also supports 24-bit audio signal processing and DAC with amplifier. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.
The wireless design of the WF-1000XM3 buds allows you to move freely without the nuisance of getting tangled in wires. The WF-1000XM3 buds are small and light but manage to pack in a newly developed BLUETOOTH chip. This allows for L/R simultaneous BLUETOOTH transmission which means that both left and right earbuds receive audio content at the same time, rather than the conventional left-to-right relay BLUETOOTH transmission. Teamed with the new antenna structure, this results in a highly stable connection.
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.
You can listen for up to 24 hours with Noise Cancelling on, thanks to WF-1000XM3 earbuds’ case that doubles up as a charger. 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. 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 customizable 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.
Optimized for the Google Assistant, you can control your headphones by voice. The headphones are also compatible with the Sony | Headphones Connect app, where you’ll find customisation features for sound, noise cancellation, touch controls and more.
The WF-1000XM3 model will be priced at approximately €250 and will be available from mid-August.