Sony has emerged as the best maker of headphones over the past couple of years. Last year’s WH-1000XM2 Bluetooth wireless headphones were a technological marvel — the Porsche of Bluetooth headphones. They offered the best noise cancellation a pair of headphones ever had, were very comfortable, and produced excellent battery life. And the sound quality was very impressive as well. Many people thought they were certainly better than the top Bluetooth headphones on the market, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones.
It looks like Sony has outdone itself in 2019. Last week, they offered a peak at the WH-1000MX3 headphones, which should start trickling into stores this week. According to CNET, they live up to the hype.
“Sony WH-1000MX3 finally surpasses Bose as best noise-cancelling headphones,” a new article shouts, adding that there is not only a design change that makes these headphones more comfortable, but noise cancellation is top-notch, phone quality is great, and audio quality is fantastic.
Tech Radar is just as enthusiastic.
“A new addition to the Sony 1000X headphone family, the M3 wireless headphones are a substantial upgrade from the previous X2 model. Audio is crystal clear, noise-canceling technology is improved and they boast a new ergonomic design that promises a more comfortable fit.”
Unlike CNET, Tech Radar doesn’t notice a difference in the sound — and that’s okay since the M2 sound was nearly perfect for a wireless Bluetooth device. Tech Radar also claims that Sony’s new headphones are at least four times better than the M2 when it comes to noise-canceling performance. That’s hard to imagine since the noise cancellation on the M2 is already near perfect, despite some high pitch noises getting through.
However, some early reviews on Reddit aren’t as thrilling. Some people claim that the new “dedicated” mic still picks up a lot of ambient noise. One user even claims that the noise cancellation is not better than it is on the M2. However, there are others who are happy with their new $349 headphones. This blog will let you know very soon if the WH-1000XM3 headphones do, indeed, live up to the hype — and if they’re worth an upgrade for those who own the WH-1000XM2 headphones.