WH-1000XM3 - Experience The Next Level Of Silence
WH-1000XM3 headphones take you even deeper into silence with further improvements to our industry-leading noise cancellation1, and smart listening that adjusts to your situation.
See what happens when it's just you and your music, with noise cancelling that cuts more outside sound than ever before. And experience how smart headphones can be with advanced noise-cancelling technology such as Adaptive Sound Control, and the convenience of smart features including Quick Attention, Voice Assistant compatibility and touch control.
- HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 lets you listen without distractions
- Unique automatic personal NC and Atmospheric Pressure optimization
- Wireless freedom with Bluetooth® technology and NFC
- Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts ambient sound to your activity
- High-quality audio with DSEE HX™ and LDAC
- SENSE ENGINE gives you the power to tune in and out of your music at a touch
- Swivel foldable structure - The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case
- Comes with carrying case and cable - The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening
Lose Yourself in Silence
Escape the sounds of the city with industry-leading noise cancellation1. The noise cancelling technology in the WH-1000XM3 headphones is our most advanced ever with close fitting ear pads and our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1.
More Power = Even Less Noise
With our new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, noise cancelling power is greatly enhanced. Having a dedicated NC processor also ensures the reproduction of your music is never compromised due to processor performance.
Block Out More
Most noise-cancelling headphones are designed to block out vehicle noise when travelling. The WH-1000XM3 headphones are no exception, but are also highly effective at blocking out daily noise like voices and the background sounds you might hear walking through a city.
Noise Canceling Made to Fly
Unique Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing delivers optimal sound at high altitude.2
Wireless Freedom, Great Sound in Silence
LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH® wireless audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
Sound You Can Believe In
A built-in amplifier integrated in HD Noise-Cancelling Processor QN1 realizes the best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion for portable devices and delivers exceptional sound quality. Powerful 40-mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40 kHz.
Smart Listening by SENSE ENGINE - Automatically Adjusts to Your Situation
See how Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity such as travelling, walking and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to you. And with Quick Attention, you can communicate without removing your headphones - simply place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation.
Automatically Adjusts to Whatever You Do
Travelling - Take trips without interruption and lose yourself in music with no background noise.
Walking - Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.
Waiting - Hear important announcements while you wait with reduced background noise.
Wear All Day in Total Comfort
Super soft, pressure-relieving ear pads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear pad contact for a stable fit. Comfort is further enhanced by a larger and deeper ergonomic ear space structure. And with a lighter weight design, your music is the only thing you'll notice all day.
Smarter Than Your Average Headphones
Everything is at your fingertips. Answer hands-free phone calls with a double tap, or change tracks, adjust the volume and make calls by touching or swiping the panel. And help from your phone's voice assistant is just one long press away.
Be Smarter with Voice Assistant
Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal assistant, always ready to help. Simply press and hold the noise-canceling button and ask your phone's assistant something while pressing.3
All Day Power and Quick Charging
With a huge 30 hours of battery life, you'll have enough power even for long trips away. And if you need to charge in a hurry, you can get five hours' worth of charge after just ten minutes with the optional AC adapter.4
|Product||Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones w/ Bluetooth, NFC|
|Driver||40mm, Dome type (CCAW Voice coil) w/ Neodymium|
|Type||Closed, Dynamic, Over-Ear (Circumaural), Over-the-Head|
|Frequency Response||4 Hz ~ 20,000 Hz
Bluetooth: 20~20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling) / 20~40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling, 990 kbps)
|Impedance||47 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on)
16 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
|Sensitivity||104.5 dB/mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on)
101 dB/mW (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
|Diaphragm||Aluminum coated LCP|
|Wireless Connection||Bluetooth, NFC|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz ~ 2.4835 GHz)|
|Bluetooth® Version||Version 4.2|
|Bluetooth® Profile||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP|
|Supported Audio Format(s)||SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC|
|Supported Content Protection||SCMS-T|
|Effective Range||Line of sight approx. 10 m (30 ft)|
|Noise Cancelling||Yes, with On/Off switch|
|Ambient Sound Mode||Yes|
|Volume Control||Touch Sensor|
|Connector||Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug|
|Interface||USB Type-C (on earpiece)|
|Battery||Internal rechargeable battery|
|Battery Life||Up to 30 hours (with NC on)
Up to 38 hours (with NC off)
|Charge Time||Approx.3 hours (Full charge)|
|Cable Type||Single-sided (Detachable)|
1. As of August 30, 2018. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines. In headband-style of wireless noise cancelling headphones market.
2. Please check airline policy before using your BLUETOOTH® connection.
3. Update of Firmware and Sony | Headphones Connect App is needed. Available from September 2018 onward. Google Assistant app needs to be installed on your device. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. The Google Assistant is not available in all countries and languages. Requires pairing with eligible phone and Internet connection.
4. When using optional 1.5-A or more AC adapter.
- Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, Silver
- Carrying Case
- USB Cable
- Connection Cable
- Plug Adapter for In-flight Use
- Operating Instructions