WF-1000XM3 - Only Music. Nothing Else.
Freedom perfected in a truly wireless design, with industry-leading noise cancelling powered by Sony's proprietary HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e. Form meets function with up to 24 total hours of battery life.1, 2
WF-1000XM3 truly wireless headphones combine industry-leading noise cancellation4 with high-quality sound, smart listening features, Bluetooth® and NFC connectivity, all-day battery life and long-listening comfort.
- Digital noise cancelling lets you listen without distractions
- Truly wireless with uninterrupted Bluetooth® streaming
- Minimal design sits securely in your ears
- Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts ambient sound to your activity
- Ambient Sound mode lets you hear essential sounds
- The Quick Attention function lets you chat easily without removing your headphones
- Up to 24 hours of battery life6 for all-day listening
Discover the WF-1000XM3 Headphones
Industry-leading noise cancellation4 and stunning sound in a compact, stylish, truly wireless design.
Industry-leading Noise Cancellation
The noise cancelling technology in the WF-1000XM3 is the most advanced ever in truly wireless headphones, with our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e. So you can lose yourself completely in your music.
Dual Noise Sensor Technology
Dual microphones - one feed-forward and one feed-back - on the surface of the headphones catch more of the ambient sounds of your surroundings, whether it's in-flight noise, city traffic or office chatter.
HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e
Having caught the ambient sound, the dedicated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e gets to work. It not only cancels significantly more noise across almost all frequencies but also uses less power.
The multi-talented HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e combines Digital Noise Cancelling, 24-bit Audio Signal Processing, and a Digital-to-Analogue converter with headphone amplifier. The result? Stunning sound with minimal distortion.
Exceptional Sound Quality
Packed with advanced audio technology, the WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling earbuds not only deliver noise-free listening but also offer breathtaking sound quality.
6-mm Driver Unit
A tiny-yet-powerful 6-mm driver unit sits inside the headphones to deliver rich, clear, expansive sound.
Upscale digital music with DSEE HX
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX™) upscales compressed digital music files, bringing them closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.
Truly Wireless Technology
With Bluetooth® wireless technology and an ergonomic fit for all-day comfort, the WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones offer true wireless freedom.
Ultimate listening freedom
A new Bluetooth® chip and optimized antenna design provide a stable connection for hour upon hour of high-quality wireless streaming.
Perfect for TV Shows, Movies and More
Watching video content on your smartphone or tablet? The advanced wireless connection on the WF-1000XM3 syncs what you see on screen precisely with what you hear on your headphones for more enjoyable viewing.
Superior listening with a new Bluetooth® chip
Rather than relaying sound from one ear to the other, the newly developed Bluetooth® chip transmits sound to the left and right ears simultaneously for an exceptional listening experience.
Optimized Antenna Design
The placement of the headphones' Bluetooth® antenna has been optimized to ensure a wider coverage. This helps keep the signal strong for uninterrupted streaming.
Ergonomic Tri-hold Structure
The noise cancelling earbuds are ergonomically designed to make contact with three different points on your ear for a secure, comfortable fit.
High-friction Rubber Surface
A high-friction rubber surface keeps the noise cancelling earbuds snug and secure in your ear, so they won't slip out unexpectedly.
All-day Battery Life
With the WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones, the music just keeps on playing.
Up to 24 Hours of Listening
On a full charge, the headphones offer 6 hours of power and the handy charging case provides a further three charges to keep you going throughout the day. That's up to 24 hours of noise-free listening. With noise cancelling off, it's even longer - 8 hours of power on a full charge, with a further three charges from the charging case, for up to 32 hours of play time.
Quick Charging When You Need It
Sometimes you need music, fast. So if your headphones are running low on power, a 10-minute quick charge in the charging case gives you up to 90 minutes of play time.
Just say the word with Voice Assistant
Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders, and more. With the Google Assistant7, you only have to ask.
Clearer Hands-free Calling
Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. The WF-1000XM3 headphones deliver clearer voice quality and you can take calls using either, or both, of the earbuds. This allows you to alternate their recharging or hear calls clearly in noisy environments.
Powered by innovative SENSE ENGINE™ technology, WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones enhance your listening experience with a range of smart features.
Talk at a Touch with Quick Attention
Placing your finger over the earbud turns the volume right down and lets in ambient sound. So you can instantly chat with someone without taking your headphones off.
Adaptive Sound Control Automatically Adjusts to Whatever You Do
The Sony | Headphones Connect app offers Adaptive Sound Control, a smart function that automatically detects what you're up to - such as traveling, walking or waiting - then adjusts ambient sound settings to suit the situation. You can also customize the settings to your preferences.
Headphones that React to You
A proximity sensor in each earbud can detect whether you're wearing one or both and adapts playback accordingly.
Be in Control of Your Listening
With the Sony | Headphones Connect app, Ambient Sound Control lets you adjust the volume of background sound and gives you the option to allow voices alone to be heard. Meanwhile, the Equalizer lets you customize sound levels to suit your music.
Control at Your Fingertips
WF-1000XM3 headphones feature intuitive touch control settings - for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound, or double tap on the right to skip to the next track.
Customizable Touch Controls
If you want to customize your touch controls, no problem. The Sony | Headphones Connect app lets you assign alternative options, such as Google Assistant, to each earbud.
Modern Classic Style
From the headphones with their clean, minimalist look, to the charging case with its tactile, high-end finish, it's all about elegant, understated style.
Handy Magnetic Charging Case
Put your noise cancelling headphones back into the charging case and they'll nestle into place with a satisfying snap thanks to a magnetic interior. A USB-C™ cable lets you recharge the case quickly and easily, ready for another day's listening.
Choose Your Colour
The WF-1000XM3 headphones and carrying case come in a choice of colours to suit your style.
Everything You Need
A USB-C™ charging cable and two types of earbud in a range of sizes are included in the box.
|Product||Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones w/ Bluetooth, NFC|
|Driver||6mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)|
|Type||Closed Dynamic, In-Ear headphones|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz ~ 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling)|
|Wireless Connection||Bluetooth, NFC|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz band|
|Bluetooth® Version||Version 5.0|
|Bluetooth® Profile||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP|
|Supported Audio Format(s)||SBC, AAC|
|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|
|Power||Carrying charging case|
|Battery||Internal rechargeable battery|
|Battery Life||Up to 9 hours|
|Charge Time||Approx.1.5 hours
(Approx. 2 hrs to charge case, Approx. 3 hrs to charge case with headset)
|Weight||Approx. 2x 8.5g (headphones)
Approx. 79g (charging case)
1. As of June 1, 2019. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines in the Truly Wireless style noise-cancelling headphones market.
3. Price does not include "Provincial Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)". For more details see
4. As of June 1, 2019. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines in the Truly Wireless style noise cancelling headphones market.
5. As of 6-25-2019. Ambient noise reduction according to research by Sony Corp., measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines, for the headband, behind-the-neck, and truly wireless style of wireless noise-cancelling headphones market.
6. 3 times charging with the charging case is required - 6 hrs (earbuds) plus 18 hrs (charging case ), total 24 hrs when using Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth® connection. 8 hrs (earbuds) plus 24 hrs (charging case), total 32 hrs when using Bluetooth® connection with Noise Cancelling switched off.
- Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, Black
- Carrying Charging Case
- USB Type-C Cable
- Additional Replacement Earbuds
- Operating Instructions