WF-1000XM3

Only music. Nothing else.

Freedom perfected in a truly wireless design, with advanced noise cancelling powered by Sony’s proprietary HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e. Form meets function with up to 24 total hours of battery life.

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WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

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WF-1000XM3 key features
Advanced 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.

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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.

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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.

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6-mm driver unit

A tiny-yet-powerful 6-mm driver unit sits inside the headphones to deliver rich, clear, expansive sound.

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HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e

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.

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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.

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.

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(A) WF-1000X L to R Relay BT Transmission.
(B) WF-1000XM3 L/R Simultaneous BT Transmission

Stable, reliable Bluetooth® connectivity

A Bluetooth chip, which transmits sound to left and right ears simultaneously, coupled with optimized antenna design, ensures a stable connection and outstanding listening. Low audio latency makes for enjoyable viewing too.

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.

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Engineered for a secure, stable fit
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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.

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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.

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Everything you need

With 3 sizes of triple-comfort earbuds and 4 sizes of long hybrid silicon rubber earbuds included, you can find the perfect fit for your ears to maximize sound quality and minimize outside noise. A USB-C charging cable is also included in the box.

All-day battery life

With the WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones, the music just keeps on playing.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Talk at a touch with Quick Attention

Placing your finger over the earbud turns the volume down and lets in ambient sound so you can chat with someone without taking your headphones off. Intuitive touch control settings puts control at your fingertips—for example, tap on the left earbud to change from Noise Cancelling to Ambient Sound. You can also assign alternative options, such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and music volume control, to each earbud using the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

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 travelling, walking or waiting—then adjusts ambient sound settings to suit the situation. You can also customize the settings to your preferences.

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Travelling

Take trips without interruption and lose yourself in music with no background noise.

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Walking

Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.

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Waiting

Hear important announcements while you wait, while reducing other background noise.

Headphones that react to you

A proximity sensor in each earbud can detect whether you’re wearing one or both and adapts playback accordingly.

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Pause the music

Take out one earbud and the music automatically pauses on both sides.

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Resume playing

Put the earbud back in and the music automatically resumes playing.

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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.

Go smarter with your favourite voice assistant

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and Siri

Manage your day, just by asking your favourite voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders and more.

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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.

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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.

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Choose your colour

The WF-1000XM3 headphones and carrying case come in a choice of colours to suit your style.

Certified headphones for a personalized experience

With 360 Reality Audio certified headphones and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimize your experience by analyzing your individual ear shape, and enjoy the ultimate immersive music experience.

A personal cinematic experience

With BRAVIA XR™ and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS7

Enjoy a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience and 360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your ears with BRAVIA XR and these headphones using the wireless transmitter WLA-NS7.  

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360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimized for you. The app captures and analyzes your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

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Dolby Atmos Experience

With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.

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Try sample music on the demo player by downloading the Artist Connection App

Specifications and Features

WF-1000XM3 truly wireless headphones combine advanced noise cancellation with high quality sound, smart listening features, Bluetooth® and NFC connectivity, all-day battery life and long-listening comfort.
  • Digital Noise Cancelling with HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e and Dual Noise Sensor Technology

  • Truly wireless design with BLUETOOTH® wireless technology

  • Up to 24 hours of battery life for all-day listening

  • The Quick Attention function lets you chat easily without removing your headphones

  • Modern classic design sits securely in your ears

Driver Unit
6 mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
DSEE HX
Yes
Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication)
20–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling)
Frequency Response (Active Operation)
-
Passive Operation
-
NFC
Yes (Case)
Cord Length
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