Published: Sun, July 07, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Sony unveils its WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling wireless earbuds

Sony unveils its WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling wireless earbuds

In a recent move, Sony has announced the launch of a new pair of active noise-canceling truly wireless earbuds called WF-1000XM3.

Our managing editor totally loves Sony's premium 1000XM3 series of eargear (see here for the headphones and here for the earbuds). First up, alongside the new name, the WF-1000XM3 feature Sony's new QN1e HD Noise Cancelling Processor and Dual Noise Sensor Technology. It consists of 24-bit audio signal processing for dramatically improved sound quality and an HD Noise Cancelling Processor. Turn off the noise-cancelling and you should get eight hours from a single charge and an extra 24 hours from the case. A ten minute charge in the case is good for 90 minutes of playback with active noise cancellation switched on. The Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds also support Google Assistant. You can purchase them in Black or Silver that actually is closer to golden in some parts. Place your finger on the touch panel of the left earpiece to quickly lower the audio volume and hear outside noises again, to order something to drink or listen to an announcement. Sony's one highly regarded WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones released a year ago, that feature industry-leading noise-canceling technology is about to be taken to the next level.

Sony claims the Headphones Connect app will offer a feature called Adaptive Sound Control that detects what you are doing and enhances important noises like a auto honking while youre on the street or a train announcement while waiting at the platform. Touch sensitive controls on the buds provide for a light touch in running things. This is Sony's Quick Attention mode, pointed out by Tom's Guide. Sony promises the best wireless headphones available in the market today. However, Sony's sealed in-ear design and the number of eartip options in the box give them a better fit and greater bass depth than the unsealed AirPods. With 4 sizes of hybrid earbuds and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds, you can find your flawless fit.

I expect to be able to bring you more information about Sony's approach to noise cancellation after a briefing in a couple of weeks.

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If you are looking to replace your terrible Apple AirPods, here's the good news.

Six hours of battery life becomes 24 thanks to the battery case. 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, so you never miss a beat.

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