Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
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.
Experience the Next Level of Silence
See what happens when it's just you and your music, with noise canceling that cuts more outside sound than ever before. And experience how smart headphones can be with advanced noise-canceling technology such as Adaptive Sound Control, and the convenience of smart features including Quick Attention, Voice Assistant compatibility and touch control.
Lose yourself in silence
Escape the sounds of the city with industry-leading noise cancelation1. The noise canceling technology in the WH-1000XM3 headphones is our most advanced ever with close fitting ear pads and our HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1.
More power = even less noise
With our new HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1, noise-canceling 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-canceling headphones are designed to block out vehicle noise when traveling. 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.3
Noise cancellation personalized
Unique Personal Optimizing analyzes the sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and hair, then optimizes sound to you.
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-Canceling Processor QN1 realizes the best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion for portable devices and delivers exceptional sound quality. Powerful 1.57" 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 traveling, 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
Take trips without interruption and lose yourself in music with no background noise.
Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while still enjoying music.
Hear important announcements while you wait with reduced background noise.
Tailor sound to you
SENSE ENGINE™ gives you the power to tune in and out of your music at a touch.
Find your perfect sound tone for every song from the presets, also easily customizable to your preference with Sony | Headphones Connect APP.
Virtual surround sound
Feel immersed in sound wherever you are. Experience audio optimized for different listening environments including outdoor stages, clubs, halls and arenas.
Sound Position Control
Choose the direction you want the sound to come from, just as you can with a wireless speaker.
Talk at a touch with Quick Attention
Communicate without taking your headphones off. Place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation.
Hear what’s important with Ambient Sound Control
Adjust ambient sound with the Sony | Headphones Connect APP to hear essential sounds when you’re listening on the move.
Wear all day in total comfort
Super soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase earpad 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.4
Clearer hands-free calling with a double tap
Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap. Thanks to several microphones, WH-1000XM3 delivers clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone.
Control at your fingertip
Change the track, turn the volume up or down and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the panel with your fingertip.
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.5
Swivel foldable structure
The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case.
Carry case with cable
The supplied carrying case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.
- Approx. 8.99 oz
- Black or Silver
- Headphone Type
- Closed, dynamic
- Driver Unit
- 1.57 ", dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
- Impedance (Ohm)
- 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)
- Aluminum coated LCP
- Frequency Response
- 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
- Frequency Response (Active Operation)
- 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
- Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication)
- 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)/20 Hz–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz Sampling, 990 kbps)
- Sensitivities (dB/mW)
- 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)
- Volume Control
- Touch Sensor
- Cord Type
- Single-sided (detachable)
- Cord Length
- Headphone cable (approx. 3.94 ft, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
- Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
- Stereo Mini Jack
- Wearing Style
- DSEE HX
- Passive Operation
- Battery Charge Time
- Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
- Battery Charge Method
- Battery Life (continuous music playback time)
- Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 38 hours (NC OFF)
- Battery Life (Waiting Time)
- Max. 30 hours (NC ON), Max. 200 hours (NC OFF)
- Bluetooth® version
- Version 4.2
- Effective Range
- Line of sight approx. 30 ft (10 m)
- Frequency Range
- 2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)
- A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
- Supported Audio Format(s)
- SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
- Supported Content Protection
- NC ON/OFF Switch
- Personal NC Optimizer
- Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing
- Ambient Sound Mode
- Quick Attention
What's In The Box
- Carrying Case
- Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
- Connection Cable
- USB Cable