Sony WF-1000M3 headphones may be a handful of a name but is well deserving for its vast usability
The wireless headphones market has expanded so well with radically increasing practicality being packaged in every new product especially in the premium segment. Sony WF-1000M3 headphones sit in the pricey bit of the spectrum against Apple AirPods and Beats Powerbeats Pro. They’ve packed it with dual noise sensor tech with noise cancellation. And it’s truly wireless with no connecting cables in the middle and lightweight too with 9grams on a single bud. Somebody has to explain why it does not have water resistance in spite of their sporty appeal, can’t use it in the gym now.
Sony WF-1000XM3 a better technical package than rivals
The embedded high-definition noise cancellation processor QN1e though is a much needed respite among all these wireless headphones. The forward and back microphone capture most of the ambient noise and makes inverted sound waves to drown unnecessary background cacophony. So happily you can say goodbye to people chatting around you in the airport lounge, loud kids in a coffee shop, daily rants in the metro, and blah blah. Sony made WF-1000M3 with a new Bluetooth chip to keep it light in your ear. The physical component has a ‘tri-hold’ setup to stay housed in your ears comfortably.
For the sceptical listeners there is a Quick Attention mode. Place your finger on the left touch panel and headphone lowers volume and allows you to listen to your surroundings for a quick check. And since it has touch panels on both the sides, you may customise either according to your preferences. Sadly you cannot work the volume up down for some reason. Like why not give a tiny volume rocker Sony, hmph! UK pricing of about Rs 19k puts them dangerously close to the Bose SoundSport Free which is a smashing pair of earphones. But Sony has noise cancellation and are lighter adding to their advantage. Anyhow, Sony does have a winner with the WF-1000XM3. Launch it in India soon Sony.