Product Comparison: Sony WF-1000XM3 vs Beats Powerbeats Pro

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General Specifications
Powerbeats Pro
About the Product
Freedom perfected in a truly wireless design, with industry leading noise canceling powered by Sony’s proprietary HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e. Form meets function with up to 24 total hours of battery life with quick charging, touchpad controls, premium sound quality, and smart features like Wearing Detection and Quick Attention Mode.
We listened to real athletes and we heard that nothing was more important than sound. Powerbeats Pro delivers powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation for a premium listening experience.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
4 hours
9 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • Excellent noise cancellation, good ergonomics, great sound, strong battery life.
  • Any reasonable person will have no issue with battery on these. I have worn them for multiple hours at a time and the battery has not even dipped below 70%.
  • The sound quality, noise cancellation, battery life, and features of the WF-1000XM3 are incredible.
  • Really good audio quality, fast connectivity, great battery life, classy look.
  • The right side was draining much faster then left side. They were at 70% to 95% of left side. This is a real problem on longer flights.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
  • Some friends of mine have Air Pods and they all said they didn’t have cutout issues and battery life was pretty good.
  • Battery life, and sound quality is absolutely perfect. The earphones hold perfectly in place even during HIIT, and the sweat resistant makes it better than apple AirPods.
  • The positive aspect of these headphones is the battery life.....they do last quite a bit, and the new chip in them, makes connections very smooth and seamless.
  • Love the deep sound. Really comfortable. Better fit and security than my “old” AirPods. Battery life excellent.
  • The battery life is usually dismal for obvious reasons, and most had complaints of cutouts between the earbuds.
Size & Weight
5.6 in.
4.4 in.
4.7 in.
4.4 in.
2.5 in.
3.2 in.
3.52 oz.
0.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • The noise canceling is the best feature and it’s amazing how powerful these things are in their compact size.
  • Small and compact, these also permit pairing with more than one Bluetooth unit.
  • In terms of looks, I find it to be a classy look. It definitely doesn't look bulky, (like an oversized bug sitting in your ear) and it feels light weight, being overall comfortable.
  • I really like how they are light weight and can be used in any situation: running, working out in a gym, working in the office, chilling at home.
  • While they are light, extended wear does cause some discomfort.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
  • I really like the light weight feel. It did take me a bit to figure out how to slide these in and out of my ears but it took almost no time.
  • So light that I often forgot they were in my ears. Highly recommended!
  • They're light, they sound great, and best of all, they fit in my ear without me having to fidget with them after a few steps.
  • Outstanding sound, they are priced a little high, but they are worth every penny. They stay on your ear, very light in weight.
  • It’s actually smaller than I thought, but would still be uncomfortable in a pocket.
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Class 1
Fit And Convenience
Triple comfort earbuds, long hybrid silicone rubber earbuds provide to you a nice fit
Power Beats Pro totally wireless earphones, ear tips with four size options are very convinient for long time listening
Connection Range
30 feet
328 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Digital Noise Cancelation, Truly wireless design, The Quick Attention function
Dual beam-forming microphones, Dual optical sensors, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer
What customers say about "Features"
Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • Sound quality is flat and natural, and easily adjusted if desired with the Sony app. It was, subjectively, more detailed than the previous model.
  • Sound quality is gorgeous, especially if you select sound quality vs. connectivity (set through the app).
  • The reception sound quality is great. The mic sound transmission is choppy--people keep telling me it's hard to hear me and the sound is inconsistent.
  • The touch controls are a little bit fiddly, they are actually perhaps a little too sensitive.
  • The Sony iPhone headphone app doesn't consistently connect to the earbuds.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
  • They are super convenient, easy to connect and won't fall out of your ears.
  • Connect super fast to the phone and I never drop from the iPhone.
  • They totally work - the connection is solid, the soundstage is wide and clear, they sound great, they actually reveal quite a lot of detail, they are VERY comfortable.
  • I didn’t have any fatigue during my ride, but my ears were definitely a little sensitive where the hook was resting after I took the headphones off.
  • The indicator light on the front is unhelpful, as it needs to communicate the status of three different things (both headphones and the box itself), so it ends up communicating nothing.
Battery Type
Battery Charge Time
1.5 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • The case is not a burden in a reasonable pocket. It easily provides three or so recharges.
  • Toss them in the case for a quick charge and you are back on the go.
  • Battery life is really good and haven't had any issue through out the day. Fast charging too.
  • They quick-charge from the charging case nicely, going from zero to 70% charged in a surprisingly short time.
  • 3 hours into the flight, I was getting notice that the battery was low. Had to take them off to charge.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
  • Great battery life (easily a day of on and off full use from 5am to 10pm). Fast recharging.
  • I love the battery life and integration with the Apple ecosystem and i can recharge the battery quite fast!
  • Battery life is stellar compared to other products in its class and fast recharging so nice to have.
  • They sound like regular old headphones. The only saving grace is that when they do connect and work, the battery is nice. Yahoo.
  • Battery: best I've ever used. Have only charged up the case three times in the month I've had them.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
229.99 $
249.95 $

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