Product Comparison: Sony WF-1000XM3 vs Sony WF1000X

General Specifications
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.
These true wireless, minimal design earbuds fit securely in your ears, and with digital noise cancelling, all you hear is your music. The Smart Listening technology can detect your activity and adjust the noise cancelling levels appropriately.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
4 hours
3 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.
Sony WF1000X Wireless Headphones
  • Battery life is decent though. I'm ok with it. You can't expect all day battery life in such a small form factor.
  • They have a great fit and are quite comfortable. I love not having to deal with a cord on the back of my neck!
  • Excellent sound for such a small audio driver, very loud, very punchy.
  • The sound quality when both earpieces were working was good when standing still or sitting, but when walking, a low frequency rumble could be heard on both sides.
  • There are a lot of frequencies these just don't handle well, and the "absolute" level of noise canceling was also rather poor.
Size & Weight
5.6 in.
6 in.
4.7 in.
5 in.
2.5 in.
2.4 in.
3.52 oz.
9.1 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.
Sony WF1000X Wireless Headphones
  • The holder that doubles as a charger is nice and slim too. Small enough to keep in your pocket.
  • Carrying/charging case is a good size to put in a pocket with a phone.
  • Very stylish and perfect size. Good sound, noise cancelling works well.
  • Its good with respect to size & quality of sound. Noise cancellation wasn't really as good.
  • I was truly impressed by the size and great sound. The app is ok. I wish there were the ability for custom EQ.
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1
Fit And Convenience
Triple comfort earbuds, long hybrid silicone rubber earbuds provide to you a nice fit
An ergonomic ear hook keeps your headphones in place
Connection Range
30 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Digital Noise Cancelation, Truly wireless design, The Quick Attention function
Smart Listening, Adaptive Sound Control, Easy hands-free calling, Ambient Sound mode, Digital Noise Cancelling, Works with Google Assistant, Alexa built-in
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.
Sony WF1000X Wireless Headphones
  • The sound quality is quite good. Noise canceling on transit and when walking around outdoors is really good.
  • When indoors, I experienced a very solid connection, even when walking away from the phone.
  • I liked being able to control playback (play/pause, fast-forward, rewind) directly from the headphones.
  • Noise canceling is present, but weak. Volume on the right (slave) earbud was often different from the left.
  • You have to start up the app on your phone every time you turn on the headphones to get it to work (or at least I do).
Battery Type
Battery Charge Time
1.5 hours
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.
Sony WF1000X Wireless Headphones
  • Battery time is a little short at 3.5 hours but the portable charging case can recharge them 3 times before running out of juice.
  • Case for recharge copes with its tasks. He quite quickly lets me listen to music again.
  • Battery life sucks, no way around it, but personally it's not a big deal for me because I use them for 1-2 hrs at a time and then I just put them back in the case to recharge.
  • Battery time is short. You won't want to travel any great distance with these.
  • They’re not that loud, battery lasts about an hour and a half on full volume. 3-4 recharges and the whole thing is dead.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
229.99 $
199.99 $

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