Further strengthening its position in audio segment, Sony India has unveiled the WH-1000XM3 around-ear headphones. The headphone is priced at Rs 29,900.
WH-1000XM3 benefits from a newly developed HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1 which Sony claims has approximately four times greater performance than the previous processor. This newly-developed component can negate transport noise like its predecessor, and also further cancels out daily background sounds such as street noise and human voices. It further features Dual Noise Sensor technology that captures ambient noise with dual microphones and then passes the sound data to the processor to cancel the noise.
The WH-1000XM3 delivers exquisite High-Resolution Audio with a 40mm driver unit with a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm that Sony claims can handle heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz. This enables one to enjoy listening music exactly how the artist intended.
The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 works not only for Noise Canceling but also realises high sound quality with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing and the combination of DAC with Amplifier functionality. This offers a high sound quality, best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio, and low distortion for portable devices.
Like its predecessor model, WH-1000XM3 is also equipped with Quick Attention Mode which enables one to know what’s going on around them without taking the headphones off. The user can place their right hand over the right housing to decrease music volume instantly, which allows one to quickly respond to those around them. There are other ways to control the sound too by just swiping the touchpad on the right housing to turn the volume up/down or to change track.
Another improvement is the Customizable Automatic Power Off function on the companion Headphones Connect app, which allows the headphones to stay on in Noise Cancellation mode without being connected to a device. The function is perfect if one wants noise reduction without listening to music.
The WH-1000XM3 has a new, slimmer silhouette and is lighter in weight than their predecessor and they only weigh 255g. They come with a fabric case and in black or platinum silver with gold highlights.
With 30 hours of battery life, on Noise Canceling and Bluetooth connection, the 1000XM3 headphones have an upgraded Quick Charging function that provides five hours of wireless playback with ten minutes of charging via USB type-C port.