Sony Introduces Next-Level Noise Cancellation with the WH-1000XM3 Headphones

The WH-1000XM3 headphones are the newest addition to the Sony 1000X family. This headband-style around ear model offers all the much-loved features from the previous WH-1000XM2 model, while adding multiple key improvements such as an upgraded Noise Cancelling performance.

Block More Ambient Sound

Listen with next level silence thanks to Sony’s industry-leading Noise Cancellation technologies. The 1000XM3’s benefit from a newly developed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 which has approximately four times greater performance than the previous processor.

This newly-developed component can not only negate transport noise but also further cancels out daily background sounds such as street noise and human voices. It also features a Dual Noise Sensor technology that captures ambient noise with dual microphones and then passes the sound data to the processor to cancel the noise.

Sony WH-1000XM3's noise cancelling processor chip

These headphones are made to fly, as their Atmospheric Pressure Optimising feature allows the Noise Cancelling performance to adapt specifically to high altitude by using sensors to detect the air pressure around you and optimise Noise Cancelling accordingly.

Premium Sound

These headphones deliver High-Resolution Audio with a 40mm driver unit and a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm that handles heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz. This enables you to enjoy listening to your music exactly how the artist intended.

Sony WH-1000XM3 controls

The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 works not only for Noise Cancelling, but also offers high sound quality with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing and the combination of DAC with Amplifier functionality. This offers exceptionally high sound quality, best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio, and low distortion for portable devices.

Smart Listening

The activity recognition feature, Adaptive Sound Control, detects your physical situation. With 3 auto mode-changes for the 1000XM3’s, you can hear all ambient sounds together with music when walking, hear announcements as well as your music when waiting, and be immersed in music with Noise Cancellation when travelling by the train or the bus.

Sony WH-1000XM3 travel pack in Platinum Silver

Customise Your Sound

Quick Attention Mode lets you hear what’s going on around you without taking your headphones off. Place your right hand over the right housing to decrease music volume instantly, which allows you to quickly respond to those around you. For example, when flying, you can order your drink without taking your headphones off. There are other ways to control the sound too – swipe the touchpad on the right housing to turn the volume up/down or to change track.

Sony WH-1000XM3's noise reduction function

Another improvement is the Customisable Automatic Power Off function on the companion Headphones Connect app, which means the headphones can stay on and in Noise Cancellation mode without being connected to a device – perfect if you want noise reduction without listening to music. For example, you can rest peacefully while on a long-haul flight.

Easy, Practical, Comfortable

The 1000XM3’s have a new, slimmer silhouette and are lighter in weight than their predecessor. They are very comfortable to wear, thanks to a deeper earcup and a thicker headband cushion. They feel good whilst looking good! They also come with a stylish fabric case which will satisfy the fashion-conscious and new, eye-catching colour options of black or platinum silver with gold highlights.

Sony WH-1000XM3's packaging in Black

Besides offering 30 hours of battery life with Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth connection, the 1000XM3 headphones have an upgraded Quick Charging function that provides five hours of wireless playback after a mere ten minutes of charging.

Voice calls are also made clearer, with the introduction of multiple microphones, ideal for hands-free conversations.

The WH-1000XM3 will be available in Singapore from September 2018.