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Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic and Alexa voice control Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation Black

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Sound Quality
 290
noise, sound, bose, hear, headphones
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The sound quality is definitely the best i've experienced. ... I dont ever know how loud im talking due to the noise canceling. ... Constant sounds soft sounds, or low sounds such as highway traffic, trains, cows, neighbors tv, wind, and other are nearly always muted entirely even without music playing.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality: The Wh1000xm3 sound better than the wh1000xm2 for obvious reason but not blow out the water better. ... You hear more separation in your music. ... It made my listening experience far more enjoyable. ... Although by itself it already cancels noise out exceptionally better. ... It's really because your voice is not a constant sound wave.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality on these headphones are suberb and the bass I get from these XM3s blow me away.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is very good, i would give an 8,5 out of 10 on sound quality (but i am using an iphone, so no LDAC or Aptx HD). ... The Bose is almost as good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound quality although the bass gets a bit too punchy sometimes when at the highest setting (don’t suggest going over +6 in the app).  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones perform three functions for me: ... - digital piano sound isolation ... They sound great - and bluetooth AAC sounds great from my Apple devices. ... I needed a headphone that could isolate my piano music from the TV . ... These do the job better than sound isolating headphones like DirectSound ex29 - which I also own . ... I use these headphones wired with the digital piano. ... I'd consider that an emergency feature, so you'll never be without sound. ... I hear fine, and never have had a complaint about my voice, but I'd say apple AirPods make the person speaking sound clearer. ... I like that you can adjust the amount and kind of noise cancelation you'd like . ... I usually use them with it 100% on, but if you want ambient sound to be let in, you can do that . ... (the other is for the ambient sound mode).  ...  "
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" ...  The default sound profile was simply atrocious by comparison to the sound the QC35 ii produced. ... Bose sounded great out of the box but entirely lack an equalizer feature. ... Bose seemed to deal better with monotone background noise, like fans, car sounds and wind.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound may not be the best among competitors, but Sony really did good with this one.  ...  "
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Noise Cancellation
 261
cancelling, cancellation, canceling, noise cancelling, sound quality
+95%
-5%
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" ...  They are everything you would want in noise canceling.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise suppression is not complete in mid-range (voices are very soft), but is quite impressive in other frequencies.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose Sony as they were rated #1 in noise cancellation on a couple of websites. ... The difference between 0.8 and 0.9 atmosphere has a big effect on noise cancellation effectiveness.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had quite a few Bose noise canceling headphones including the QC35 and the QC 35II's. ... I have to say that the Sony 1000M3's surpass the Bose in noise canceling and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Let me first start off by saying that this this is my 1st pair of high end noise cancelling headphones. ... The noise cancelling in phenomenal ... The app lets you control how much noise cancelling you want. ... When you have music playing at any volume, I'd venture to say that the noice cancelling blocks virtually 100% of outside noises- be it HVAC, airplane engines, annoying conversations, blaring TV's, and so on.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise canceling is ridiculous .  ...  "
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" ...  BUY BUY BUY BUY NOISE CANCELING IS PHENOMENAL ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation works fine. ... Cancelling voices and other sounds well.  ...  "
Comfort
 189
ears, head, headphones, bose, comfort
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Good touch controls, comfortable to wear, and the phone app is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  My brothers both upgraded from the 2000 and say these are far superior in comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  These are hands down the best headphones I have ever owned.  ...  "
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" ...  They do seem to be larger which more easily accommodates my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  - Comfortable (similar to Bose) ... - The function touch pad is sensitive and easy to unintentionally do something like skip the track when adjusting the headset on your ears.  ...  "
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" ...  They said they would be more comfortable, and due to larger ear cups (and the lighter weight), they are.  ...  "
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" ...  These are definitely the best headphones I’ve ever had.  ...  "
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" ...  And these are so comfortable you can wear them all day.  ...  "
Headphones
 142
headphone, best, bose, ear, sound
+87%
-13%
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" ...  I love these headphones, paired with an iPhone 8S.  ...  "
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" ...  the best headphones I've ever had  ...  "
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" ...  They are absolutely the best headphones I’ve ever used.  ...  "
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" ...  These are great headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll update after I have more experience with the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Paying this much for a headphone, I'd like to use any AUX cord I have laying around.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony states that you need 'simply restart the headphones'.  ...  "
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" ...  I owned version 2 of these headphones. ... I love using these headphones at work.  ...  "
Battery Life
 95
life, battery life, charge, hours, sound
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Battery life is pretty good for my daily needs and when I turn on noise cancellation, the dome pressure isn't as oppressive as the Bose - as a result I do not feel nauseous on prolonged use.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound, comfort, quality and reliablity, features, battery life, and value. ... Battery life - 10/10 - Can't argue with the battery life on these. ... Best battery in the segment, and I really have no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't speak to the battery life yet since I just got them yesterday, but overall they seem well worth the extra money.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, and wonderful battery life!  ...  "
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" ...  - the charge lasts for days and recharges are very fast  ...  "
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" ...  The noise cancellation is great and the battery lasts for days.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to use them for a few hours that night and on my flight home the next day. ... -Battery life is incredible on both M2 and M3 but now with USBC its even a better experience. ... Sony states that a 10 min charge will get 5 hours of playback.  ...  "
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" ...  Similar battery life, but superior sound and noise cancellation.  ...  "
Apps
 69
sony, android, sound, google, eq
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Support for many updated applications.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound: when the equalizer in the companion app is set to my taste, this is one of the best sounding headphone I ever had.  ...  "
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" ...  The beauty of it is, you can adjust your settings within the Sony app if you want a certain sound.  ...  "
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" ...  App is great too.  ...  "
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" ...  - Sony headphones app (does a lot of things to customize the headphones, Bose app not very good)  ...  "
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" ...  They said they would sound better, and they sound twice as good, especially after setting your custom EQ settings in the app.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is pretty much what I expected, using the app is a must for different types of music.  ...  "
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" ...  Crystal clear with an app that lets you adjust the levels to your liking.  ...  "
For Travel
 66
travel, plane, noise, flights, traveling
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Silencing the ruble of jets on trips is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I took this on a trip where I had 15 hours of flight time plus a layover for another 6 hours. ... One flight had a toddler behind me and the kid was crying for most of the trip (poor kid and poor parents, they had a hard trip) but the headphones largely blocked it all out.  ...  "
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" ...  They fold up nicely for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  I use exclusively at my desk at work but would likely take the Bose when traveling because they feel lighter when walking around and I wouldn’t worry about stuffing them in my bag quite as much.  ...  "
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" ...  You need the hearing aids to hear the announcements and flight attendants, but even the top of the line hearing aids allow some airplane noise. ... These blocked out so many sounds that the flight attendant would have to tap my arm to get my attention.  ...  "
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" ...  It has transformed my entire flight experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I just took my first flight with them and I was pleased to hear so much background noise filtered out.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially great for travel!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 66
laptop, phone, devices, bluetooth, device
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Their nice phones.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife liked them so much she got a pair.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave it 4-stars because I have a Sony XBR TV which I was expected this headphone can be recognized by this TV even I have latest firmware on the TV and the headphone but this was not the case.  ...  "
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" ...  For what it's worth, I'm running this through a OnePlus 6T which supports aptX  ...  "
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" ...  Links up with my Pixel 2.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are a commuter via subway, bus, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It means that you can connect two devices at once (in my case, smartphone and laptop).  ...  "
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" ...  Pairs quickly with phone.  ...  "
Controls
 64
volume, touch controls, touch, buttons, control
+69%
-31%
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" ...  The noise canceling is incredibly effective and the ability to easily switch to "pass-through mode" to hear background sounds just by pressing a button on the headphones is appreciated. ... Also, the gestures to change songs and volume are useful and pretty cool, although I had to look up how to do that properly on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  The feel of the minimal buttons is fantastic and spaced out so you don't have to look to find it. ... I love the touch pad to control volume, skip or let ambient noise in.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are seamless and become second nature once you use them for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume up, volume down, next song, previous song, and palm (mute volume and noise cancelling) are easy and intuitive to use.  ...  "
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" ...  • Actually really good touch controls.  ...  "
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" ...  You can voice control with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The swipe-based controls are responsive and easy to get used to.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy remrmetable settings in off, call answer, volume on set (check) .  ...  "
Build Quality
 64
material, headphones, headband, quality, plastic
+75%
-25%
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" ...  They also come with a nice case very similar to the one my Bose QC35 II's came in, but seems slightly thinner, which is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I would of like to have some aluminum part specially on the headbands or cups like Bose do.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones look premium and built with very good materials.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall well deserving of the stiff admission price.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very solid and works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the carrying case they come with, part of the quality of them.  ...  "
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" ...  Material quality top notch - and very lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  The material quailty is top notch and I didn't notice any pitching from the headband.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 60
headphones, pairing, pair, device, devices
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Wireless sound: Although I didn't use their top-end Bluetooth capabilities yet (I connected them only to my unremarkable cell phone), I am impressed by their sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: earcups are comfortable, only drops for a split second when first connecting via Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound great - and bluetooth AAC sounds great from my Apple devices. ... The headphones work wired or bluetooth .  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing I find myself missing from the QC35's is dual pairing.  ...  "
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" ...  You would have to go into settings to disconnect the bluetooth from your phone first then youre able to connect to your second device.  ...  "
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" ...  NFC pairing is easy to use and the quick charge with usb C is perfect for heavy users.  ...  "
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" ...  - Range (distance from Bluetooth music source, much longer than Bose)  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation is the best in the segment, works without even having to be connected to bluetooth.  ...  "
Bass
 57
sound, heavy, sony, eq, music
+91%
-9%
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" ...  As others have mentioned, these were a bit bass heavy for my tastes out of the box. ... The bass is punchy (and heavy at the upper EQ levels), mids and highs come through prominently and clear, and the soundstage is spot on for my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones deliver clean sound with strong bass in certain audio modes.  ...  "
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" ...  The XM3's have better highs and lows, and the separation of sounds is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The Sound is crisp and clear while the bass will blow you mind!  ...  "
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" ...  With the use of the free Sony headphones app, you can not only alter the bass as desired, but also tailor the specific frequency ranges either manually or through presets such as "bright, excited, jazz . "  ...  "
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" ...  The bass has such a good range reach and can be nearly removed or overpowering depending upon where you set the levels in the app.  ...  "
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" ...  +sound: quality of bass improved, but not bizarrely better, no need to upgrade  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad for listening to music with more bass.  ...  "
Software Platform
 55
android, sony, update, google, work
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Few tips and tricks as an Android user:  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll be hoping Sony fixes this in a future app/FW update. ... Unfortunately, again, when the headphone FW updated it happened again despite everything else about the app settings functioning perfectly again (clearly a bug Sony hasn’t fixed yet).  ...  "
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" ...  If Sony were to provide an app for computers with the same level of sound control as the mobile app then these would be the perfect pair of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  You can voice control with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Support for many updated applications.  ...  "
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" ...  App is great too.  ...  "
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" ...  One uses either Google Assistant or ambient level changer.  ...  "
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" ...  Just Google it, the info is readily available.  ...  "
For Running
 53
best, gym, good, ever, would
+85%
-15%
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" ...  These headphones are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Every thing about these headphones are great and especially if you have came for just listening to or producing music.  ...  "
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" ...  These are the best headphones I’ve ever used.  ...  "
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" ...  I take them with me on my train commute and wear them all day at the office.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to work out a lot so I was looking for headphones that have sound cancelation for the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  I used both headphones for approximately 20 hours each, in varying environments and situations.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are easy to pair and have excellent sound, but they don't fit tight enough to be a safe alternative for active workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't ask for a better pair of headphones.  ...  "
Charging
 53
charge, usb c, cable, usb, battery
+75%
-25%
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" ...  They have USB-C. Fast Charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I literally put them on the charger for like 15 or 20 minutes and they were at 90%.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery just goes and goes and charges unrealistically fast!  ...  "
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" ...  The charging cord is a little short but fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery is great, it could be used for several days before charging, and it only took less than an hour to get fully charged.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love the USB-C charger.  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes charge for 30 hour lifetime.  ...  "
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" ...  Both come with the same set of cables (1/8" cable, airplane two-prong adapter, micro-USB for charging) and both come with very similar flat, semi-rigid travel cases of about the same size, with a stretchy pocket on the outside.  ...  "
Price
 52
price, headphones, worth the money, money, 350
+83%
-17%
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" ...  If you are already looking in this price range, I would highly recommend them.  ...  "
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" ...  I was a bit skeptical at first when I was considering buying these.  ...  "
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" ...  These are a premium set of headphones and worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  These Sony headphones are well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable and, so far, worth the extra money.  ...  "
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" ...  These are the absolute best headphones I have ever owned and they were most certainly worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Though not inexpensive, the price is worth the value.  ...  "
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" ...  worth every dollar  ...  "
Call quality
 49
calls, call, phone calls, people, phone
+59%
-41%
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" ...  Haven't done a ton with phone calls yet though.  ...  "
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" ...  When using a VOIP service the calls come through crystal clear on both ends.  ...  "
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" ...  I work from Home and get distracted but my surroundings, I need to answer calls and enjoy the Mobility.  ...  "
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" ...  With NC on without playing music, I can still hear people talking. ... Some music can easily cover people's voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Real noise cancelling with pick up while on calls (check) 5. ... Easy remrmetable settings in off, call answer, volume on set (check) .  ...  "
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" ...  I was also very happy to find the call quality is much better than I expected. ... Callers can hear me clearly even when I am on the train.  ...  "
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" ...  You can voice control with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I believe this corrects the home call issue.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 44
month, working, years, weeks, pair
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Honestly haven't checked in a couple of months.)  ...  "
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" ...  I was in an airport a few months back and bought the Bose QC35 II's, and they were very nice but didn't go as loud as I would have liked them too.  ...  "
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" ...  I cant wait to them when flying in two weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had these headphones for 2 months and they do not disappoint.  ...  "
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" ...  Okay, I've held off doing this review for a couple of weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  I am glad to say that the new pair does not have the issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Just bought these a week ago and they’re AMAZING !  ...  "
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" ...  I've purchased their products 50 years ago.  ...  "
Design
 36
design, feel, sleek, build quality, silver
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Materials are good, and light.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love how sleek the design is.  ...  "
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" ...  They said they would look better, and the narrower profile does make them look better.  ...  "
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" ...  Real silver or Ivory with gold would have looked SO MUCH better .  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy the low key aesthetic of the design.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus much better style, IMO.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design and feel of them, better than the bose in that respect.  ...  "
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" ...  The changes are subtle but if you look closely you will see them.  ...  "
Fit
 29
head, noise, headphones, ear, sound quality
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Even while switched off, they already canceled the outside noise, though their comfy fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Both have good padding in both headband and ear cup.  ...  "
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" ...  -I am Happy they finally made a carry case that fits the headphones AND the cables that come with it .  ...  "
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" ...  Since it's fall right now in the US at the time of this review, it's perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Great fit on the head!  ...  "
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" ...  Like the way the fit around my head.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality, fit and finish, ergonomics/fit on my head, and the noise cancelling all seemed better to me.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is superior and the fit is extremely comfortable as they are so light on my head and ears.  ...  "
Cables
 27
headphones, cord, short, charging, usb c
+63%
-37%
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" ...  I'd recommend buying a longer USB-C cord though, unless you only ever plan to connect them to your computer.  ...  "
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" ...  But considering the fact that the trade off in having no cables comes at a sacrifice in sound quality, these Sony's do make that sacrifice a very small and one that is worthwhile.  ...  "
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" ...  A few months ago I had bought another pair of Sony Bluetooth headphones for working out and they came with a 2 foot cable.  ...  "
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" ...  A huge bonus is no more wires — I was always used to launching my phone or having to take them off if working on my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of the aux cable is disappointing but let’s be real if you’re buying $350 wireless headphones you’re not going to use the cable all the time. ... It would be have nice to get a slightly more upscale aux cable though. ... I just charge the headphones every two or three days so I don’t care a lot about the short cable.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also perfect for the plane because it comes with the cable and the plane adapter!  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a cord to attach to a regular 3.5mm jack, used it on my PC to play some FLAC files I have and they sound even better than the LDAC Bluetooth, which itself is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The internal cable pocket is a bit tight but fits the included cables without much fuss. ... The included 3.5mm cable has a straight male connector at one end (for connection to the headphones) and a 90 degree connector at the opposite end.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 26
use, intuitive, controls, touch controls, swipe
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I found this to be extremely intuitive, and was grateful that a single tap on the touchpad does nothing, so it's difficult to accidentally trigger an action. ... After making adjustments: ... After making some easy adjustments in the companion app, it's easy to balance them out.  ...  "
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" ...  The tactile gesture function makes it very easy to use as opposed to multiple buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch interface on the headphone is very intuitive and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how simple they are to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is useful and easy to use and the sound is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are easy and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  The swipe control is very convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  - easy to figure out how to use  ...  "
Frequencies
 24
sound, highs, bass, mids, equalizer
+88%
-13%
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" ...  The XM3's have better highs and lows, and the separation of sounds is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Vocals to sound present, not behind a veil.  ...  "
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" ...  Require equalizer to be applied immediately out of the box, to get the highs back - by default these headphones will totally muffle the music.  ...  "
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" ...  B&W PX have a beautiful design and excellent upper frequencies.  ...  "
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" ...  Good thing that Sony let you adjust the EQ, that helps but still that's kind of annoying to have to adjust the overall sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound - 10/10 - The sound is great, very punchy bass as one would expect, while still keeping clarity in the mids and highs.  ...  "
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" ...  Allows for tweaking and calibration of NC, eq, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is punchy (and heavy at the upper EQ levels), mids and highs come through prominently and clear, and the soundstage is spot on for my ears.  ...  "
Returns
 22
returning, returned, still, amazon, pair
+18%
-82%
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" ...  Unfortunately these are now outside the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to return this pair.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned the set.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it,and I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm seriously considering returning this.  ...  "
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" ...  Too late to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I immediately ordered a replacement, but since they're out of stock, now I need to wait another month or two (or three) for them to restock, and that's just frustrating .  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased and used for two days before returning.  ...  "
Features
 21
work, good, wh1000xm3, use, feature
+95%
-5%
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" ...  However at this price point I would expect all features to work perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not tried many features yet  ...  "
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" ...  (the other is for the ambient sound mode).  ...  "
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" ...  - Easy to use, practical features  ...  "
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" ...  The WH1000XM3 ANC still works great in this mode also.  ...  "
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" ...  The Sony product, only a few months newer than the ones I purchased, offers better features and functionality for the about the same cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Features work great.  ...  "
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" ...  if you run these in the highest-quality mode (ie.  ...  "
Volume
 18
loud, hear, music, still, low
+72%
-28%
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" ...  Also, the gestures to change songs and volume are useful and pretty cool, although I had to look up how to do that properly on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  In the office, I can blockout everything while keeping the music volume really low.  ...  "
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" ...  Even at low volume, you can hear all sound ranges really well with these.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is good, although I usually don't hear my music loud.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a but---if you live in loud urban environments it can be nearly impossible to find the combination or portable, good audio, and noise isolation.  ...  "
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" ...  As a student these are a must, or in a loud house.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts forever, I work at a pretty loud office and I cannot hear a thing other than my music, these were a lifesaver highly recommended it’s worth the investment  ...  "
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" ...  Open palm to lower the volume of your music, and allowing sound to come through is great to use in the workplace, but will remain being awkward.  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
sony, saw, returned, thank, support
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Draw backs over the original:  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon will honor the return anyway so at least give them a try :)  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent service from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received these today .  ...  "
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" ...  You name it.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank so much Amazon! ... Amazon and Sony, none better.  ...  "
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" ...  The king is here.  ...  "
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" ...  Saw Sony’s keynote in ifa and ordered the same day it got listed on amazon .  ...  "
Size
 14
case, portable, good, carrying, trips
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  - A little heavy (but all the good things make it worth it imo)  ...  "
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" ...  Especially great for travel!  ...  "
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" ...  Good for long trips or daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these, unsurprisingly enough, for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Carrying case will be useful for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  They fold up nicely for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and travels with me everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the carrying case they come with, part of the quality of them.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 13
touch controls, controls, intuitive, buttons, use
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  On top of that they have even extra functionality like the touch to change stuff on the sides.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The touch controls on Sony is brilliant, works very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  • Actually really good touch controls.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are responsive and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch controls work just fine (after I got over my idiocy moment).  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls on these are cool, but also not perfect (ie.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are seamless and become second nature once you use them for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are easy and intuitive.  ...  "
Ports
 11
cable, usb, micro usb, included, headphones
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  It's also perfect for the plane because it comes with the cable and the plane adapter!  ...  "
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" ...  I use these almost all day with my OnePlus 6t and have no issues at all, and when I get home I plug the aux into my gaming PC and it works amazingly for gaming, music, and noise cancelling all around. ... USB type C, which some care about, I do.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Both come with the same set of cables (1/8" cable, airplane two-prong adapter, micro-USB for charging) and both come with very similar flat, semi-rigid travel cases of about the same size, with a stretchy pocket on the outside.  ...  "
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" ...  The included 3.5mm cable has a straight male connector at one end (for connection to the headphones) and a 90 degree connector at the opposite end.  ...  "
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" ...  Having a Pixel, it's nice having most of my travel environment be on USB-C.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd recommend buying a longer USB-C cord though, unless you only ever plan to connect them to your computer.  ...  "
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" ...  The way it looks and USB-C were bonuses.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s USB-C to regular USB.  ...  "
As Gift
 10
christmas, got, perfect
+100%
comment
" ...  Best Christmas gift to myself in ages.  ...  "
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" ...  purchased as a gift for my stepdad and he loves it  ...  "
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" ...  I bought them as a gift for my hubby.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these for my husband for Christmas!  ...  "
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" ...  The best birthday gift ever  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my brothers Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered the Bose QC 35 II's as an early Christmas gift to myself (December 2018).  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for a Christmas gift, recipient very pleased.  ...  "
Gaming
 9
videos, talking, sound quality, playing, pc
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  I was playing music, videos and games with very good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Design and feel wise, Sony Really stepped up their game again and made an honestly "sexy" pair of headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  If they have aptx LL, they would've been the perfect headset for me for my pc gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is more than adequate for films or games, mind you.  ...  "
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" ...  I am currently using this with my gaming computer and it is absolutely fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The delay on gaming was more noticeable a 1ms in rough estimation.  ...  "
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" ...  Play music and now were talking!  ...  "
Firmware
 9
update, upgrade, app, voice, takes
+44%
-56%
comment
" ...  -- Firmware won't update. ... Using the iOS app, I tried updating the firmware but it never downloads.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The most common complaint was degraded noise cancellation after upgrading the firmware.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, I have the latest firmware, reset the device many times, factory reset.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Macbook is entirely up-to-date on all its software and firmware.  ...  "
Capacity
 8
room, people, office, loud, city
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  As a student these are a must, or in a loud house.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I can have my phone in the basement of my house and walk all around the home, including to the top floor, opposite end of the house, and still have crystal clear audio.  ...  "
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" ...  Helps her bear my snoring when we travel (at home she'll go to another room!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for people living in noisy cities.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like i am at a concert hall while working at noisy office.  ...  "
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" ...  In my walk, I had moments where I had forgotten I was walking in the city and back at my apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  I have more room in the earpiece of the QC35.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
piano, one
+100%
comment
" ...  Los auriculares son muy buenos y cómodos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bought a second pair for my son and daughter in law?  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bought this for my son. ... He loves them.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves these.  ...  "
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" ...  bought these for my son, he loves them !  ...  "
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" ...  My digital piano is next to the television, so when my wife watches TV - I practice piano.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 3 sets, one for me and one for each son.  ...  "
Lagging
 7
would, whenever, video, sometimes
+29%
-71%
comment
" ...  First of all you need to wait until the freezing random pressing occurs and only then restart. ... 5 (FIVE) restarts just before you get to work.  ...  "
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" ...  the mk3 has a serious 2/3 of second delay .  ...  "
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" ...  its really annoying, you need to reboot.  ...  "
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" ...  The only cons i have are the fact that the voice for the commands like turning it on or off is very verbose and slow, also that the blue LED never stops blinking while turned on which in the night is annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  Whenever I’m using my laptop, it would cause the video to lag- have 1 second pause and play. ... Happens every 15 minutes and to fix I have to disconnect and reconnect.  ...  "
Cable Length
 7
cord, charging, cable, charging cable, usb c
+29%
-71%
comment
" ...  Charging cable is really short.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Included charging cable is very short  ...  "
comment
" ...  The charging cord is too short.  ...  "
Setup
 6
instructions, working, life, easy, battery
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  * easy instructions for syncing with phones/devices  ...  "
comment
" ...  I had a co-worker do a blind test.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We spoke for about 20 minutes.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
video, videos, would, music, hear
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Batter life is really good and they have lasted me several hours watching video and listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve watched every amateur video.  ...  "
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" ...  But would def recommend for watching videos and listening to music and drowning out any background noise.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the sound, I use it to watch movies and hear music  ...  "
Resolution
 5
video, sound, quality
+100%
comment
" ...  Full surround HD quality (check) 3.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Support for aptX-HD for CD-level clarity. ... 2) The HD quality sound is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  More important to me was the LDAC and Aptx-HD codec support.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve watched every amateur video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  • Sennheiser HD 6xx - ~$200  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
+100%
comment
" ...  I was very surprised and pleased at their quality and performance.  ...  "
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" ...  No fiddling with settings or anything, it just works fast.  ...  "
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" ...  They do a relatively decent job.  ...  "
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" ...  Very well made Performance as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  These do an excellent job though.  ...  "
Delivery
 5
arrived, received, product, box, amazon
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Product condition as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I received the item and it was great condition, without and problem l received product.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received these today .  ...  "
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" ...  - shipping was super fast - product arrived 1 week earlier than estimated  ...  "
Hair
 5
lawn, cut
+100%
comment
" ...  I love the nose cancellation!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ditto with nose cancellation., much better than others.  ...  "
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" ...  it even has the ability to "calibrate" to your particular face, ears, hair, and glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds great, and does not cut off.  ...  "
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" ...  I realized that my neighbor had started mowing his lawn while they were on and *I hadn't even noticed*.  ...  "
ISP
 5
connection
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  No connection problems with iphonexs max.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And I own the XM2  ...  "
comment
" ...  I own the 1000XM2's.  ...  "
USB
 5
usb, c, sony, micro usb, cable
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  USB type C, which some care about, I do.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The way it looks and USB-C were bonuses.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s USB-C to regular USB.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
noise, might, get, elegant, design
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Buy a set, turn a vacuum cleaner or other noise source and listen to music with no perceptible noise present.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Uncle Jerry's vacuum cleaner bass tone might still get blocked, and your mother in law's shrill tones might still get silenced, but the latter wouldn't be a loss.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I did buy cloth covers for the pads - (but since I got used to the phones, I stopped using the covers.).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Clean, elegant design that isn’t showy.  ...  "
Network
 5
work, use, still, people, open
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  I can have my phone in the basement of my house and walk all around the home, including to the top floor, opposite end of the house, and still have crystal clear audio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  They stay connected with a clear signal about 40-ish feet away from the source device  ...  "
comment
" ...  No connection problems with iphonexs max.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
received, box, amazon
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I ordered these headphones the moment they were released only to receive a faulty item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The battery just arrived defective.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 3
see, night
+100%
comment
" ...  No pressing grip but a nice comfort fit you can actually go to sleep with unlike the Beats that I always woke up like my ears was on fire🔥.  ...  "
comment
" ...  They’re great on airplanes, on the bus, next to a sleeping partner.  ...  "
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" ...  They did all of this without sacrificing the quality of the construction (I sleep with these on, rolling right over onto my pillow at night).  ...  "
Accuracy
 3
battery, 30
+100%
comment
" ...  Extrapolating from that, the advertised 30-hour battery life seems accurate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  1. able to calibrate.  ...  "
Cover
 3
travel, case
+100%
comment
" ...  Love the carrying case they come with, part of the quality of them.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The carrying case is a nice addition to protect your investment.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Carrying case will be useful for travel.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
bit, cool
+100%
comment
" ...  They can be a bit warm, but in the winter I prefer that.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Yeah the m3 is that cool.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
really
+100%
comment
" ...  Blows the bose out of the water!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was good for everything, next is waterproof  ...  "
comment
" ...  They blow the Sennheiser and Bose out of the water.  ...  "
Storage
 3
room, nice, light, compact, came
+100%
comment
" ...  Case is compact and includes a sorta-compartment for components (they are still easy to lose).  ...  "

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