Last Updated: 20 Mar 2019

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: 20 Mar 2019
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Sound Quality
 286
noise, sound, bose, hear, headphones
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Great noise cancellation, solid sound quality, and lots of cool features.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, these are 3x the cost, but I'm still incredibly impressed with the sound quality here.  ...  "
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" ...  The default sound signature is too bassy.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is amazing. ... (You listening, Sony??? ... Please enable the functionality of "Ambient Sound Control" during calls AS WELL. ... (Oh, and for those that do not have a set yet, get one, but what "Ambient Sound Control" does?  ...  "
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" ...  Love the sound quality and the way it allows you to augment noise to suit every situation.  ...  "
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" ...  This also seals out the noise.  ...  "
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" ...  3. surround options and 4. full sound equalizer. ... Definitely the headphones with NC and very high quality of sound to beat.  ...  "
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" ...  1) Sound quality for all types of music.  ...  "
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Noise Cancellation
 256
cancelling, cancellation, canceling, noise cancelling, sound quality
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Noise cancellation is unbelievable.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first pair of active noise canceling headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancelling is very well done.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones make me feel like noise cancelling has come a long way.  ...  "
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" ...  Great noise cancelling.  ...  "
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" ...  The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Stereo headphones have a frequency response almost equal to the best professional headphones. ... Further, Sony WH-1000XM3 noise cancelling is unbelievable.  ...  "
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" ...  The best headphones for noise cancelling .  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancelling is amazing for travel.  ...  "
Comfort
 183
ears, head, headphones, bose, comfort
+84%
-16%
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" ...  First impression was "Wow" just for the comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bose has the lead in comfort hands down. ... Overall the Sony's is an excellent choice for listening for about 30 minutes at a time before having to take a break from ear sweat. ... Their more airy and comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very solid and works well.  ...  "
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" ...  These are some of the most comfortable over the ear headphones I have worn.  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable on ears over multiple hours of use, and very, very competent at canceling noise.  ...  "
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" ...  My initial conclusion was that the Bose cans are more comfortable (lighter, deeper ear cups), but with weaker NC and a more neutral sound signature. ... The detents on the headband are well defined and feel like they'll hold up to daily adjustment. ... Sufficient padding on the headband as well. ... The ear cups are well padded and the synthetic leather feels of high quality. ... Fit - I have a large head. ... No major discomfort to report. ... I will say, my ears/head get warm with these on for extended periods of time, even while stationary.  ...  "
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" ...  - it fits perfectly over the ears and very comfortable to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  These are hands down the best headphones I have ever owned.  ...  "
Headphones
 139
headphone, best, bose, ear, sound
+87%
-13%
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" ...  These headphones are amazing. ... I have an older Bose headset as well and definitely find myself grabbing these more often over the others.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are really nice and well made too.  ...  "
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" ...  Really impressed with these headphones!  ...  "
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" ...  Can't say enough about these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones perform three functions for me: ... I use these headphones wired with the digital piano. ... They work fine as a telephone headset.  ...  "
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" ...  great headphones overall with some minor quibbles including being slightly overpriced  ...  "
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" ...  For the past 4 months I've been making do with my Bose QC over-ear headphones. ... And I've never been particularly happy with the audio quality on these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the first ANC headphone I have.  ...  "
Battery Life
 94
life, battery life, charge, hours, sound
+91%
-9%
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" ...  it is getting more and more comfortable but at the same times I only tested it for ~ 10 hrs.  ...  "
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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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" ...  A ten-minute charge (or less) almost always gets me back to 100%. ... Afterwards, I tapped the power button and the sexy Sony woman voice said, “about 70% battery remaining”. ... Extrapolating from that, the advertised 30-hour battery life seems accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Asia with these over the past two months using them for watching in-flight movies, and the cancellation and battery life have amazed me.  ...  "
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" ...  Similar battery life, but superior sound and noise cancellation.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones battery lasted the entire time with no additional charging.  ...  "
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" ...  It still had 40% battery.  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes charge for 30 hour lifetime.  ...  "
Apps
 69
sony, android, sound, google, eq
+80%
-20%
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" ...  It's not touted as a top-line feature, but the headphones are Google Assistant compatible which allows them to do special tricks like read my notifications on my late-model Android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  App is easy to use.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Love the app!  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll be hoping Sony fixes this in a future app/FW update.  ...  "
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" ...  I just spent about 4 hours listening to NFL games over the weekend via the sirius app.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the android app - definitely do that if you're using android. ... I paired this with my Note8 and with the adaptive sound in the Samsung music app, it will test your hearing, amplify what you can't hear well.  ...  "
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" ...  App is great too.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 65
phone, devices, laptop, bluetooth, device
+63%
-37%
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" ...  You can voice control with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairs quickly with phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It is true that switching between devices is not as easy as it should be.  ...  "
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" ...  Here's the most important part: using the XM3's with an Android phone you can use Sony's lossless LDAC connection.  ...  "
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" ...  - The biggest feature I miss from Surface is the ability to change connected devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Although this never bothered as my phone my main source so that's never bothered me.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these headphones, paired with an iPhone 8S.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like these headphones in this new wireless only smart phone world.  ...  "
Build Quality
 63
material, headphones, headband, quality, plastic
+75%
-25%
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" ...  They feel so well build, the cushions and headband are soft and supple.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is top notch!  ...  "
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" ...  Build Quality/Materials - Initial thoughts upon unboxing - these are solid. ... The soft touch plastics used feels durable and of good quality. ... Sufficient padding on the headband as well. ... The ear cups are well padded and the synthetic leather feels of high quality. ... Only time will tell how these hold up to daily use, but I'm happy with the build quality out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  The headband is covered in leather and has more Patty. ... I have not heard of any cracking issues, and the headband feels slightly stronger to me. ... Also, the swivel pointst feel stronger as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: High quality build.  ...  "
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" ...  Build seems ok.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the material is easy to dirty, so if you like this headphone, choose the black one.  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality seems to be great ... they feel well-made and substantial without being overly heavy.  ...  "
For Travel
 62
travel, plane, noise, flights, traveling
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Flights with these headphones are a completely different experience  ...  "
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" ...  Silencing the ruble of jets on trips is great.  ...  "
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" ...  with the constant people, car, buses and train this headphone is a must.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I just took my first flight with them and I was pleased to hear so much background noise filtered out.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered these on Friday and they were here in Cape Town South Africa on Tuesday.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these, unsurprisingly enough, for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been traveling for work on commercial airliners 50 weeks out of each year for years, and require noise-cancelling headphones to hear music and videos.  ...  "
Controls
 62
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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" ...  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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" ...  There is a nice walking feature where it will allow some sounds in and you can set how sensitive this is, so I set it to only play voices close to me.  ...  "
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" ...  The only touch gestures I have trouble with is a double tap (like double click) used for playback/stopping the music.  ...  "
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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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" ...  They actually cause music to skip forward, backward, tracks skip all over, volume goes up and down, etc. ... This recalibrates the touch controls and you're set for the duration of time the headphones are outside. ... The commands go nowhere.  ...  "
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" ...  The right ear exterior is the touch interface with simple intuitive gestures to make it play, pause, volume up or down, skip tracks forward and backward, and my favorite feature hold your hand over the right ear and they recognize that you need to speak with someone and they switch from active noise canceling to the ambient boost setting so you can talk without shouting or taking them off.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are responsive and intuitive.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 59
headphones, pairing, pair, device, devices
+76%
-24%
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" ...  The only + for the Bose is it connects to multiple devices at once.  ...  "
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" ...  When listening to music via bluetooth on my phone, these are the best headphones I've ever owned.  ...  "
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" ...  The bluetooth call connection is impeccable, and i use it mostly when am driving or walking while shopping.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning my Bose headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: earcups are comfortable, only drops for a split second when first connecting via Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a physical bluetooth transmitter (instead of the integrated one on my motherboard that works perfectly fine for everything else) and tried using that.  ...  "
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" ...  They replaced the headset within a week and the second pair works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth audio has come a long way since the olden days. ... But in order to get the most out of the sound codec you want to be running 32bit ~900k 96khz LDAC streaming over Bluetooth.  ...  "
Bass
 57
sound, heavy, sony, eq, music
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Not bad for listening to music with more bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the headphones but the bass doesn't tend to fall off at high volume, bass is great at lower volumes  ...  "
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" ...  The sheer amount of bass coming from this is like nothing I've experienced before!  ...  "
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" ...  - the sound is create and levels of bass, treble, vocal can all be configured using the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Every thing about is well done the sound the bass and noise cancellation however the pause skip and other gestures dont work well in the cold, i read an article about this saying this i thought maybe mine will “surpass” the cold but it did not and went bad but as soon you get into a good climate area it fine other then that its all green lit.  ...  "
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" ...  The XM3's have better highs and lows, and the separation of sounds is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones deliver clean sound with strong bass in certain audio modes.  ...  "
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" ...  Big bass over streaming without requiring cord (check) 2.  ...  "
Software Platform
 55
android, sony, update, google, work
+69%
-31%
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" ...  I downloaded the android app - definitely do that if you're using android.  ...  "
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" ...  However I can hear them fine, the NC is excellent and sound of music 5*****'s My Phone is apple so google asst.  ...  "
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" ...  Just Google it, the info is readily available.  ...  "
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" ...  App is great too.  ...  "
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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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" ...  App is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  When using the built in phone dialer for IOS and Android the issue with the hallway/echo occurs.  ...  "
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" ...  But, Sony has a phone app that allows for EQ so I go download the app. ... So I wait a day and see that the Sony app has automatically updated on my phone. ... And this is without even messing with the settings in the app.  ...  "
Price
 52
price, headphones, worth the money, money, 350
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Worth the money in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are already looking in this price range, I would highly recommend them.  ...  "
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" ...  These Sony headphones are well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Though not inexpensive, the price is worth the value.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Don't get me wrong at $350 these are an investment but if you can afford them they are well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing i dont agree is the quality of the materials they are not from a headphones the cost 350 dollars, but the sound and espcially the noise cancelling is impressive, its tecnology is unique on the market  ...  "
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" ...  Autism aside, these are incredible sounding headphones for the price.  ...  "
Charging
 52
charge, usb c, cable, usb, battery
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It's comfortable on my ears for hours and I love the long charge.  ...  "
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" ...  They charge via USB-C, and that's an absolute must.  ...  "
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" ...  - Charge time (also not certain how different from the Bose)  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes charge for 30 hour lifetime.  ...  "
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" ...  They run all day with plenty of charge to spare.  ...  "
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" ...  (Tested with a wall plug and charger, not on a laptop/PC). ... They charge fast, sound great, are comfortable enough, and have best in class features. ... If comfort and pure sound are your two priorities and you don't care about extreme noise cancellation, usb C charging, don't want to spend ~$15 on a 4 year warranty, and don't care at all about modern features, get the Bose QC 35.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is excellent and being able to fast charge with USB-C aka your laptop charger is a game changer.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones battery lasted the entire time with no additional charging.  ...  "
For Running
 51
best, gym, good, ever, would
+84%
-16%
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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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" ...  The headphones are great.  ...  "
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" ...  For travel, work, or even the gym - these headphones are unbeatable.  ...  "
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" ...  I love using these headphones at work.  ...  "
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" ...  If you just go to the gym and throw some weights around without breaking a sweat then sure.  ...  "
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" ...  good for treadmill walking.  ...  "
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" ...  For what it's worth, I'm running this through a OnePlus 6T which supports aptX  ...  "
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" ...  Really comfy headphones.  ...  "
Call quality
 47
calls, call, phone calls, people, phone
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Haven't done a ton with phone calls yet though.  ...  "
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" ...  Play music and now were talking!  ...  "
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" ...  They work fine as a telephone headset. ... I hear fine, and never have had a complaint about my voice, but I'd say apple AirPods make the person speaking sound clearer.  ...  "
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" ...  Talk about timing.  ...  "
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" ...  THUS, I wrote Sony product support, and repeat hear (hoping they are reading/listening) . ... Please enable the functionality of "Ambient Sound Control" during calls AS WELL.  ...  "
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" ...  You can voice control with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone function works fine, and people can hear me OK. Again, not something that was high on my importance listing.  ...  "
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" ...  I work from Home and get distracted but my surroundings, I need to answer calls and enjoy the Mobility.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 44
month, working, years, weeks, pair
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I bought 8 different wireless headphone within a month.  ...  "
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" ...  This is what I’ve been missing my whole life!  ...  "
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" ...  Had these for over 2 month now and I am very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it about a week now so this is an early review.  ...  "
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" ...  One last note .  ...  "
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" ...  just stop reading reviews and buy these.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this for just over a month now and it works great, no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had the audio technica ath-m50x headphones for the past 3 and a half years.  ...  "
Design
 36
design, feel, sleek, build quality, silver
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Only dislike is that surface of the headphones can look oily very easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Clean, elegant design that isn’t showy.  ...  "
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" ...  The copper accents are nice. ... I got compliments.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality and feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Stunning detail and seperation.  ...  "
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" ...  Materials are good, and light.  ...  "
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" ...  The headband is covered in leather and has more Patty.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is top notch!  ...  "
Fit
 28
head, noise, headphones, ear, sound quality
+75%
-25%
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" ...  They also work great as earmuffs, coincidentally enough, due to how tight the fit is in order for the noise cancellation to work.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The sound quality is superior and the fit is extremely comfortable as they are so light on my head and ears.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Fits well on my ear.  ...  "
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" ...  Both have good padding in both headband and ear cup.  ...  "
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" ...  Earcups fit very well, even over glasses.  ...  "
Cables
 27
headphones, cord, short, charging, usb c
+63%
-37%
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  Having bought my own cable, I was still owed one and figured Sony would gladly send me the missing cable for my inconvenience.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad that Amazon could get me a next day shipment of a cable long enough to reach across the room to be used while the headphones recharge in the middle of a program.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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
 25
use, intuitive, controls, touch controls, swipe
+100%
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" ...  - Easy to use, practical features  ...  "
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" ...  The swipe-based controls are responsive and easy to get used to.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and so light!  ...  "
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" ...  The latter feature drastically reduces music volume and actually amplifies external sound, making conversations quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how simple they are to use.  ...  "
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" ...  - easy to figure out how to use  ...  "
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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 touch interface on the headphone is very intuitive and easy to use.  ...  "
Frequencies
 24
sound, highs, bass, mids, equalizer
+88%
-13%
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" ...  After playing with the equalizer and adjusting the profile, I was able to fine tune these babies to sound absolutely stellar. ... Bose sounded great out of the box but entirely lack an equalizer feature. ... - Equalizer and customizability  ...  "
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" ...  The M3 sounded better than the previous Sony’s and better than the Bose, but the highs appeared to be quite subdued and overwhelmed by the bass. ... Now I can play with EQ: -1 on 400 Hz.  ...  "
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" ...  After being able to tweak the EQ settings these headphones are so much more lively.  ...  "
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" ...  Allows for tweaking and calibration of NC, eq, etc.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The XM3's have better highs and lows, and the separation of sounds is fantastic.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The EQ is much more usable, the noise cancellation is adjustable, and the soundstage can be customized to make the source seem to be in one of six different locations. ... Personally, I found that reducing the bass boost to -7, and adjusting the EQ to increase treble frequencies and reduce the lower mids, I got vast improvement. ... Better balance, more spacious sounding, much clearer bass, less edge in the treble.  ...  "
Returns
 22
returning, returned, still, amazon, pair
+18%
-82%
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" ...  (I suspect they had been returned to "Amazon Warehouse" for that very reason.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to return this pair.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried these for a week and returned them.  ...  "
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" ...  Too late to return.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased and used for two days before returning.  ...  "
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" ...  Still debating on returning .  ...  "
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" ...  I had to return them.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately these are now outside the return window.  ...  "
Features
 20
work, good, wh1000xm3, use, feature
+95%
-5%
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" ...  - Easy to use, practical features  ...  "
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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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" ...  Other features: The WH1000XM3 wins again, narrowly.  ...  "
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" ...  The WH1000XM3 ANC still works great in this mode also.  ...  "
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" ...  (the other is for the ambient sound mode).  ...  "
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" ...  The features are quite cool.  ...  "
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" ...  While it is possible for Sony to add these features, they probably won't.  ...  "
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" ...  Features work great.  ...  "
Volume
 18
loud, hear, music, still, low
+72%
-28%
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" ...  Bose sound more flat and quiet where full volume on Bose is 60% on these.  ...  "
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" ...  The most reliable is the palm over ear to lower volume and allow ambient sound.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  Perfect for people living in noisy cities.  ...  "
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 .  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 13
touch controls, controls, intuitive, buttons, use
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  The touch controls on Sony is brilliant, works very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are easy and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls on these are cool, but also not perfect (ie.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls are responsive and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  • Actually really good touch controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch controls work just fine (after I got over my idiocy moment).  ...  "
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" ...  On top of that they have even extra functionality like the touch to change stuff on the sides.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the touch to move forward or back.  ...  "
Size
 12
portable, good, trips, make, long
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  - A little heavy (but all the good things make it worth it imo)  ...  "
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" ...  Good for long trips or daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and travels with me everywhere.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I see it holding up to travel just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these, unsurprisingly enough, for travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially great for travel!  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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?  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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" ...  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  ...  "
Lagging
 6
would, whenever, video, sometimes
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Resolution
 5
video, sound, quality
+100%
comment
" ...  Full surround HD quality (check) 3.  ...  "
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" ...  Support for aptX-HD for CD-level clarity. ... 2) The HD quality sound is great.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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!  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  And I own the XM2  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  The way it looks and USB-C were bonuses.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  I did buy cloth covers for the pads - (but since I got used to the phones, I stopped using the covers.).  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
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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