Sony WF-1000XM3 – Latest NC True Wireless Earbuds

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Bose is great at NC tech but they haven’t released their first NC true wireless earbuds yet. Though Sony learnt a lot from Bragi, which has been gone out of business, their first true wireless earbuds released in 2017, the WF-1000X fall short in many categories such as connection stabitility, battery and NC performance.

WF stands for wire free.

Facing stiff competition, Sony just unvailed the next gen of WF-1000X with the name of WF-1000XM3, with many improvements – they sound and fit better and last longer than previous models.

WF-1000XM3’s highlights

  • Adaptive Sound Control will detect the sound users hear – and choose to enhance the important sound.
  • Inherited cool feature from WH-1000XM3 you tap and hold your finger on the L-earbuds to pause the NC and it gets back on once you release your tap.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with 10 meters range.
  • 9 grams each earbuds (almost twice as much as Apple Airpods’ weight) it will look bulkier and you don’t have wear-nothing experience like Airpods)
  • Get fully charged in 1.5 hours
  • Battery life is 8 hours for music listening and down to 6 hours with with NC on.
  • Clear call with dual NC mic that’s crucial for calls – filtering out the noie and capturing voice. I think the WF-1000XM3 combines sound, functions and evertthing you need for a day – commuting, listening to music, business calls and workout even though it’s not sweat-resistant. NC still works while you are making calls that’s good thing because you hear the caller really well.
  • Price: $230

One thing I like the WF-1000XM3 is two earbuds are not synced to each other like most TWS on the market, instead they are paired with your phone simultaneously and you can just a single left or single right. Which will reduce the latency and if you watch video you would notice.

The WF-1000XM3 only supports AAC and SBC and for the sound quality and will update later in this post.

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