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Lose yourself in silence
Avoid the sounds of the city with industry-leading noise cancellation.The noise cancelling technology in the WH-1000XM3 headphones is the most advanced ever with close fitting ear pads and our HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1.
Block out more
Most of the noise cancelling headphones are designed to block out vehicle noise when travelling. The WH-1000XM3 headphones are no exception, but are also highly effective at blocking out daily noise like voices and the background sounds you might hear walking in the city.
Noise cancelling made to fly
Unique Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing delivers optimal sound at high altitude.
Noise cancellation personalised
Unique Personal Optimizing analyses the sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and hair, then optimises sound to you.
Wireless freedom, Great Sound in silence
LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional BLUETOOTH wireless audio, letting you enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
Sound you can believe in
A built-in amplifier integrated in HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realises the best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion for portable devices, and provides exceptional sound quality. Powerful 40mm drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones ideal for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.
Automatically adjusts to whatever you do
Take trips without interruption and lose yourself in music with no background noise.
Be aware of everything around you, from street to office, while keep enjoying music.
Never miss important announcements while you wait with reduced background noise.
Tailor sound to you
SENSE ENGINE gives you the power to tune in and out of your music at a touch.
Sony I Headphones Connect App
Download the Sony I Headphones Connect app to use Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, control your ambient sound settings and adjust the sound levels with the equaliser.
Talk at a touch with Quick Attention
Communicate without taking your headphones off. Place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation.
Hear what’s important with Ambient Sound Control
Adjust ambient sound with the Sony | Headphones Connect APP to hear essential sounds when you’re listening on the move.
Find your ideal sound tone for every song from the presets, also easily customisable to your preference with Sony | Headphones Connect APP.
Virtual surround sound
Feel immersed in sound wherever you are. Enjoy audio optimised for different listening environments including outdoor stages, clubs, halls and arenas.
Sound Position Control
Choose the direction you want the sound to come from, just as you can with a wireless speaker.
Wear all day in total comfort
Super soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear pad contact for a stable fit. Comfort is further enhanced by a larger and deeper ergonomic ear space structure. And with a lighter weight design, your music is the only thing you’ll enjoy all day.
Be smarter with Voice Assistant
Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal assistant, always ready to help. Simply press-and-hold the noise cancelling button and ask your phone's assistant something while pressing.
Clearer hands-free calling with a double tap
Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap. Thanks to having several microphones, WH-1000XM3 provides clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone.
Control at your fingertip
Change the track, turn the volume up or down and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the panel with your fingertip.
All day power and quick charging
With a huge 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power for even long trips away. And if you have to charge in a hurry, you can get 5 hours’ worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter.
Swivel foldable structure
The ear cups swivel inwards so they pack up neatly in a compact case.
Carry case with cable
The supplied carry case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening.
Product SKU SON00056 Model WH-1000XM3BLACK Condition New Features
Size & Weight
WEIGHT | Approx. 255g
HEADPHONE TYPE | Closed, dynamic
DRIVER UNIT | 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
MAGNET | Neodymium
IMPEDANCE (OHM) | 47 ohm (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 16 ohm (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
DIAPHRAGM | Aluminum coated LCP
FREQUENCY RESPONSE | 4Hz-40,000Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION) | 4Hz-40,000Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION) | 20Hz - 20,000Hz (44.1kHz Sampling) / 20Hz - 40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz Sampling, 990kbps)
SENSITIVITIES (DB/MW) | 104.5dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 101dB / mW (1kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
VOLUME CONTROL | Touch Sensor
CORD TYPE | Single-sided (detachable)
CORD LENGTH | Headphone cable (approx. 1.2m, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
PLUG | Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
INPUT(S) | Stereo Mini Jack
WEARING STYLE | Circumaural
NFC | Yes
DSEE HX | Yes
PASSIVE OPERATION | Yes
BATTERY CHARGE TIME | Approx. 3 Hours (Full charge)
BATTERY CHARGE METHOD | USB
BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME) | Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 38 hours(NC OFF)
BATTERY LIFE(WAITING TIME) | Max. 30 hours(NC ON), Max. 200 hours(NC OFF)
BLUETOOTH® VERSION | Version 4.2
EFFECTIVE RANGE | Line of sight approx.30ft (10m)
FREQUENCY RANGE | 2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
PROFILE | A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT(S) | SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
SUPPORTED CONTENT PROTECTION | SCMS-T
NOISE CANCELLING ON/OFF SWITCH | Yes
PERSONAL NC OPTIMIZER | Yes
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OPTIMIZING | Yes
AMBIENT SOUND MODE | Yes
QUICK ATTENTION | Yes
Warranty 1 Year Warranty