Home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling closed over-ear headphones that come with a detachable standard audio cable, a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, are intended for use with Bluetooth enabled audio devices including cell phones as well as standard audio devices, and have a claimed wireless reception range of around 30 feet. The headphones have a built-in microphone and integrated touch sensitive volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect Bluetooth controls. Additional features include various noise cancellation optimization modes, optional NFC Bluetooth pairing, and earcups that fold and swivel for ease of carrying and storage. The free Sony Headphones Connect app download for Apple and Android mobile devices can act as a audio program player, can provide tonal balance equalization and various virtual surround sound modes, and is used for the operation of the headphones noise cancellation optimization features. The WH-1000XM3 comes with a detachable 46-inch long standard audio cable, a USB charging cable, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
Works with noise reduction off
Works with noise reduction offWill operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Integrated player controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Detachable cableA detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor functionHas a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Noise canceling unit in earpieceThe electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Battery lifeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
30 (NC and BT on)/ 38 (BT on, NC off)/ 36 (NC on, cable connected)
Battery recharge time
Battery recharge timeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
Low battery indicator
Low battery indicatorAn indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Warranty (mos.): parts/labor
Warranty (mos.): parts/laborWarranty is for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 30 ft. operating range. Has cord connection option for use with standard audio devices. When cord connected can provide audio even when not turned on. Earcups fold and swivel for ease of carrying and storage. Automatically optimizes the noise cancelling characteristics of the headphone based on the noise environment, has function that is also claimed to optimize noise reduction if the ear pads don't seal around the ears because of the user's head shape, hair style, or eye glass use. Touch sensitive Bluetooth volume, music player, and call connect/disconnect controls on right earcup. Placing entire hand on right earcup momentarily mutes audio and enables monitor mode. Supports Siri and Google Assistant voice commands when used with mobile devices that have those features. NFC Bluetooth pairing. Has power on/off, Bluetooth connect/disconnect, and noise cancelling status voice announcements. 10 min of charge provides up to 5 hrs. of playtime. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. Can receive up to 96k/24bit high resolution audio Bluetooth audio transmissions with a resulting analog audio bandwidth of 20-40kHz from selected Sony products. Free Sony Headphones Connect app download for Apple and Android mobile devices has function to optimize noise cancelling characteristics based on atmospheric pressure during airline travel and can optimize ambient sound monitoring based on the user's activity. It can act as a audio program player and can provide tonal balance equalization, various virtual surround sound modes, can adjust the apparent location of the audio program, and can be used to set the automatic shut-off timer or disable the automatic shut-off function.
Included accessoriesIndicates what accessories are included.
Detachable 46-inch long standard audio cable, USB charging cable, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, carrying case. Free Sony Headphones Connect app download for Apple and Android mobile devices.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable lengthCable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Battery typeThe number and type of batteries used.