Sony has today launched the WH-1000XM3 in the 1000X series of wireless noise cancelling headphones. These headphones are priced at Rs 29,990 and it comes in Black and Platinum Silver colour variants.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 will be available for pre-booking on Amazon and Croma from 11 to 18 October 2018 and in all Sony Centers and major electronic stores in India from 18 October 2018 onwards.
The company in a press release has said that these headphones have added an upgraded noise cancelling performance that comes from the newly developed HD noise cancelling processor QN1. It promises four times greater performance than the previous processor and can cancel background sounds such as street noise and human voices. It further features Dual Noise Sensor technology that captures ambient noise with dual microphones and then passes the sound data to the processor to cancel the noise.
The WH-1000XM3 delivers High-Resolution Audio with a 40mm driver unit with a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm that handles heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.
The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 works not only for Noise Cancelling but also realizes high sound quality with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing and the combination of DAC with Amplifier functionality. This offers exceptionally high sound quality, best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio, and low distortion for portable devices.
WH-1000XM3 is also equipped with Quick Attention Mode which enables one to know what’s going on around them without taking the headphones off. User can place their right hand over the right housing to decrease music volume instantly, which allows one to quickly respond to those around them. There are other ways to control the sound too by just swiping the touchpad on the right housing to turn the volume up/down or to change track.
There is the Customizable Automatic Power Off function on the companion Headphones Connect app, which allows the headphones to stay on in Noise Cancellation mode without being connected to a device. The function is perfect if one wants noise reduction without listening to music.
The headphones are equipped with smart listening features such as Adaptive Sound Control which automatically detects user’s physical situation and activity such as traveling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings. With 3 auto mode-changes for the 1000XM3’s, one can hear all ambient sounds together with music when walking, hear announcements while waiting at the airport lounge and can be immersed in music with Noise Cancellation when travelling by train or bus.
There is Touch control to control tracks and calls which is enabled by the SENSE ENGINE which gives users the power to tune in and out of users music at a touch. The Headphones Connect App enables to use Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, control ambient sound settings and adjust the sound levels with the equalizer.
Sony claims that the WH-1000XM3 headphones come with 30 hours of battery life with noise cancelling and Bluetooth connection. There is also a quick charge technology that works via the available USB Type-C port. They have an upgraded Quick Charging function that provides five hours of wireless playback with a mere ten minutes of charging via Type C port.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones have NFC support for easy connectivity, Bluetooth v4.2, and a 3.5mm jack for a wired connection and they weigh 255g.