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Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

from  $230+
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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds are its best so far. The WF-1000XM3 covers all the bases with ambient sound and active noise cancellation, and that’s on top of audio profiles and a custom EQ inside its headphones app. For $230, these are one hell of a deal.

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Pros
  • More affordable than most flagship true wireless earbuds
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Full-featured companion app
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No on-board volume controls
  • Slightly awkward fit and look
  • Bulky charging case

Reviews

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Critic Reviews 10

81
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 11
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Earbud
Active noise cancellation
Yes
Connections
Other
Type
Active noise cancellation
Connections
Earbud
Yes
Other

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

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User Reviews

90
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Definitely great sounding ear buds which dont disappoint. Price is very appealing...read more
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Paul
Awesome noise cancelling and sound quality when listening to music. Comfortable...read more
50
Justin
Best SOUNDING earbuds ever (music quality). The app is great. The WORST...read more
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The Latest

12.03.19
Sony’s stellar WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are under $200 at Amazon
12.03.19

Sony’s stellar WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are under $200 at Amazon

Our top true wireless pick is at its lowest price ever on Amazon.

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11.26.19
Sony adds much-needed volume control to its WF-1000XM3 earbuds
11.26.19

Sony adds much-needed volume control to its WF-1000XM3 earbuds

The update also adds Alexa support.

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