The Sony WH-1000XM3 is considered to have one too many similar features to its wireless successor, but with enjoyable upgrades that make it one of the best deals and a better model for the long haul. The earpads are deeper and the USB-C charging is a breath of fresh air because it means that users would no longer have to worry about dealing with an obsolete cable.
While the upgrades of the Sony WH-1000XM3 may be considered as minor, those are actually very helpful in ensuring that the headphones will have a longer life span. With the Sony WH-1000XM3, you’ll also enjoy a modern design with very minimal issues. This is considered to be Sony’s offering that can actually compete with AKG, Sennheiser, and Bose.
One of the best features of this headphone is that users rarely need to use their phone to control music. Once the headphone app is installed, users can easily navigate playback with just swiping movements of the fingers. The volume can also be adjusted along with the voice assistant. Initially, the voice assistant feature was only limited to the default one on a user’s phone but much to the pleasure of the public, Sony has recently announced an update that will give the Sony WH-1000XM3 access to Amazon Alexa as well. The voice assistant feature allows users to communicate with Siri for iPhone or Google Assistant.
All you need to do is update via the Sony Headphone Connect app through your smartphone and you can then choose the virtual assistant that you want, depending on the smart devices that you want to pair it with. You can also hear what’s going on around you temporarily by simply cupping your hand over the right ear cup, making the headphones use the external microphone to pass the external noises to your ears. This feature is very beneficial for when you need to hear important sounds or announcements with pertinent information, such as in the airport, train station or city subway.