For quite some time, the Sony WH-1000XM3 has been regarded as one of the highest-rated noise cancelling wireless headphones on the market – a crowd favorite, a hall of famer. Even up to now, it’s quite difficult to beat its powerful combination of performance, features and design. The sound and noise cancelling capabilities of the Sony WH-1000XM3 is exceptional, sealing its value in the audio industry.
In 2019, a lot of premium noise cancelling models were introduced to the public, including the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, which would then be dubbed as the closest competition of Sony WH-1000XM3. In terms of comfort and bass quality, the Sony WH1000XM3 is better and it also touts with it a better battery life at 30 hours. Meanwhile, the Bose 700 offers a superior for calls, has a more detailed sound, an always-on Alexa voice assistant option and a sturdier headband. The biggest difference of the Sony WH1000XM3 and Bose 700 is their price – the former is more affordable offering pretty much the same features.