SONY’s 1000X family of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones gets a new member – the WF-1000XM3. These ear-buds take the company’s technology to the next level, we’re told.
Among the WF-1000XM3’s features are Dual Noise Sensor technology; QN1e HD Noise Cancelling Processor; stable connectivity and a comfortable fit; long-lasting battery life and quick charging function; and Adaptive Sound Control, with customisable touch controls and voice assistant.
According to Sony, “Dual Noise Sensor technology works with the new QN1e to catch and cancel noise respectively, so that all attention is on your music. One feed-forward microphone and one feed-back microphone on the surface of the headphones catch more of the ambient sound around you.
“Having caught the ambient sound, the dedicated QN1e gets to work and cleverly creates an inverted sound wave to offset bothersome background noise. It not only cancels more noise across almost all frequencies but also uses less power. Anything ranging from annoying aircraft cabin noise, to hustle and bustle on the city streets, is dramatically cancelled by the buds – so it’s all about the music.”
Of course, the big pitch includes sound quality, and Sony promises “premium, high-quality sound.”
“The QN1e also accomplishes stunning sound, thanks to 24-bit audio signal processing and DAC with amplifier. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX upscales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of high-resolution audio.”
Additionally, “the truly wireless design of the WF-1000XM3 allows you to move freely without the nuisance of getting tangled in wires. The buds are small and light but manage to pack in a newly-developed Bluetooth chip. This allows for L/R simultaneous Bluetooth transmission, which means that both left and right earbuds receive audio content at the same time, rather than the conventional left-to-right relay transmission.”
“Teamed with the new optimised antenna structure, this results in a highly stable wireless connection, so nothing gets in between you and your music.”
The WF-1000XM3 buds are also specifically designed for improved comfort and stability in the ear.
“The ergonomic tri-hold structure holds the earbuds firmly in place, with three supporting points for the ear. A high-friction rubber surface has also been included to ensure a stable fitting.”
Sony provides four sizes of hybrid and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds, for the user to find the perfect fit.
Worried about battery life? No need to be, as the QN1e has low power consumption, boosting battery life and listening time considerably. Sony claims up to six hours of usage time (24 hours with charging case).
The buds also have a quick-charge function – 10 minutes of charging gives you up to 90 minutes of battery life.
There’s lots more onboard, and you won’t have to wait too long to experience the WF-1000XM3 – the buds go on sale in August, retailing at RM949.