Sony continues to evolve its noise-canceling technology with their latest Bose-killer, the WH-1000XM3. At the center of the WH-1000XM3 is their new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, a processor that they claim enables four times better performance than the model it replaces. Not only can it reduce transportation noise, but it will also be able to reduce street noise and voices.
Sound quality was also a major focus with 40mm drivers that handle a wide frequency range that work alongside a 32-bit DAC with amplifier for high-quality audio. The headphone also has an Adaptive Sound Control feature that can automatically detect your environment and knows when to leak in important sounds like announcements or ambient sound when walking down the street.
The headphones have also been revamped for a slimmer and lighter design and battery life is rated at up to 30 hours. A quick charge feature is available that lets you plug in a USB Type-C cable to gain 5 hours of battery life with just ten minutes of charging.