SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones £269.99 Amazon
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SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones £269.99 Amazon

£269.99£2845%Amazon Deals
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Found 8th May
Been doing a lot of short flights lately so been considering some good noise cancelling headphones.

While comparing, general consensus seems to be between these and the Bose QC35 ii

For the record I have not yet tried either so I’m not trying to get into a flame war, but this seems to be a good price at the moment for anyone interested.
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Nice pirce i have the mx2 but either the bose or these you cant go too wrong imho. They both have different positives or negatives but both are worth the money - espeically in open plan office!
Got a set of these a few weeks ago, very impressed with them so far.
Used them on two 9+ hour flights, very good NC and sound quality is excellent. Battery life is superb also.
Had my eye on these for a while... Cheapest they've ever been on UK amazon according to 3camels - curry's will price match if you want a pair today. Richer sounds will beat the price by £5 according to their price promise! Or roll the ebay dice for ~£230...
Edited by: "tentimestootart" 8th May
They are circa £255 on Amazon.de with a few free card
I got them few days ago. Besides getting a bit warm om ears whrn I was riding bike, they are really great. Nice improvement over wh900n I had before.
For the sake of argument both sets have very similar ANC capability.

In terms of SQ if you listen to a lot of EDM or Hip Hop, get the Sony, end of conversation. If you listen to more nuanced music, acoustic, vocal, indie, pop, get the Bose. The Sony are less neutral.

If you're planning to wear them for long periods, the Bose are much more comfortable and over the summer you'll appreciate the breathability of the cups, the Sony's are warmer on the ears.

I personally use the Sennheiser PXC 550, which are worth looking at and are cheaper.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 8th May
I love my XM3s, this is a good price - I paid the full RRP on release and have no regrets.

My one gripe is the fact they're not that comfortable for long sessions, especially if you wear chunky glasses (I do). If comfort is an absolute deal breaker, then the QC35ii's are the obvious choice. The XM3's trumps them in pretty much every other regard but not by a significant margin.
The_Hoff44 m ago

For the sake of argument both sets have very similar ANC capability.In …For the sake of argument both sets have very similar ANC capability.In terms of SQ if you listen to a lot of EDM or Hip Hop, get the Sony, end of conversation. If you listen to more nuanced music, acoustic, vocal, indie, pop, get the Bose. The Sony are less neutral.If you're planning to wear them for long periods, the Bose are much more comfortable and over the summer you'll appreciate the breathability of the cups, the Sony's are warmer on the ears.I personally use the Sennheiser PXC 550, which are worth looking at and are cheaper.


The 4.1.1 firmware changed the EQ significantly.
To my ear the XM3s are less bass orientated than before.
Chris02883 h, 11 m ago

Got a set of these a few weeks ago, very impressed with them so far.Used …Got a set of these a few weeks ago, very impressed with them so far.Used them on two 9+ hour flights, very good NC and sound quality is excellent. Battery life is superb also.


Shame it don't connect to multiple devices at the same time.
stubo12 h, 3 m ago

They are circa £255 on Amazon.de with a few free card


Can you use Amazon UK credit on de
Returned the Bose due to multiple dropouts. Otherwise I would have kept them.

These (refurbed and £190) arrived at the weekend from Sony Centre Direct. Must say I'm impressed, the noise cancelling is much better in my opinion. And while, straight out of the box, they were a bit bassy, I have now used the very comprehensive Sony connect headphone app to not only change the sound settings to my preference but they have also been optimised for me personally.

Only downside is that they are a bit warm on the ear. Not sure if that will settle, but I'm only doing an hour or so at a time on my commute so I can live with that. The Bose were a bit more comfortable.

Sound quality - Sony edges
Noise cancelling - Sony
Comfort - Bose
Battery life - Sony (30hrs as opposed to 25)
Connection stability - Sony
Controls - Bose (much preferred the physical buttons)
£255 on amazon now for black or silver
Superb price for these headphones, got mine second hand and I agree that the only downside is that the cup gets your ears quite warm, other than that they are superb in every way.
Going to Google, but there have been mentions on previous deals here about decreased performance / issues when upgrading the firmware.

Is there still an issue?

The only thing stopping me buying them
stubo148 m ago

£255 on amazon now for black or silver


Only silver. Black is £269.
I_Am_Timms16 m ago

Only silver. Black is £269.


They were both £255 with next day Prime delivery and sold by Amazon when I looked but black has now gone back up in price and silver is £255.53
Hands down best on the market so far. NC works like magic, even the top tech YouTubers have agreed it being the best headphones yet.
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