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Sony WH-1000XM3 XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (Black) €285/£246 (using no fee card) NEW! @ Amazon Italy

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Posted 9th May
3227601.jpgPromotional voucher applied at checkout (using no fee card) drops to 285 euro (£245-£246 using today currency converter) whilst stock lasts. Tested one at currys, briliant!

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Will my music be in Italian?
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Normal price for not in UK.
Will my music be in Italian?
Will it work after Brexit?
You can get a pair Grade A from CeX for around £225 silver which come with a two year warranty
Soulu8509/05/2019 16:57

You can get a pair Grade A from CeX for around £225 silver which come with …You can get a pair Grade A from CeX for around £225 silver which come with a two year warranty


All electrical items bought in the EU have 2 year guarantee. And Sony have a deal with Amazon that you can return Sony products within that period full a full refund.

I had a blu ray player that died 23 months in and Amazon have a full refund ...even though the player was worth half the price by then.
Maffew09/05/2019 16:23

Will my music be in Italian?


AI will be, can change when paired with the app
Soulu8509/05/2019 16:57

You can get a pair Grade A from CeX for around £225 silver which come with …You can get a pair Grade A from CeX for around £225 silver which come with a two year warranty


The black ones are £240 at CEX, plus... second hand headphones??
Edited by: "pgilc1" 9th May
Cavs09/05/2019 17:44

AI will be, can change when paired with the app


Aaaeee!! What do u wannn!! (Italian Siri or google assistants) lol
Tempted, so tempted.
how is spending half a monkey on headphones a 'deal' ?

asking for a friend
davidfwalsh09/05/2019 17:00

All electrical items bought in the EU have 2 year guarantee. And Sony have …All electrical items bought in the EU have 2 year guarantee. And Sony have a deal with Amazon that you can return Sony products within that period full a full refund. I had a blu ray player that died 23 months in and Amazon have a full refund ...even though the player was worth half the price by then.


Do you get the refund in full?
r5d409/05/2019 21:26

how is spending half a monkey on headphones a 'deal' ?asking for a friend …how is spending half a monkey on headphones a 'deal' ?asking for a friend


Where have you found them cheaper?
pgilc109/05/2019 18:05

The black ones are £240 at CEX, plus... second hand headphones??



Nothing wrong with 2nd hand headphones. I've had plenty 2nd hand studio headphones purchases over the years.
Edited by: "imdurc" 10th May
I bought these at over £300 some months ago, As headphones they are decent but certainly not worth it, Bluetooth limited to one connection at a time, sound not really any better than cheaper headphones, comfortable but not £300 comfortable.

However the noise cancelling is sensational, best of any of the premium brands I tried, worth every penny if you are noise sensitive. At this price a steal.
r5d409/05/2019 21:26

how is spending half a monkey on headphones a 'deal' ?asking for a friend …how is spending half a monkey on headphones a 'deal' ?asking for a friend


Think of it as spending half a nifty on a pizza at pizzahut... then finding out you can get a much bigger, better and tastier one for half a fiver at farmfoods...

Just answering for a friend
imdurc09/05/2019 23:31

Nothing wrong with 2nd hand headphones. I've had plenty 2nd hand studio …Nothing wrong with 2nd hand headphones. I've had plenty 2nd hand studio headphones purchases over the years.


No issues with 2nd hand if it's cheap or if you're budget constrained but for the sake of £6 I'd be buying new.
Edited by: "pgilc1" 10th May
bitcoin510/05/2019 07:28

Think of it as spending half a nifty on a pizza at pizzahut... then …Think of it as spending half a nifty on a pizza at pizzahut... then finding out you can get a much bigger, better and tastier one for half a fiver at farmfoods...Just answering for a friend


These are priced as they are because of the sound quality, features and most importantly for me the noise cancelling capabilities. I travel a lot and these are a God send on an airplane and in the airport lounge.

Feel free to post if you find a better set for less.

It seems to have come as a surprise to you that you can buy a uncooked pizza cheaper that you can buy one in a restaurant? Whatever next - "butchers selling raw meat cheaper than restaurants shocker"
Edited by: "pgilc1" 10th May
pgilc110/05/2019 08:09

These are priced as they are because of the sound quality, features and …These are priced as they are because of the sound quality, features and most importantly for me the noise cancelling capabilities. I travel a lot and these are a God send on an airplane and in the airport lounge.Feel free to post if you find a better set for less. It seems to have come as a surprise to you that you can buy a uncooked pizza cheaper that you can buy one in a restaurant? Whatever next - "butchers selling raw meat cheaper than restaurants shocker"


Huh???

My comment was based on a reply to a specific comment, about something specific in the comment.. I am not comparing these to a pizza and if I was, it would be a Papa Johns Extreme Mega Topper..

I have these, the new Sony alpha's, the Bose and the new beta Mavin Air-X QC True Wireless Plus earbuds, these Sony's are THE best for ANC and Real world use for cancelling out people chomping on their Pizza's next to you

The MK 3's have 2 flaws, battery pulse life and they DO NOT support dual A2dp or A2dp2 protocols, so NO dual auto switching, as the Bose have for example.

They have an 8 device max BT array chip set, so you add 8 devices, they have to be MANUALLY disconnected (even with a home brew firmware fix!) when 2 devices are connected, to allow Audio from device 1 OR calls from device 2, this cannot be fixed as it is a hardware limitation of the components, that was removed by Sony, when they went from NFC tap multi device / multi sync to singular device per session support chips.

Anyway, glad you like yours, I love mine!
Amazing headphones! The noise cancellation is incredible
Alexa or Google assistant..
delboyd09/05/2019 22:38

Where have you found them cheaper?



Just to say if you're visiting Europe then check out the price at the local MediaMarkt store.
They've lots of stores across Europe, I bought mine whilst visiting Spain a couple of months ago.
I paid €269 (in Black), they also had them in silver at €289
Worked out at just under £230 on my Halifax cc (no foreign transaction fees).
Just got an email from Richer Sounds and it says 10% off headphones over £100 for VIP members. Black and cream both cost £279.95 - 10% = £251.78. They also price match and just noticed that on Amazon cream colour £267.26 so if they price match that and 10% off you can get those for £240.53. Joining VIP club costs nothing.
Bought these last time they were on here, very happy that I did, worth every penny to me
This is a great pair of headphones.... But they're really expensive! I spent about an hour and a half comparing these with some other headphones in Heathrow Airport recently and, while good, I couldn't see any significant benefit over a pair of Sennheiser HD 4.50 that were £119, so I bought them. The sennheisers were exceptional at cutting out noise on the plane. Recently I used them to block out next door the neighbours lawnmower when we had the lush weather a few weeks back and j couldn't hear the mower at all! To me, there was no difference between the Sony and the Sennheiser, especially not ~£200 (price difference at the time) difference... but I'm no audiophile.
Edited by: "prikkles" 10th May
bitcoin510/05/2019 12:15

Huh???My comment was based on a reply to a specific comment, about …Huh???My comment was based on a reply to a specific comment, about something specific in the comment.. I am not comparing these to a pizza and if I was, it would be a Papa Johns Extreme Mega Topper..I have these, the new Sony alpha's, the Bose and the new beta Mavin Air-X QC True Wireless Plus earbuds, these Sony's are THE best for ANC and Real world use for cancelling out people chomping on their Pizza's next to you The MK 3's have 2 flaws, battery pulse life and they DO NOT support dual A2dp or A2dp2 protocols, so NO dual auto switching, as the Bose have for example.They have an 8 device max BT array chip set, so you add 8 devices, they have to be MANUALLY disconnected (even with a home brew firmware fix!) when 2 devices are connected, to allow Audio from device 1 OR calls from device 2, this cannot be fixed as it is a hardware limitation of the components, that was removed by Sony, when they went from NFC tap multi device / multi sync to singular device per session support chips.Anyway, glad you like yours, I love mine!


Thanks, this is good info. Two questions please: What's battery pulse life? Also, have they fixed the complaints about the firmware upgrade causing worsened noise cancellation yet? Thanks again
I'm torn the bose ones look more slim in photos however they don't have USB C and people say you can connect more than one device? However the Sony have better noise cancellation apparently and have USB C even thought they look more bulky, what do you guys think? Probably should go to a store first to try them both out.
KeyboardKitten10/05/2019 21:18

I'm torn the bose ones look more slim in photos however they don't have …I'm torn the bose ones look more slim in photos however they don't have USB C and people say you can connect more than one device? However the Sony have better noise cancellation apparently and have USB C even thought they look more bulky, what do you guys think? Probably should go to a store first to try them both out.


For me there is no question really, there are much better headphones out there, if you want the best Bluetooth or sound quality or comfort look elsewhere.

But if you want the best noise cancelling, then the Sony's are hands down the best.

I own the Bose qc35's and since bought the Sony's. In almost every sense the Sony's are a downgrade - with the exception of battery life and much quicker charging. But the noise cancellation is not even close. Sony wins by a country mile.
Rain_Man11/05/2019 02:30

For me there is no question really, there are much better headphones out …For me there is no question really, there are much better headphones out there, if you want the best Bluetooth or sound quality or comfort look elsewhere.But if you want the best noise cancelling, then the Sony's are hands down the best.I own the Bose qc35's and since bought the Sony's. In almost every sense the Sony's are a downgrade - with the exception of battery life and much quicker charging. But the noise cancellation is not even close. Sony wins by a country mile.


As with a lot of things audio I think it really does come down to preference. I spent a long time looking at the Sony and Bose QC-35 and initially ended up biting the bullet on the QC-35 (from an EU Amazon deal on here too) but personally didn't like them that much. They didn't feel comfortable for me and sounded too dull for some of the music I listened to.

I can see the appeal to some, such as the metal cups/sturdy design, but I returned them after getting the Sony's as they just felt great to me and what I listen to. I think these are both really solid headphones though so at the end of the day it'll come down to personal preference and it'd be better to try them both if possible.

I can attest that the noise cancelling on the Sony's was very good on long train journeys but the thing that I dislike is the touch buttons on the cups which can be a bit annoying sometimes. Still used them every day since I bought them though
I would imagine there's a price point of no more than £40/£50 for a product like this, the material cost of producing these would be relatively cheap, the technology been around for a while and as a few others have said there are equally a good headphone around much cheaper. Nothing more than great marketing, household name and mugs who are willing to line Sonys pockets!
Flameberry11/05/2019 08:23

As with a lot of things audio I think it really does come down to …As with a lot of things audio I think it really does come down to preference. I spent a long time looking at the Sony and Bose QC-35 and initially ended up biting the bullet on the QC-35 (from an EU Amazon deal on here too) but personally didn't like them that much. They didn't feel comfortable for me and sounded too dull for some of the music I listened to. I can see the appeal to some, such as the metal cups/sturdy design, but I returned them after getting the Sony's as they just felt great to me and what I listen to. I think these are both really solid headphones though so at the end of the day it'll come down to personal preference and it'd be better to try them both if possible. I can attest that the noise cancelling on the Sony's was very good on long train journeys but the thing that I dislike is the touch buttons on the cups which can be a bit annoying sometimes. Still used them every day since I bought them though

Rain_Man11/05/2019 02:30

For me there is no question really, there are much better headphones out …For me there is no question really, there are much better headphones out there, if you want the best Bluetooth or sound quality or comfort look elsewhere.But if you want the best noise cancelling, then the Sony's are hands down the best.I own the Bose qc35's and since bought the Sony's. In almost every sense the Sony's are a downgrade - with the exception of battery life and much quicker charging. But the noise cancellation is not even close. Sony wins by a country mile.



Cheers for these! I’ll need them for long train journeys Leeds to Cardiff is a nightmare, I noticed there’s two modes of noise cancellation, one so you can hear announcements etc? Does it work, if it does I’m buying it right now

I don’t think the Nintendo Switch supports Bluetooth audio so realistically the whole pairing two or more devices i won’t really need as long as it has a manual AUX cable. Also do these headphones come with the aeroplane adapters?

I know there's a bose store near me so I'll try them out and then I'll find somewhere to test the Sony headphones, any recommendations I would do Currys but the amount of security tags they have on them is insane.
KeyboardKitten11/05/2019 13:43

Cheers for these! I’ll need them for long train journeys Leeds to Cardiff i …Cheers for these! I’ll need them for long train journeys Leeds to Cardiff is a nightmare, I noticed there’s two modes of noise cancellation, one so you can hear announcements etc? Does it work, if it does I’m buying it right now I don’t think the Nintendo Switch supports Bluetooth audio so realistically the whole pairing two or more devices i won’t really need as long as it has a manual AUX cable. Also do these headphones come with the aeroplane adapters?I know there's a bose store near me so I'll try them out and then I'll find somewhere to test the Sony headphones, any recommendations I would do Currys but the amount of security tags they have on them is insane.



I was lucky enough to have a friend that owned a pair I could try (for the Sony's). I found currys pretty useless, they all had music playing quite loud, the volume control on the headphones did nothing, the music was so loud you couldn't really judge the noise cancelling. I dont know where else you could really try them, a Sony store maybe?

The Sonys definitely come with the double 3.5mm adapter, cant remember for the Bose.
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