Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones introduced

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by hodg100 Aug 30, 2018 at 12:52 PM


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    Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones introduced
    The WH-1000XM3 headphones are the newest addition to the Sony 1000X family. This headband-style around ear model offers all the features from the previous WH-1000XM2 model, while adding multiple key improvements including upgraded Noise Cancelling performance to enhance the experience.
    The 1000XM3’s benefit from a newly developed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 which has approximately four times greater performance than the previous processor. This newly-developed component can not only negate transport noise like its predecessor, but also further cancels out daily background sounds such as street noise and human voices, say Sony. It also features Dual Noise Sensor technology that captures ambient noise with dual microphones and then passes the sound data to the processor to cancel the noise.

    These headphones are made to fly, as their Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing feature allows the Noise Cancelling performance to adapt specifically to high altitude by using sensors to detect the air pressure around you and optimise the Noise Cancelling accordingly.

    Designed with the professional who frequently travels in mind, these headphones deliver audio with a 40mm driver unit with a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm that handles a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz.

    The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 works not only for Noise Cancelling, but also realises sound quality with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing and the combination of DAC with Amplifier functionality.

    The activity recognition feature, Adaptive Sound Control, detects your physical situation. With 3 auto mode-changes for the 1000XM3’s, you can hear all ambient sounds together with music when walking, hear announcements as well as your music when waiting and be immersed in music with Noise Cancellation when travelling by train or bus.

    Another improvement is the Customisable Automatic Power Off function on the companion Headphones Connect app, which means the headphones can stay on and in Noise Cancellation mode without being connected to a device - if you want noise reduction without listening to music.

    The 1000XM3’s have a new, slimmer silhouette and are lighter in weight than their predecessor. Besides offering 30 hours of battery life with Noise Cancelling and BLUETOOTH® connection, the 1000XM3 headphones have an upgraded Quick Charging function that provides 5 hours of wireless playback after 10 minutes of charging via a USB type-C port.

    The WH-1000XM3 industry-leading Noise Cancelling headphones will be priced at approximately £330 and €389 in Ireland and available from the beginning of September 2018.

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