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Industry-leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds1

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Digital Noise Cancellation

Industry-leading Digital Noise Cancellation

Industry-leading digital noise cancellation technology means you hear every word, note, and tune with incredible clarity, no matter your environment. Additional microphones also assist in isolating sound while talking on the phone, resulting in improved phone call quality.1

Proprietary technology for premium sound

Sony’s proprietary HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e brings the WF-1000XM3 to the pinnacle of noise cancellation. With 24bit audio signal processing and best in class signal-to-noise ratio, the WF-1000XM3 headphones dramatically improve the sound quality of whatever you choose to listen to.
Extended battery life plus quick charging

Enough power to last all day. Get up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, and the charging case supplies another three full charges, delivering up to 24 hours of battery life. Low on battery? 10 minutes of charge time gives you up to 90 minutes of playback.2
Voice assistant function     

Activate your smartphone’s voice assistant with a simple tap and hold of the right earbud.

Touch control panel

Tap or swipe the panels with your fingertip.

Change the track, activate your phone’s voice assistant, and take or make calls.
Quick Attention Mode

Place your hand over the left earbud.

Turn the volume down and deactivate noise canceling for instant conversation.
Music will automatically pause and resume.

When the headphones are removed from your ears and put back in.
Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control

Automatically switches to ambient sound mode based on your activity.
Sony I Headphones Connect app for Android and iOS

Smart Listening technology to control your ambient sound settings and adjust the sound levels.
Tap and hold the right earbud.

Activate your smartphone’s voice assistant with a simple touch.
Hear essential sounds when you’re on the move.

Switch to Ambient Sound mode with the Sony | Headphones Connect App.4
Conversation flows freely.

With easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is: just speak with a tap.
Auto on / Auto off

Automatically turns on and off to save battery when not in use.

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Behind-neck type In-earbuds
Truly Wireless
Behind-neck type In-earbuds
Wireless In-ear
Wireless In-ear
Battery Life
10 Hrs
6 Hrs (24 Hrs with case)
6.5 Hrs
15 Hrs
15 Hrs
Noise Canceling
Industry-leading NC
Ambient Sound Control
Ambient Sound Mode
Ambient Sound Mode
Ambient Sound Mode
Water Resistant/Splash Proof
Yes / IPX5
Extra Bass
Customize Sound with app

Size & Weight
Weight Approx. 0.3 oz x 2
General Features
Headphone Type Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit 0.24 ", dome type (CCAW Voice coil)
Magnet Neodymium
Frequency Response (Active Operation) -
Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication) 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)
Sensitivities (dB/mW) -
Volume Control Yes
Cord Length -
Plug -
Waterproof -
NFC Yes (Case)
Passive Operation -
Battery Charge Time Approx. 1.5 hrs
Battery Charge Method USB charging (with Case)
Battery Life (continuous music playback time) Max. 6 hrs (NC ON)/Max. 8 hrs (NC OFF)
Battery Life (Waiting Time) Max. 9 hrs (NC ON)/Max. 15 hrs (NC OFF)
Bluetooth® Specification
Bluetooth® version Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0
Effective Range Line of sight approx. 30 ft (10 m)
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz band (2.4000–2.4835 GHz)
Supported Audio Format(s) SBC, AAC
Supported Content Protection SCMS-T
Noise Canceling
Noise Canceling ON/OFF Switch Yes
Automatic AI Noise Canceling -
Charging Case
Battery Charge Time Approx. 3.5 hrs
Weight Approx. 2.8 oz
Dimension -

  • USB Cable: USB Type-CTM
  • cable (Approx. 7.88 inch)


  1. As of July 17, 2019. Ambient noise reduction according to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines for the Truly Wireless style of noise-canceling headphones market.)
  2. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage.
  3. Requires download of Headphones Connect app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play. Subject to app terms and conditions.
  4. Requires download of Sony | Headphones Connect app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play. User must link compatible devices in order to control operation. Subject to app terms and conditions.