Following the smashing success of Sony’s flagship noise-canceling cans – the WH-1000XM3 – the Japanese tech giant is adding one more member to the family in the form of truly wireless headphones.
The similarly named Sony WF-1000XM3 brings a lot of the over-ear variant’s prowess and appeal to an extra portable form factor.
Some of the impressive facets of the WH-1000XM3, and a large factor in making it one of the best wireless headphones available today is their noise-canceling capabilities, and with these new truly wireless in-ears, Sony promises the same high quality.
A pair of exterior microphones on every bud feed exterior noise to the devoted QN1e noise-canceling chip (an enhancement on the WH-1000XM3’s QN1 chip), the place it intelligently blocks out background noise and atmosphere.
This similar superior chip is responsible for the 24-bit digital-to-audio conversion, as was the case in the WH-1000XM3. Combine this with Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX – a feature that upscales audio in a compressed format to bring again some lost fidelity – and these in-ears are set to sound as wealthy as their over-ear counterparts.
A standard complaint amongst true wireless buds is their penchant towards connectivity issues, usually caused by one earbud needing to pair with the other via Bluetooth. Apple’s AirPods manage to avoid this through the use of a dedicated chip to attach both on to the device, and Sony is using an identical technique with the WF-1000XM3, promising increased stability.