Sony Announces New Wireless Earbuds Coming in August for $230

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Sony today announced the WF-1000XM3 earbuds, a new set of true wireless earbuds that will launch this August for $229.99.

The new earbuds come with advanced noise cancellation, powered by a dual noise sensor that catches more of the ambient sounds from your surroundings. This is paired with a dedicated HD noise-cancelling processor, the QN1e, which cancels more noise across all frequencies while using less power.


All of the noise cancellation features can be customized in settings, and you can choose to hear more or less ambient noise at any time. There are a few gesture-based features as well, allowing users to place a finger over the earbud to turn the volume down and let in ambient sounds.

In terms of audio quality, Sony promises high-resolution audio powered by a small 0.24" driver unit and the company's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX. The earbuds also have a new Bluetooth chip and an optimized antenna design for wider coverage and uninterrupted streaming.


The earbuds offer six hours of power on one full charge, and the included charging case provides three charges. Users can also opt to turn noise-cancelling features off to boost listening time to eight hours per charge. A quick 10-minute charge in the charging case offers up to 90 minutes of play time.

The Verge has hands-on coverage of the earbuds, noting one major downside: they aren't sweat or water-resistant, so any gym-goers may do better looking into other wireless headphones.

Sony's WF-1000XM3 earbuds will launch next month for $229.99.

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16 months ago

Rolls right off the tongue!

Don't think you're using them right.
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16 months ago

Sony today announced the WF-1000XM3 earbuds, a new set of true wireless earbuds that will launch this August for $229.99.

Rolls right off the tongue!
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16 months ago

I hate those gummy things in my ear. I prefer the Airpods.

Memory foam is the way to go if you care about audio. But hey AirPods don’t do any of that so you’re good.
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16 months ago
I know nothing about business or marketing but I feel compelled to say: when will these companies learn that they simply won’t excel by releasing a product that is more expensive than leading competitors such as Apple. It doesn’t matter if the Sony buds are better and if they provide more functionality. They can’t try and enter that same niche of a market and expect to aggressively compete. General population will go for the mainstream popular **** every time, espeicially if it’s cheaper. It’s not like they shouldn’t try, but why more than $199, doesn’t make any sense.
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16 months ago

Don’t think you got the sarcasm.

Don't think you got his epic comment.
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16 months ago
These don’t compare to AirPods at all future commenters. These are noise canceling the AirPods are not
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