95points
64points

Sony WH-1000XM3

86points
66points

Sony WH-XB900N

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Sony WH-1000XM3
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Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Sony WH-XB900N

Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-XB900N

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony WH-XB900N?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 34 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs1
  • 4h shorter charge time
    ?

    3hvs7h
  • Has ambient sound mode
    ?
  • Has LDAC
    ?

Why is Sony WH-XB900N better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    2Hzvs4Hz
  • Has a mute function
    ?
  • 41.77% cheaper
    ?

    149.50 €vs256.75 €

Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$70

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Sony WH-1000XM3 amazonSONY WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...SONY WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$269
Sony WH-1000XM3 amazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
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$278
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$269
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-CH510 Wireless On-Ear Headphones...Sony WH-CH510 Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Mic- Black
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$58
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Sony WH-XB900N

Buy used:

$70

ProductStorePrice
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$199
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$179
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$230
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$58
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony WH-1000XM3
9.2
9 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM3
9.2/10
9 User reviews
Sony WH-XB900N
9.5
4 User reviews
Sony WH-XB900N
9.5/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.9/10
9 votes
9.8/10
4 votes

Sound quality

9.2/10
9 votes
10.0/10
4 votes

Value for money

8.6/10
9 votes
9.8/10
4 votes

Comfort

9.4/10
9 votes
9.5/10
4 votes

Noise isolation

9.1/10
9 votes
9.3/10
4 votes

Comments

Sebastian

Sebastian

3 months ago

10 / 10

Absolutely amazing Headphones!

Sebastian

Sebastian

3 months ago

10 / 10

Great sound AND feel. I upgraded from the Sony H.ear On 2. These are far superior but the materials do not feel as premium. The Sony H.EarOn2 had full metal components and a slick hard plastic shell. Whereas the Wh1000XM3 is a much more light weight feel, which makes it much more comfortable, but at the same time, it feels fragile. I have not had any issues with anything for over a year now. The Sound quality is impeccable. The bass is deep and clear, and there is no distortion on the Highs. It has a wide range of frequency and plays music super well. From rap to Lofi and rock and roll. Microphones are great in this for phone calls and can even be used in the office for meetings! I personally use them in the gym for everything except when they fall off if you end up on your back or at an angle. The noise cancelling is impeccable and is only rivaled by the Apple AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max. I find that these headphones are just as good as the Bose, and the XM4.

3 users found this helpful
Jad

Jad

7 months ago

9 / 10

good headphone but there's better options

Jad

Jad

7 months ago

9 / 10

this headphone is great but a little expensive there's cheaper alternative with better sound like Jabra - Elite 85h

Pros

  • aptXHD & LDAC
  • long lasting battery
  • a lot of features in app
  • fast Charging
  • amazing anc
  • conformable fit
  • Quick Attention Mode

Cons

  • not a lot of bass
  • Google Assistant isn't very useful
  • Bit expensive
  • Mediocre call quality
  • not the best for gaming
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • no Bluetooth multipoint
0 users found this helpful
Iqbal

Iqbal

7 months ago

10 / 10

Good noise cancelling

Iqbal

Iqbal

7 months ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • Good noise cancelling and sound

Cons

  • More expensive but more value for money if you can find the cheaper
0 users found this helpful

Design

1.weight

255g

254g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.has a detachable cable
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.can be folded
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
4.has a tangle free cable
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
5.travel bag is included
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has an open-back design
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
7.is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
8.sweat resistance
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.highest frequency

40000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
5.impedance

16 Ohms

50 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
6.sound pressure level

104.5dB/mW

101dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.has a neodymium magnet
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
8.has passive noise reduction
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a battery level indicator
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
6.battery power

1000mAh

1000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
7.has a rechargeable battery
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has a removable battery
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has aptX Adaptive
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
5.has LDAC
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
6.has aptX Low Latency
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
7.has aptX HD
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
8.has AAC
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
9.has a 3.5mm male connector
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.has ambient sound mode
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
3.has in/on-ear detection
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.has a mute function
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.multipoint count

1

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-XB900N)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
7.control panel placed on a device
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
8.can be used as a headset
βœ”Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ”Sony WH-XB900N
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
9.Has an in-line control panel
βœ–Sony WH-1000XM3
βœ–Sony WH-XB900N
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

256.75 €

149.50 €

Updated on Mon Jun 27 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$70

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$269
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Sony WH-XB900N

Buy used:

$70

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