92points

Sony WH-1000XM3

79points

Treblab Z2

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Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Treblab Z2

Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Treblab Z2?

  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 1.61x more battery power
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    1000mAhvs620mAh
  • Has ambient sound mode
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Why is Treblab Z2 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Sweat resistance
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  • 5h longer battery life
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    35hvs30h
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2
  • Has an in-line control panel
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony WH-1000XM3
9.3
10 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM3
9.3/10
10 User reviews
Treblab Z2
0.0
0 User reviews
Treblab Z2
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.0/10
10 votes
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Sound quality

9.3/10
10 votes
No reviews yet
 

Value for money

8.7/10
10 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comfort

9.5/10
10 votes
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Noise isolation

9.2/10
10 votes
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Comments

Sebastian

Sebastian

9 months ago

10 / 10

Absolutely amazing Headphones!

Sebastian

Sebastian

9 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.

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Jad

Jad

1 year ago

9 / 10

good headphone but there's better options

Jad

Jad

1 year 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
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Iqbal

Iqbal

1 year ago

10 / 10

Good noise cancelling

Iqbal

Iqbal

1 year 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

weight

255g

252.3g

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.
has a detachable cable
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM3)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Treblab Z2)

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
can be folded
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has a tangle free cable
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
travel bag is included
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has an open-back design
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
is dustproof and water-resistant
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
sweat resistance
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
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.
impedance

16 Ohms

32 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.
sound pressure level

104.5dB/mW

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Treblab Z2)

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
Has USB Type-C
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
has a battery level indicator
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has wireless charging
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
battery power

1000mAh

620mAh

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.
has a rechargeable battery
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

Can be used wirelessly
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has aptX Adaptive
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has aptX
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has LDAC
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has aptX Low Latency
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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).
has aptX HD
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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).
has AAC
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

Features

has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
has ambient sound mode
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has in/on-ear detection
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
has a mute function
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
multipoint count

1

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Treblab Z2)

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.
control panel placed on a device
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
can be used as a headset
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
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.
Has an in-line control panel
Sony WH-1000XM3
Treblab Z2
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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