Sony Is Launching Its Wireless Earbuds Today

Wireless earbuds have exploded in reputation over a previous couple of years, but one feature they usually lack is lively noise cancellation. Today, Sony has debuted its new wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds with active noise cancellation and Google Assistant built-in.

Sony is no stranger to quality audio products, and it’s done a few pairs of actually wireless earbuds in the past, too. With the latest WF-1000XM3, Sony goals to fix the complaint of noise cancellation with some of the enhancements found on its full-size headphones, in addition to a wiser design compared to past Sony wireless earbuds.

Early reviews of the Sony WF-1000XM3 from retailers similar to The Verge say that noise cancellation isn’t quite up to par with full-size headphones such as the WH-1000XM3. Engadget additionally praised the audio quality, which is assisted by a brand new DAC and amplifier to deliver 24-bit audio. The wireless connection can also be powerful.

Sony additionally advertises strong battery life for the WF-1000XM3. The earbuds themselves offer six hours of playback while utilizing noise cancellation and another 24 hours of power inside the charging case. That case may also deliver 90 minutes of playtime with just 10 minutes of charging, and it additionally makes use of magnets to guide and hold the earbuds in place, as well as utilizing USB-C.

Like lots of its other products, too, Sony has delivered native Google Assistant with the brand new WF-1000XM3 earbuds. Easy tap and hold of the right earbud’s touchpad trigger the Assistant.

Other smart features on the WF-1000XM3 include pausing music when one earbud is taken out, a “Quick Attention” function that permits ambient sound, and customizable touch controls, too. These touchpads additionally replace many of the buttons found on previous Sony earbuds, which I didn’t like, as the rubber tips in your ears caused irritation.

The Sony WF-1000XM3 goes up for preorder today in black and silver for $229 within the US from outlets such as Amazon. They’ll begin shipping on August 5, at which level they’ll even be available in brick-and-mortar locations, too.