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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iBreatheApple

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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.
 

Marco Klobas

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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.
I'm waiting for a revision of AirPods provided with silicon tips or similar "grip-like" material (if Apple will ever release them).

I'm tempted by AirPods. I'm worried they won't fit in my ears. Not all ears are the same. Glad to know a lot of users are happy. I'll have to wait.

My 3 years old BeoPlay H5 unfortunately just died (my fault – I ran under pattering rain and the left earbud stopped working). I replaced them with BeoPlay E6 Motion.
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Reminds me of TV model names. Samsung UN55NU7300FXZA (that’s real, look it up.)
Ah, it's an Asian obsession, not only Japanese. :)
 

anika200

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Great an even greater way to isolate yourself from your surroundings, I actually like the sounds around me and find it important to be able to "hear" some things while using earbuds. I guess I could see a need for this product, work???
 
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danny1305

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Great an even greater way to isolate yourself from your surroundings, I actually like the sounds around me and find it important to be able to "hear" some things while using earbuds. I guess I could see a need for this product, work???
All of these type of earbuds have a pass through setting where you can easily hear outside sounds. I hate how uninformed people just bash something without actually knowing anything about it
 

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I'm waiting for a revision of AirPods provided with silicon tips or similar "grip-like" material (if Apple will ever release them).

I'm tempted by AirPods. I'm worried they won't fit in my ears. Not all ears are the same. Glad to know a lot of users are happy. I'll have to wait.

My 3 years old BeoPlay H5 unfortunately just died (my fault – I ran under pattering rain and the left earbud stopped working). I replaced them with BeoPlay E6 Motion.
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Ah, it's an Asian obsession, not only Japanese. :)
I don’t know if users are really happy with them. I don’t think they sound very good for the price and still go back to Jaybirds. I like sound isolation though and won’t buy something just based on the “look”. I really don’t understand the fascination with them.
 
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I'm waiting for a revision of AirPods provided with silicon tips or similar "grip-like" material (if Apple will ever release them).

I'm tempted by AirPods. I'm worried they won't fit in my ears. Not all ears are the same. Glad to know a lot of users are happy. I'll have to wait.

My 3 years old BeoPlay H5 unfortunately just died (my fault – I ran under pattering rain and the left earbud stopped working). I replaced them with BeoPlay E6 Motion.
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Ah, it's an Asian obsession, not only Japanese. :)

I wear mine constantly and even exercise and run. Never as in n e v e r had one fall out.
 

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I’ll probably give these a shot when they go on sale for around $150.

They look like everything I’d want in a new pair of airpods and since my launch pair don’t hold battery very well any more it’s time for an upgrade.

Still glad I picked up the Powerbeats Pro for working out, due to the ear hooks and sweat resistance.
 
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