If you are looking to invest in a pair of premium true wireless earphones then we say you should hold off for a few days. Sony is going to launch its flagship true wireless earphones, the WF-1000XM3 in India on August 6. A “notify me” page is live on Amazon.in listing the features and specifications of the Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones. Internationally, the earphones are priced at about Rs 20,000 approx. directly converted, and we think the sub 20k price point is where the headset will launch. The flagship feature of the headset is its noise-cancelling ability. Let’s dive deep into the specifications and features of the Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, the Sony WF-1000XM3 are a pair of truly wireless earphones and bring with them Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor, QN1e. They have an overall claimed battery life of 32-hours without noise cancellation and 24 hours with noise cancellation. The earphones themselves have 6 hours of battery life with three more charges stored in the case. The earphones also support quick charge, giving users 90 minutes of playback with 10 min charge.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones come with touch controls and also support virtual assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Just like its bigger sibling, the Sony WH-1000XM3 (review), the wireless earphones also bring with them a bunch of modes such as Quick Attention Mode giving you the ability to talk to and listen to people around you without removing the earphones, Wear Detection, which stops the music when you remove the earphones, Ambient sound mode and more.
We have spent some time with the earphones and can tell you that the quality of audio and noise cancellation is pretty good. The only downside is that the earphones are not water-resistant, so you cant wear them in the gym. You can check out our impressions of the Sony WF-1000XM3 here.
If you have a budget of about 10k, then you can check out the Sony WF-XB700 Truly wireless earphones. In our review, we noted that “priced at Rs 9,990, the Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass true wireless earphones are quite a compelling purchase, especially for those who enjoy a bass-forward sound profile. Nevertheless, they do miss out on features such as ANC, touch controls, and EQ customisation. While we don’t expect Sony to add ANC to a sub-10K pair of earphones, touch controls and app support was something we sorely missed at this price point. Nevertheless, the earphones offer a rich and warm sound profile that will sound decent with many genres of music, they have extremely reliable playback controls, solid battery life and also have a snug and comfortable fit”.
If you are on an even tighter budget, then you can check our list of the best true wireless earphones under Rs 5,000 here.
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.