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Sony WH-1000XM3 review

Key features
  • Over-ear
  • Wireless
Reviewed

Sony claims its flagship WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones offer 'further improvements' to 'industry-leading' noise cancelling, promising 'the next level of silence' to calm you on your commute. They have a dedicated noise-cancelling processor and smart listening features that adapt to your environment. Is this all marketing spiel, or are these headphones worth their high price? Our experts put them to the test.

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What are they?
  • How do they sound?
  • What are they like to live with?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy them?
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Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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£253.00
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£259.00
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John Lewis & Partners
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£259.00
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£259.00
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Hughes
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£259.00
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£269.00
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£285.70
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£339.99
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We have tested 186 headphones and found that there are 41 Don't Buys and 30 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 54%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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