Sony has debuted its premium WH-1000XM3 headphones today in India. The headphones cost Rs 29,990 which is the same as the price of its predecessor – WH-1000XM2 at launch. The new headphones come with a better noise cancelling feature, thanks to the QN1 chip, four times better performance and 30 hours of battery life on a single charge.
In terms of aesthetics, not much has changed from last year. There’s a thicker headband cushion and softer ear cups on the new WH-1000XM3 as well as the overall weight is reduced to 255 grams.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 has a 40mm driver for up to 40kHz heavy frequency reproduction. The new QN1 chip not only cancels background sound more effectively, but it also helps in producing high-sound quality with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 also has some handy smart features like Adaptive Sound control that tunes the sound depending upon your environment. The right ear cup is touch-sensitive and can be used to control volume and music playback. There’s also a button to activate Google’s voice assistant which can also be used to switch between different noise-cancelling modes.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 work in tandem with the Headphones Connect app and the accessory supports quick charge via SUB Type-C. It also has NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3.5mm headphone jack and a promised 30 hours of battery life.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 will be available for pre-booking from Amazon.in and Croma between October 11-18. Retail availability will start from October 18.