Sony continues to innovate in its popular line of noise-canceling headphones, and the WF-1000XM3 is one of the best performing models yet. The XM3 has outstanding sound quality and top-of-the-line active noise reduction to match—and it does it all with a true wireless design.
These feature-rich earphones have variable noise cancellation, which you can adjust to let in more or less sound, including a “monitor” mode that actively pipes in audio from your surroundings. Those settings can be activated using integrated touch controls, which also operate playback and skipping tracks.
According to Sony, the XM3 has a 6-hour battery life, can be recharged up to three times on the go with the earphones’ portable charging case, and includes a quick-charge feature. A free app adds functionality. One caveat to keep in mind is some users may feel the XM3 doesn’t fit securely, particularly those with larger ears.