Sony’s new WH-1000XM3 wireless cans take noise cancellation to the next level 1

When you’re out travelling, a lot of factors remain beyond your control – late flights, dodgy catering, outrageous cab prices and the worst thing of all: noise. Fortunately, Sony’s latest update for their noise-cancelling cans dubbed the WH-1000XM3 handily resolves that last annoying pickle in a decisively effective fashion.

These on-ear cans are the successor to last year’s WH-1000XM2 and combine several refinements including their latest enhancements in noise cancelling tech to make a raucous cacophony of screaming progeny, snoring fellow passengers and inane banter all melt away into beautiful, sweet blissful silence.

This is on account of their new Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 that has four times better performance than its predecessor with the added ability to squelch the noise of traffic, street noise and background chatter. It also has Dual Noise Sensor tech that captures ambient noise and then passes it to the QN1 to cancel it out.

Fortunately, it has Adaptive Sound Control that detects if you’re on the move so you can hear important stuff to avoid becoming road pizza or missing your flight like traffic or public announcements. You can also instantly squelch noise by holding onto the right can for you to instantly respond to situations without having to take your WH-1000XM3 off.

Enhance noise cancelling tech aside, the WH-1000XM3 combines 40mm driver units with a Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm for excellent sound reproduction and it has about 30 hours of battery life before needing a recharge with a quick charge function offering five hours of playback off a ten-minute charge. All this goes some way towards its princely price tag of RM1,599 but it’s hard to put a price tag on peace and quiet so it’s worth a look if you’re one a frequent traveller. Check out for more details.

Sony’s new WH-1000XM3 wireless cans take noise cancellation to the next level 2