65points

Apple AirPods Pro

85points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Apple AirPods Pro vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
65
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Apple AirPods Pro
85
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Apple AirPods Pro better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Sweat resistance
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs3
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • 244.2g lighter
    ?

    10.8gvs255g
  • Has wireless charging
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Apple AirPods Pro?

  • 25h longer battery life
    ?

    30hvs5h
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20Hz
  • 2h shorter charge time
    ?

    3hvs5h
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?

Price comparison

Apple AirPods Pro

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods Pro
Amazon logo
$219.00
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)
Amazon logo
$129.00
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods Pro (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$185.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonWireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5.0 Headphone...Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones HD Stereo Noise Reduction in-Ear Earbuds IPX5 Waterproof Sports Earpods Auto Pairing for Earphones Apple Airpods Pro/iPhone/Android (XL, Green)
Amazon logo
$35.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonPowerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Appl...Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 9 Hours Of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant Earbuds - Ivory
Amazon logo
$249.95
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods with Wireless Charging Cas...Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Amazon logo
$154.98
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonMOBOSI Vanguard Armor Series Military Ai...MOBOSI Vanguard Armor Series Military AirPods Pro Case, Full-Body Hard Shell Protective Cover Case Skin with Keychain for AirPod Pro 2019, Black [Front LED Visible]
Amazon logo
$16.98
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonUpdated Version 4 in 1 Wireless Charger,...Updated Version 4 in 1 Wireless Charger, Fast Wireless Charging Dock Station for Apple iWatch Series 5/4/3/2/1, AirPods Pro/2 &Pencil Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XR/XS Max/Xs/Samsung (Grey)
Amazon logo
$23.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonBRG for Airpods Pro Case,Soft Silicone S...BRG for Airpods Pro Case,Soft Silicone Skin Cover Shock-Absorbing Protective Case with Keychain for Apple Airpods Pro [Front LED Visible]
Amazon logo
$3.99
Apple AirPods Pro Amazonelago AirPods Pro Ear Hooks Designed for...elago AirPods Pro Ear Hooks Designed for Apple AirPods Pro and AirPods 1 & 2 (White) [US Patent Registered]
Amazon logo
$8.29

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$244.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$264.30
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$193.02
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
Amazon logo
$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$262.13
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
aliexpress logo
$189.79
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

Design

1.sweat resistance
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
4.has stereo speakers
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.has an in-ear form
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
6.weight

10.8g

255g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
2.has passive noise reduction
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
4.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Microphone

1.number of microphones

4

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Power

1.Battery life

5h

30h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.charge time

5h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
2.Has USB Type-C
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.Can be used wirelessly
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.has voice commands
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
2.can be used as a headset
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
3.control panel placed on a device
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.travel bag is included
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.Has voice prompts
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.has an accelerometer
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.has an open-back design
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
3.can be folded
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
4.has an over-the-ear form
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
5.has a detachable cable
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
6.has a straight plug
Apple AirPods Pro
Sony WH-1000XM3
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Price comparison

Apple AirPods Pro

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods Pro
Amazon logo
$219.00
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)
Amazon logo
$129.00
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods Pro (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$185.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonWireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5.0 Headphone...Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones HD Stereo Noise Reduction in-Ear Earbuds IPX5 Waterproof Sports Earpods Auto Pairing for Earphones Apple Airpods Pro/iPhone/Android (XL, Green)
Amazon logo
$35.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonPowerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Appl...Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 9 Hours Of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant Earbuds - Ivory
Amazon logo
$249.95
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonApple AirPods with Wireless Charging Cas...Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Amazon logo
$154.98
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonMOBOSI Vanguard Armor Series Military Ai...MOBOSI Vanguard Armor Series Military AirPods Pro Case, Full-Body Hard Shell Protective Cover Case Skin with Keychain for AirPod Pro 2019, Black [Front LED Visible]
Amazon logo
$16.98
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonUpdated Version 4 in 1 Wireless Charger,...Updated Version 4 in 1 Wireless Charger, Fast Wireless Charging Dock Station for Apple iWatch Series 5/4/3/2/1, AirPods Pro/2 &Pencil Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XR/XS Max/Xs/Samsung (Grey)
Amazon logo
$23.99
Apple AirPods Pro AmazonBRG for Airpods Pro Case,Soft Silicone S...BRG for Airpods Pro Case,Soft Silicone Skin Cover Shock-Absorbing Protective Case with Keychain for Apple Airpods Pro [Front LED Visible]
Amazon logo
$3.99
Apple AirPods Pro Amazonelago AirPods Pro Ear Hooks Designed for...elago AirPods Pro Ear Hooks Designed for Apple AirPods Pro and AirPods 1 & 2 (White) [US Patent Registered]
Amazon logo
$8.29

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$244.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$264.30
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$193.02
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
Amazon logo
$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$262.13
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
aliexpress logo
$189.79
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

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