38points
23points

Apple AirPods

88points
61points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Apple AirPods vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Apple AirPods
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Sony WH-1000XM3

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

  • Sweat-resistant
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    4vs3
  • 247g lighter
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    8gvs255g
  • Has wireless charging
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has an accelerometer
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  • Has an earbud form
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Apple AirPods?

  • 33h longer battery life
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    38hvs5h
  • Has active noise-canceling (noise control)
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Control panel placed on a device
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Apple AirPods

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Previo...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Previous Model)
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$124.37

Sony WH-1000XM3

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
$209.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$241.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetoot...Sony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphone Bundle with Voice Assistant, Portable Carry Case, Anker 2-Port USB Wall Charger, and in-Flight Adapter - Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
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
$274.27
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$248.99
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
$272.84
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$306.10
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
walmart logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressEarphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 P...Earphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone wireless bluetooth noise canceling
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$321.88

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Apple AirPods
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.
2.sweat-resistant
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
4.travel bag is included
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has included ear pads
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
6.weight

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 passive noise reduction
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.has active noise-canceling (noise control)
Apple AirPods
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Apple AirPods
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.

Power

1.Battery life

5h

38h

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.has a rechargeable battery
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.Has USB Type-C
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
5.has a removable battery
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Apple AirPods
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.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.number of microphones

4

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.can be used as a headset
Apple AirPods
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.
4.has voice commands
Apple AirPods
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.
5.Has voice prompts
Apple AirPods
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.control panel placed on a device
Apple AirPods
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.

Price comparison

Apple AirPods

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Previo...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$124.37

Sony WH-1000XM3

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
$209.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$241.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetoot...Sony WH1000XM3 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Over Ear Headphone Bundle with Voice Assistant, Portable Carry Case, Anker 2-Port USB Wall Charger, and in-Flight Adapter - Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
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
$274.27
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$248.99
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
$272.84
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$306.10
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
walmart logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressEarphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 P...Earphones & Headphones Sony wh-1000xm3 Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone wireless bluetooth noise canceling
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$321.88

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