56points
49points

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

82points
71points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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36 facts in comparison

Beats Solo 3 Wireless vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM3
56
points
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
82
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Beats Solo 3 Wireless better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 10h longer battery life
    ?

    40hvs30h
  • 40g lighter
    ?

    215gvs255g
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Beats Solo 3 Wireless?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has USB Type-C
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Price comparison

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

Buy used:

$134.12

ProductStorePrice
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones ...Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Gloss Black (Renewed)
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$145.00
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black (Renewed)
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$134.99
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless On Ear Head...Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless On Ear Headphone Neighborhood Collection Brick Red (Renewed)
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$169.99
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones ...Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Gold (Renewed)
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$149.94
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Beats Pop Collection - (Pop Indigo) (Renewed)
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$189.95
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones -...Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours Of Listening Time - Club Yellow (Latest Model)
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$159.00
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones - Gold(Renewed)
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$139.97
Beats Solo 3 Wireless aliexpressBeats Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphon...Beats Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Solo3 Portable Gaming Sport Headset Foldable Deep Bass Earphone Hands-free with Mic
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$175.99

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
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$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
$239.99
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
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$264.35
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
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$243.60
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
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$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
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$262.17
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$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
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$192.39
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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.has an over-the-ear form
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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.
4.sweat resistance
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

215g

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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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 cancellation (noise control)
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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

40h

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

Connectivity

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Sony WH-1000XM3
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Price comparison

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

Buy used:

$134.12

ProductStorePrice
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones ...Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Gloss Black (Renewed)
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$145.00
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$134.99
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless On Ear Head...Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless On Ear Headphone Neighborhood Collection Brick Red (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$169.99
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones ...Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$149.94
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Beats Pop Collection - (Pop Indigo) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$189.95
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones -...Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours Of Listening Time - Club Yellow (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$159.00
Beats Solo 3 Wireless AmazonBeats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless ...Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones - Gold(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$139.97
Beats Solo 3 Wireless aliexpressBeats Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphon...Beats Solo 3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Solo3 Portable Gaming Sport Headset Foldable Deep Bass Earphone Hands-free with Mic
aliexpress logo
$175.99

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
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$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
$239.99
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
$264.35
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$243.60
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
$262.17
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$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
$192.39
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

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