83points

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

91points

Sony WH-1000XM3

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Bowers & Wilkins PX5 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bowers & Wilkins PX5 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • 14g lighter
    ?

    241gvs255g
  • 3 more microphone(s)
    ?

    6vs3
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has a mute function
    ?
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bowers & Wilkins PX5?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs10Hz
  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs30000Hz
  • 5h longer battery life
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    30hvs25h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 4.4mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs35.6mm
  • Can be folded
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  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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Price comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

Buy used:

$247.98

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Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Blue
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$199.98
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless B...Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone, Adaptive Noise Cancelling - Silver
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$349.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancell...Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Best-in-class Sound, Space Grey
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$296.95
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Hea...Bowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Headphones - Space Grey
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$183.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Silver
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$299.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonPhiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active...Phiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Touch Controls, Extra Bass, Memory Foam Earpads, Wireless AptX Bluetooth Over Ears Headphones, 43 Hours of Playback, Quick Charge
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$249.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonGeekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord ...Geekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord with Mic for HESH 2.0, HESH, Grind, Venue, Crusher, HESH 3 Headphones, 3.5mm Stereo Cable with Microphone and Volume Control (Black 5.6FT)
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$9.18
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonAUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Mo...AUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Modes, aptX and Sweat-Resistant Nano Coating, Secure Fit Bluetooth Sports Earbuds, 8-Hour Battery Life
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$29.99

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
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$279.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
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$208.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$224.75
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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$253.49
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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$251.49
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
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$431.00
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 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones (Black) with Portable Speaker
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$448.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

241g

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)
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

4Hz

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

30000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
6.driver unit size

35.6mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

1.Battery life

25h

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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.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.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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

6

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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 voice prompts
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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 a mute function
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Price comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

Buy used:

$247.98

ProductStorePrice
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Blue
Amazon logo
$199.98
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless B...Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone, Adaptive Noise Cancelling - Silver
Amazon logo
$349.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancell...Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Best-in-class Sound, Space Grey
Amazon logo
$296.95
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Hea...Bowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Headphones - Space Grey
Amazon logo
$183.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Silver
Amazon logo
$299.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonPhiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active...Phiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Touch Controls, Extra Bass, Memory Foam Earpads, Wireless AptX Bluetooth Over Ears Headphones, 43 Hours of Playback, Quick Charge
Amazon logo
$249.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonGeekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord ...Geekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord with Mic for HESH 2.0, HESH, Grind, Venue, Crusher, HESH 3 Headphones, 3.5mm Stereo Cable with Microphone and Volume Control (Black 5.6FT)
Amazon logo
$9.18
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonAUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Mo...AUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Modes, aptX and Sweat-Resistant Nano Coating, Secure Fit Bluetooth Sports Earbuds, 8-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$29.99

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
Amazon logo
$279.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$208.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$224.75
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
$253.49
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
$251.49
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH10...Sony BT/NC Headphone 30H BAT Black, WH1000XM3B.CE7
Amazon logo
$431.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
pricegrabber logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones (Black) with Portable Speaker
walmart logo
$448.00

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