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Sony WH-1000XM2

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Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM2
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Sony WH-1000XM2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 1 Ohms lower impedance
    46 Ohmsvs47 Ohms

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • 20g lighter
    255gvs275g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 0.2mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs39.8mm
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.1
  • 1h shorter charge time
    3hvs4h
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands

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Design

1.weight

275g

255g

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2.has a detachable cable
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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.

3.has stereo speakers
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

4.can be folded
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has an over-the-ear form
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

6.travel bag is included
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

40000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

4Hz

4Hz

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

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

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4.impedance

46 Ohms

47 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

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4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
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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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2. longer battery life

38h

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.

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50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

4h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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6.Has USB Type-C
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Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.2

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5

4.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

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100m

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

6.Has WiFi
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
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Sony WH-1000XM3

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.control panel placed on a device
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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.has a noise canceling microphone
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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5.has voice prompts
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

6.has voice commands
Sony WH-1000XM2
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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