91points
66points

Sony WH-1000XM3

77points
58points

Sony WH-H900N

Sony WH-1000XM3
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Cost-effectiveness winner
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44 facts in comparison

Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Sony WH-H900N

Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Sony WH-H900N?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs5Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 1.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    104.5dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4.1
  • 35g lighter
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    255gvs290g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    3vs2
  • 3h shorter charge time
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    3hvs6h

Why is Sony WH-H900N better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 4h longer battery life
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    34hvs30h
  • 15 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs47 Ohms

Price comparison

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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$221.75
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
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$224.69
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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$149.99
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
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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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$430.84
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$348.00
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$448.00

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
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$150.00
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$11.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

255g

290g

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)
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

4Hz

5Hz

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

40000Hz

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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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)
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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.sound pressure level

104.5dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.impedance

47 Ohms

32 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.

Power

1.Battery life

30h

34h

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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.1

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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
Sony WH-H900N
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Price comparison

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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$221.75
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$224.69
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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$149.99
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
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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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$430.84
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
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$448.00

Sony WH-H900N

Buy used:

$89.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-H900N AmazonSony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear ...Sony WHH900N Hear On 2 Wireless Overear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones, 2.4 Ounce
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$150.00
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$11.00

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