Since the first true wireless earphones launched in 2014, many more have appeared in the marketplace – including models by big players like Appleand recent additions from Phiaton and Cambridge Audio. But most only offer passive isolation from the world around you. Sony’s upcoming WF-1000XM3 earphones rock the company’s excellent active noise cancellation tech so that you can focus on the music.
We have to admit to being impressed by the noise cancellation prowess of other members of the 1000X family, including the MDR-1000X cabled over-ear headphones and the WH-1000XM3 wireless cans. Where others in the space manage to cut down rumble and hum from aircraft engines and rolling tires, the 1000X ANC headphones we’ve tried have also significantly reduced background chatter and other higher frequency ambient sounds.