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Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones - Silver $289.00 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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This popular deal from Boxing day is back, this time in Silver.

Don't forget cashback, enjoy :)

Edit: Another $10 price drops:)) all time low for Amazon, can also price match at JB and paying with gift card for further saving

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  • If you're looking at these then you may also want to consider the new 1More ANC True Wireless Headphones which was just announced at CES2020. From initial impressions they seem to have much better call quality (The XM3 call quality is bad) and at least comparable sound/ANC quality at a slightly cheaper price. I'm waiting for more in-depth reviews before I pull the trigger.

    • Or Edifier TWS NB.

    • Had the 1more stylish for $160
      The sound quality was good,calls were slightly above average, could not get them to fit my ear right.
      They come with heaps of options for the buds and wings but I didn't bother trying 5o interchange then.

    • It won the CES innovation award, IF design award and it's brand ambassador is Jay Chou it must be pretty good lol

    • Looks like they only ship it to the US :(

      • The 1More store on Aliexpress also have it (Can also use coupon/cashback)
        https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000590505957.html

        • buying from AE pretty much means no warranty.

          • @lostn: As far as I'm aware the 1More store on Aliexpress is an official store which clearly states 1 year warranty, so I don't know why you wouldn't get warranty. I believe 1More is a chinese company owned by Xiaomi so it's no surprise that it has a presence on Aliexpress.

            • @wangasm: I mean that it is difficult to claim. You have no protection beyond your 60 day escrow.

              Aliexpress would have to facilitate the warranty to ensure they are doing their part, and I wouldn't exactly count on them.

              If 1More doesn't cooperate, what recourse do you have? You don't have consumer law protecting you.

    • Just watched that review. I think I'm in love.

      I have a pair of 1More wired IEMs that cost more than $200. 1More knows their stuff.

      Going to wait for a local seller to stock it.

  • Damn… Paid $339 back then ! If only I had waited … There's never ending to these IFs in life !

    • Damn… Sold $360 back then! Lucky I didn't waited…. There's never ending of benefits from ozb…

    • that was available in conjunction with 12% cashback at SB I think.

      I was about to jump on that deal but they sold out. That was a better deal than this. I'm flying in a few weeks so..

      $339 - 30.81 (cashback) - 40 (price protection claim) - 33.9 (TRS) = $234 for the earphones after cashbacks.

      If you're not flying, you still could have had them for $268 after SB cashback and a price protection claim.

  • Hmm…looking at some noise cancelling earphones/ headphones but can't decide on these vs the WH1000mx3 or the Bose 700.

    I fly at least once a month but the main usage for them would be listening to music on my half hour commute and during the day at work, and also taking calls on them.

    Not sure if over ears are a good idea in Brisbane because of the heat which pushes me towards the WF1000's but I would be worried about them falling out on a plane while sleeping.

    Both of the Sony's have reputations for pretty bad call quality, which then makes we want to go for the Bose…which also happen to be the most expensive. Anyone comment on this?

    • I have the xm3 and the Bose qc35ii. The mic quality on the xm3 are as bad as everyone says they are. In noisy areas (on a train, shopping centre,etc.), people have mentioned that they could never hear me clearly when I've been using my xm3 as a mic. On the flip side, I've never used the Bose as a mic in a noisy area, so I can't comment on that.

      The noise cancelling on the xm3 are awesome though. I recently used both my xm3 and Bose on the plane and I found the xm3 a lot more comfortable to use when sleeping (ears didn't heat up or feel "squashed") and both drowned out a significant amount of standard cabin noises. Bose did a slightly better job of blocking out the sounds, but weighing up the fact that it wasn't as comfortable to sleep with, I would definitely choose the xm3 for plane usage any day. I never had a problem with the xm3 falling out or running out of battery on my 8 hour flight.

    • I am in a similar situation
      By checking online reviews If you make calls in a quiet room, Sony should be fine for calls.
      But if in an environment with more noise, they struggle and call quality is pretty bad.
      So if making a lot of calls/emeetings, I would go with the Bose.

      In the other hand, If your main intention is sound quality and noise reduction, then would go with Sony.

    • I am in Brisbane and commute on the train daily. I have the QC35's and admittedly haven’t used the Sony WF-1000XM3, but over ear for commute would be my choice everyday of the week. I use my Bose at the gym and that gets a bit sweaty (so I’ve bought SoundPEATS for this reason) however for commuting in air con, and short walks, it isn’t bad even in Brisbane. The 700s will isolate much better and fit your purpose better in my opinion, especially if utilising on flights too.

    • If you're willing to use the phone's mic (hold the mouth piece up to your mouth, doesn't need to be at the side of your face) the XM3 is much better value. Sounds better and has slightly better ANC. It also supports LDAC and AptX, AptX HD which the Bose won't do.

      If you need to go fully hands free, get the 700.

      If you're flying, the Sony can adjust itself to atmospheric pressure which will enhance the ANC at high altitudes. It makes a difference. I have tested it. Hold down the ANC button until it goes into analysis mode. It will block even more sound. The Bose doesn't do that.

      The Sony also has ~50% longer battery life.

    • I've got the WH1000mx3, I recommend them highly. Use them daily, in gym, they get sweaty, no issues so far been over a year. Sound quality is great and usability is excellent. Companion app makes it all fun and is regularly updated with new features. Noise cancellation is freaky good. Spend your money on the WH1000mx3 (if you can get them for a good price ;-) ).

      • are they easy to clean? I always use throw away cheapo IEMs for the gym. I don't want to risk damaging anything expensive.

  • How does it fare with Jabra 75t?

  • It is actually $299.00.

  • Are these worth 10x the cost of China cheapies? (genuine question)

  • I have the qc35 already but they are really uncomfortable with extended use and at the gym. Would these be a big improvement?

    Could you claim these for work and argue you need headphones to listen to music whilst working on coding more efficiently without being distracted?

    • Not unless you directly needed them to complete your work

    • I think you should be able to for using ANC. The music part is just incidental.

    • I haven't run it past any sort of tax accountants but I spend quite a lot of my time in virtual meetings (at least 2-3 hours a day) so I figure I can claim stuff like this as a deduction.

      • Well in IT, I’m always talking to clients or on conference calls and Skype, it wouldn’t be feasible having it on speaker at the desk, and distracting others. But could ato say why can’t you just get a pair of $20 headphones to do the same?

    • I have the qc35 already but they are really uncomfortable with extended use and at the gym. Would these be a big improvement?

      No. All ANC headphones do not have wide enough ear cups to stay comfortable for hours. You need to take them off and give your ears some rest or they will get hot. They're also closed back, giving you no ventilation.

      Could you claim these for work and argue you need headphones to listen to music whilst working on coding more efficiently without being distracted?

      That would be a stretch. But I know someone who mows lawns for a living and uses them for ANC to protect his ears. Not sure how he gets away with it because you can buy earplugs and earmuffs much cheaper at Bunnings.

      The WF-1000XM3 is not rated to be water resistant, so your sweat at the gym may damage them. They're not going to want to do warranty claims if they got wet.

  • I have the WH-1000xm3 for Winter and cooler days and the WF-1000xm3 for summer. The ANC between the 2 can't be compared. The WF ANC is not great, but you need to be realistic, these are truly wireless buds so you need to set your expectations. I find them comfortable and the quality is fantastic, but the microphone is toilet. It really is near on un-useable outdoors or in noisy environments.

    WRT the ANC and sound, I have had the best results by using Comply tips which give you really good isolation, coupled with the ANC it is a great experience. If you are getting from Amazon, consider buying these https://www.amazon.com.au/Comply-Sport-Pro-Replacement-Comfo...

    • i bought the wf-1000xm3 as I wanted a wireless earbud solution already owning the bose qc25 wired anc earbuds. in all honesty i'm pretty disappointed with the anc of the sony. while the qc25 have slightly more noticeable white noise, they drown out significantly more noise than the wf's. I thought it may be a problem with the tips but i've tried them all and think it's just the anc of the sonys.

      If I had the choice again, I wouldn't bother buying these. Can't understand why they are raved on about so much.

      I've used the WH (my brother owns one) and they work really well, obviously because of the closed ear design.

      • I agree with most of what you say but you can't compare the QC25 and the WF as they're too different and the technology, space, battery… they are just too different. I think many people will struggle with the price as they just don't compare with their bigger AE brothers. As far as ANC buds go, especially truly wireless buds, I have not found any better ANC ones. I have heard the Apple Pro's are just as good, if not better, but I'm not buying into the Apple ecosystem and they are even more outrageously priced.

    • the price they charge for the tips is highway robbery.

      I would buy the imitation brands. $6 gets you like 5 pairs.

    • Which of Comply styles fits WF-1000XM3?
      They have 100, 200, 400, 500, 600 & B&O specific.

      • I've got 500 and they go on pretty easy. I think the Sony's are 4.5mm so either for 400 and you'll have a squeeze, or 500 and you'll have some wiggle.

  • +3 votes

    I have the WF and the WH.

    Call quality on the WF-1000XM3 is pretty bad, the other person is not able to hear anything I say clearly. That said, the noise cancellation held up well on flights but does not compare to the over ear.

    They're excellent in ears and definitely worth buying if call quality is not a primary driver for your purchase.

    • Call quality on the WF-1000XM3 is pretty bad, the other person is not able to hear anything I say clearly.

      If calling in a noisy or windy environment, then I agree. However, when calling from home, people tell him they can hear me perfectly.

  • I have the Sennheiser momentum overear wireless, which have excellent sound but can be uncomfortable for gym or extended listening.
    Have recently tried the galaxy buds and am very surprised at how good they sound. They also fit amazingly well, unlike many other IEMs I have tried. If you have galaxy phones, and don't want to spend 300 bucks, seriously consider the galaxy buds. You can score them for a great price since ebay, Gumtree et al are flooded with them.
    They also block out a lot of noise since they fit really well.

  • Dropped further to 289. Suggests to me that a new version is on the way soon.

  • I bought the Lypertek Tevi True Wireless for 129$ and they are the best true wireless for it's price:

    Driver: High-Performance Graphine Dynamic Driver

    Frequency Response: 20-20kHz

    Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

    Bluetooth Codec: Qualcomm aptX, AAC, SBC

    Playtime (Max): 10 Hours each charge, 70 hours with charging case (can confirm, they last ten hours each)

    Accessories: Silicone Eartips (S, M, L), Flexifit Foam Tips, USB Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide

    Plus it has an IP7 rating for waterproof, so you can shower with these (I have) and have no problems

    They sound almost as good as the Sennheiser true wireless. And since it so much more cheaper, I'd recommend these over those. And the mic has sound cancelling. If you're tight on cash, consider these over the Sony's.

  • I've got the Gen 1 WF's and find the constant dropouts so annoying. Particularly in busy areas like Southern Cross station. Are these a bit better?

  • Mine just arrived from the Sony seconds sale (seem new). Fit is superb (much better the Airpod Pros, which I returned). ANC seems great. Completely drowns out the kid's TV in the background. Sound quality is top notch. Very nice so far. Wish that had the awesome tactile controls of the Powerbeats Pros, but that's about it.

  • 1-2 months to dispatch?

  • Looks like the price is back up to $399 again.