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[Back Order] Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds $189 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Pretty decent price with no-fuss Amazon warranty.

Available in both black and silver.

Edit: Black now $198. White now on back order with 1-2 month delivery estimate.

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  • +11 votes

    Look they are great sound wise, but imo terrible ear fit even with after market tips.

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      Ive got these since release. Fitting is ok but started running with it and have to fit them back every 20s as they slide out with sweat. Will try to change the silicone tip with the one provided, L, M, S

      • +2 votes

        Fwiw I found the foam ones slighlty better as far as stock tips are concerned

    • +1 vote

      Yep I've got these and the Sennheiser true wireless momentum 2.

      The Sony's have better sound quality and NC but the fit is atrocious. They sit in their box now and I daily drive the Sennheisers.

      Edit: I suspect the main problem is that they're very heavy and come out a lot.

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        You’re right, they are stupid dense for such a small unit. Probably no way around it though.

  • +5 votes

    I’ve had trouble with these staying in my ear.

    I’m gonna try the Sony WF-1000XM4 to see if they fit better. If not I’ll return them for free within 14 days.

    https://store.sony.com.au/search?q=wf-1000xm4

    • +2 votes

      I think until they add an ear fin, its just going to perpetually have a hard time staying in while doing anything other than sitting.which is a shame as I'm a huge sony fan boy and think the mk3 actually have great sound.

      • +1 vote

        Gotta have those ear fins! Simply walking to work, one of mine fell out of my ear and out of sight into a patch of grass. Spent the next 20 minutes searching for the damn thing (missing train and meetings of course).

        I use my cheaper Bluetooth headphones for walking as they have the fins and a cord around the neck. Good for gym and don't have to have that stress of them flying out.

        • +2 votes

          I was walking across a busy Street just normal pace and 1 fell out while going across.

          *Cue mad dash to grab it before light turns red. *

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            @Jimothy Wongingtons: Ain't nobody got time for that!

            The WF-1000XM3 was my first premium ear buds purchased but rarely use them due to fit and having to be overly careful when using them which is a shame. Whilst nice to block out train noise, wasn't gonna carry a walking pair of buds and a sitting pair.

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            @Jimothy Wongingtons: I had one fall out onto the kerb when I first got them (and didn't know how to wear them properly). They got scratched and I almost got hit by a taxi

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        Ear fins are really less important that a good pair of tips and weight reduction.

        • +1 vote

          Tried all the sony ones plus forked out for the azla Sedna Xelastec tips.

    • +4 votes

      never had an issue with galaxy buds fitment and staying in, even with strenuous running and workout

      imo best bang for buck ear buds

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        This. I have the Sony WF-1000XM3 and Samsung Galaxy Buds and Buds+ and prefer the Samsungs over the Sony.

        Sony has good NC but I don't find it that useful for my use, which is at the office or at home. I don't travel on the bus/train so I don't need NC. The fit doesn't fit me and the battery doesn't last more than a few hours (NC possibly on).

        The Samsungs fit my ears perfectly and I can wear them all day and the batteries last that long too.

    • -1 vote

      I switched to bose nc earbuds, if you value comfort like me you should try it out

  • +6 votes

    Damn, I'm always getting confused with the WF-1000XM3s and the WH-1000XM3s. One's the earbuds and the other's the headphones.

    • +3 votes

      Horrendous naming system honestly

    • +4 votes

      F = Free (wire-free) or Freedom, H = Headphones

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    These are amazing, but avoid like the plague. Just blinking causes these to fall out. The amount of times these have dropped…

    I only use these at home when I'm not moving at all.

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      The new version much better, but a lot more $$.

  • +4 votes

    I've had the original version for 18 months now and would not repurchase. Too many issues and call quality is still really poor even with firmware updates. Sound quality is good for their size though.

    • +3 votes

      got to agree, the call quality is horrendous.

      • -6 votes

        doesnt even have decent NC, not sure why ppl like them, total disaster

        • +3 votes

          What, they literally had the best in class noise cancellation… yes there are better NC right now and you cannot compare it with closed NC headphones either.

          Complain about call quality and even connection stability but you cannot complain about the quality of NC and sound…

          I've had mine for over 12 months and while they don't sit the best I don't exercise with them they are fine for me just walking around the shops and my local park. My connection issues had been resolved by the multiple firmware updates.

          • -3 votes

            @azukay: u guys can neg me thats OK, I dont care

            I gave you my honest opinion, yes I am not comparing it to my Bose 700 etc, but the NC on these Sony's work 0%
            not worth the money at all, better get a passive NC pair etc

            • +1 vote

              @ibtihaj: Well, I gave you my opinion that your opinion is wrong unless you have a faulty unit, or maybe you forgot to disable adaptive sound and NC wasn't actually on…

              Passive NC can work well if you are into the whole insert fully into ear canal, I have Etymotic ER4XR and they are a pain in the arse when you are trying to take them out to listen to other people talking to you, the silicone tips would get stuck in your ear when you pull the buds out.

              The point is you are saying NC work 0% which is not validated by other people's experiences nor by professional reviewers. So I put your experience down as either faulty device or user error, and before you say you are perfect, the majority of "faults" are due to user error.

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                @azukay: true, I have validated mine comparing to several other headsets I own including the Bose 700, Samsung Buds + etc
                its NC is near to 0, cant change that fact and there is no user error/issue with pair, had it all checked etc

                fact is a fact, it has really bad NC, not worth the money

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                  @ibtihaj: Well if you cannot hear the different I can't argue with that, but in general most people will notice the Sonys have excellent in class noise cancellation on par with Air pod pros.

                  They are far from perfect earbuds but for the price they are not too bad if you can put up with its fallacies.

                • +2 votes

                  @ibtihaj: It's not really a fact though since without proof it's literally your word against 100s of verified reviewers. Do you really think that if the NC was near 0 that no one else would be complaining about it except you?

                  As per Rtings rankings the XM3s are clearly better than the Galaxy buds+. You can even listen to the recordings.
                  https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tests/isolation/noise-isol...

                  You likely got a dud, in which case you should have gotten a refund. There is no other explanation for it.

                • +1 vote

                  @ibtihaj: I've used them for thousands of hours and can safely say you are most definitely wrong. Check the adaptive sound control settings in the app on change the mode on the earbuds.

                • +1 vote

                  @ibtihaj: Lmao imagine trying to assert that your opinion is a plain old fact, right in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

                  What's more likely? - You're not incompetent to assess NC quality and your hardware and software isn't misconfigured or malfunctioning … Or literally hundreds of experts, and on top also everyone here, are wrong?

                  It honestly worries me that there are people confidently throwing out advice etc out there, that are this incredibly oblivious - nay, resistant! - to any evidence that contradicts established views. I suppose that's why we have a up/downvote system though!

                  • -1 vote

                    @Grazz989: dnt care abt ur views, I threw in mine based upon my best observation
                    dnt care abt the neg, u can do as many as u like.
                    again the NC is extremely mediocre, not worth the hype/money, u can disagree based on reviews on the internet as I dnt care abt them :)

                    • +1 vote

                      @ibtihaj: "dnt care abt ur views"

                      Yeah, that's my point mate. Why come here and post your views (with horrific grammar to boot) like WE care, then? Especially when your entire angle here is 'just trust me bro' vs. literally all other evidence which disagrees with you?

                      I admit, I'm just curious. Could you perhaps break down your mental train of thought? How exactly does one determine that there's absolutely definitely nothing wrong with my perceptions nor is there any other explanation as to why my observation is invalid … Despite it being incredibly statistically unlikely? What does it take to reject reality with such an assured 'no U!' ?

                      PS: I'm not disagreeing based just off reviews, I'm disagreeing on the basis that I'm wearing a pair right now in front of my loud heater and I can barely hear it anymore.

                      • -1 vote

                        @Grazz989: again
                        dnt care abt ur review :)
                        and u get a medal for your superb english language

                        P.S. keep ur view to the general public, I dnt care abt ur review not even 0.1%

                        • +1 vote

                          @ibtihaj: Lmao for someone that doesn't care you sure seem determined to let me know how strongly you feel ;)

                          • -1 vote

                            @Grazz989: not more determined than you it seems :D bragging abt ur oxford english language skills

                            • +1 vote

                              @ibtihaj: LOL

                              IDK what's funnier, that you consider simply not writing like a complete dumbass as having 'oxford english skills', or that you think that me pointing out your terrible English somehow means I'm bragging about anything at all!

                              Meanwhile you're pulling a classic 13 year old 'i clearly care a lot - you can tell because I keep telling people how much of a badass I am that doesn't care'. You're funnier than most standup comedians ;)

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      Agreed. I bought a pair last year when they were around $200. I really like the sound quality. I did manage to get them to fit in my ear with the smaller ear buds provided but they're not comfortable to wear for long period and the call quality is terrible unless I'm in a quiet room. I bought a pair of Sony Galaxy Buds Plus. The sound isn't as good, but everything else is way better. And it's a lot cheaper too.

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      I agree completely, had a good month of constant drop outs, Sony and VideoPro ghosted me the second I mentioned I needed a repair/replacement. Considering I paid $270 I will never buy another Sony earphone.

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        Your loss. The 4th iteration is better than any other TWS earbud out there according to reviewers.

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          Maybe but I can't support a company that offers no support, I'm not the first either plenty of other Ozbargainers with the same story

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            @ohhidayo: You should check the reviews for Samsung. For example on Product Review.

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    Amazing build quality and noise cancellation, only issue its too big and falls easily. defo cant use for running.

  • +6 votes

    I must be the only person on the planet who does not have a problem with these falling out of my ears. Definitely with the default large tips they didn’t fit me at all, but with medium they are a perfect fit for me.

    • +2 votes

      I don't have the problem either. The largest tips fit my ears very well. I even run with them.

      • +1 vote

        I don't have issues either. Sure they would come out if I thrashed my head around really hard but in real world use I've had no issues.

    • +3 votes

      Well if you're happy with your purchases, you usually wouldn't go out of your way to say they are fine. But on the flip side, if you experienced any problems, it's more than likely you'll voice that.

      I also don't have issues with mine either. But it did take some time to get used to (~3 weeks). I eventually came across the twist to secure method and that seals it well for me. I am using the supplied default tips too.

    • +1 vote

      I'm the same, I can run and they never shift. They do come out when violently shaking my head, which seems to be improved with version 4.

  • +1 vote

    The new model WF-1000XM4 has release, and the reviews are much better than the WF-1000XM3. But, it is more expensive at the moment.

  • +1 vote

    I personally did not like these overall.

    They did have great sound quality and noise cancellation but they kept falling out when even just moving around (i.e bending over to pick up something or walking to work) and couldnt find any tips that would work.

    In addition the call quality wasn't that great, just as bad as my WH XM3s.

    I sold them and got Air pods pro and never looked back.

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    They don't stay in your ear. AirPods pro is much better

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      Thats so interesting to me I just cant see how the smoothness of the airpods can stay in.

      • +1 vote

        Its the way it hooks onto your ears

        I was skeptical at first too until I used them.

        Never regretted it.

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    Design s*cks, don't stay in ear. I don't think the newer model is any better, go for jabra or samsung.

    • +1 vote

      Got the Jabra Elite 75t for ~$110 from TGG and received them yesterday. Pretty good and handy earbuds for this price!

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        You’re not gonna find better bang for buck than these.

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    Anyone tried these Comply Truegrip Pro tips on these?

    https://complyfoam.com.au/products/tg-truegrip-pro/

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      Not with these specifically but Comply holds anything in my ears thus far (3 different models of Soundpeats)

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      Yes I have the comply tips and these are definitely better in keeping them in my ear than the regular tips. Saying that I take them on walks but not brave enough to run in them.

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        Not just regular comply tips. It seems these were designed for even better grippage.

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      $45? For foam eartips? You've got to be kidding me.

  • +1 vote

    Price matching PC Byte by the looks of it https://www.pcbyte.com.au/c?search=WF-1000XM3

    You could probably get Officeworks to price beat to get them for $179 if you're in Sydney.

  • +1 vote

    People still looking for these? I bought them like 2+ years ago and they are good. Other than sux on making calls or sometimes not fit on your ear perfectly.

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      They haven't even been out for 2 years. Weren't really available until late 2019 in Aus

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        I got mine in July 2019 from Sony Australia direct.

  • +1 vote
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      Officeworks price beats Amazon?

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        Yes, only if the seller on Amazon is “Amazon AU” and the model number matches

  • +2 votes

    I have had these for about 4 months and use them every work day. Havent had any issues with them falling out and I use them for chairing meetings all the time with no problems

    • +3 votes

      So essentially what you're saying is "I bought a completely different pair of headphones that I didn't enjoy". Cool story Hansel.

      • -1 vote

        I’ve literally made several people listen to Jabra Elite 75T and they all loved it. They actually stay in your ear and the sound quality is excellent. Not sure what this person is on about though. Band for buck, they can’t be beaten.

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        My story was meant to help people here perhaps buy THESE ones, if they have the correct features, because I can assure you the other pair of headphones being posted here every 3 days, don't cut it.

        I wasn't negging this post, I was suggesting things people might want to look out for, but it's too hard for people to read properly here.