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Discussion on: Looking for Great Headphones

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Steven Mercatante

I own the Sony WH-1000XM3s and love them. I actually bought a pair of QC-35 II at the same time to compare, and the Sony's easily won. The noise cancelling and sound quality was noticeably better.

I haven't tested the mic on them, and I don't plan on it. For calls I either use my Airpods, or my Shure mic for video calls.

My one complaint with the Sony's is that you need to disconnect them from one device before connecting them to another. E.g, if they're connected to your computer and you want to use them with your phone, you need to manually disconnect them from your computer's bluetooth before you can use them with your phone. I wish they handled multiple device connectivity like the Bose do, but this isn't a huge issue for me. I've had these for about a year and think they were a great purchase.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author • Edited

Awesome, thanks for the advice!

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Carlos Trapet

I would go as far as saying they compete with the Bose 700 (almost 100 pounds pricier).

I tried both and the only reason I went for the Bose 700 is because the Sony XM3 didn't feel as comfortable (I guess I have a weird head lol)
Otherwise, +1 on all that Steven said.

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I got a Sony one too, love it! Don't want to be without anymore.

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Carlos Garcia ★

I purchased the XM3s a year ago and they're the best pair of headphones I've ever owned. The sound quality is top notch for listening to music or calls. Having said that, the microphone leaves a lot to be desired. People on the other end often tell me that I sound too distant or muffled.