Do if you want some noise canceling phones the Sony WH-1000XM3 deserve a look.....
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Posted on: 12-15-2019 14:47.
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I just got a pair and man, these things have some seriously heavy hitting noise suppression. I've never heard anything its equal. It's good out of box and gets even better when you optimize it (not sure what all it measures, but air pressure is one factor). Better than anything Bose offers for sure.
Sound quality is pretty good. Not as good as real high end audiophile phones but good for their price range. Little heavy on the bass, but other than that pretty neutral, no obvious resonance or anything. It takes a hit when you turn on noise canceling, but not too bad a one. Certainly better than putting up with noise. However the hit is always present, even if you are in a quiet room, so worth turning off if you don't need it.
Comfort wise they are nice. Not as good as Audio Technica ATH phones but still pretty comfortable. They don't squeeze much and are reasonably light. Not as light as wired-only phones on account of the batteries but not heavy by any means.
They do both Bluetooth and wired, and both work well. Audio quality over BT with Sony's LDAC codec. Even the normal SBC seems fine, I'd have to listen real hard to notice any problems, and the noise canceling is going to cause more issues.
All in all, I'm pretty impressed. I think these are going to be my new travel phones, replacing my ailing Shure earbuds.
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