If you\u2019re on the market for the best headphones to silence distracting noises around you, and let you jam out to your favorite music in peace, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are where it\u2019s at. They\u2019re built to provide high quality noise cancellation and audio quality for very long trips, aside from a few additional features.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Sony WH-1000XM3 Review\r\nThe Sony WH-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones set out to dethrone its predecessor, and succeeds in every stretch of the imagination. Build quality, audio quality, comfort, and noise cancellation capabilities have all been improved for the better. If you want these headphones to operate like Bluetooth headphones, you should also take a look at Sony's DRC-BT30P Bluetooth headphone adapter (let's you use existing earbuds).\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless Bluetooth headphones are an excellent upgrade, compared to last year\u2019s Sony WH-1000XM2. These noise canceling headphones do exactly what they\u2019re advertised as and more.\r\n\r\nFor starters, the Sony WH1000XM3 is the best noise cancelling over-ear headphones over its predecessor, even outclassing a cheaper brand like the MPOW H10. Ambient sounds are virtually gone as soon as the ear cups cover your ears. However, ambient noise such as talking coworkers right next to you might be heard, albeit in quiet enough tones that it isn't distracting.\r\n\r\nThese active noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones may also provide a long battery life. Even with the noise-canceling headphones working their hardest, you can get as much as 30 hours of battery life out of them. And when they\u2019ve lost their charge, refuel with USB-C charging."\r\nDesign\r\nThese Sony headphones are built with better quality than the last iteration. It isn\u2019t just audio quality that got a boost, build quality did as well. They\u2019re a lot more tougher this time around. Even the earbuds are sporting much more comfortable cushions, though they can make your ears a bit toasty after a few hours. You might find the COWIN E7 to be more comfortable, but that comes down to preference in fabric.\r\n\r\nThe right earcup of the Sony WH-1000XM3 has this really neat feature. By cupping the right ear cup, you activate the external microphone, providing an opportunity to hear any nearby noises. Additionally, this also gives you access to your voice assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, provided you\u2019ve updated the headphones through Sony Headphones Connect app."\r\nValue\r\nConsidering all the oodles of little features the Sony WH-1000XM3 comes with, the pricing is a bit on the expensive side. However, these noise cancelling headphones have a leg up in terms of sound quality, comfort, battery life, and better noise cancellation than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II\u2014for the same price. At first $348 may sound like a lot, but you\u2019re getting a better deal going with the WH-1000XM3.\r\nSony WH-1000XM3 Review Wrap Up\r\nThe Sony WH-1000XM3 review ultimately uncovers the noise cancelling headphones to be of superb quality, and considering they\u2019re manufactured by Sony, it\u2019s not surprising. This means their high price tag is to be expected. However, its additional features aside from cancelling noise shouldn\u2019t be overlooked.\r\n\r\nWhile the build material is plastic, it\u2019s that hard kind of plastic that can take a beating. Still, the sound quality on the headphones are pretty nice\u2014perhaps not for audiophiles, but for the average person they\u2019ll do nice; bass is low, and the treble is crunchy. Focus was placed on noise cancellation, anyways, which is where the Sony WH-1000XM3 shines the brightest.