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Sony WF-1000XM3 earphones to launch in India, here’s the price range

Sony WF-1000XM3 are the same earbuds that were launched in the US and other countries in 2019 and were claimed as the company’s flagship product in the portfolio.

Sony WF-1000XM3
Sony WF-1000XM3 (Sony)

A couple of weeks ago we saw Sony unveiling its first two earbuds of the year in India – WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N. However, that might not be all for now. As per sources, the Japanese tech firm is planning to launch its high-end WF-1000XM3 earbuds in India as well. HT Tech has learned that Sony WF-1000XM3 is set to launch in India in first week of August. 

Sony WF-1000XM3 are the same earbuds that were launched in the US and other countries in 2019 and were claimed as the company’s flagship product in the portfolio. However, the price of these won’t be sky-high. It has been understood that WF-1000XM3 will be priced below 20,000 in India. It will be interesting to see what price tag will Sony put on these earbuds, considering it now has the WF-SP800N at 18,990.

So, what are you getting in WF-1000XM3? Sony claims these earbuds to deliver ‘industry-leading’ noise-cancellation tech with the QN1e processor. This comes in addition to Dual Noise sensor technology, which essentially means the inclusion of dual microphones for catching more ambient sound from your surroundings.

Sony WF-1000XM3
Sony WF-1000XM3 (Sony)

Adding to the mix is the 0.24-inch (6mm) driver unit in each earbud, DSEE HX for digitally enhancing the audio, touch sensors to control music playback, activate voice assistants (Google Assistant, Alexa), take incoming calls and more. 

Sony claims that the WF-1000XM3 can deliver up to 24 hours of listening time with earphones alone delivering 6 hours on a single charge and 8 hours with noise cancelling switched off. Also, it can be charged for 10-minutes to deliver up to 90 minutes of play time.

Like we’ve seen in other Sony earbuds as well, there’s a Quick Attention feature wherein you could place your finger over the earbud to automatically turn down the volume and hear ambient sound. It goes back to normal once the finger is lifted.

And the highlight is the Adaptive Sound Control that uses the Sense Engine, something we saw in SP800N as well. The ‘smart’ function auto detects the environment you’re in and adjusts the ambient sound settings as required.

Available in two colour variants – Silver, Black, the earbuds come with a charging case that has a USB Type-C port and uses magnets to keep the earbuds intact while charging. Some other features include NFC, 20Hz-20,000Hz frequency response, Bluetooth v5.0, tri-hold structure and customisable controls.

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