Sony WH1000XM3 vs Bose 700

Sony WH1000XM3 review
vs
Bose 700 review

That’s interesting to compare two famous trademarks of the U.S. and Japan: Bose 700 vs Sony 1000xm3. Both represent closed over ear headphones with wired and wireless options.

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Features

The headphones Sony 1000xm3 are specified with the impedance of 16 Ohm, 4Hz-40KHz frequency response, and 104 dB of sensitivity. Unfortunately, the Bose’s features are not specified. Sony model wins in aptX and aptX HD support, which is absent in Bose. The same is with the battery life, Sony’s works 38 hours vs 28 of Bose’s. However, Bose has a speed charge option unlike Sony.

Sound

The sound of Bose is balanced at all frequencies, very smooth and open. But if you prefer heavy bass you may feel a lack of it.

Sony showed a high class of bass, strong and deep. But the trebles seem to me dark, maybe because of the overwhelming bass. In general it sounds good for most listeners.

The ANC function is really incredible in both the headphones, it just kills all the noises if you need, and the level may be adjusted.

Comfort and design

Bose 700 are lighter than Sony, 255 vs 380 g. However they are not foldable like Sony. The headband is adjustable in both. They have built-in microphones only. Bose control is represented with buttons, touch, voice, and app. Sony proposes in-line, touch, voice, and app control. The cups are large, well-padded and not sweaty. Really comfortable headphones for long listening. Both come with a hard carry case that is great to keep and carry with safely.

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Great EQ for sound profile customization
  • NFC function allows more compatibility with other devices wireless
  • Great for long flights and use on the go for its long life battery, light weight, foldable design, and excellent active noise cancelling
  • The music are not so leaky as in most of closed over ear wireless headphones

Cons

  • Not the best in app support, poor in its features

Bose 700 pros and cons

Bose 700 pros and cons

Pros

  • Beautiful silver-like design
  • Incredible voice speaking system with 8 individual microphones: 6 for the noise canceling and 2 for your voice
  • Fast charging to use in flights and out of home/office

Cons

  • No aptX or aptX HD support
  • I find it an unnecessary difficulty to be forced to download their app and open a Bose account to make the headphones work at all

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

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Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
8
10
10
10
10
9
9
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Product

Sony WH1000XM3
Bose 700

Model

WH1000XM3
700

Brand

Sony
Bose

Reviews

8834
4317

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

16

Frequency response, Hz

4Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

104

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

380/13.4
255/9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, noise cancelling, voice assistant

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
5.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

38 (30 without noise cancelling)
20

Charging time, hrs

3
2.5

Charging port

USB-C
USB-C

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
USB-C to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sony WH1000XM3
Bose 700
Sony WH1000XM3
Bose 700

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • 9.6
  • 8
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 8Bose 700

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