Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

Sony WH1000XM3 review
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Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless review

Let me represent and give you my evaluation of the wireless headphones with a wire option, a closed back, and over ear wearing style Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless.

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Features

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless with impedance 32 Ohm wins twice vs Sony WH1000XM3 with 16 Ohm. Though the frequency response is almost equal, 5Hz-40KHz vs 4Hz-40KHz accordingly. The difference in sensitivity is also very slight, 100 vs 104 dB. Battery life of both headphones is 30 hours, however Sony with noise cancelling option works 8 hours longer. Both support aptX and aptX HD.

Sound

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have a harmonious sound overall that I would call neutral. In Sony WH1000XM3 I can hear a good bass and a good balance of instruments and vocals. In general, it sounds decently neutral and smooth. It is represented with an active noise cancelling with an adjustable level that is a big plus for this model.

Comfort and design

The weight of Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is almost equal, 380 g vs 381 g. Both headphones have an adjustable headband. The Sony model is more portable for its foldable cups.

The headphones have a built-in microphone, a detachable cable, in-line, touch, and app, and voice control supported by Google Assistant/Siri. Battery free listening mode is present in both though the battery level indicator I find in the Sony headphone only.

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Sony WH1000XM3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Simple but smart design with smooth lines and graceful shapes
  • Soft pads covered with synthetic suede
  • The closed design helps to block out a bit of outer chatter and other insignificant noise

Cons

  • The cups shape leaves some gaps around the ears, especially in the bottom, that makes the sound leaky
  • Aren't very portable with a rather bulky design and unfoldable cups that make them take quite a lot of room

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless pros and cons

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless pros and cons

Pros

  • Comfortable super soft leather padded cups
  • Good in the terms of portability thanks to the cups designed to swivel and fold inwards
  • Soft padded headband repeats the shape of your head very gently so it does not feel tight even for long wearing

Cons

  • The closed-back over-ear style makes these headphones not very breathable that can make your ears sweat for some circumstances in a closed room

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless
8.3
10
7
10
10
9
8
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Product

Sony WH1000XM3
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

Model

WH1000XM3
Amiron Wireless

Brand

Sony
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

8834
135

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
32

Frequency response, Hz

4Hz-40KHz
5Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

104
100

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

380/13.4
381/13.4

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

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

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, fast forward/rewind, voice assistant

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

38 (30 without noise cancelling)
30

Charging time, hrs

3

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
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless
Sony WH1000XM3
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 8.3
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 8.3Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

The Sony WH1000XM3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sony WH1000XM3 price