Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beats Solo Pro

Sony WH1000XM3
vs
Beats Solo Pro

What is the difference between Sony WH1000XM3 and Beats Solo Pro? Find out which is better and their overall performance in the headphones ranking. Based on our rating, WH1000XM3 has a total rating of 9.6 out of 10 vs 6.6 out of 10 for Solo Pro.

Advantages Sony WH1000XM3 over Beats Solo Pro

  • Wired mode
  • In-line control buttons
  • Touch control
  • App control
  • aptX HD supported
  • NFC support
  • Longer battery life: 38 hours vs 22 hours

Advantages Beats Solo Pro over Sony WH1000XM3

  • Less weight: 9.4oz vs 13.4oz
  • Built-in control buttons

Common features

  • Folding headphones
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Adjustable level of noise cancellation
  • Voice control
  • Battery free listening mode
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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
Beats Solo Pro
6.6
10
10
10
8
9
6
Sony WH1000XM3

Sony WH1000XM3 review

May 18, 2020

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Common

Product

Sony WH1000XM3
Beats Solo Pro

Model

WH1000XM3
Solo Pro

Brand

Sony
Beats

Reviews

13666
1412

General

Wearing style

over ear
on 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
267/9.4

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

has not

Audio cable length, cm/ft

has not

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
has not

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, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2

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)
22 (40 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

3

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
lightning 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
Beats Solo Pro
Sony WH1000XM3
Beats Solo Pro

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 6.6
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 6.6Beats Solo Pro

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