Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beats Solo3

Sony WH1000XM3
vs
Beats Solo3

What are the main differences between the Sony WH1000XM3 vs Beats Solo3 and which headphones is better for you considering specs and features? Based on our rating, WH1000XM3 has a total rating of 9.6 out of 10 vs 6.1 out of 10 for Solo3.

Advantages Sony WH1000XM3 over Beats Solo3

  • Noise cancellation
  • You can move the noise-canceling level up or down
  • In-line control buttons
  • Touch control
  • App control
  • aptX HD supported
  • NFC support

Advantages Beats Solo3 over Sony WH1000XM3

  • Less weight: 7.5oz vs 13.4oz
  • Built-in control buttons
  • Longer battery life: 40 hours vs 38 hours
  • Battery charging time: 2 hours vs 3 hours

Common features

  • Wired mode available
  • Folding headphones
  • Detachable cables
  • Voice control
  • Battery free listening mode
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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
Beats Solo3
6.1
10
10
10
6
9
10
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Common

Product

Sony WH1000XM3
Beats Solo3

Model

WH1000XM3
Solo3

Brand

Sony
Beats

Reviews

13666
5110

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
215/7.5

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

130/4.2

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
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

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)
40

Charging time, hrs

3
2

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
micro USB 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 Solo3
Sony WH1000XM3
Beats Solo3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 6.1
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 6.1Beats Solo3

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