Sony just announced $230 wireless earbuds to take on Apple's AirPods - here's what they can do
- Sony unveiled new $230 wireless noise-cancelling earbuds called the WF-1000XM3.
- The WF-1000XM3 are essentially the wireless earbud version of its "Bose-killer" WH-1000XM3 headphones.
- They're more expensive than Apple's AirPods, but they come with more features, and maybe better sound.
- They're available for preorder starting Friday, July 5, with a full release in the first week of August.
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Sony just announced its new $230 WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds on Friday, and they beat Apple's $160 AirPods on almost all fronts - at least on paper.
At $230 - $70 more than Apple's cheapest AirPods, and $30 more than Apple's most expensive AirPods - that should be expected. But the WF-1000XM3 come with features that could make that extra cost worthwhile.
And the WF-1000XM3 are in the same series as Sony's WH-1000XM3, the "Bose-killer" headphones that compete with Bose's QC 35 headphones that have been considered the gold-standard in wireless noise-cancelling headphones.
I briefly tried Sony's new WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds, and I came away wishing that Sony just left me with the demo pair. (I'll be getting my hands on a pair to review soon, though, so watch out for that.)
Check out all the details on Sony's new WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds:
Sony's WF-1000XM3 earbuds have an in-ear design, which immediately makes them more secure in the ear than Apple's AirPods.
Sony's earbuds boast some meaty specs and features.
Sony boasts eight hours of listening time, compared to the five hours you get with AirPods.
The WF-1000XM3 are compatible with Apple's Siri and Google Assistant, and come with touch controls.
The WF-1000XM3 are available for preorder now, with a full release in the first week of August.
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