Apple AirPods vs Sony WH-1000XM3

0.65 in
1.59 in
Apple AirPods Headphones
Apple AirPods
Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Editiorial reviews
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User rating
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4 user ratings
5 stars
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Full Comparison

General

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Sound OutputStereo
N/A
StyleIn-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWirelessWireless
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)
yesyes
yesyes

Sound

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Impedance
23.0 Ω
16.0 Ω
Sensitivity109.0 dB
N/A
Frequency range5.0 Hz4.0 Hz
Driver technologyDynamic
N/A
Diaphragm Diameter
N/A
1.57 in
Driver size
N/A
1.57 in

Design

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Colour of productWhiteBlack, Silver
Acoustic designHalf openedClosed
Attachment typeEar canal
N/A
CategoryTravel and Commuting
N/A
Foldable
yesyes
nono
Magnet Material
N/A
Neodymium
Diaphragm Material
N/A
Liquid crystal polymer film
Noise Isolating
N/A
yesyes
Connector contacts plating
N/A
Gold

Dimensions

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Width0.65 in
N/A
Depth0.71 in
N/A
Height1.59 in
N/A
Weight
0.14 oz
8.96 oz

Connectivity

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Inputs SupportedBluetooth3.5mm
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.2
Bluetooth profileA2DPA2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth codecAAC, SBCAAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC
Wireless connectionBluetoothBluetooth
USB
nono
nono
Other connectorsApple Lightning
N/A
Multi Point connection
nono
N/A
Cable Length
N/A
1.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter included
N/A
nono
Wireless range
N/A
10
Detachable cable
N/A
yesyes

Power

Apple AirPodsApple AirPodsSony WH-1000XM3Sony WH-1000XM3
Battery operated
yesyes
N/A
Battery Life5.0 h
30.0 h
Talk time3.0 h
N/A
Charging via USB
nono
N/A
Battery recharge time
N/A
3.0 h
Standby time
N/A
200.0 h