Sony WF 1000 XM3 Headphones

  • Hi Everyone
    I got recently the Sony WF 1000 XM3 Headphones as a present, and over all they are amazing. However, I’m not using a smartphone, and I connect the headphones via Bluetooth to a kosher phone.
    The headphones have a ambient sound feature which basically takes noise (through certain mics) from around you and creates a noise against it which is basically the noise cancelling feature. The only problem is that if you use the headphones without the associated app, if you start a phone call the mics which dedicated for the mentioned above purpose take your own voice and you kind of hear yourself twice. Sony describes it like that:
    “Your voice is heard from the headset through the headset’s microphone (Sidetone function). In this case, ambient sounds or the sounds of the headset operation may be heard through the headset, but this is not a malfunction.”

    On a smartphone you can amend that with the app, however on a regular kosher phone. You can’t do that…

    Now, two questions for you:

    1. Does anyone know how to fix something like that (really something like a hack for this)?
    2. The equivalent to those sony headphones are the jabra elite 85h. Does anyone know of the same or a similar issue with the jabra headphones?

    Your answers are greatly appreciated!

  • Just an update on the previous post:
    I exchanged the sony headphones for the jabra ones.
    The Jabra Elite 85h are not bad, however they have a few cons compared to the sony ones:

    1. They are not as comfortable as the sony ones. If you look at the way they’re built, you will understand what I mean…
    2. Their noise cancelling as well as their sound quality is nothing to compare to the sony ones

    But there are some pros to the jabra ones, which makes the decision really hard…

    1. The are Bluetooth 5 compared to sony which are BT 4.2
    2. The connection range of the jabra ones are much better
    3. The jabra ones support two devices connected simultaniously which the sony don’t support…
    4. The Jabra headphones have top quality mics, which give an amazing call quality experience… I went on a walk yesterday and I spoke to someone for about half hour and it was a noisy main road, but the call quality was amazing (I used a kosher Nokia 2720 4g Flip phone)
    5. The jabra modell has better battery life then the sony (Jabra 36h vs Sony 30h)
    6. The Jabra ones come with solid buttons to control calls and music vs sony that uses a very useless touchpad…

    All in all it really depends what you’re going to use them for… I personally decided to move back to Sony as I don’t really care so much about the battery life, simultanious connection and BT version… However the sound quality is a concern and the call quality is definitely something to consider… The button controls is also something to think about…

    I hope it helps someone at least, as I really couldn’t make my mind up so I had to test both of them side by side…

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