Do you have things in your life that you didn’t think you needed but once you got them, can’t imagine living without? That’s how I feel about my noise cancelling earbuds but improvements to technology have me contemplating an upgrade to a pair of wireless noise cancelling headphones.
Years ago I got a pair of noise cancelling earbuds and they’ve been on my list of must-haves ever since. They’re great for blocking out engine noise on flights, reducing chatter around me during conference calls, and even minimizing the regular sounds in our home so I can better concentrate on the task at hand. I love them but after reading about Sony’s new WH-1000XM3s, I’m contemplating an upgrade from my noise cancelling earbuds and here’s why.
4 Reasons You Need Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Tune Into Your Own Silent Disco
Sony’s WH-1000XM3 reproduce a full range of frequencies so your music sounds exactly like it should all the time and you’ll feel like you’re at your favorite concert venue rather than enjoying your own silent disco. While you’re immersed in your music for podcast, Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control is automatically working behind the scenes to detect your activity and balancing noise canceling levels accordingly so you still be tuned into your environment and be safe.
No More Shouting “Earmuffs” to the Kids
If you’ve ever had instances when you don’t want the kids to overhear what you’re saying and have said “earmuffs” a la Vince Vaughn in Old School, now there’s no need. Slip a pair on your kids and talk without the worry that they’ll over hear you because the WH-1000XM3 provides industry-leading noise cancellation.
Rejoin the Conversation Without Taking Your Headphones Off
Gone are the days where you have to take off your headphones in order to listen in on the conversation. Simply place your hand over the ear cup to instantly reduce the volume to rejoin the conversation. You can also tap and swipe to control the volume of your music, take calls, and touch and hold in order to activate your phone’s voice assistant.
Listen All Day on a Single Charge
Wireless noise cancelling headphones are great until the battery dies and they become useless until the battery fully recharges. Sony WH-1000XM3 provides up to 30 hours of playback when fully charged and if you happen to drain the battery, the quick charge features yields five hours of playback with just 10 minutes of charge time.