The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones feature excellent noise cancelling ability with the use of their proprietary and specialised noise-cancelling processor QN1. Many reviewers reckon it is superior to the Bose QC 35. The adaptive noise-cancelling feature is super cool and works like a dream. It is always aware of your movement and adapts the amount of ambient sound you can hear. This is extremely useful when waiting for announcements at the airport or hearing traffic while walking in the city.
The sound reproduction is excellent with great resolution of detail, an exciting forward sound signature and deep warm bass. It handles frequencies from 4 Hz all the way up to 40 kHz, which classifies the WH-1000XM3 as a Hi-Res Audio product.
When travelling you always need a lot of play time so battery life is important. The WH-1000XM3 stuns with 30-hour battery life. This is far superior to the Bose QC 35 II with 20 hours of play time. The quick-charge capability is super useful too when on the go. A 10-minute charge will render 5 hours of play time.