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Sony WH-1000XM3 vs. Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case + 3

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3

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3.8

£159.00

£161.90 Incl. delivery
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

“Wireless connection”

£99.00

£102.00 Incl. delivery
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

£249.40

Free delivery
Frequency range (max)
40000 Hz
40000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
4 Hz
10 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
47 Ω
32 Ω
32 Ω
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
104.5 dB/mW
92 dB/mW
110 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of connector
3.5mm
3.5mm
2.5mm, 3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
30 h
5 h
10 h
20 h
6 h
Attachment type
Headband
Ear canal
Headband
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Beige, Pink, Purple
White, Blue
Black, White, Grey, Red
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Brown, Blue, Red, Pink, Bronze
Headset
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Driver size
40 mm
40 mm
12 mm
Product weight
255 g
4 g
687 g
250 g
5.6 g
Features
Detachable cable, Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Charging via USB
Detachable cable, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX4
IPX2
Acoustic design
Closed
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Channels
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Surround
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Number of Surround Channels
7.1
Simulated surround sound
Yes
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Next song, Previous song, Volume
Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Earpiece design
Over ear
In ear
Over ear
Over ear
In ear
Release year
2018
2021
2018
2019
2021