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

Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3

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3.8

£153.00

Free delivery
Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

£76.80

£86.75 Incl. delivery
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

£229.00

Free delivery
Frequency range (max)
21000 Hz
40000 Hz
20000 Hz
40000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
5 Hz
4 Hz
20 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)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Type of connector
3.5mm
USB
3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
AAC
aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.2
5.0
Battery life (in use)
5 h
30 h
6 h
10 h
6 h
Attachment type
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Beige, Pink, Purple
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Pink
Black, White, Grey, Red
Black, White, Silver, Brown, Blue, Red, Pink, Bronze
Headset
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Driver size
40 mm
6 mm
40 mm
12 mm
Product weight
8 g
255 g
8.5 g
687 g
5.6 g
Features
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Folding, Supports NFC, Active noise cancellation (ANC), True Wireless
Detachable cable, Charging via USB
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX2
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Channels
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Surround
Stereo 2.0
Number of Surround Channels
7.1
Simulated surround sound
Yes
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Volume
Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Earpiece design
In ear
Over ear
In ear
Over ear
In ear
Release year
2021
2018
2020
2018
2021