Year after year, Sony continues to evolve its flagship over-ear headphones and their noise-cancelling properties. The WH-1000MX3 is an impressive piece of technology that convinces in both sound and wearing comfort, with both underpinning the reason why this Japanese manufacturer leads the field in regards to noise suppression. The functionality is also comprehensive, while the ease of use is elegant. At the same time, there are a few drawbacks here and there. With the WH-1000MX3, however, you can indulge yourself with a piece of technological luxury that’s bound to find many enthusiasts singing its praises, particularly when used out and about. While the jump in functionality of noise cancellation and operation (via app) between first model MDR-1000X and the WH-1000XM2 was significant, the changes between the latter and this third version are less noticeable. Nevertheless, the new, dedicated processor offers a bit more performance in noise cancellation and the possibility to use it without music playback – all at the same price.