Sony's true wireless WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling buds promise unrivalled sound and unparalleled silence

The best of buds
05 July 2019 / 11:24BST

Sony has debuted a new pair of true wireless noise cancelling earphones that promise unrivalled sound and unparalleled silence. At face value that sentence makes no sense whatsoever, but the new WF-1000XM3 (£220) buds feature high-end Dual Noise Sensor technology that works with the new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e to catch and cancel ambient noise. It's a combo that'll apparently handle anything from loud aircraft cabin noise to the hustle and bustle of the urban sprawl, so it sounds like they're pretty capable. The earphones also use Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX tech to upscale compressed music files to make your favourite songs sound better than ever. Add in up to 24 hours of battery life and a portable charging case, and the Sony WF-1000XM3's appear to be a tempting package. They hit shop shelves in August and we’ll have a full review real soon.