Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: The Headphone Battle

Both Sony WH-1000xm3 & Bose 700 are the first choice in high range noise-cancelling headphones. But as usual, there can’t be two winners.

The battle for better noise-canceling always takes place between Bose & Sony, & that results in Sony WH-1000xM3 & Bose 700 showdown.

Bose ANC & call quality sets it to the next level whereas Sony’s stellar noise-cancellation & audio quality make it the King.

It’s difficult to straightaway declare any headphones the best because both headphones set a ry tough competition for each other.

So, today we are going to do a comparison- Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Boat 700

So, look at some of the main points or features of both the headphones.

Sony WH-1000xM3

Bose 700

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Price

Premium & high-quality noise-canceling headphones always come at premium cost buy you get what you pay for. Although, Sony WH-1000xM3 is cheaper than the 700. Sony’s 700 comes at the price of approximately 330$ whereas the Bose 700 comes at 460$.

Bose has made several high-quality changes in its headphone that’s why its price is a little bit high for any audio product.

However, if you are the consumer who likes to spend on a high-tier product then, it is the best option. however, Boat is asking a little bit high price for an audio product.

Winner- Sony WH-1000xM3

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Design

When it comes to design, there is no doubt that both the headphones have performed very well.

However, Sony WH-1000xM3 has a slightly ordinary but simple & clean design. They do have a nice shine when exposed in sunlight. The classy ear cups and comfortable headbands grabs attention.

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When it comes to Boat 700, it has a pretty sexy design. Bose 700 looks ultramodern. It looks completely different from any bluetooth headphones in the market. It has a hinge on it to adjust the size which gives it a sexy look.

Bose 700 headbands are unique & pretty cool & better in design than Sony WH-1000xM3.

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Winner- Bose 700

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Comfort

Both the headphones are great in comfort. They don’t have much difference. Both the headphone have almost the same weight that is almost 250 g which makes them equally lightweight & comfortable. You can listen for hours and hours with both the headphones.

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Sony WH-1000xM3 has a dynamic headbands which is very comfortable too. You can adjust the size as per your requirements. It’s built to accommodate large heads, and those with small heads can easily adjust the headbands. It also has very comfortable cushions which makes you feel more comfortable.

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Bose 700 has a hinge attached to the headband which helps you to adjust the size of headphone & gives a sexy look to your headphone. Bose 700 has memory foam earcups which makes you feel more soothing & comfortable as it does not allow earcups to make pressure on your ears.

Winner- Tie

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Controls

Both the headphone tried to make as simple as they can for their users to control the headphone.

Sony WH-1000xM3 has a new feature which makes it easier to use that is If you want to turn down your music for an instant, just put your palm in the right earcup.

You can change the track, volume up or down or receive or decline call with just tapping or swiping the panel. It also has manual clicking control which works very well.

This earbud also has in-built Alexa for voice access to music or anything. You just have to activate it in a ngle click.

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Bose 700 controls can’t be underestimated at all. Swipe up/down to increase or decrease the volume.

Other than swipe control, it also has tap control which is very easy to execute. Double tapping will play/pause/answer and tapping & holding will decline the call automatically.

Like, Sony WH-1000xM3 it also has manual clicking control which works very efficiently.

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Winner- Sony WH-1000xM3

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Noise-Cancellation

When it comes to active noise-cancellation, it’s too close call.

Both the headphone companies have worked very hard to improve noise-cancellation quality.

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Bose 700 is equipped with 11 levels of noise cancellation, you can adjust it as per your need.

There are 3 settings on the left earcup & you can customize the noise-cancellation from Bose Music app too.

Bose 700 has the best noise-canceling technology in the market today. It will mute the world sound but is oblivious to Ambulance siren & loud pedestrian.

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Sony WH-1000xM3 is one of the finest noise-canceling & best headphone sony has ever launched.

This is the best & worth-praising noise-canceling headphone of Sony. It adjusts the ambient sound to provide you the best noise-canceling experience.

But it lacks in wind-resistant which makes Bose 700 better in noise-canceling than Sony WH-1000xM3.

Winner- Bose 700

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Audio Quality

Sony WH-1000xM3 produces the best bass & sound quality that I’ve ever heard on any of Sony’s headphones.

Sony’s WH-1000xM3 did an incredible job of producing the deepest sound & balanced frequencies which many headphones even can’t catch.

Sony WH-1000xM3 takes advantage of the Bose 700 when it comes to Lo-fi sound. Sony WH-1000xM3 distinct every sound even the lo-fi ones.

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Bose 700 is a sound beast. Boat 700 produces a sharp, precise sound that every music lover will love.

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But unfortunately, Bose 700 lags behind & Sony 700 wins because it is produces every sharp sound.

Winner – Sony WH-1000xM3

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Apps & feature

You can customize both the headphone settings & sound directly from the apps.

Both the headphone companies have launched their respective apps for customizing their companies headsets.

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Owners of the headphone can tweak the frequency & can customize as per their need using the Sony app if they want but from default the setting is perfect.

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Whereas, the Sony app introduced unique ways to adjust ANC. Adaptive sound control & NC optimizer are two features which does all for you. It will analyze your environment & adjusts ANC s per that.

Bose music app is especially designed for 700 & has perfect settings as per that. But it lacks feature to make more easier for users.

Winner- Sony WH-1000xM3

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Call Quality & connectivity

Bose has always provided best call quality & that glimpses in Bose 700 too.

It has amazing call quality & very stable connectivity whereas Sony WH-1000xM3 lacks in providing the best call quality.

Sony WH-1000xM3 has provided perfect connectivity but poor call quality which they can & they should improve.

Winner- Bose 700

Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700: Battery Life

When it comes to battery life Sony WH-1000xM3 bangs it.

Sony WH-1000xM3 Has an average battery life of up to 30 hours whereas Bose 700 has an average battery life of up to 20 hours.

I used Sony WH-1000xM3 full week(3-4 hours daily) in a single charge & this impressed me.

You can enjoy 5 hours of music in 5 minutes of charge.

Bose 700 gives 20 hours of average battery life which was very good, three-four years ago.

But now it’s not a milestone, many companies are giving more than this.

That’s why Sony WH-1000xM3 is best for battery life.

Winner- Sony WH-1000xM3

The Verdict: Sony WH-1000xM3 vs Bose 700

These are the two best headphones present in the market. Both of them compete like a pro & they are actually pros.

Although, Sony WH-1000xM3 won more rounds but lose in some most of the main points like call & connectivity & noise-canceling.

However. this doesn’t mean that Sony WH-1000xM3 are inferior to Bose 700.

They gave equal competition & performed very well although they are cheaper than Bose 700.

But unfortunately, there is always one winner which is Bose 700 but if you are searching for a lesser price than Bose then surely you should go with Sony WH-1000xM3.

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