I finally got my hands on the Sony WH1000XM3. They’ve been dropping the prices on eBay so I thought: Hey, you know what? It’s time to bite.
I have so many mixed feelings and all of them revolve around the build quality.
On a fair note, I’ve been extremely spoiled by Bowers & Wilkins. Hands down I feel like Bowers & Wilkins understands that perhaps something that is priced around $350-400 shouldn’t be completely plastic.
Sony, Bose, and many other manufacturers continues to deliver poor build quality just to maximize profits and not compromise on giving people a better product.
Granted, the cans are actually amazing and I feel like while the sound stage isn’t as big as B&W PX it sure makes the B&W PX sweat when it comes to the bass.
This is my third pair of cans while having previously owned Sennheiser MOMENTUM, Bowers & Wilkins PX, and now the Sony WH1000XM3.
I’ll be talking about this on a consumer standpoint, not as an audiophile because I don’t classify as one nor do I have the knowledge many audiophiles have. However, as someone who owns the product I can talk about the differences I’ve found and so on.