Sony WH1000XM3 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9X

WH1000XM3 vs Arctis 9X comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH1000XM3
9.6
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
7.3
10
8
10
8
10
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9
8

Sony WH1000XM3 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9X review

Sony WH1000XM3
vs
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The Sony WH1000XM3 and SteelSeries Arctis 9X headphones uncovers what you've been missing in your music. WH1000XM3 has a total rating of 9.6 out of 10 vs 7.3 out of 10 for Arctis 9X.

Advantages Sony WH1000XM3 over SteelSeries Arctis 9X

  • Better low limit of frequency response: 4Hz vs 20Hz
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 40KHz vs 22KHz
  • Higher sensitivity: 104dB vs 98dB
  • Less weight: 13.4oz vs 15oz
  • Foldable design
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Allows you to move the noise-canceling level up or down
  • In-line control buttons
  • Touch control
  • Voice control available
  • aptX HD support
  • NFC available
  • Longer battery life: 38 hours vs 20 hours

Advantages SteelSeries Arctis 9X over Sony WH1000XM3

  • Built-in control buttons

Common strengths

  • Wired mode available
  • Detachable cable
  • App control
  • Battery free listening mode
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Product

Sony WH1000XM3
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Model

WH1000XM3
Arctis 9X

Brand

Sony
SteelSeries

Reviews

15267
6889

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

16
32

Frequency response, Hz

4Hz-40KHz
20Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

104
98

Magnet type

neodymium
neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

380/13.4
425/15

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, microphone volume, microphone on/off, ChatMix Dial

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

38 (30 without noise cancelling)
20

Charging time, hrs

3

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

DTS Headphone:X

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sony WH1000XM3
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
Sony WH1000XM3
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Headphones CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.6
  • 7.3
  • 9.6Sony WH1000XM3
  • 7.3SteelSeries Arctis 9X

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