The WH-1000MX2 headphones from Sony were already among the top recommendations when it came to the best noise-cancelling headphones out there, but Sony decided not to be satisfied with that and make their successor even better.
The WH-1000XM3 first gave up on the Micro USB and upgraded to an USB-C, to begin with. Good news for the Android users, who will only need to carry just one charger around. A 10 minute charge will give you around 5 hours of wireless playback while a full charge, around 30 hours, with the noise cancelling function on.
They present themselves as much lighter and definitely a bit slimmer than the MX2 but they make up for that with thicker headband cushions.
The new model blocks even more ambient noise than the MX2 and cancels out difficult sounds like street noise or general chatter. They have a QN1 processor which helps them process sounds at 32 bits and separate power between the amplifier and the DAC.
The headphones cost the same as the ones before them: $349 and, considering the good reviews coming in, they might actually one-up the MX2 easily.