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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Marshall Minor III, at 8g weigh less than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -9g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Marshall Minor III also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Marshall Minor III also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
The Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 6mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Marshall Minor III's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Marshall Minor III takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 hours
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Marshall Minor III too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Marshall Minor III too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Marshall Minor III has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Marshall Minor III have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
While the Marshall Minor III microphones are 2, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Marshall Minor III too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Marshall Minor III also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Marshall Minor III too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.