Best answer: Using the touchpad on the side of the right ear cup, you can interact with Siri when the WH1000XM3 are connected to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 ($348)
Voice assistance on demand
One of the most useful features of Sony's WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones is the touchpad surface on the right ear cup, which makes it quick and easy to perform various commands without cluttering the headphones with half a dozen buttons. Using taps and swipes, you can pause or resume music playback, skip tracks, or run a quick command through the connected device's voice assistant.
If your headphones are connected to an iOS or macOS device, you can tap and hold on the WH1000XM3's touchpad to engage Siri. While not as robust as being built directly into the headphones like Google Assistant, having quick access to Siri is still convenient for changing tracks directly from your headphones — just tell it to play your favorite song or artist and you'll launch into Apple Music (unfortunately, Siri can't tie into other music services).
Of course, since you're just routing your Apple device's voice assistant through Bluetooth, you're still able to use all the same voice commands as usual with the WH1000XM3; on top of changing music tracks, you can use Siri to toggle settings like Bluetooth, send text messages, and check the weather.
All of this is to say that yes, you can use Siri with these Sony headphones just like you can use any device's voice assistant once you're connected via Bluetooth.
It's also only another feature that makes Sony's WH1000XM3 headphones one of the best on the market for active noise-canceling. They sound great, are comfortable to wear, and support USB-C charging, so you get up to 5 hours of playback from just a 10-minute charge. With a full charge, you can expect about 30 hours of playback. Of course, Sony's noise-canceling technology is here and it's better than ever.
The best noise-canceling headphones money can buy.
The WH1000XM3 offer best-in-class noise-canceling and sound quality, along with a USB-C port for fast and easy charging. You can hold a finger to the right ear cup to activate Siri when the headphones are connected to an iPhone.
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