Gamers have a lot of choice when it comes to headphones. But money isn’t unlimited and there’s often a lot of competing demands. You want a good set of cans while gaming, but you want something warm and well-rounded when listening to movies and music. It’d be nice to have Bluetooth support, because then you could also use those headphones with your mobile phone while commuting. And, if at all possible, it’d be nice to have a set of headphones that don’t look too gaudy on the train or office.
The one set of headphones that comes closest to doing all that isn’t targeted at gamers. It’s Sony’s king of noise cancelling cans, the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ears. So I wondered: if you wanted to use these as a set of all-purpose, all-rounder headphones for everything, just how well would they do for gaming?