You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to take home a fantastic pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones at a discount. Amazon has knocked a staggering $72 off the Sony WH-1000XM3, which just so happen to be the best in the business, dropping them down to only $278.
So, what makes the Sony WH-1000XM3 so fantastic? Everything about them, really. You honestly won’t find a better blend of performance, features, and comfort — even if your budget can take you to the moon and back — so much so we awarded them a coveted 4.5 out of 5 stars in our full review.
We praised their wonderful noise-canceling capabilities, which aren’t beyond masking static sound coming from vehicles like an aircraft, but also noises radiating in an office environment, such as the whirr of a Starbucks-grade coffee machine and the bellowing laugh of a six-foot-something co-worker.
Sound quality is at the high level one would expect from the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, with our own Caleb Denison noting: “Studio recordings sound intimate and impeccably produced, as they should, while live music recordings sound wide, expansive, and highly immersive.”
Interestingly, the Sony WH-1000XM3 manage to clear the one hurdle that tends to catch most noise-canceling headphones: Battery life. The cans can last for up to 30 hours (yes, you read that right) on a single charge — and that’s with both Bluetooth and noise-canceling enabled the entire time.
Can’t stand the out-of-the-box audio preset that most headphones force you to use? You’re in luck — the Sony WH-1000XM3 come with with a companion application that lets you alter the strength of the noise-canceling and tweak everything from the bass and treble to the overall direction of the sound.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 sits at the top of our list for both the best wireless headphones at the usual $350, so with $72 off they’re a no-brainer. Worried about Amazon dropping the price further on Black Friday 2019? Amazon said the deal is valid through December 29, so you should be just fine.
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