The best set of noise cancelling headphones you can buy today are still the Sony 1000XM3 over-ears. That was until Sony took all that tech and squeezed it into earbuds that were just as good. Now, the WF-1000XM3’s are on sale.
Update 2:15pm: There’s an even better deal. Amazon are still offering the buds for $299, but you can grab them for $289 through local PC retailer Mwave:
Deal ends this weekend or until stock lasts. More info here, and the rest of the original story appears below.
They’ve been selling for more than $400 until the $299 Boxing Day deal appeared on Amazon. Today, that deal is back.
The strength with Sony’s earbuds – and their over-ears too – has always been the sound and the active noise cancelling, with the hands-free calling more of a side feature. Gizmodo Australia’s editor Tegan absolutely loved the XM3 earbuds when they came out last year, and around the traps in Australia they’re consistently the one product I hear other tech reviewers recommending whenever someone asks about a set of headphones.
If you can’t live without over-ears, the Sony WH-1000XM3’s are available for $373 – but if you can get all the active noise cancellation without the hassle of a headband, why not get the $299 deal? There’s more info over at the Amazon page.