The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are, without any doubt, one of the best pairs of headphones money can buy. The noise-cancelling is superb, they’re comfortable as all hell, and you can currently pick up a pair for
$279.99 $239, thanks to Amazon Prime Day.
Update; 22/06: Amazon is currently running a lightning deal for the Sony WH-1000XM3, which has been further discounted to $239. This deal is only available for a limited time or until it sells out, so act quick.
As far as noise-cancelling headphones go, the Sony’s WH-1000XM3 has certainly has quite the reputation for being one of the best on the market. As someone who owns a pair and uses them almost everyday, I think that reputation is easily deserved. Being able to snag a pair for under $300 during Prime Day is great value.
This article has been updated since its original publication.
A bonus is that the Sony XM3’s come with a 3.5mm cable so you can use it with basically any device. Noise-cancelling headphones are great to have, and if you don’t have a pair the XM3’s come highly, highly recommended. These Sony headphones are even pretty good for gaming, provided you’re focusing more on open-world games and adventures than, say, Fortnite or twitch shooters. (Basically, pick anything with a booming soundtrack and a big soundstage, and you’re in for a great time.)
This isn’t the only major deal for Sony headphones going today. Released back in August of last year, the Sony’s WH-1000XM4 is a fantastic improvement on Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones – which is saying something, because the XM3 are already pretty amazing.
You can currently pick up a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones for $319.
These headphones usually retail for $499, but getting the mid-$300 range isn’t too hard if you’re willing to shop around (Bing Lee is currently selling it for $369, while Dick Smith have it for $345). This deal is available through Amazon, so you’ll also get free shipping on top. This is a pretty solid deal, both when compared to the usual RRP and the prices of other Australian retailers.
If you already own a pair of XM3 headphones and are looking to upgrade, whether or not you should really depends on what state your current headphones are in. Fairly fresh out of the box? Stick if what you’ve got. Ear cup falling off and the battery isn’t holding as much charge as it once did? It might be time to buy a new pair.
If you’re more of an in-ear person, Sony has recently announced the noise-cancelling WF-1000XM4 earbuds, with early reviews are praising its noise-cancelling capabilities and sound quality. With an RRP of $449.95, you can currently pre-order the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds for $389 through Amazon.
Everyone should own a pair of noise-cancelling headphones if they can, and the chance to grab a great pair at a great price shouldn’t be ignored.
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