AirPods are great. We love AirPods. They’re clearly the most popular cord-free earphones out there, but they’re definitely not the best. No, if you want the best cordless earbuds you can get for under $300, there’s only one pair you should even bother considering — and it’s finally on sale for Cyber Week! We definitely expected the Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earbuds to get a discount for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they stayed firm at $228 the entire time. Today, however, they finally budged on Amazon — hurry and you can snag a pair for $198, which is the lowest price of the year!

Here’s the scoop from the product page:

  • Industry leading noise canceling with HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e
  • 24bit Audio signal processing delivers dramatically improved sound quality
  • Battery life up to 24 hours with carrying case (with 10min quick charge for 90min of play time
  • Truly wireless design with uninterrupted L/R simultaneous Bluetooth transmission
  • Smart listening by adaptive sound control automatically switches to ambient sound mode based on your activity
  • Quick attention mode and wearing detection make conversations effortless. Frequency Response (Bluetooth Communication):20 Hz–20,000 Hz
  • In the box: Charging case, Triple comfort earbuds (S, M, L × 2) long hybrid silicone rubber earbuds (stainless, S, M, L × 2), card, operating instruction, Reference guide, USB Type C cable (Approx. 20cm)
  • Easy and clear hands free calling; Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap to the earbud
  • Activate your smartphone’s voice assistant with a simple touch
  • Sony, headphones connect app for Android/iOS to use smart listening technology to control your ambient sound settings


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