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Sony’s hotly-anticipated next-generation Sony WH1000XM4 headphones were finally released last year after what seemed like a wait that was going to last forever. We’re not sure if the pandemic impacted Amazon’s plans, but the bottom line is that they’re finally here and they’re terrific. Unfortunately for shoppers on a budget, however, they’re also quite expensive. After all, the best and most technologically advanced products are often pretty pricey. These Sony headphones cost $350 and they’re worth every penny if you have that kind of money to spare. But before you order a pair there are a few important things you should know.
First and foremost, they’re definitely an upgrade compared to the previous-generation WH1000XM3 ANC headphones, but not necessarily in all the ways you think. Sony hasn’t made any big changes like adding new drivers or changing the tuning. In fact, there aren’t even any groundbreaking changes to the beloved noise cancelling tech Sony uses. Instead, you get minor tweaks to ANC, support for multiple device connections, wearing detection, and 5 mics for improved voice call quality. You also get Sony’s DSEE Extreme upscaling tech, which is definitely appreciated (if you even know what it is and you utilize it).
Those are all great updates and you get them all for the same price Sony charges for the WH1000XM3 model. What you have to ask yourself, however, is if those upgrades are worth $110. Why? Because that’s the discount Amazon is offering on the Sony WH1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones right now!Today's Top Deal Echo Buds have noise cancellation just like AirPods Pro — but they're on sale for $100 less! List Price:$119.99 Price:$89.99 You Save:$30.00 (25%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission
If ever there was a time to upgrade your personal audio experience and pick up a pair of industry-leading Sony WH1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones, now is that time. These headphones retail for about $350 and people swarmed Amazon last year when they dropped to $278 on Black Friday. Today, there’s a hidden sale happening at Amazon that isn’t being marketed or advertised anywhere in Amazon’s deals section, and it slashes the beloved Sony WH1000XM3 headphones to just $239.99, beating Black Friday’s discount by an impressive $38.
That’s right… these amazing headphones cost less right now than they did on Black Friday!
These Sony cans are definitely among the best wireless ANC headphones on the planet, of course, so it’s easy to see why a deep discount like this would get people so excited. The bad news is that this is a limited-time deal on Amazon and we have no idea how long it’ll stick around. In fact, now that the cat is out of the bag, there’s even a possibility that Amazon’s sale will sell out. In other words, get in on the action now if you want to get your hands on insanely good Sony ANC headphones at the lowest price of the year.Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (… List Price:$349.99 Price:$249.99 You Save:$100.00 (29%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Here are the key takeaways:
- Sony’s industry-leading noise cancelling technology has been lauded by reviewers and audiophiles around the world
- Enjoy a virtually soundproof experience that is fully customizable and tunable in the free Sony smartphone app
- Built-in mic lets you make hands-free phone calls
- Support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant gives you voice access to all your music and other voice commands
- Access your voice assistant with a single touch
- Gesture support adds great features to these headphones — for example, cover the right ear cup with your hand to enter quick attention mode, which turns down the volume on your music for quick conversations
- Touch control lets you swipe and tap to switch tracks, adjust the volume, and take phone calls
- A single charge provides up to 30 hours of playtime, even with noise cancelling enabled
- Sony’s exclusive dedicated HD Noise-Canceling Processor QN1 powers the class-leading ANC on these headphones
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