Sony’s WH-1000XM5 headphones are back on sale for $328

Sony's WH-1000XM5 headphones are back on sale for $328

Sony’s 1000XM-series headphones have topped our list of the best wireless headphones you can buy for a couple years running. The current top pick is held by the WH-1000XM5 ANC headphones and right now they’re $72 off at Amazon, making them $328 instead of their $400 list price. That’s not an all time low — we saw them dip to $250 just before the holidays last year and this year they’ve gone for $300 and $280 at different retailers. But if you don’t want to wait and see if those discounts come back, $72 represents a decent savings on a pair of highly recommended over-ear speakers. The sale comes as part of a larger sale on Sony audio at Amazon. 

Even at full price, the WH-1000XM5 are a wise buy if you’re looking for superior audio, excellent noise cancellation and an enduringly comfortable fit. Our audio expert, Billy Steele, said these are in a league of their own in his review. The audio is an improvement over the previous generation — which was already great — but now the bass is punchier and the clarity is even more finely tuned. They pack a long, 30-hour battery life and the noise cancellation is adept at blocking human voices, TV sounds and various other environmental noises. There are plenty of easy-to-suss out onboard controls, letting you do things like skip tracks and answer calls. There’s even a feature that pauses what you’re listening to when you start talking.  

While these are an improvement over the prior model, Sony’s WH-100XM4 headphones, those are still a compelling option with great sound and a comfortable fit. They’re on sale for a much lower $248. That’s $100 off the list price and about $20 more than the all-time low they hit for Black Friday last year.  

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