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The post-holiday deal season is officially upon us and, for a limited time, you can save $120 on Sony’s WH-1000XM5 noise-cancelling headphones. The company’s flagship wireless headphones boast 30 hours of battery life and world-class audio quality courtesy of their bespoke V1 processor. This chip can even learn your usage patterns and track your location to adjust its volume based on your routine and roving, though that feature is completely optional.
The company’s WH-1000 line has been popular for years. Still, the WH-1000XM5 is the first generation Sony has radically refreshed the headphone’s design, and the updated look is as simple and sleek as the sound and software are richly detailed. At $279, these are still a premium product (they’re one of our best headphones), but they’re currently down to their lowest price ever. Given their popularity, you may want to pick up a pair ASAP in case they sell out.
Following the success of Sony’s over-ear headphone line, the company proceeded to move into the noise-cancelling earbud market with the WF-1000XM series. The WF-1000XM4s are the latest earbuds in this line, and they’re $101 cheaper than usual. The earbuds offer up to eight hours of music playback per change, cancel a phenomenal amount of noise, and sound excellent. We considered these to be the best noise-cancelling earbuds period until Bose took the crown with their QuietComfort Earbuds II, but the difference isn’t that great. For $179, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pair of earbuds that sounds this good and cancels as much noise.
Finally, Sony’s LinkBuds S, the company’s latest noise-cancelling earbuds, are just $141.99—a $58 discount. The earbuds are smaller than the WF-1000XM4s but still use the V1 processor, which is why they sound great and block out a lot of noise. You’ll only get six hours of music playback per charge, but that’s plenty for casual listening or to get you through a commute. Smart-home fans will appreciate the built-in Alexa support, which allows you to control the earbuds using Amazon’s virtual assistant. If you want compact earbuds on a small budget, don’t skip this deal.