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Widely regarded as one of the best wireless noise cancelling headphones in the world, Sony’s over-ear WH-1000XM3 cans are now available for just £229, that’s a massive saving of nigh-on £100 on their normal list price.
They’re rated 4.6/5 from over 8,800 reviews on Amazon, making them one of the best reviewed set of affordable headphones online right now.
Why we love them:
With their soft earcups and padded headband, you’ll be able to wear these noise cancellers all day, and they sound excellent too, thanks to large, musical Liquid Crystal Polymer drivers.
But the real magic ingredient in the WH-1000XM3 is Sony’s QN1 noise cancelling processor which does an astonishing job of muting ambient sounds when you’re out and about, making them ideal for the daily commute (if you still have one).
We’ve tested them and haven’t heard better noise cancelling.
Why they’re a bargain:
The reason for the huge price drop is the introduction of an upgraded model, the Sony WH-1000XM4, which sell for £349.
The big difference between the two models is Artificial Intelligence. The new WH-1000XM4 are super smart, and boast a host of clever tricks like Speak-to-Chat (they automatically pause the music when you start to talk), Multi-Point two device Bluetooth pairing, and wearing detection.
We’ve given them a whirl and they’re pretty fantastic.
But (and this is important), they sound exactly the same as their predecessor, so if you don’t need the smart features, the lookalike WH-1000XM3 are a genuine bargain. They both share the same battery life too, around 30 hours playtime.
Of course, if you want to wrap your head in the latest tech, the Sony WH-1000XM4 also come highly recommended.
They’re probably the smartest wireless headphones you can buy right now.
What the reviews say:
With 81% of reviews giving Sony’s WH-1000XM3 cans a full five-star rating, it’s clear these are the sound aficionados choice.
“If someone was to ask me if I'd recommend picking these up, I'd tell them that once they have a pair of these they will find it very difficult to go back to another headphone!”
“Thank you Sony; the people who conceived, designed and built this must love what they do – they have made my world a much better place than I found it. They should be proud.”
“I once never thought I would spend this much on a pair of headphones, but I have absolutely no regrets with these.”
“Overall, these are a phenomenal pair of wireless headphones - the best that money can buy”
“The noise cancellation is the best.”