If you've been holding out for the best noise cancelling headphones until prices tumble, you'll be pleased to know that Sony's premium headphones are on sale for this week's Amazon Prime Day sales event.
Right now the Sony WH-1000XM5 are on sale for $348 at Amazon or for £295 in the U.K. That's saving you $51 on the MSRP price (around £54 on the U.K. price), and the deal applies to both black and off-while color options. So make sure to hurry as this offer isn't guaranteed to last long.
The Sony WH-1000XM5 rank as one the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market, competing with the likes of the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless and Bose 700. Thanks to the superb audio quality and excellent active noise cancellation, the Sony XM5 offer one of the best audio experiences out there.
During our testing, we found that the Sony WH-1000XM5 gets closer than ever to beating the Bose 700 — our best ever noise canceller. Audio quality is superb; the 30-hour battery life (with ANC) is excellent; and everything from the touch controls to the ability to tweak the EQ via the Sony Headphones Connect app is well thought out and seamlessly integrated. Call quality has also been improved greatly and there's really nothing to criticize here beyond the slightly bland styling.
And while $348 is still far from cheap, it's the lowest we've seen them at so far and puts them at the same price as the still available Sony WH-1000XM4.
Make sure you check out our Prime Day deals live blog for all the biggest savings on TVs, appliances, laptops and more.
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As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.