Black Friday is always a great time to snap up a pair of headphones, but it seems Cyber Monday is even better. And that's because you can snap up Sony's rather excellent WH-1000XM5 noise-cancelling cans for as little as AU$409 from eBay when using the code 'BFSONY' and when you're signed up to eBay Plus.
We expect this deal to only last for Cyber Monday, so you want to be quick to grab a pair for AU$409 from Ninja Buy eBay if you're an eBay Plus member. If you're not a member (and you don't fancy signing up for a free trial) you can still get them for AU$423.20 using the code 'FRIBLK20'. It seems the Ninja Buy eBay store only stocks the black pair, so if you were after the silver pair for less, you're out of luck.
Kogan is selling the the silver pair for AU$479 (opens in new tab), which is the cheapest we can find online.
Sony WH-1000XM5 |
AU$498 from AU$409 at Ninja Buy eBay (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$89)
There's some big savings to be had on Sony's latest noise cancelling headphones. You can pick up the WH-1000XM5s for only AU$409 if you're an eBay Plus member and use the code BFSONY. Not a member but still want to snatch up a pair of these cans for less? You can use the code FRIBLK20 to nab them for AU$423.20.
We loved the Sony XM5s so much during our review, that they shot straight to the top spot of our best noise-cancelling headphones list for 'best overall' pair. While the sound quality is truly impressive, it was their ability to block out external noises that blew us away, "the XM5 banish pretty much all external sound and leave a nice dark background against which your music can do its thing."
Sony has also revamped the design of the XM5 compared to the outgoing model, to one that is far more stealth-like in its approach. We're big fans, although it must be said we do prefer the black over the silver colour, but that's just our personal preference. Whichever colour you opt for, you can be assured of an overall aesthetically-pleasing set of headphones that won't weigh you down.
Sony has also hit it out the park when it comes to eco credentials. The XM5 headphones themselves are made from recycled plastics, which can be recycled again at the end of their life. And the packaging, too, is completely recyclable, so gold stars for Sony here.
What else can we compliment? How about battery life, which is good for 30 hours with ANC switched on, and 40 with it turned off. A full charge via USB-C takes around 3.5 hours, but thanks to USB-PD (power delivery) compatibility, you can get three hours of use from just a three minute charge.
As mentioned further up, our main gripe with the Sony XM5 headphones was the price, which has thankfully been resolved with this Black Friday deal somewhat. We did also notice they retained some body heat a little quicker than rival pairs, but thanks to the new aerodynamic design that improves airflow and reduces wind noise, we wouldn't call this a dealbreaker.
Ultimately, you can't really go wrong with this incredible pair of cans.
For more savings, head over to our Cyber Monday deals page, which rounds up deals on a number of other headphones, along with discounts on TVs, appliances, laptops, games, mattresses and more.