Sony's best-ever headphones drop to their lowest price in amazing Prime Day deal

Sony WH-1000XM5 deal
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I've been reviewing headphones for 30 years, and the Sony WH-1000XM5 are among the best headphones I've tested. As well as being among the best noise-cancelling headphones, they're also one of the best headphones for calls.

Right now, the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are £265 at Amazon, making this the lowest price I've seen for one of my favorite pairs of noise-canceling headphones since they launched last year. That's more than £100 off the original £379 launch price. If you don't have Amazon Prime, the headphones are still on sale for £279. 

Sony WH-1000XM5: was £379 now £265 @ Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM5: was £379 now £265 @ Amazon
The WH-1000XM5 are Sony's flagship noise-canceling headphones. They feature large, over-ear cushions, excellent active noise cancellation, and up to 40 hours of battery life, or up to 30 hours with ANC enabled. This 30% discount for Prime Day is the lowest-ever price we've seen the flagship headphones at Amazon. 

As my face-off between the Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000XM5 shows, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best headphones you can buy. They're the whole package — delivering awesome sound quality, top-notch ANC and great battery life.

In our Sony WH-1000XM5 review, we were impressed by these headphones' performance in almost every category. The XM5s produced strong, balanced sound with impressive levels of detail. And the ANC is just as good — our reviewer heard barely any outside sound during testing. They're not quite on the same level as the Bose 700, the best ANC headphones we've tested, but they're close.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones also have incredible battery life. They last as much as 30 hours with ANC, or up to 40 hours with ANC off. This smashes the battery life of the Bose 700 at 20 hours. Plus, the Sony WH-1000XM5 support USB-PD, meaning a 3-minute quick charge can get you 3 hours of listening time.

If you take a lot of voice or video calls, you'll love the Sony WH-1000XM5. They are equipped with eight microphones and isolate your voice from background noise incredibly well. The controls on the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones also work like a charm. Just tap the earcups to control your music and use the button on the left earcup to cycle between levels of ANC.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best headphones on the market, so they're pretty much a no-brainer purchase now that they've hit their lowest price ever. If you're looking for more options, check out our full coverage of all the best Prime Day deals.

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

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.