Sony’s 1000XM series headphones have topped our list of the best wireless headphones you can buy for several years running. The current top pick is held by WH-1000XM5 ANC headphones, and they’re currently $72 off on Amazon, making them $328 instead of their $400 list price. This isn’t an all-time low — we saw them drop to $250 last year right before the holidays, and this year they went for $300 and $280 at various retailers. But if you don’t want to wait and see if those discounts come back, $72 is a decent savings on a pair of highly recommended in-ear speakers. The sale is part of a bigger sale on sony audio on Amazon.


Our most recommended headphones are currently discounted to $72.

$328 at Amazon

Even at full price, the WH-1000XM5 is a sensible buy if you’re looking for superior audio, excellent noise cancellation and a durable, comfortable fit. Our audio expert, Billy Steele, said they were in a league of their own in his review. The audio is an improvement over the previous generation — which was already great — but now the bass is brighter and the clarity is even more finely tuned. They feature a long 30-hour battery life, and the noise cancellation is adept at blocking out human voices, TV sounds, and various other ambient noises. There are plenty of easy-to-find built-in controls that let you do things like skip tracks and answer calls. There’s even a feature that pauses what you’re listening to when you start talking.

Although they are an improvement over the previous model, Sony’s WH-100XM4 headphones, they’re still a compelling option with great sound and a comfortable fit. They sell for a much lower $248. That’s $100 off list price and about $20 more than the low they hit on Black Friday last year.

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