Sony has had the noise-cancelling headphone market all wrapped up for the past few years, with is ludicrously well reviewed WH-1000XM3, WF-1000XM3 and brand new WH-1000XM4 headphones wracking up crazy high scores.
And, as the T3 team is made up of a bunch of tech enthusiasts and audiophiles, unsurprisingly one of these sets of headphones is now owned by basically every member. We're not kidding, these are superb noise-cancelling headphones and the T3 team has bought many pairs of them.
Which is why we find them so easy to recommend, and especially now when they are discounted as part of the best Prime Day deals bonanza. Check out the deals below:
Sony WH-1000XM3 | RRP: £330 | Now: £198 | Save: £132 (40%) at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
Amazon's listed RRP here is a bit cheeky, because these headphones have only really cost £250 or so ever since the Sony WH-1000XM4 came out at the £300 mark. Having said that: they're never been cheaper than £200 before, to our knowledge, so this remains one of today's best headphones deals. There is simply nothing better for both active noise cancellation effectiveness or for sound quality at this price. We gave them five stars in our Sony WH-1000XM3 review (opens in new tab).
Sony WH-1000XM3 | RRP: $350 | Now: $239 | Save: $111 (32%) at Amazon USA (opens in new tab)
Don't worry, America, there are some great Sony noise cancelling deals going on Stateside today too. There's a big $111 off these all-conquering, over-ear noise quellers for a start.
Sony WF-1000XM3 | RRP: £220 | Now: £130 | Save: £90 (41%) at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
In-ear buds have always struggled to match over-ear sets when it comes to noise-cancelling, but the WF-1000XM3 really took that up a gear. They're right at the top of the game for both music quality and ANC, and this is the cheapest price we've ever seen for them. We gave them five stars in our Sony WF-1000XM3 review (opens in new tab), and that was at full price.
Sony WF-1000XM3 | Was $300 | Now $148 | Save $152 (36%) at Amazon USA (opens in new tab)
Are the WF-1000XM3 ever really $300 at Amazon.com? We doubt it, but there's also no doubt that $148 is a great price.
Sony WH-1000XM4 | Was: £274.82 | Now: £258.32 | Saving: £16.50 (opens in new tab)
Or, if you're feeling particularly flush, you can plump for a pair of the brand new XM4s, which offer subtle improvements over the XM3s in terms of noise cancelling but are very much in the same ballpark in terms of overall quality. The black colourway of these noise-cancelling cans are down by a small but welcome £16.50 for Prime Day. We gave them five stars in our Sony WH-1000XM4 review (opens in new tab).
Sony WH-1000XM4 | Was $350 | Now $248 | Save $102 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Best Amazon Prime Day deal on these headphones in America is NOT at Amazon. No, instead the T3 Award winners are over $100 off at Best Buy. Deal ends tonight!
As you can see in the deals above, each one of these Sony noise-cancelling headphones got a full five stars on review. If you like the idea of noise-cancelling headphones but don't want a pair made by Sony, though, then be sure to check out T3's guide to the best noise-cancelling headphones.
Two great rivals are the Beats Studio 3 and Bose 700, which are also both discounted for Amazon Prime Day. You can check out details
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Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK
- Argos.co.uk (opens in new tab)– cheap Lego, toys, phones and more
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- Dell.co.uk (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)– big savings on laptops and desktop PCs
- eBay.co.uk (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)– up to 70% off in the eBay Outlet
- Very.co.uk (opens in new tab) – deals on electricals, fashion and home
- Lovehoney.co.uk (opens in new tab) – discounted sex toys and lingerie
- Goldsmiths.co.uk (opens in new tab) – savings on watches and jewellery
- John Lewis (opens in new tab) – great savings plus the John Lewis guarantee
- Le Creuset (opens in new tab) – premium cookware gets tasty discounts
- Nike (opens in new tab) – new sneakers at sneaky low prices
- ASOS (opens in new tab) – big savings on clothes
- Schuh (opens in new tab) – save big on shoes, boots and trainers
- The White Company (opens in new tab) – quality bedding at reduced prices
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Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – US
- Best Buy (opens in new tab) – massive savings across every department
- Dell.com (opens in new tab) – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
- eBay.com (opens in new tab) – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
- Home Depot (opens in new tab) – save on Fall furniture, smart home devices and more
- HP (opens in new tab) – save up to 30% on select products
- Lowes (opens in new tab) – save up to $500 on select appliances
- Lenovo (opens in new tab) – Semi-Annual Sale brings deep discounts to gaming laptops, student laptops and more
- Microsoft (opens in new tab) – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
- Newegg (opens in new tab) – get your computer parts for less this October
- Nordstrom (opens in new tab) – new markdowns, up to 40% off!
- Target (opens in new tab) – Target Deal Days Sales Event takes on Amazon Prime Day
- Walmart (opens in new tab) – Big Save Event from October 11 through October 15