Noise-cancelling headphone deal duel: Sony WH1000XM3 now a big £61 off, Bose QC35 still £40 off

Decisions, decisions…

Bose QC35 II and Sony WH1000XM3 deals

Every time there's any kind of price cut on Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise cancelling headphones, people rush towards it like irate Walmart flatscreen shoppers on Black Friday. In the UK the best QC35 II price has, for ages, been at hi-fi purveyor Peter Tyson but now Amazon is striking back with the same deal on both the black and the siver QuietComfort 35 II models.

• Bose QuietComfort 35 II was £329 now £289 – save £40

That's not as big a discount as the £60 Amazon was offering late last year, but it does also add the option of splitting the cost over 5 monthly payments of £57.80. However, we noticed that Sony's WH1000XM3 – which are an even better pair of noise-cancelling headphones, as this Best noise-cancelling headphones top 10 scientifically proves –  are now a massive £61 off – Amazon has been gradually reducing their price over the last few days…

• Sony WH1000XM3 was £330 now £269 – save £61

The only caveat here is that the full Sony discount is only on the less-sought-after silver model. The black one is £299. 

"Hello? What's that? A deal on QC35 Mk II, you say?"

Bose QuietComfort 35 II | £289 | RRP £329 | Save £40
Perhaps Amazon's rediscovered enthusiasm for cut-price Bose noise cancelling headphones stems from the fact that QC35 II are now Alexa compatible – it was Google Assistant only at launch. Just press a button and you can talk to your choice of the digital assistants. Noise cancelling and sound quality remain among the best you'll find.View Deal

Or how about the Bose QC35's arch rival, Sony WH1000XM3?

A better pair of noise cancelling headphones at almost the same price…

Sony WH1000XM3 | Was £330 | Now £269 | Save £61
By an uncanny coincidence Amazon also has Sony's noise cancelling headphones for an even lower price (okay, only £2 lower but cheaper is better, right?) This is fairly significant because the Sony WH1000XM3 is a better pair of noise cancelling headphones than the Bose QC35 II. Take a look at our best noise cancelling headphones Top 10, and you will see it is true. The audio has that bit more zip, the noise cancelling is even better, especially when combatting aeroplane noise, and build quality is on par or better.View Deal