Sony's best ANC headphones suddenly drop to lowest price this year

Sony's best noise-cancelling headphones suddenly fall to lowest price of 2023 in early Black Friday deal

This year's best Black Friday deals continue to surprise – with sudden price drops on all manner of products, from the best TV deals to plenty of headphone offers in the sales. And it's Sony's top-tier over-ear active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones, the WH-1000XM5, that suddenly hit their lowest price of 2023 as a result. 

Often considered the perfect headphones, as per T3's review, the WH-1000XM5 have long sat atop our best headphones list because they're just that brilliant. For most people they're the ideal balance of design, comfort, sound and ANC ability. And at this price you'll no doubt be even more tempted to buy. 

Sony WH-1000XM5: was £349now £279 on Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM5: was £349, now £279 on Amazon

Gaining the 2022 T3 Award for the Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Sony's 5-star product is no doubt among the best of best you can buy. More recent rivals, such as the Bose QC Ultra Headphones, cost much more – so to see Sony cut the price is a most welcome Black Friday deal. 

As T3's review says: "In the WH-1000XM5, Sony has managed to replace the best all-round wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) over-ear headphones you can buy [that's the earlier XM4 model] with, you guessed it, the best new all-round wireless ANC over-ear headphones you can buy."

I've been monitoring the price of the 1000XM5 for some time, using third-party site CamelCamelCamel to verify and alert when the price hit this new low. It's not the cheapest they've ever been, however, but it is the lowest pricing that's been available in 2023, so it's still a decent deal overall – and only less than a fiver different to the lowest-ever price. 

The Sony WH-1000XM5 are available in Platinum Silver, Black, and Midnight Blue colourways and all three options are part of this offer. Sony's official store upholds this deal, as do other retailers such as Amazon, so keep an eye on the real-time shopping widget below for up-to-date pricing from various retailers to decide where's best for you to buy.

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.