Sony's 5-star ANC headphones drop to new price best for Amazon Prime Day sale

The WH-1000XM5 have never been cheaper than this

Sony WH-1000XM5 deal
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Today, 16 July 2024, marks day one of Amazon Prime Day – and the T3 team is on the early shift to gather all the best Prime Day deals before you've even had that first sip of coffee. The first pick I've spotted that's never been cheaper is on Sony's top-end ANC headphones, the WH-1000XM5.

View the Sony WH-1000XM5 deal here

Often touted as being the best noise-cancelling headphones for most people, the Sony WH-1000XM5 netted the T3 Platinum Award badge when reviewed, thanks to their full 5-star rating, as they're simply stunning over-ears. And this sale price is a new low – undercutting Amazon's previous sales best by quite a margin. 

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones: was £349now £259 on Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones: was £349, now £259 on Amazon

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

Often considered the perfect headphones, as per T3's review, the Sony WH-1000XM5 had long sat in the number one spot in T3's best headphones list. For most people they're the ideal balance of design, comfort, sound and noise-cancelling ability. 

As our WH-1000XM5 review reads: "In the WH-1000XM5, Sony has managed to replace the best all-round wireless active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones you can buy with, you guessed it, the best new all-round wireless ANC over-ear headphones you can buy."

Using third-party site CamelCamelCamel we can see that this price is the lowest it's ever been – undercutting the previous low by a tenner. This time, Amazon even undercuts Sony's official store by a full £40. But just in case the headphones-maker or, indeed, other UK retailers drop their pricing during Prime Day, it's worth keeping an eye on the real-time shopping widget below for up-to-date figures.

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years 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 too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 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.