The best noise cancelling headphones just got a brilliant Black Friday discount

The Sony WH-1000XM5 tops our list of the best noise cancelling headphones – and they're even cheaper now!

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There is nothing better than finding one of the best Black Friday deals and realising that it's also a five-star rated product that has been top of our best noise cancelling headphones buying guide ever since they launched.

The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are a triumph. When we tested them, our reviewer called them "the perfect headphones" thanks to their expansive, balanced sound and Sony's best ever noise cancelling.

Now, they're available at a much more palatable price, too, thanks to a brilliant Black Friday bargain!

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No doubt about it – these are the best headphones for the majority of people. Their noise cancellation is superb and they offer a comfortable listening experience, with top-tier audio quality.

If you're looking for a great audio experience, you're in luck – the Sony WH-1000XM5 is just about as good as it gets. They sound beautifully expansive, with a wide sonic profile that will bring the best out of everything you listen to. There's a great deal of headroom here too, so you can push the volume without fear of unwanted distortion.

On top of the audio performance, you get Sony's best ever active noise cancellation. That could seem insignificant for another brand, but this is Sony – they were no slouch before! Instead, the formula has been refined, and the result is an experience that really shows itself off.

Barring the absolute loudest of external sounds, you'll be totally unaware of anything going on around you, and it manages to do so without sounding artificial.

They look great, too, with a sleek design that is effortlessly classy without looking pretentious. It sounds ridiculous, but a lot of the competition find that much harder than Sony.

If you're looking to boost your audio setup, there's really no better option. And if you're looking to snag a pair, there's no better time than right now – everyone loves a bargain, right?

Sam Cross
Trainee Online Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.