While there are plenty of good headphones on the market, Sony’s WH-1000XM5 ANC model is really in a league of its own. Now, the temptation to pick up our favorite wireless headphones of the year has spiked thanks to an 18 percent discount, dropping Sony’s WH-1000XM5 headphones to $330 from $400. This deal brings them just $2 short of their Prime Day all-time-low $328.
So what makes the WH-1000XM5 headphones so great even a year and a half after Sony released them? The headphones have an unmatched mix of features, including a remarkable sound quality that is crisp and clear while providing a punchy bass during 30 hours of battery life. The M5 comes with eight ANC mics — double that of its predecessor. Plus, the wireless headphones have an updated fit that makes the 0.55-pound device feel light and remarkably comfortable. It’s no surprise we gave them a 95 in our initial review.
Sony’s top-tier headphones also have all the controls you need without having to pick up your phone. You can use physical and touch control buttons to change the song, make a call or change the noise mode (which can also change automatically as you move throughout the day). The Speak-to-Chat feature will even pause your audio as soon as you start talking.