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is officially here and runs until Wednesday October 14th. Between Amazon’s hefty savings and similar sales of and Now is a good time to shop for all types of headphones, from wireless earbuds to epic over-the-ear noise-canceling headsets with comfortable ear cups.
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We expect more amazing headphone discounts over Tuesday and Wednesday. So if you are in the market for a certain type of headphones, e.g. B. with bluetooth connectivity, or noise cancellation, keep checking back.
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On Tuesday, new iPhones were presented, which for the first time come without wired headphones. Meanwhile, Apple’s current premium wireless noise-canceling headphones are selling again for $ 199. That’s still expensive, but it costs $ 50 less than the Apple Store and $ 20 less than the usual Amazon.
Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones are getting a $ 50 discount on Prime Day, and Amazon is throwing in a $ 25 gift card to sweeten the deal.
The new WH-1000XM4 has improved voice calling (compared to the WH-1000XM3) and also offers multi-point Bluetooth pairing so you can connect to two devices such as a phone and PC at the same time. That is, if a call comes in while using the headphones with your computer, the sound will be switched to your phone when you answer the call.
The Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 are likely still ahead of the curve for voice calls, but the 1000XM4 headphones are arguably a bit more comfortable and have some other slight improvements in terms of noise cancellation and sound that make this a great all-round choice . Read review.
When Bose launched its new flagship Noise Canceling 700 Headphones, it didn’t drop the QuietComfort 35 II from its headphone range, and this is still a top of the line noise canceling model. While I think the 700 does better overall, there are people who prefer the QuietComfort 35 II.
While the QuietComfort 35 II retails for $ 350, it is typically available for $ 300 or less. However, $ 199 is roughly the lowest price we’ve seen for it. It’s also available from Best Buy.
The standard AirPods with the wired charging case sold for $ 125 on Amazon. But for Prime Day, the price is $ 115, which means an additional $ 10 savings. I’d love to see them cost $ 99, but that’s about the best price you’ll see for the standard AirPods. The Airpods with the wireless charging case are available for $ 150 (they cost $ 200, but they also sell for less).
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Beats Powerbeats Pro list for $ 250 but typically $ 200. These earbuds are priced at $ 175 for Prime Day, which is about as low as we’ve seen them. Note that only the black and white models are available for $ 175.
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The WF-1000XM3 earbud list for $ 230. They briefly fell to $ 170 earlier this year, but at $ 178, they’re still the best-sounding wireless earbuds in this price range and feature active noise-canceling technology to help reduce ambient noise.
The only downside is that the WF-1000XM3 earphones are not rated as sweatproof or waterproof headphones. That said, I’ve used them for light workouts with a bit of sweat in the gym with no problem. You are using bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.
Note that we expected Sony to bring out the next generation WF-1000XM4, but at this point we may not see them until 2021.
Waterproof:: No (lacks IPX certification). Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review.
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It took a while, but now we finally have a new true wireless sports model with noise canceling from Sony: the WF-SP800N. Funnily enough, at the end of my mostly positive review, I wrote that I’d like to see them more in the $ 160-175 range. They had dropped to $ 127 recently, but the current price of $ 148 is still $ 50 off the list and $ 20 off its usual street price.
This isn’t quite the WF-1000XM3 with a waterproof case. It lacks Sony’s QN1e processor, but there is still a lot to like, including very good sound, solid noise cancellation, and good call quality. It’s definitely a significant upgrade over the WF-SP700N that came out in 2018, and its “arches” (sport fins) lock the buds in your ears. Just make sure that you close one of the provided earplugs tightly, otherwise both noise and noise suppression will be poor.
Waterproof:: Yes (IP55 splash-proof). Read our Sony WF-SP800N review.
The WF-XB700 is part of the company’s Extra Bass range and is priced at $ 130. I tried them out and really liked their fit. Their sound quality doesn’t match that of the WF-1000XM3 or WF-SP800N (it lacks some clarity), but if you like bass, they sound decent sounding earbuds. I found it a little expensive at $ 130. At $ 52 off, or $ 78 – which is their all-time low – they’re a much more tempting option.
Waterproof:: Yes (IPX4 splash-proof). First read our Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass.
First published earlier this year. Updated to reflect the return in sales prices and Prime Day.