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One of the best noise-canceling headphones money can buy? The Sony WH-1000XM3—these guys are known for their premium audio quality, comfortable design and world-class noise-cancellation to block out just about all background and ambient chatter.
Happily, the widely popular headphones now come in stylish wireless earbuds and a handy charging case with the same stellar output as their over-the-ear big brother. And they’re on sale for $178, or $52 off at Amazon. That’s nearly 25 percent off, and the cheapest price we’ve seen.
Usually going for $230, these true wireless earbuds sync via Bluetooth to your phone and laptop. They can also sync to more than one device at a time. That’s something even the over-the-ear headphones can’t do.
“Pairing is actually better than the AirPods,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “I use these earbuds both with Apple devices (iPod, iPhone), as well as with a generic Bluetooth transmitter connected to my TV. The Sony earbuds connect instantly.”
The Sony WF-1000XM3 boast a whopping 24 hours of battery life with their charging case, as well as 90 minutes of playback on just a 10-minute quick charge. This comes in handy when you just need to listen to an episode of your favorite podcast or make a dent in a playlist on a time crunch, but don’t have a lot of time to charge up your buds.
“In terms of sound quality and noise cancelling, I find it to be excellent,” added a satisfied Amazon shopper. “My music library consists of mostly hip-hop and lo-fi music and these have great bass without being overly boomy nor too tight. There is definitely a punch you will feel greater than the AirPods. I’m no audiophile with knowledge of mids and highs but I do think they are great for the average listener with a bass preference. I think these will end up replacing my AirPods. I liked those but I love these for their noise cancelling (which will be perfect for lifting in the gym), greater bass and overall sound quality along with its style.”
If you love the noise-canceling and high quality audio from the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-the-ear headphones, but want something smaller and lightweight (or just need an alternative to the Apple AirPods Pro), then the Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds are a better pick—especially since they’re a fraction of the price of the AirPods Pro.
“Amazing wireless earbuds. The sound quality that comes out of these small ear pieces is beyond phenomenal. The crispness and clarity of the sound quality blows my mind away,” shared another five-star reviewer.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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