Sony makes some of the best premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones around in the £249 WH-1000XM4, but with high quality comes a high price tag – and that'll understandably rule them out for some buyers. But don't fret, because Sony also makes a cheaper, midrange version of its wireless noise-cancellers – and in even better news, they're currently hugely discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The 2020-released Sony WH-CH710N wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones are now just £69 at Amazon (opens in new tab), as well as other retailers including John Lewis (opens in new tab) and Hughes (opens in new tab).
That's a huge discount over their typical £130 price (nearly half price, in fact) and applies to all their colours (blue, white and black). Note that stock has, unsurprisingly, been diminishing – they're now sold out at Very – so if you want them, grab them.
If your budget falls somewhere between the two, might we tempt you towards the Sony WH-1000XM3, which are now £160 at Argos (opens in new tab) thanks to a half-price Black Friday deal. They're older versions of the new XM4 but still truly excellent buys.
£130 £69 at Amazon (save £61) (opens in new tab)
An excellent price for a pair of Sony wireless noise-cancelling headphones that have a great reputation and, looking at Amazon's user reviews, are very well rated. We haven't tested this exact pair, but we thought very highly of their predecessors.
£330 £160 Argos (save £170) (opens in new tab)
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are all-round brilliant performers offering natural sound quality, excellent noise-cancelling and supreme comfort.
We haven't reviewed this particular model, but we have reviewed their predecessors, the very similar Sony WH-CH700N. And we liked them very much, awarding them four out of five stars.
They are lower-end than Sony's top-of-the-range WH-1000XM4 (£249), but they still put in a detailed, musical performance. And the 710N promise to be an upgrade on the 700N. Considering Sony's track record, it's hard to feel skeptical about this promise.
They boast Sony's new noise-cancelling technology that automatically adjusts itself based on how noisy your surroundings are. There's also a new Ambient Sound pass-through mode that lets in the noise of your surroundings in so you can handily hear, say, traffic noise or train announcements.
Battery life is a very impressive 35 hours, an hour of which can be replenished with a 10-minute charge. There's also NFC for at-a-tap wireless pairing with a device, and the familiar button for launching your phone's voice assistant.
Sony seems to have largely stuck with a winning formula here, so we'd put our trust in these WH-CH710N to satisfy our musical needs – especially at this super-low Black Friday price. While there are many Black Friday headphones deals to scour, this pair is our pick of the best wireless noise-cancelling over-ears under £100.
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