Quick! Sony WH-1000XM5 drop to lowest-ever price in Boxing Day sales

Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones
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Who says you don't get any new great deals in the Boxing Day sales? The five-star rated, award-winning Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones have reached a new low as part of the Boxing Day sales, beating the deal we saw on Black Friday.

The Sony XM5 headphones are now down to £276 on Amazon (opens in new tab). This is a huge £104 saving and the lowest-ever price on the new XM5 headphones in the UK, having originally launched at £380. On a brand new pair of class-leading headphones, we think that's pretty good.

So if you've got any Christmas cash to hand and have always fancied a pair of these Sony wireless, noise-cancelling headphones, now looks like a great time to buy.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Boxing Day deal

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £380 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £380 now £276 at Amazon (save £104) (opens in new tab)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones have been reduced again for Cyber Monday, with a big saving that makes them even better performance-per-pound value. Five stars.

The Sony XM5 are hands down the best wireless, noise-cancelling headphones around. They follow the Award-winning XM4 and XM3, and continue Sony's legacy as one of the foremost makers of wireless headphones in the market.

But it's not just a case of more of the same. For the XM5, Sony went back to the drawing board, executing a complete redesign – a bold move when you're sitting on a line of Award-winning headphones.

It paid off. The XM5 boast a slimmer, noiseless design, with smoother, sweeping lines and areas less prone to catching wind when you're on a call. The downside is that they no longer fold up as small, and they feel a bit less premium than the company's previous offering. But that's a small price to pay for headphones this capable.

Noise-cancelling is on point thanks to the same Integrated Processor V1 seen in Sony's WF-1000XM4 wireless in-ears. This lets the cans automatically optimise the noise-cancelling as you move through different environments, so they're always most effective without you doing a thing.

And the sound? It's hugely musical and entertaining, representing a big step up from the previous model. Greater clarity, a more open presentation... the difference is palpable. And now that there's a new low price on Boxing Day, they're an even better buy. 

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Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.

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