Sony's most affordable headphones just got even cheaper thanks to Black Friday

Over-ear headphones: Sony WH-CH520
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If you're in need of a cure for the Autumnal blues, there's no finer way to deal with the darker, chillier months than saving big on five-star gear during the Black Friday sales. As part of the massive savings event, Amazon, Argos, Very and Currys have cut the price of the five-star Sony WH-CH520 wireless over-ear headphones, taking the initial retail price of £49 down to just £35. That's a saving of more than 25 per cent and the lowest point these relatively new cans have ever dropped to.

For a price of £35, you won't get a better pair of wireless headphones anywhere else. If you can't quite stretch to the ANC-enabled, 2023 Award-winning Sony WH-CH720N, the super-saving on the WH-CH520 (which are wireless but don't have ANC) is still a fine choice. With a balanced, engaging sound, great battery life and even access to the excellent Sony control app, you're absolutely spoiled for something that costs less than a dinner for two at Nando's. 

That price is a massive draw considering the WH-CH520 were new to the market this year. We tested them at £49, so a serious drop to £35 across all four finishes represents a big saving.

Sony WH-CH520 was £49

Sony WH-CH520 was £49 now £35 at Amazon (save £14)
Sony's most affordable over-ears sacrifice as little quality as they possibly can, and the results are truly impressive: you won't get such a balanced, engaging sound anywhere else at this price. If getting value for money is your priority, you've just found your next pair of headphones.
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Sony WH-CH520 review

If you want reliability, comfort and a great sense of musicality, all for the fairest price possible, Sony really is the only place to go at the moment. More premium models are available, but even at this budget level, the WH-CH520 feel like they should cost a lot more than they actually do.

No, they don't wow you like, say, the premium flagship WH-1000XM5, but in terms of targeting the ultra-budget market and offering consumer value, it really is mission accomplished for these cheap Sonys. That sound presentation, especially, simple won't be beaten at this ridiculously cheap price, offering balance, detail and a healthy dose of fun for a pleasing, enthusiastic experience. And they have a whopping great battery life of 50 hours, a massive number at this level.

Taking the initial retail price of £49 down to just £35 makes these Sonys some of the best-value cans the market has to offer. The actual day of Black Friday (November 24th) might push that price down further, but we wouldn't wait: this is just too good a deal to miss.


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Harry McKerrell
Staff writer

Harry McKerrell is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied law and history at university before working as a freelance journalist covering TV and gaming for numerous platforms both online and in print. When not at work he can be found playing hockey, practising the piano or forcing himself to go long-distance running.