Best-ever Sony XM5 headphones drop to $348 with this Amazon deal

The excellent Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are down to $348 at Amazon
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Sony's excellent WH-1000XM5 headphones originally retailed for $399, but you can get a pair for just $348 at Amazon thanks to a $51 discount.

When we reviewed the XM5, we gave them the full five stars for their amazing clarity, punchy delivery, precise yet agile bass performance, and generally excellent user experience. The Sonys are very much worth their original price tag, so this deal makes them even more tempting. Looking for a premium pair of over-ear noise-cancellers? You'd do well to snap these up.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Amazon deal

WH-1000XM5was$399,now$348 at Amazon (save $51)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones have been reduced again, with a $51 saving that makes them even better performance-per-pound value. Five stars.

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The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones have been reduced again, with a $51 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 cancellation is on point, with the headphones able to automatically optimise the noise-cancelling effect 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 good deal, they're an even better buy.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).

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