Sony's WF-1000XM4 earbuds might be some of the best you can buy today, but they don't come cheap. At $279, it can be hard to justify that cost — no matter how great the ANC is. If you're looking for a similar design with a much smaller price tag, Sony's upcoming WF-C500 might be just the set for you.
In our review of the Sony WH-1000XM4, we found them to be one of the best noise-canceling headsets on the market. Sadly, their $350 price tag was quite steep, but you can now get them for just $180 on Woot, provided you're fine with buying a refurbished pair.
Wireless earbuds are a dime a dozen these days, but only a handful can truly be considered the best of the best. Sony's XM4s manage to earn their place among the greats with class-leading audio quality, top-tier foam tips, and ANC so good, you'll think you're wearing over-the-ear headphones. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap, but if you don't mind buying refurbished earbuds, you can score the XM4s today for under $200.
Any holiday weekend is usually a good time to find some sales, and Labor Day is no different. If you've been dying to upgrade to a big and bold TV to go with your brand-new (and hard to find) PS5 or Xbox Series X, now's the perfect time. Sony's 65" Bravia OLED is $500 off its usual price today at both Amazon and Best Buy.
So, despite the odds, you somehow managed to score a PlayStation 5. First of all, congratulations. They aren't easy to find these days, and even the most dedicated shoppers still need quick fingers and a whole lot of luck to get one in their cart. But you did it, and now you're ready to show off your hitless run in Demon's Souls or one of your favorite levels in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. All you need to do is get your screenshots and clips from your console to your phone — a task more complex than you might expect.
Sony makes numerous headphones and earbuds across a range of prices, but the 1000X line is its flagship family with top dogs like the WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones and the aging but still capable WF-1000XM3 earbuds. The latter were top-of-the-line when they launched almost two years ago, but newer options like the ANC-equipped Galaxy Buds Pro and AirPods Pro have overshadowed Sony's old buds. The updated WF-1000XM4 puts Sony right back in the thick of things with phenomenal noise canceling and premium features. The XM4s are without a doubt my favorite earbuds right now, but they don't come cheap at $279.99, and some of the competition is only a little worse for a lot less money.
Although wireless headphones aren't perfect, they do add a whole lot of convenience to your life. True wireless earbuds, in particular, are more popular than ever — just look at our recent poll about our audience's choice in headphones for proof. If you keep an eye out for deals, it's not hard to find a great set of buds at affordable prices. If you don't mind buying refurbs, Sony's excellent WF-1000XM3s are back down to just $80 at eBay.
Android TV is great. OLED TVs are great. If you want to get them both in the same package, your options are limited: the only widely-available brand with OLED options that also uses Android TV as its smart TV interface is Sony. Today you can grab a rare discount on a 55-inch Sony TV, packing the Android TV interface built in, at both Amazon and Best Buy.
When it comes to ANC headphones, Sony's WH-1000XM3 are considered one of the best models in the category. They're not the newest one, though, as they were released back in 2019. However, they still offer great audio quality and noise cancelation, and, most importantly, they're down to just $170, which is almost half their original price.