Believe it or not, you can purchase premium active noise-canceling earphones for more than $350. Just because Bluetooth has some quality limitations doesn't mean that you can bump it up with great hardware and nuanced software. Dolby seems to think it has a good mix with its Dolby Dimension over-ear headphones and, for just today, you can get it for $200 off. Read More
When it comes to over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation, Sony's WH-1000XM3 are probably the best in class, but the Japanese tech giant hasn't yet wowed us with an equally impressive pair of true wireless earbuds. That could be set to change, however, with the introduction of the (also obtusely named) WF-1000XM3, coming next month for $230/£220/€250. Read More
Just a few months ago, any discount on the then-new Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones was a rare appearance. However, these highly rated active noise-cancelling cans have been dropping price lately, and they're now available for just $237.96 from Rakuten after a promo code. Read More
Noise-cancelling headphones are popular among business travelers, those in loud, open office spaces, and frequent commuters for a reason: they make life just a little bit less stressful. But good ones remain a product largely aimed at those with a good amount to spend - Bose and Sony's popular models retail for $300 and $350, respectively. The new Jabra 85h are priced to match Bose's jetsetter staple (seriously, the number of QC35s you'll see in business class cabins on airplanes is crazy), but have already dropped to $250 in promo sales.
While matching or even undercutting Bose for price, Jabra's headphones offer noticeably superior noise cancellation in most situations, better audio, and much better battery life. Read More
At the start of this year, it was practically impossible to find the Sony WH-1000XM3 for less than MSRP. Since then, discounts have gradually become more and more common, though this latest deal is probably the best we've seen yet. A seller on eBay is offering manufacturer refurbished units for just $199.99 a pop, well under any previous deals we've seen.
Sony's flagship wireless noise-cancelling headphones have been discounted several times since their release, but most have been by way of Rakuten site-wide coupon codes. For those of you who prefer to purchase from a more familiar retailer, the WH-1000XM3 is now being discounted at Amazon, B&H, Walmart, and more to $298 ($52 off). Read More
It's increasingly unlikely you won't have heard of Master & Dynamic, but just in case, it's an NYC-based startup that has looked to disrupt the high-end personal audio market in recent years. Its MH40 over-ear headphones launched in 2014 with a focus on quality materials and audiophile-level acoustics. 5 years later, the company is releasing its first set with active noise cancelation. Read More
Sony has been producing noise-cancelling headphones for some time now, and the WH-1000XM3 is its best offering in that category yet. Its biggest downside is price — at $350, I personally think these headphones are worth every penny, but there's no denying they're expensive. For those of you who've been waiting for a deal, MassGenie is currently offering them for $291.99, which is $58 off the MSRP. Read More
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are some of the best in the biz. They sound good and the active noise cancellation is top-notch, but the $350 MSRP puts it out of reach for many. Luckily, Rakuten is currently offering them to members for just $264.95, so you may be in luck if you've been waiting for a deal on these. Read More
In today's $350 wireless, ANC-equipped over-ear headphones space, there are two primary competitors: Bose's QuietComfort 35 II and Sony's WH-1000XM3. Bose has long been championed as the king of the segment by many, but it seems impossible to talk about the QC35 II these days without someone butting in about how the identically-priced 1000XM3 is superior. After some time with the 1000XM3, I understand why everyone has been talking about it. Read More