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The snazzy Harman Kardon Soho Wireless on-ear headphones are a whopping $180 off ($70)

Harman Kardon's Soho Wireless headphones are a rare bird: stylish, high-end, on-ear Bluetooth headphones. On-ears sit flat on the ear, rather than over it. They're something of an underrepresented form factor, but some people prefer it. If you're one of those people, this one's for you: the Soho are currently more than 70 percent off at just $70 with a coupon code.

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Sony’s $250 Extra Bass headphones can’t compete with the 1000XM3 — even on price

Most ANC headphones on the market, Sony's own WH-1000XM3 included, are fairly neutral-sounding. But given how popular Beats headphones are, it was only a matter of time before a bass-focused ANC offering popped up in the market. The WH-XB900N Extra Bass caters to that specific audience, and at $250, it undercuts the 1000XM3's MSRP by $100.

However, the XB900N feels like it's lost a lot more than that $100 in value when compared to the 1000XM3. It's worse in every measurable metric, and not just by a little. Consider the recent discounts that have brought the 1000XM3 to sub-$250 prices, and you can quickly see that it doesn't make much sense to recommend the XB900N at all.

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The excellent Jabra Elite 85h noise-canceling headphones are down to $237 ($63 off) for Prime Day

Even though Bose and Sony lead the noise-canceling headphone market, there are a bunch of great options out there you can consider. One of them is Jabra's Elite 85h bluetooth headset, which features active noise cancelation, USB-C connectivity, and a 3.5mm port. The device was released back in January for $300, but is now available for just $237 for Prime Day.

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The best Prime Day deals on smart speakers, headphones, and audio

Every big multi-billion dollar tech conglomerate offers a personal digital assistant for their locked-in ecosystem, and some are better than others. If you're big into home automation and services integration, though, then the odds are that you use Google's Assistant or Amazon's Alexa. So whether you're looking to expand the reach of your home's smart speaker coverage or just interested in picking up a pair of dumb Bluetooth headphones, we've got a list of Prime Day deals for you.

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Libratone's Track Air+ true wireless earbuds offer ANC and charge over USB-C or Qi

Danish audio brand Libratone has a reputation for attractive speakers and headphones that also sound pretty decent. Its Made for Google USB-C earbuds and made and more wireless-but-wired Track+ models both impressed us, so we're excited to see the company launch its first true wireless earbuds.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are just $238 ($112 off) from Rakuten

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.

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Review: Audio-Technica's $300 noise-cancelling headphones offer great sound quality and not much else

The ~$300 active noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphone market is heating up. Bose was arguably the pioneer of the segment, but many other audio companies have since thrown their hats into the ring. One of the latest entrants is Audio-Technica, a company with plenty of reputation to uphold.

Having spent several weeks with the ATH-ANC900BT, I've found that it's deserving of the Audio-Technica logos on it in terms of sound quality, but it falls short in other arenas. It reminds me a lot of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II in many ways, both good and bad. Ultimately, I don't think it's worth the $299 asking price given all of the issues.

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Sony will include the awesome WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones ($350 value) with Xperia 1 pre-orders

Sony is about to launch a new flagship Xperia smartphone, and it really wants you to pre-order it. Pre-order bonuses are nothing new, but Sony is offering a very enticing deal. If you pre-order the Xperia 1, Sony will throw in a pair of WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones worth $350.

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[Update: Back on Amazon and Microsoft] Microsoft Surface active noise canceling headphones get a $100 price cut, now $250

The Bose QC35 II headphones get all the attention when it comes to being the best active noise canceling product on the market, but there are other contenders worth considering, especially when the price is part of your buying criteria. The Surface headphones are a good alternative, but their MSRP was too similar to the QC35 for them to fiercely compete, as both were worth about $350. Nevertheless, Microsoft's product is receiving a $100 price cut, which makes them a very interesting competitor to the most popular ANC headphones around

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Pixel Buds firmware update reduces lag and improves connectivity

Google tried to take on Apple's AirPods with its Pixel Buds, but as we all know, that didn't work out too well – the Pixel Buds aren't truly wireless and connect to each other with a cord, and coupled with some additional issues like poor audio and a finicky charging case, they never stood a chance. However, if you bought them prepared for these problems, you still got headphones with stellar Google Assistant support and quick pairing, so there's that. Now, the Buds are receiving a new firmware update that packs reduced lag, better connectivity, and improved battery stats.

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