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These Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones Have Never Been This Cheap

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

America is finally traveling and commuting again, which means we’re all being reminded of the usefulness of noise-canceling headphones. That’s why this Prime Day, we were excited to spot giant savings available on the exact Sony pair we called the best noise-cancelling headphone (after testing eight different market leaders). For today only, Sony’s WH-1000XM4s — available in black, blue, or silver — are almost 30 percent off their usual asking price of $350, which means that as long as you have a Prime membership, you can enjoy saving $100 on a top-of-the-line pair. In his review, Strategist tech writer Jordan Bowman said the light, comfortable headphones have “so much character in their sound … Setup and pairing was seamless, and the touch controls were some of the most responsive of anything I tested.” And Bowman’s not the only admirer among our staff. Strategist associate editor Louis Cheslaw was a longtime user of Sony’s previous model (the XM3s), and after testing the XM4s, wrote in his review that their ability to pair with multiple devices at once — and the new lift-to-pause feature —was a “game changer” when considered alongside the headphone’s 30-hour battery life, comfort, and build quality. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to upgrade your audio setup, don’t dillydally: This sale ends at midnight tonight.

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Our Favorite Sony Headphones Are $100 Off for Prime Day