The Sony WH-1000XM5 is our current pick for the best overall headphones, offering great sound quality and fantastic active noise cancellation (ANC). Now, the pair of headphones is back at its lowest price ever: $348.
The WH-1000XM5 is the newest version of Sony’s popular WH series of ANC headphones, featuring an updated design, long battery life and excellent sound quality. There’s a USB Type-C port for charging, like most wireless headphones at the moment, and you can listen to music via Bluetooth or a wired connection. There’s also an audio equalizer in the Sony Headphones Connect app, available for iPhone and Android.
The best headphones overall
We gave the headphones a score of 9/10 in our Sony WH-1000XM5 review, awarding points for best-in-class ANC, excellent sound quality, and a decent microphone for calls. However, we were a bit bothered by the lack of an IP rating or any kind of water resistance, and the memory foam and synthetic layer can get hot in hot weather outdoors.
The current sale drops the price to $348.00 on Amazon, the exact same discount we saw during the Prime Early Access sale back in October. However, this time you don’t need a Prime account to get the sale. Target also has it on sale for $349.99, just $2 more than the Amazon listing.