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starts on Tuesday, October 13, and lasts until Wednesday, October 14. Between Amazon sales and the like and , now is a great time to be in the headphone market.
We see deep discounts on Sony headphones that we have traditionally seen aroundand Cyber Monday. Sony cut prices last year as well as the newer which is waterproof and has noise reduction. The entry-level WF-XB700 Extra Bass is at the lowest price we’ve ever seen, $ 78. We also see Apple’s headphones coming back at a low price of $ 199 (even as remains rumored for Tuesday).
We expect to see more amazing headphone discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so if you’re looking for a specific type of headset, say one with Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancellation, or, keep checking again.
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The new iPhones are expected to be unveiled on Tuesday and are rumored to be available for the first time without a wired headset in the box. Meanwhile, the current high-end lines of true wireless noise-canceling headphones now sell for $ 199. It’s still expensive, but it’s $ 50 of what you’ll pay in the Apple Store, and $ 20 less than their usual price on Amazon.
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The Jabra Elite 45h was released a few months ago and now sells for $ 80, 20% off its $ 100 price. It’s one of the best in-ear headphones right now, with good sound quality, rugged design and comfortable fit (anyway for in-ear headphones).
Equally important, it’s very good for making calls with dual microphone technology and a side feature that allows you to hear your voice in the headset so you don’t talk too loud. Available in multiple color options, folds flat but does not fold.
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The list of headphones WF-1000XM3 for $ 230. They briefly dropped to $ 170 earlier this year, but at $ 178 they are still the best-sounding wireless headphones in this price range and also have active technology for noise reduction to reduce ambient noise.
The only drawback is that the WF-1000XM3 headphones are not rated as sweat-resistant or waterproof headphones. However, I used them for light workouts with a little sweat in the gym without a problem. They use Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC support, but not aptX.
Keep in mind that we expected Sony to release the next generation WF-1000XM4, but at this point we may not see them before 2021.
Waterproof: No (no IPX certification). Read our review of the Sony WF-1000XM3.
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It took a while, but now we finally have a new true wireless sports noise cancellation model from Sony: the WF-SP800N. Funny, at the end of my mostly positive review, I wrote that I would like to see more of them in the range of 160 to 175 dollars. They recently dropped to $ 127, but the current price of $ 148 is still $ 50 below the list and $ 20 below their usual street price.
This is not exactly a WF-1000XM3 with a waterproof body. Sony’s QN1e processor is missing, but it still has something to like, including very good sound, stable noise reduction and good call quality. This is definitely a significant improvement over the WF-SP700N, which came out in 2018, and its “arcs” (sports fins) lock the pimples in your ears. Just make sure you get a tight seal from one of the included earbuds, otherwise the sound and noise reduction will be blurred.
Waterproof: Yes (IP55 splash resistant). Read our review of the Sony WF-SP800N.
The WF-XB700 is in the company’s Extra Bass line and is priced at $ 130. I tried them and really liked them. Their sound quality is not measured by that of the WF-1000XM3 or WF-SP800N (it lacks some clarity), but if you like the bass, these are decent sound headphones. I thought they were a little expensive at $ 130. At a $ 52 discount or $ 78 – corresponding to their lowest level – they are a much more tempting option.
Waterproof: Yes (IPX4 splash resistant). Read our Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass first.
Published for the first time earlier this year. Updated to reflect return on sales prices and Prime Day.