If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that will help you focus on your music (or work calls) while tuning out the noise, you’re in luck: Sony’s WH1000XM4 Noise-Cancelling Headphones are on sale right now on Amazon for just $278. That’s a whopping $72 off its regular price of $349.99. These headphones made our “Rolling Stone Essentials 2020” list for their superior sound cancellation technology. As we wrote in our review: “The lightweight and comfortable set of cups keeps you immersed in your favorite song or task while helping to tune out the noise around you.”
In addition to its noise-cancelling technology, a built-in mic lets you take calls hands-free, making this great for video chats and office calls. Pair the headphones to Alexa and use your voice to control your music, ask for information and more. The headphones also let you pair to two devices at once, so you can switch between listening to music on your phone and work calls on your computer, without having to take off the headphones to re-pair each time.
New to these headphones is their ability to customize noise cancellation based on the environment you’re in (i.e. a quiet office versus a busy freeway with traffic). The headphones also have additional microphones that isolate outside sounds while you’re on the phone, resulting in clearer audio for both the speaker and receiver.
A single charge gets you up to 30 hours of playback time. A quick, ten-minute charge gets you five hours of use.
Audiophiles will appreciate the crisp and clear audio that comes through the headphones; no muffled sound here. The earcups themselves are super comfortable, with an ergonomic design that stays put without feeling stuffy or sweaty.
This set gets you a pair of headphones, a storage case, a charging cable and an audio cable for a wired connection. These headphones almost never go on sale and Amazon’s pricing changes every few hours so we recommend snagging the deal while it’s still live. See full sale details here.
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