Amazon just knocked $72 off Sony's cult-fave earbuds—and they'll arrive by Christmas!

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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At $168, these Sony earpods are a steal! (Photo: Sony)
At $168, these Sony earpods are a steal! (Photo: Sony)

One of the best noise-canceling headphones money can buy? The Sony WH-1000XM3—but they’re $348. Happily, the widely popular headphones now come in stylish wireless earbuds, and they have the same stellar output as their over-the-ear big brother. They’re on sale for $158, or $72 off at Amazon, and if you order today, they arrive before X-Mas!

Shop it: Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Earbuds, $158 (was $230),

Multiple device pairing

Originally $230, the Sony true wireless earbuds sync via Bluetooth to your phone and laptop. They can also sync to more than one device at a time. That’s something even the over-the-ear headphones version can’t do.

“Pairing is actually better than the AirPods,” writes a delighted five-star reviewer. “I use these earbuds both with Apple devices (iPod, iPhone), as well as with a generic Bluetooth transmitter connected to my TV. The Sony earbuds connect instantly.”

Snag these premium noise-canceling wireless earbuds for just $178! (Photo: Sony)
Snag these premium noise-canceling wireless earbuds for just $178! (Photo: Sony)

Shop it: Sony WH-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds, $158 (was $230),

Meanwhile, the Sony WF-1000XM3 boast a whopping 24 hours of battery life with their charging case, as well as an additional 90 minutes of playback on just a 10-minute quick charge. This comes in handy when you just need to listen to an episode of your favorite podcast or make a dent in a playlist on a time crunch, but don’t have a lot of time to charge up your buds.

“In terms of sound quality and noise-canceling, I find it to be excellent,” adds a satisfied Amazon shopper. “My music library consists of mostly hip-hop and lo-fi music and these have great bass without being overly boomy nor too tight. There is definitely a punch you will feel greater than the AirPods.”

Bottom line

If you love the noise-canceling and high quality audio from the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-the-ear headphones, but want something smaller and lightweight (or just need an alternative to the Apple AirPods Pro), then the Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds are a better pick—especially since they’re a fraction of the price of the AirPods Pro.

“Amazing wireless earbuds. The sound quality that comes out of these small ear pieces is beyond phenomenal. The crispness and clarity of the sound quality blows my mind away,” shares another five-star reviewer.

Shop it: Sony WH-1000XM3 True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds, $158 (was $230),

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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