Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM5 headphones are on sale for their lowest price to date at Target and Amazon. Typically $400, you can grab the over-ear cans for an all-time low of $250. Given their supreme comfort, terrific audio and powerful active noise cancellation (ANC), this is a chance to delight the ears of a loved one (or yourself) this holiday season.
The fifth generation of Sony’s (awkwardly named) line of premium wireless headphones has an improved design, slimmer headband and a more modern look than the previous models. They feel better, too, as the redesign’s weight distribution makes them feel substantially lighter and more comfortable than their predecessor despite being only slightly lighter.
The M5 also has upgraded ANC from previous models, doing an even better job of tuning out your surroundings — especially handy for flights, public transportation or other busy environments. Sound quality is also improved, with the headphones’ new 30mm carbon drivers providing punchier bass and more clarity to allow subtle details to shine. The headphones offer an estimated 30-hour battery life, conceivably enough to cover flights from New York to London and back again.
The M5’s $250 price isn’t only an all-time low — it’s about $80 below the headphones’ previous low. The deal is scheduled to expire on Thursday, December 7, so you may want to act quickly if this deal tickles your fancy.