As music fans, we always want to get the very best sound from our headphones – but wouldn’t that be great without having to spend a fortune?
Sure, there are some amazing headphones out there including wireless headphones, budget wireless headphones, and noise-cancelling headphones – but if you’re looking to go wire-free for impressive sound at a reasonable price, Sony’s offerings are well worth taking a closer look at.
So what should you go for? Well, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones have a great reputation and are quite incredible value for their sharp audio and noise cancelling tech.
We’re also big fans of the cracking Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds.
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If you're on the lookout for a new set of cans for yourself or in the market for a present for someone else, Sony's range is definitely worth exploring. After all, the Japanese giant has a long tradition of making quality audio tech products, mixing premium sound quality with impressive comfort and features.
You'll find our picks below and don't forget that, while Sony offer some fab products, there are also regular savings to be made on other headphones, along with smart speakers, turntables and streaming devices, giving you the opportunity to take your listening pleasure to the next level, without raiding your savings.
Let's take a closer look at what you can expect when shopping for the best Sony headphones deals online.
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The best Sony headphones deals: what to expect
None of the wireless versions of Sony headphones are what you’d call cheap on a normal day, but if you’re looking for something that’ll deliver satisfying performance over a long period, they’re well worth the investment. Here are the recommended retail prices for our featured headphones, so that you can compare them against our round-up of the best Sony headphones deals:
- Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless over-ear headphones: RRP £330 / $350
- Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds: RRP £230 / $256
- Sony WH-1000XM2 over-ear noise-cancelling headphones: RRP £330 / $350
- Sony WF-1000X true wireless earbuds: RRP £180 / $194
Best Sony headphones deals: what to look for
Right at the top of the range are the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The top choice in our best headphones guide, these flagship foldable cans combine analogue amplification with best-in-class noise isolation to deliver stunning audio performance.
A lightweight build and soft, wide earpads provide optimum comfort. And they’re generous on features, too, with 30 hours of battery life, voice control and a ‘Quick Attention’ mode that enables you to instantly quieten your music when you need to hear something important.
Read our Sony WH-1000XM3 review
Once again, Sony’s exceptional noise isolation comes to the fore here: with their secure fit and Adaptive Sound Control feature, which adapts the earphones’ sound settings to suit your environment and behaviour, you’re guaranteed maximum listening pleasure every time you put them in.
The buds are also optimised for Google Assistant, enabling you to control your music, get the latest football scores or manage your schedule, all with the power of your voice. A stunning Sony headphone for the money.
Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review
They may no longer be the newest cans in the range, but the Sony WH-1000XM2 are still among the most popular noise cancelling cans you can buy. Whatever genre of music you’re listening to, these Sony headphones will handle it confidently, thanks to their powerful 40mm drivers and distortion-reducing S-Master HX technology.
A feature called Personal Optimising will analyse your personal characteristics - head size, hair, etc - and adjust the cans’ sound settings accordingly. And completing the impressive spec are voice activation and support for Hi-Res Audio.
If you’re working on a tighter budget, you can still pick up a pair of quality wireless earphones bearing the Sony name. Powered by a 6mm dynamic driver, the Sony WF-1000X true wireless earbuds deliver sound quality that belies their price, with impressive levels of detail and clarity.
There’s also Google Now and Siri compatibility for hands-free control – though three hours of battery life might not be enough for some people.
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