Sony produces some of the best noise canceling headphones on the market. The company introduced its new WH-1000XM4 headphones last year with support for multi-device connection and a few other improvements, but the previous model WH-1000XM3 is still a great choice for active noise-canceling headphones ( ANC). I actually bought my own pair earlier this year and am a huge fan of them. I use them for listening to music in general, performing and their ANC has been fantastic on planes and trains. Now, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones are now at their lowest price ever on Amazon UK, at just £ 162.90.
- These are the latest generation ANC headphones from Sony, with Bluetooth connectivity, touch controls and a Type-C port for charging.
The main selling point here is support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which blocks out background noise around you – perfect for airplanes, trains, and other loud environments. The headphones also have touch controls, up to 30 hours of playtime on a single charge, and support for your phone’s virtual assistant, whether it’s Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri. It has a USB Type-C port for charging, Bluetooth for wireless audio, and a 3.5mm jack for wired audio. Even when discharged, you can use them with the included 3.5mm aux cable in case you forget to charge them.
Compared to Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 headphones, there are obviously a few drawbacks. These have worse microphones, no Speak-to-Chat (your music pauses when you start speaking), and no automatic pause when you take the headphones off. The WH-1000XM4s were on sale recently but returned to full price. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are also at their lowest price ever on Amazon UK right now and are also worth considering if they are a bit too expensive.