Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM5 headphones are down to $348 for Prime Day

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For our money, Sony’s WH-1000XM5 are the best set of wireless headphones on the market right now. They’re definitely worth considering if you need a new set of cans or just want an upgrade from what you’re already rocking. Now might be the right time to take the plunge as the WH-1000XM5 is on sale for Prime Day. The headphones are currently priced at $348, which is $50 off the regular price.

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The WH-1000XM5 offers almost every improvement over the WH-1000XM4, our previous favorite headphones. A long overdue overhaul makes this model more comfortable than its predecessors thanks to improved weight distribution and leatherette ear cups.

These headphones feature new 30mm carbon fiber drivers, which we think deliver more punchy bass than the M4. In fact, all-round sound quality is refined, apart from the occasional cracking when connected to a MacBook Pro – which might be a Bluetooth issue. Aided by eight active noise-cancelling microphones, twice as many as in the M4, the M5’s ANC is also better able to minimize background noise. Speaking of microphones, we’ve found the M5 to offer the best call quality of the 1000X series yet.

Sony claims you’ll get up to 30 hours of listening time on a single charge, and that’s with ANC engaged. Our only major gripe with the M5 headphones is that they’re typically $50 more expensive than the M4’s regular $348 price tag. At least during the Prime Day Sale, that’s no longer an issue.

If you prefer wireless earbuds over over-ear cans, a major Sony sale has slashed some buds that we like. Both the Sony LinkBuds and LinkBuds S are available for $128, while the budget-friendly WF-C500 earbuds have dropped to just $58.

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