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Sony makes some of the best wireless headphones around, and the Sony WH-1000XM5 is our current pick for the best overall headphones. Now you can grab a pair for the lowest price yet.

The WH-1000XM5 is the newest version of Sony’s popular WH series of Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphones, complete with an updated design, long-lasting battery life, Bluetooth and wired audio, and great sound quality. There’s a USB Type-C port for charging, like most wireless headphones at this point. You can adjust the audio equalizer with the Sony Headphones Connect app, available for both iPhone and Android.

Sony WH-1000XM5

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Our top choice for the best overall wireless headphones are on sale for $50. The Amazon sale is exclusive to Prime members, but Best Buy has the same model for $2 more.

Sony initially released the WH-1000XM5 for $399.99, but now it’s discounted to $348.00 as part of Amazon’s “Prime Early Access Sale.” That’s the first significant sale since the new model was released earlier this year.

We gave the headphones a score of 9/10 in our Sony WH-1000XM5 review, awarding points for the best-in-class ANC, excellent sound quality, and decent microphone for calls. However, we were a bit bummed by the lack of an IP rating or any kind of water resistance, and the memory foam and synthetic layer can get warm in hot outdoor weather.

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