The Sony 1000XM3’s are, without any doubt, one of the best pairs of headphones money can buy. The noise cancelling is superb, they’re comfortable as all hell, and as of today, they’re less than $300.

Getting the XM3’s for over $350 is usually worth it, but Amazon are tanking the Sony XM3 noise cancelling headphones to $299. They don’t have some of the fancier improvements of the XM4’s, but for the price, the superb noise cancellation and warmness of the sound — all of which are basically unchanged in the newer models  anyway — you’re getting an absolute banger of a deal.

If you’re not a Prime member, the XM3’s are available for $344 instead. That’s still a slight discount, which isn’t bad, but definitely not $299-level good. Click here or via the preview link in the box below to grab the deal.

If you listen to what Sony says, you could assume that the third generation of the Sony 1000X wireless headphones is all about better noise cancelling. This wouldn’t be a wrong assumption. The company managed to make its famous noise-cancelling headphones cancel even more noise. But what caught my attention is how much more comfortable they are. This is a sassy upgrade, since Sony’s major competitor, Bose, put “comfort” in the name of its headphones.

A bonus is that the Sony XM3’s (like the older generations) come with a 3.5mm cable so you can use it with basically any device. Noise cancelling headphones are great to have, and if you don’t have a pair the XM3’s come highly, highly recommended. They’re even pretty good for gaming, provided you’re focusing more on open-world games and adventures than, say, Fortnite or twitch shooters. (Basically — pick anything with a booming soundtrack and a big soundstage, and you’re in for a great time.)

Seriously. Everyone should own a pair of noise cancelling headphones if you can — especially if you’re still doing a lot of working from home and you need to isolate from some of the madness at home. (Or the highway outside your window.)

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Alex Walker is the editor of Kotaku Australia and is known for his work covering video games, industry issues, technology and esports. He has written for ABC Technology & Games,, PC Powerplay, Techly, Gizmodo Australia, Lifehacker Australia and more.

I really appreciate the heads up about this sales, thanks a lot!…. *Edit* They sold out in less than 1 minute, I had 2 in checkout and the price was incorrect, FML!*

Hey I missed the deal this morning (couldn’t find the coupon code) but thankfully Amazon AU have matched the price for Prime Members

using the promo code with ebay Plus drops the rice from $419 to $356. Am i doing this wrong?

That’s why I missed out, backed out of checkout to see if I was doing it wrong then got the sold out notice.

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