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AirPod haters looking to splurge on a good pair of over-ear headphones should snag these deals ahead of Black Friday.
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By Leah StodartMashable Shopping2019-11-08 16:13:13 UTC
TL;DR: The Bose QuietComfort 35 II and the Sony WH1000XM3 are two of the best noise-canceling headphones you can get right now, and both are on sale at Amazon. Get Bose for $279 (a $70 savings) or Sony for $279 (a $71.99 savings).
Apple and Bose, royalty in the world of headphones, both have new pairs that will seeing their first Black Friday this year.
Our point? Everyone’s attention will be on these seldom-discounted headphones over the big shopping weekend. Naturally, Amazon quietly put two of the other best noise-canceling headphones on the market right now on sale. The Sony WH1000XM3 and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are on sale for $278 and $279, respectively — both ~$70 off and their lowest prices ever on Amazon.
There aren’t many other occasions where you’ll get to grab the archetype of all noise-canceling headphones for less than $300. The Bose QC 35 II are hailed as the headphones that set the pace for modern noise cancellation with ANC that measures and adapts to the type of ambient noise that needs to be blocked.
The newest sibling in the line, the Bose 700, will cost you an extra $50 (or $120, if you count this sale price) for the same artillery of controls, just with more customization over the noise cancelation and better sealing in phone calls. Do you realize what you could buy with that saved $120?
Sony’s best headphones ever are one of the only pairs that could have Bose shaking in its boots. The WH1000XM3 rock a silky smooth exterior (the white is particularly chic) and a shape that’s less bubbly than the Bose QC 35 II. The active noise cancellation is pristine, but the real kudos should be given for the built-in Alexa and smart features like “Quick Attention Mode” to turn down music to hear talking or announcements.