The battle is heating up for the crown of noise-cancelling headphones. Bose has finally stepped up to improve on what has become a somewhat stagnant tech product (with the launch of their new 700 series) and Sony has really been pushing it with their 3rd generation WH-1000XM3.
Great Deal on the Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Link: Sony WH-1000XM3 $298 (if you purchase using this link, you will be supporting the site – thank you!)
And it is that Sony WH-1000XM3 that this deal is for! What regularly retails for $349 (like the Bose QC 35 II) is right now on sale for $298. I have used the Bose QuietComfort 35 and the 35 II headphones and now own the Sony WH-1000XM3. I can say (and I join many more qualified voices than myself with this) that the Sony headphones beat the Bose in just about every way.
Likes and Dislikes
The only thing about the Sony headphones is that they are not as comfortable when hanging around the neck. This could entirely be a user-preference based on neck size/comfort but for me, the Bose were more comfortable. That is definitely not a huge dealbreaker for me since I rarely hang them around my neck.
The Sony headphones have great battery life, excellent noise cancelling ability and a really good companion app to customize the headphones to what you want. One more thing that may sound like a small thing but is huge for me is that they are USB-C charged. Just about every piece of tech I travel with is USB-C so that makes one less cable I need to bring on my trips now.
These are killer headphones for noise cancelling, especially on airplanes! It does a much better job than Bose with it and they show that Sony has really put the work into the 3rd generation models!
I got mine refurbished for quite a bit less than this (plus had the help of some eBay Bucks) but this is the best price I have seen for them new. However, I am sure it will not be the last time as Bose will likely be dropping the price on their QC35II when the 700s come out.
If you don’t believe me on the claim that the Sony headphones are better than Bose, do a search. There are a lot of tech gurus out there that feel the same way. Or, you can always try them out for yourself at your local tech store!