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Great Deal on Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones – Better Than Bose?

Written by Charlie

If you travel a lot, you want noise cancelling headphones! Today is your shot at getting the Bose-crushing Sony WH-1000XM3 at a great price!

We saw this deal a few weeks ago and we will likely see more deals as the release date for the new Bose headphones gets closer. In all honesty, Bose is the one that needs to play catch up as the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are (in my opinion and in many, many others) quite a bit better than the supposed king of the air Bose QC 35II. So, if you want to grab a deal that puts these on sale with a 15% discount, here it is!

Great Deal on the Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Edit 7/2: Check out the deal at Rakuten with the 15% off code of SAVE15 – a final total (pre-tax) of just $237!


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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.

Get an Even Better Deal!

This is a YMMV but if you have your American Express card (that earns Membership Rewards) linked to your Amazon account, click this link to see if you are targeted with the Membership Rewards deal. This one is for 20% off (with the use of just a single Membership Rewards point) and this one is for $30 off (also with just a single point – they do not stack) on $60 or more.

If you use the 20% off code (maxed out at $50), you can get these from Amazon for just $249 pre-tax.

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!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.