Best Buy's featured deal of the day today is the Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth active noise-canceling headphones on sale for $179.99. We've seen several deals on these headphones over the years, but this is the best price since 2019 at least. At MSRP the headphones were going for around $350, but more recently they've sold regularly for around $278. Either way, today's deal is a bargain, and it will expire at the end of the day.
It's a safe bet we're not going to see deals like this on the XM3 for much longer since they have been replaced by the newer and more advanced XM4. Of course, those headphones are not on sale and are currently going for close to $350 at Best Buy and Amazon. Since Sony isn't making the XM3 anymore, this may be your last chance at a deal on headphones that were once considered the best of the best at what they do.
Have since been replaced by the $350 XM4. Powered by Sony's HD QN1 processor for amazing noise-canceling. Have built-in amplifier with powerful drivers for great sound. Access Google Assistant and control your music with ear cup controls.
With the XM3 headphones, you'll get USB-C charging and a battery life that can last for up to 30 hours with a quick-charging feature thanks to that USB-C that allows you to charge the headphones for 10 minutes and still get five hours of playback when you really need it.
There are also multiple microphones built in that work to analyze and eliminate background noise. Use the Adaptive Sound Control to determine just how much of that noise you actually want to hear. That can be important if you need to hear the traffic around you while you walk down the street or something like that. One of the other unique features is called atomic pressure optimization. This setting actually allows the headphiones to adapt to higer altitudes and adjust your noise-canceling.
Coimpared to Sony's previous iterations, the XM3 is powered by a QN1 HD processor that works up to four times faster than previous generations. It also has a Dual Noise Sensor, which is technology that helps to weaken ambient noise. Plus, you can access Google Assistant with just the push of a button and get all your questions answered.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.