Sony's Noise-Canceling Wireless Earbuds Are on Sale

Need some new headphones? Sony's WF-1000XM3 wirefree, noise-canceling earbuds ( 9/10 WIRED Recommends ) are currently on sale for $189 ($40 off). That’s one of the best deals we've seen on these very nice earbuds.As senior writer Adrienne So noted in her review , the worst part of these premium earbuds is the tongue-tripping name. They’re also a little bulky for exercising, but everything else about them is nearly flawless.

The WF-1000XM3 come in a palm-sized case with a flip-top cover. Sony helpfully includes seven pairs of silicone earbud tips in the box, ranging from soft to firm, making it easy to get a good fit in virtually any ear. The mobile app allows you to track battery life, set the adaptive sound controls, and tweak the equalizer to suit your ears. There's also a handy feature that lets you turn up ambient sounds from the outside world by holding your finger on the left earbud.

Right now, you can buy the Sony WF-1000XM3 wirefree earbuds at Amazon ($189), Walmart (with Magnetic Charging Case, $188), and Best Buy ($198).

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Are the Sony WF-1000XM3 Wirefree Earbuds for You?We recommend Sony's over-ear noise-canceling cans, the WH-1000XM3, as both our Best Noise-Canceling Headphones and our Best Wireless Headphones . But if that pair is too big and bulky, the discounted WF-1000XM3 are our top travel pick in our guide to the Best Wirefree Earbuds .
WIRED: These things sound awesome, and the noise-canceling abilities are so good you may never have to hear your kids/roommates/coworkers again. The earbuds automatically adjust to ambient sounds and offer an easy, touch-based On/Off controls for when you need to hear the world around you. They're well-made and comfortable, and the battery life is pretty good. We didn't get the full 24-hours Sony claims, but we managed six hours of battery life and 18 more with the case.

TIRED: They're not water-resistant. There are no volume controls (just the On/Off feature). They're a bit bulky for working out.