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Sony's cult-fave noise-canceling headphones are over $100 off for Prime Day: 'Heaven'

What is it?

Distracting housemates. Chatty coworkers. Shouting kids. What do you do when your world gets too noisy? You could hang a big "Do Not Disturb!" sign around your neck. Nah, too dorky. You could boldly shush everyone around you. Too rude. Turn it up and tune out? Yes, that's doable! Curate your very own soundscape with an awesome pair of noise-canceling headphones. It sounds like a splurge, but it needn't be: Right now, for Prime Day, Amazon has dropped the iconic Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones down to $278 (was $350). There are also loads of other Sony audio devices on sale.

Sony has blessed these wireless headphones with a glorious 30 hours of battery life. Plus, smart control touch sensors are built into the super-cushy ear cups.

$248 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

These headphones rarely go on sale, and even when they do, it's typically for around $278. Scoring a pair for $248 is an absolute steal.

Why do I need this?

When you need a quick juicing up, you can get five more hours off a little 10-minute charge. And Amazon shoppers say the cans sound heavenly.

The airy Sony headphones are so light, you may forget you’re wearing them. And thanks to their swivel-and-fold design, they tuck neatly into a carrying case when you're on the move.

You can sync the headphones via the companion smartphone app to adjust ambient noise levels. They will also sync to Google Assistant and Alexa. And get this: These adaptable headphones will even optimize sound for you based on your head size, your hair and whether or not you’re wearing glasses.

Sony headphones
We like the sound of this! Sony's iconic noise-canceling wireless headphones are on mega-sale. (Photo: Amazon)

"I can't say enough good things about these. Honestly, it's like Baby Jesus singing to you in heaven," raved a five-star reviewer. "Imagine if you will, Aaron Neville and Alison Krauss had a baby, and that baby grew up to be a singer. This is what these headphones sound like. Crystal-clear, complete noise-canceling, deep bass, customizable equalizer in the iPhone app, 30 hours of battery life, super-fast charging and comfortable!"

"... I was very surprised and pleased with how light these headphones were," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "Because of the lightness and the feel, it's very comfortable. They're also glasses compatible, as in you don't need to put your glasses in a weird position to wear them."

Down to $278, these Sony headphones come with a carrying case, a 3.5mm wired headphone cable, a USB-A to USB-C cable and an airplane adapter.

Looking for less expensive headphones? Try one of of these:

These cans come with 50 hours of power. If you run out, you can charge it for just three minutes to get an extra 1.5 hours. 

$38 at Amazon

These noise-canceling wonders can block out even the most aggravating background noise, so you can focus entirely on your audio. 

$98 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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