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Not to sound like an elitist headphone snob, but sometimes when I see people listening to music with wired earbuds, I wonder if they even know what they’re missing out on. I’ve had my world-class, over-ear Bluetooth headphones for about three years, and can’t even imagine reverting back to my old Apple earbuds that came with my phone. I just got chills thinking about it.
If you haven’t yet made the switch to wireless headphones, I highly recommend you do so immediately and bless your ears with crisp, flawless audio that is made possible with a good pair of noise-canceling over-ears. Now happens to be an amazing time to bite the bullet, because Drop is running a limited-time sale on the best noise-canceling headphones we’ve ever tested, the Sony WH-1000XM3s.
From today until this Saturday, June 29, you can get the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ears on Drop for just $289, which is a discount of $60 when compared to the regular retail price of $349. These headphones came out late last summer and have been getting a ton of hype from experts like us and among customers since then. They caused quite a racket here at Reviewed, mainly because they dethroned the renowned Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series II headphones in our testing, which no one saw coming.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones outperformed the Bose QC 35IIs in the noise-cancellation department because of one feature in particular that Sony aptly titled “Adaptive Sound Control.” Essentially what this means is that they are smart enough to detect your surroundings and adjust the level of active noise-cancellation (or ANC) accordingly, whether you’re on a plane, walking down the street, or trying to drown out office chatter. You can even fine-tune the ambient sound settings however you like through Sony’s Headphones Connect app.
One feature that strikes my fancy is that the WH-1000XM3s are completely touch controlled. Besides the basics like pausing the music or adjusting the volume, you can also enable “Quick Attention” mode by placing your hand over the earcup, so you can communicate without taking off your headphones. This makes actions like ordering a cup of coffee or having a quick conversation super easy, especially if you’re lazy like me and dislike taking your headphones on and off all the time.
If you’re thinking these features sound very high-tech, don’t let that deter you. The Sonys are actually very user-friendly. You’ll get the hang of them in no time, plus they remain comfy after hours of wear, and have a super long battery life—in short, they’re amazing, and will probably convert you if you’re a Bose lover. To get them at this incredible price, all you have to do is sign up for a free account with Drop. Not to light a fire under you, but Drop has a limited quantity of the WH-1000XM3, so this sale will only last about a week. Also, keep in mind that these headphones have an estimated ship date of July 15th. But as they say, good things come to those who wait.
Get the Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones on Drop for $289 (Save $60)
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