Sony’s midrange noise-canceling headphones are 40 percent off at Amazon


Sony’s WH-XB900N over-ear, wireless headphones are steeply discounted at Amazon. Normally $248, they’re $100 off of that price, which is a big 40 percent discount. These headphones offer digital noise cancellation, and while that will help to make things a little quieter, it’s likely not nearly as effective as active noise cancellation that, in the case of Sony’s $350 flagship WH-1000XM4, relies on microphones, an algorithm, and dedicated processor to help hush the outside sound. But for the money, they should get the job done. They share a few similarities to Sony’s flagship model, including their touch interface, USB-C charging, and they have the same attention mode that lets you hear what’s happening around you by holding a hand over the right ear cup.

I don’t expect this deal to last longer than today, but we’ll have to see.

Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.


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More headphone deals are coming in from Jaybird, which is discounting its Tarah Pro wireless in-ear headphones that are suited for runners. These usually cost $159, but they’re $100 now through Saturday. Compared to the standard Tarah model, these offer a vastly superior 14-hour battery life, or at least that’s the claim. And with their Switch Fit design that lets them easily convert into an over-the-ear design, they seem like a good fit if you’re looking for headphones that will stay in your ears during a run.

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