Even though they’re fairly old at this point, having been formally unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin back in August 2018, the Sony WH-1000XM3 are still undoubtedly among the best wireless over-ear headphones in the sub-$400 price bracket.
Another important detail to note is that the killer deal is merely sanctioned by Rakuten and not actually fulfilled by that particular e-tailer. Instead, you’ll technically be purchasing the heavily marked-down WH-1000XM3 from a third-party seller called Beach Camera. Fret not, though, as you’re still dealing with an officially authorized Sony dealer. Even better, Beach Camera will also hook you up with an extended 1-year warranty.
Apart from unanimously praised (by both reviewers and actual customers) noise canceling technology, Sony’s increasingly affordable headphones have a simple but decidedly stylish and comfortable design going for them, as well as premium sound quality, up to a whopping 30 hours of battery life, and built-in voice assistant support. You arguably can’t do better at $300, and you absolutely should buy these at $253.30.