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Our favorite Sony headphones are $70 off during Memorial Day weekend

Sony's WH-1000XM5 headphones top all of ZDNET's best headphones lists, and right now, they're $70 cheaper at Best Buy during the long weekend.
Written by Nina Raemont, Associate Editor
Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones

If you've come across any of ZDNET's tested best headphones list in the past year, you're probably aware of our love for the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones. In nearly every category, they out-compete their over-ear headphone rivals. While they usually come at a steep price of $400, Best Buy has a deal that cuts the price by $70, making them $330.

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So if you've been considering upgrading your old pair of headphones, or are shopping for the music lover and listener in your life ahead of graduation season, now is the time to jump on this great deal. 

The WH-1000XM5 headphones offer 30 hours of battery life, unmatched sound quality, impressive noise cancellation, multi-point connection, and a comfortable fit. 

Also: Sony WH-1000XM5 review

When ZDNET contributing writer Matt Miller got his hands on them, he called them "basically perfect." "Audio quality is superb, the active noise-canceling creates an environment of isolation and focus, and the customization available means the headset can be set up for your specific needs," Miller writes in his review.  

Buy the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones on sale for $70 less at Best Buy now before the price goes back to $400.

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