Quick! Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are now $52 off in the Prime Day October sale

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This is not a time to dawdle! Right now, you can save an incredible $52 on Sony's excellent (and new!) WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, currently discounted to just $348 from $400 at Amazon – a massive saving which equates to 13% off on these brand new cans! Naturally, it's not something we've seen before, because they're new and they're class-leading. 

This is unequivocal proof that Amazon's Prime Day Early Access sale is in full force – and with super-early Prime Day deals this good, there's really no need to wait for Black Friday

Today's outrageous Prime Day Sony headphones deal

Sony WH-1000XM5: $399.99

Sony WH-1000XM5: $399.99 $348 at Amazon
Save $51.99
Sony's latest wireless over-ears only came out in May 2022 and because they're every bit as talented as the excellent WH-1000XM4 they supersede, to see them discounted at all for Prime Day Early Access is a welcome surprize. And what a deal it is! The XM5 are every inch a class-leading set of Sony cans – just check out our five-star review (note the phrase "still the best in the business"). As long as their non-folding design works for you, these are the noise cancelling headphones to beat. 

As we said in our five-star review of the Sony WH-1000XM5, you're getting excellent noise-cancellation, a wonderful sounding audio performance, smart ambient features and an app you'll actually want to use here.

Yes, the gains over the older model are more marginal this time around, but the XM5 are still better. 

These cans echo the current trend for designs which lie flat over the nape of your neck (and in their included travel case) but don't fold up into the headband (as the older XM4 did), and you're not getting any water-resistance rating, but if those small things don't bother you, this is a super saving on a class-leading product from Sony. 

Naturally, as and when we see the best deals (we're working around the clock on this one, you can trust us) so shall you – but our Prime Day live blog is a very good page to head over to right now. You're very welcome – happy deals hunting! 

Becky Scarrott
Senior Audio Staff Writer

Becky is a senior staff writer at TechRadar (which she has been assured refers to expertise rather than age) focusing on all things audio. Before joining the team, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.