The best Sony WH-1000XM3 sales, prices and deals for May 2024

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Sony WH-1000XM3 deals, if you can find them, are particularly lucrative these days. These previous industry leaders are now three generations behind, but with plenty of power under the hood and some excellent renewed price tags, there's still a massive amount of value in them. These were among the best of the best during their day, which means any Sony WH-1000XM3 sales are going to promise excellent value for money. 

Sony's WH-10000XM3 headphones have reigned supreme since their release in 2018, with very few price cuts to be had. At launch, the Sony WH-1000XM3 price was $349 (£300, AU$499), but we've since seen sales bringing those prices closer to $270 / £219. Those are some significant savings on (before the XM4s and XM5s came around) top-of-the-range headphones. What's more, these Sony WH-1000XM3 sales prices seem to stick around, so if you spot a cheaper deal below, you've found a steal. 

Launched in 2018, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones retain their excellent build quality, noise cancellation, powerful audio, long battery life, and intuitive touch controls - still putting up a fight against 2019's Bose 700s. You're getting one hell of a set of specs for your cash with this tried and tested model from a brand many trust with their tunes. 

As these cups age further, there's a risk that these pairs will be run off the shelves sooner rather than later. If you're after that Sony pedigree and don't want to pay XM4 or XM5 prices, we wouldn't sleep on any Sony WH-1000XM3 deals you spot today.

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Today's best Sony WH-1000XM3 deals

Check out all the lowest Sony WH-1000XM3 prices from around the web in our comparison chart below. You'll find Sony WH-1000XM3 deals available in the US, UK, and Australia, and if you spot a price below $270 / £219 you're onto a real winner. 

Where to find more Sony WH-1000XM3 sales

If the prices above don't suit, you can check the retailers below for more Sony WH-1000XM3 sales. We've ordered this list to show you the retailers who most often provide Sony WH-1000XM3 deals, so if you're shopping in the US we'd head to Amazon, Newegg or Walmart first. If you're in the UK, we'd take a look at Amazon, Currys, and John Lewis for the best chance at a discount. 


  • Amazon: often the first to discount with cheaper deals on renewed
  • Newegg: has had the lowest price a few times in the past
  • Walmart: regular discounts from different sellers
  • Best Buy: may price match Amazon and Walmart's deals
  • B&H Photo: has offered discounts in the past
  • Adorama: check for the latest Sony WH-1000XM3 deals


  • Amazon: often has the lowest price around
  • Currys: frequent clearance sales can yield results
  • John Lewis: great prices and excellent warranties included 
  • Very: regular discounts in sales events
  • Argos: good prices but stock organised by region

Is the Sony WH-1000XM3 price worth it?

With the new Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones costing $349 / £349, you're saving a decent amount of cash by picking up the older model, but is that cheaper sales price still worth it? 

We'd say so - the noise cancellation in the 2018 model was well before its time, blocking out environmental sounds while your audio is played in high definition and keeping every note crisp and every chord raw. Plus, you'll even find intelligent ANC here, with presets that allow you to hear certain environmental sounds still if you're walking on the street, for example, or need to hear your name in the office.

It's clear that the Sony WH-1000XM3 price has been designed for the everyday. In fact, these days, they come fairly cheap compared to their counterparts with similar specs. Plus, their strong battery performance, foldable design, and integration with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant attest to a lifestyle focus. 

But more than that, they've been designed as powerful headphones. A 40mm driver works with a Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm to produce excellent bass quality, meanwhile, Sony's DSEE HX technology actively improves the quality of your music straight from the source. 

What's the difference between the Sony WH-1000XM3 and Sony WH-1000XM4?

If you're choosing between the Sony WH-1000XM3s and the newer XM4 headphones, you're likely deciding whether to take the price cut on the older model and sacrifice some of the latest features in doing so. 

If you do so, you are missing out on the new DSEE Extreme processor, only available in the 2020 headphones. That cheaper Sony WH-1000XM3 price will only net you the previous DSEE HX chip. In reality, both chips do the same work - it's just that the Extreme brain will also bring Sony Edge-AI into the mix in order to provide a more accurate representation of each song or sound file. 

The new XM4s also take noise-cancellation to new heights by learning your routines and the usual sound profiles you'll be encountering on your day and adapting its settings intelligently to fit these adventures. Similarly, the new 'Speak to Chat' feature automatically dims your tunes when it detects your voice - no more fumbling around at checkout when you're grabbing that morning coffee then. 

Apart from these new technical features under the hood, the appearance, battery, and touch interface of the Sony WH-1000XM4s mirrors that of the previous generation. If you're looking for a great pair of headphones and you aren't fussed about spending an extra $100 to pick up cutting-edge quality-of-life features, the Sony WH-1000XM3s will do just fine. However, it's worth taking a look at the latest Sony WH-1000XM4 deals if you do find these tweaks will fit into your lifestyle better, and if you want the latest and greatest, you can also check out the best Sony WH-1000XM5 deals.

Still don't fancy that Sony WH-1000XM3 price? Check out the best cheap headphone deals you can pick up today, or if you're looking specifically for the cordless flavor, you can also find all our favorite wireless headphone deals. We also like to keep an eye on the best gaming headset deals for those button mashers among us.  

Mackenzie Frazier

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past three years and loves to find products that the consumer wants at the best possible price. She's had eight years of experience working in the e-commerce space and loves being a mom to her baby boy.