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Sony's WH-1000XM3 get a big discount on Amazon – but is it the best time to buy?

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They've topped our list of the best headphones for two years running and now they've been given a sizable discount by Amazon; there's a lot to love about the Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones.

With over £50 off the recommended retail price (which was £330 at their August 2018 launch), these industry-leading wireless cans boast 30 hours of battery and are optimized for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa - but would you be better waiting until  Amazon Prime Day?

The highly-rated Sony headphones come in either black or silver – the latter being marginally cheaper. Check out the deal below:

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless headphones in black

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless headphones in black £330 £278.38 at Amazon
A 16% discount may not sound like much, but when that equates to over £50 off these brilliant headphones, it ends up being a decent deal.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless headphones in silver

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless headphones in silver £330 £274.89 at Amazon
If you're looking for even more money off, check out the silver model of these noise-canceling headphones – they're around £4 cheaper (and we think they look cooler, too).

Should I wait for Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching; while we don't have an exact date yet, we're expecting it to kick off for 48 hours from midnight July 15.

The sale grows in scope and ambition every year and there's no reason to not think that Amazon Prime Day 2019 won't be the biggest one yet – which is why it may be worth waiting to buy the Sony WH-1000 MX3s until then. 

The current discount on offer at Amazon isn't even the best deal we've seen in recent months; in May, the black version was on sale for £269.79, while the silver model was going for even less at £255.53.

It could be that the Sony WH-1000 XM3 wireless headphones drop to less than £250 on Amazon Prime Day, which would be a real bargain as an £80 discount. 

Of course, we can't be sure that they will see any further reductions during the event, so if you're desperate to get your hands on the wireless headphones, the current deal is still worth taking advantage of.

Olivia Tambini
Olivia Tambini

Olivia is TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in TechRadar's London offices, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine.  In her spare time Olivia likes gardening, painting, and hanging with her cat Ethel and golden retriever Dora.