The only post-Christmas deal worth its salt is $120 off the Sony WH-1000XM5 for a new lowest ever price

Sony WH-1000XM5
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The Sony WH-1000XM5 remain some of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and with this new price, they are some of the best value too. While the discount is only on the silver version, this is the most significant saving we've ever seen on these headphones making for the best Christmas deal we've seen anywhere. This price might not last long, so make sure you're in there quick if you're looking to bag a pair with all that Christmas money you received.

Sony WH-1000XM5 new lowest price - but only on the Silver

Sony WH-1000XM5 Silver |$399$279 at Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM5 Silver | $399 $279 at Amazon

This deal may only be on the Silver color variant of the headphones, but it's well worth the color restriction. It's a full $120 lower than MSRP, and $78 lower than the previous lowest price. It also brings them more closely in line with competitors like the Bose QC45. If you absolutely need a pair of the black version, then you can pick some up from Amazon for $348 - but that's a hefty premium to pay for a different color.

At this price, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are around half the cost of the AirPods Max. For the price, you'll get a pair of headphones that might not be built quite as well as the Apple offering, but the noise canceling is superior and, to some, the sound profile is better too. 

However, whether either of these things matters to you is by the by. This deal not only makes them half the price of the AirPods Max, it also makes them a better value than others in the competition. They are now the same price as the Bose QC45s, for example, and bring a more exciting design and better sound to the table.

If you'd rather grab a pair of the AirPods Max, then we know where to find all the best AirPods sales and deals so that you can save a little when you pick some up. 

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.