Heads up: Sony WH-1000XM5 Black Friday deals are here

Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones
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As we watched the early Black Friday sales go live over the last few weeks, we wondered: where are all of the Sony WH-1000XM5 deals? Luckily, the big retailers have finally released a couple Black Friday deals that make these top-rated wireless headphones more affordable than ever before, and we've gathered them below. 

True, most of these discounts are only around $50 off, which brings the price of the wireless headphones down to about $350. Given the steep price of these cans, that doesn't seem like a lot, but you can find loads of additional value if you know where to look. Best Buy, for instance, is tacking on free subscriptions to music streaming services, while others might sweeten the deal with free shipping or no-hassle returns. No matter who you choose to go with, you'll find the best XM5 deals of Black Friday 2022 below.

While it seems unlikely at this point, there is a chance that Sony WH-1000XM5 prices will drop even further as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If that occurs, we'll update this page as quickly as possible so you have the most accurate information. Feel free to bookmark this article or check back later to see if there's anything new. 

The best Sony WH-1000XM5 deals of Black Friday 2022

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Sony WH-1000XM5: $399.99 $348 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

In addition to offering a straight $52 discount on the XM5, Best Buy is throwing in a free four months of Amazon Music Unlimited (a $39.96 value for non-Prime members) and one free month of Pandora (a $9.99 value). Dollar for dollar, this deal has a total value of over $100, making it the best offer of the bunch. You'll even get free shipping! 

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Sony WH-1000XM5: $399.99 $348 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Similar to the Best Buy deal above, Amazon is currently slashing $52 off the price of the Sony WH-1000XM5. To sweeten the deal, however, they're also throwing in free shipping, free returns, and free Amazon product support if you run into any issues with your headphones. 

Frequently asked questions

Are Sony WH-1000XM5 worth it?

The answer to this question is a firm yes. Sure, they're a bit on the expensive side, but — like the XM4 — the XM5 are some of the best wireless headphones that money can buy today. If you just want something simple and affordable, then any cheap wireless earbuds will do, but if you care about audio quality and want a pair of headphones that will stand the test of time, then you won't be sorry investing in the Sony WH-1000XM5. 

Why should I buy Sony WH-1000XM5?

Well, to put it simply, the XM5 offer the same exceptional sound quality, noise cancellation, and Adaptive Sound Control features that were found on the XM4, but they improve on their predecessor in two key areas: design and battery life. The newest flagship headphones are sleeker and more minimalist, with a synthetic leather band for added comfort, while the XM5 battery can last for a maximum of 40 hours when Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is turned off. Aside from those updates, the headphones are largely the same as the previous generation, which is actually a good thing in this case. Just as I was taught growing up, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

If you're not sold on the Sony flagship series, take a look at our list of the best noise-cancelling headphones to see what else is out there. 

Patrick Farmer
Deals and Commerce Writer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably sipping on craft beer, riding his bike, or hanging out with his cat.