An all-time low on Sony noise-canceling headphones, plus more of today’s best deals

An all-time low on Sony noise-canceling headphones, plus more of today’s best deals

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An All-Time Low On Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones, Plus More Of Today&Rsquo;S Best Deals

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The Dealmaster has finished streaming Dune, so it’s time for another round of the best tech deals from around the web. Today’s rundown is headlined by the lowest price we’ve tracked for Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones, which have fallen to $248 at various retailers this week. That matches the deal we highlighted during Amazon’s Prime Day event and marks a roughly $80 drop from the noise-canceling pair’s usual online going rate over the past few months.

We’ve recommended the XM4s on several occasions in the past, and they remain an excellent blend of high comfort, useful features, and top-tier noise-canceling strength. Battery life is decent, if not amazing. And while there are definitely better-sounding pairs, Sony’s out-of-the-box sound serves up some powerful bass for those who prefer that type of experience (it’s possible to customize the sound into something more neutral through Sony’s handy smartphone app). USB-C charging, an effective “ambient sound” mode, and a “speak to chat” feature that automatically pauses your music when you need to speak all add to the package. Bose’s new QuietComfort 45 may be lighter on the head, and Apple’s $550 AirPods Max may have them both beat in terms of pure sound quality and noise-canceling power, but at this price specifically, the XM4 present a strong value.

Our roundup also has some appealing prices on several new 4K TVs from Sony, TCL, Vizio, and Samsung; the lowest price we’ve seen for the 512GB version of a recommended Samsung microSD card; a number of deals on SSDs, both internal and portable; a $20 price drop on Logitech’s excellent MX Master 3 wireless mouse; a big gaming chair sale that includes models we’ve tested and recommended from AndaSeat, and much more. Have a look at our full curated list below.

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Sony'S Wh-1000Xm4 Noise-Canceling Headphones.

Enlarge / Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

  • Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones for $248 at Amazon and Target (normally $330).
  • Jabra Elite 75t true wireless noise-canceling earphones for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $140).
  • OnePlus 9 (128GB) unlocked smartphone for $599 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H (normally $700).
  • SanDisk Extreme v2 (1TB) portable SSD for $119.99 at Amazon ($110 for Costco members—normally $150).
  • WD My Passport (1TB) portable SSD for $109.99 at Best Buy (2TB model for $230—normally $145).
  • Logitech MX Master 3 wireless mouse for $79.99 at Staples (use code: 77858—normally $100).
  • Logitech C920x HD Pro 1080p/30fps webcam for $59.99 at Amazon (delayed shipping—normally $70).
  • Wacom Intuos Bluetooth drawing tablet for $79.95 at Amazon and B&H (normally $95).
  • Eufy Security Solo IndoorCam C24 (2-pack) 2K indoor security camera for $59.49 at Amazon (normally $70).
  • Google Nest Audio smart home speaker for $79.99 at Staples (use code: 77858—normally $100).
Logitech'S Mx Master 3 Wireless Mouse.

Enlarge / Logitech’s MX Master 3 wireless mouse.

Jeff Dunn

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Acer Swift 3 laptop—AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD for $629.99 at Amazon (normally $750).
  • WD Black SN850 (1TB) M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 internal SSD for $164.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H (delayed shipping—normally $195).
  • Samsung 980 SSD (1TB) M.2 NVMe internal SSD for $109.99 at Samsung and Amazon (normally $125).
  • Crucial P5 (500GB) M.2 NVMe internal SSD for $54.99 at Amazon (normally $75).
  • Crucial MX500 (2TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $169.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $190).
The Sandisk Extreme Portable Ssd.

Enlarge / The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.

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TV and home entertainment deals

  • 55-inch TCL 6-Series 55R635 (2020 model) 4K LED Roku TV for $699 at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy (normally $875).
  • 55-inch Hisense U7G (2021 model) 4K QLED TV for $699.99 at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy (normally $800).
  • 55-inch Samsung QN90A (2021 model) 4K QLED TV for $1,299.99 at Samsung and Amazon (normally $1,600).
  • 55-inch Sony X90J (2021 model) 4K LED TV for $998 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $1,200).
  • 65-inch Sony A80J (2021 model) 4K OLED TV for $1,798 at Amazon (normally $2,200).
  • 65-inch Hisense U8G (2021 model) 4K LED TV for $999.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $1,200).
  • 70-inch Vizio M-Series Quantum M70Q7-J03 (2021 model) 4K LED TV for $799.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $1,100).
  • Roku Ultra 4K media streamer for $69 at Amazon, Target, and Kohl’s (normally $85).
  • Roku Streambar 2.0-channel soundbar + 4K media streamer for $99 at Amazon and Target (normally $115).
Jabra'S Elite 75T Noise-Canceling True Wireless Earphones.

Enlarge / Jabra’s Elite 75t noise-canceling true wireless earphones.

Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

  • Coup board game for $5.59 at Amazon (normally $8).
  • Microsoft Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless game controller for $149.99 at Amazon and Target (delayed shipping—normally $165).
  • Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset for Xbox + PC for $88.99 at Target, Best Buy, and Walmart (normally $99).
  • Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed wireless gaming mouse for $34.99 at Amazon (normally $41).
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Back Button Attachment for $9.99 at GameStop and Best Buy (normally $20).
The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller In Its Default Configuration.

Enlarge / The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller in its default configuration.

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  • Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) for $33.88 at GameStop (normally $50).
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Xbox) for $32.99 at Microsoft (PS4 copy for $35 at PlayStation Store—normally $43).
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox) for $9.99 at PlayStation Store and Microsoft (normally $30).
  • Tales of Arise (PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $49.99 at Amazon and Target (normally $60).
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) for $24.59 at PlayStation Store (normally $30).
Left To Right: Anda Seat T-Pro 2, Kaiser 2, And Fnatic Edition.

Enlarge / Left to right: Anda Seat T-Pro 2, Kaiser 2, and Fnatic Edition.

Jim Salter

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Samsung Evo Select (512GB, UHS-I, U3) microSDXC card for $54.99 at Amazon (normally $70).
  • Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 7000 (MG7750) 23-piece beard trimmer for $44.95 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $60).
  • Apple MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 13 + iPhone 12 (15W, 1,460mAh) for $79.95 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $99).
  • AndaSeat Fnatic Edition XL gaming chair for $389.99 at AndaSeat (normally $530).
  • AndaSeat Kaiser 2 XL gaming chair for $349.99 at AndaSeat and Amazon (normally $500).
  • AndaSeat T-Pro 2 XL gaming chair for $349.99 at AndaSeat and Amazon (normally $500).

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