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

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Ars Staff - 10/22/2021, 2:30 PM

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

Ars Technica

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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Enlarge / Sony's WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.
Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

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).
Enlarge / The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.
Valentina Palladino

TV and home entertainment deals

Enlarge / Jabra's Elite 75t noise-canceling true wireless earphones.
Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

Enlarge / The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller in its default configuration.
Sam Machkovech
Enlarge / Left to right: Anda Seat T-Pro 2, Kaiser 2, and Fnatic Edition.
Jim Salter

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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