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Historic low price: Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones are $170 refurbished (Update: Sold out)

Don't sweat it, they're like new and backed by a two-year warranty. This is by far the lowest price on record.

Sony WH-1000XM4
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I had literally just finished writing this ode to refurbished electronics when I first spotted this deal, and now it's back: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Secondipity via eBay has the refurbished Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones (black) for $170 with promo code PICKCR4MOM. That's the lowest price I've seen for these in any condition; the previous best deal was $200. Note: At this writing, the listing says "over 98% sold," so I'm not sure how long this will last. (You can also try the blue version; same seller, same discount, a bit more inventory available.)

Hang on, refurbished headphones? Actually, these are certified-refurbished, meaning they should arrive in good-as-new condition. They're also backed by a two-year warranty. So there's no real downside here, and quite a big upside: Sony's top-rated ANC 'phones sell new for $350.

OK, but how are they in real life? I once tested these very headphones at a refurb price of $218. Read that story to gauge my overall thoughts on the purchase. (Short version: Huge win.) 

Meanwhile, read David Carnoy's WH-1000XM4 review if you're not yet familiar with the product. (Short version: They're phenomenal and one of the best headphones for 2021.)

Your thoughts?

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