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Sony's excellent WH-1000XM4 headphones are $102 off ahead of Black Friday

The highly rated Sony WH-1000XM4 are back to $248 ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The WH-1000XM4 is available in three color options.

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Heading into the Black Friday shopping weekend, Sony's flagship WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones are once again on sale for $248. That deal returns to Amazon and other retailers such as Best Buy, which matches the lowest price the headphones have ever fallen to. This price will likely continue appearing throughout the holiday season, so if it spikes back up to their $350 list price, you may just want to wait for it to fall back down.

Note that the WH-1000XM4 were released in 2020, and likely won't see another revamp until at least 2022. Bose recently released its new $329 QuietComfort 45 headphones, which arguably have better noise canceling and are already down to $279 at Amazon, so we expect to see discounts on this Sony moving into the holiday season. For more details, read our Sony WH-1000XM4 review.

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