Decent deal for a flagship headphone I think.
Warning: xm3 are coming out so please wait if you want the newest model!
That is a really good price!
Re xm3s, not coming out, but out already, or at least definitely in stock on Sony's website. Quite a substantial upgrade too, but pricing here is really good.
Excellent price. Xm3 is 50% more but I doubt 50% better.
Depends if your Vlad… he seems to think they are.
Xm3 has usb c which is nice.
Will other places price match?
Second time around i would choose these over QC35.
Been using QC36 gen2 for 6 months and super bummed out. NC and sound quality is comparable with my mates $100 headset and lack of features compared to Sony and Parrot is annoying me more than I expected.
The QC35 love train on OzBargain is too strong. I actually completely agree with you.
Shh @ripprind …too many Bose fanboys here
(ready for the negs)
"NC and sound quality is comparable with my mates $100 headset…"
Really? Does you 'mates $100 headset' have a make and model so we start buying that instead of paying 3X the amount for the Bose?
They seem to be even less than $100 in some places : KitSound Immerse Wireless Bluetooth
Cheers I'll google them up tomorrow. :)
@EightImmortals: If you get a chance and can find them, the CB3 Hush is also very good for the price.
Good price. Cheapest so far I think.
$269.40 @ JB hi-fi b4 https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/369569
Showed this at Duty Free Sydney, they said no way they can match, they lost business. They're still asking $450 for it, dreaming.
Tell them they are dreaming.
I wonder if we can somehow price match these
Further to the cracking that always seems to be brought up about the Xm2. There is obviously a few cases where cracking has occurred and thus an issue. The Xm3s version looks like it may have improved the design further. We wont know the reliability of the new version for at least a few months if not longer as new users work their paces on them.
As for the Xm2. I think there are more happy customers than not. If you want the Sony's, but are on a budget the Xm2s are the best for now. Just be aware of the headband and use. These are not cheap headphones so should be looked after anyway. Sure you would say for the money they should be more robust etc. Sure, but if you look after your products they should last. I cant wait for Xm4 and 5.
So go for the Xm2. You can update the firmware to allow for google assist if you want that. Ive done it, but don't really use it. Any questions let me know. Just wish they were only $199. Now that would make them even more popular.
Try before you buy guys
How do these compare to beats Pro?
Haha, classic Hubert1.
lol… unless I hear them I won't know. I'll need to try them instore.
Smartest thing I’ve heard on these forums all week
Not sure if serious or trolling
The comparison is choice bro
I bought these last time they were $299 at this Sony kiosk. They were happy to post from Sydney, so anyone not able to get there in person should call and pay over the phone.
I'm really enjoying my XM2, this is a good deal despite XM3 coming out.
Thanks OP! Grabbed one from Castle Hill Sony kiosk!
Anyone been able to price match?
As much as I like my $40 2017 Bauhn ANC over-ear headphones, the aux jack did start to have problems just after 1 year of heavy use. The 2018 version is an inferior on-ear design.
The el-cheapo Sony ANC headphones are useless and a waste of $50.
sonys design for the aux port on these is purposely angled so that only their proprietary jack head fits. i tried dozens of "narrow" headphone jacks
furthermore they wouldnt replace it under warranty until i kicked up a stink on social media
I returned mine as they were very uncomfortable to wear, especially when you have to wear them for a few hours… I end up getting QC35 instead.
Sold out, anyone has a change of mind let me know
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