Looking for a dirt-cheap AirPods alternative? These true wireless Sony earbuds are $70 today only
If you've made your peace with the inevitable death of the headphone jack but can't decide between buying the market-leading Apple AirPods or opting for a slightly lower-cost alternative like the Samsung Galaxy Buds, it might not be such a bad idea to also consider a pair of "true wireless" earbuds from Sony.
Of course, the brand-new WF-1000XM3 with "industry-leading" noise cancellation technology are quite expensive, rivaling the Beats Powerbeats Pro rather than the second-gen AirPods with a wireless charging case, but if you're looking for an absolute steal, the significantly older Sony WF1000X/BM1 headphones are currently available for as little as $69.99.
That's a whopping $130 less than the original recommended price of these absolutely cord-free bad boys, and believe it or not, a number of major US retailers continue to sell the WF1000X for around 200 bucks. And yes, Woot is charging only $69.99 for new, unused, unopened, and undamaged earbuds shipping alongside a standard one-year manufacturer's warranty.
Obviously, these true wireless oldies are nowhere near as fancy or advanced as the WF-1000XM3 or Apple's newest AirPods, promising "industry-leading" noise cancellation, clear audio, and state-of-the-art Adaptive Sound Control technology, but not quite delivering in any of those key areas out in the real world. That's more than obvious based on an average Amazon review score of only 2.8 stars, although most of the poor user ratings are judging the WF1000X by $200 standards.
At $69.99, something tells us you'll be fairly satisfied with the minimalist design, sound quality, up to 9 hours of battery life, and digital noise cancelling functionality of the wire-free Android and iOS-compatible Sony headphones. You may want to hurry if you feel like that could be true, though, as Woot's special offer will expire at the end of the day.