Today’s Dealmaster includes a good discount on Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, the white version of which is down to $299 at various retailers. That’s $80 off Bose’s MSRP, about $65 off the street price we typically see online, and tied for the best price we’ve tracked.
While we generally recommend Sony’s WH-1000XM4 as the top choice among wireless noise-canceling headphones, this Bose pair is a strong alternative. Its battery life isn’t as good, but its metal headband gives the design a more premium feel, and it offers a more neutral sound profile than the XM4’s more bass-heavy default signature.
And though its active noise cancellation isn’t quite as effective as the XM4’s at maximum, it’s not terribly far off. Perhaps more importantly, Bose’s companion app lets you customize the strength of the noise-canceling effect on a 10-point scale, so you can lessen the intensity if you’re somewhere that’s only mildly noisy. If you need that extra flexibility—or if ultrastrong active noise cancellation tends to bring you discomfort—the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a worthwhile option in the premium bracket.
Besides that, our deals roundup includes good discounts on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, an affordable Bluetooth speaker we like, Apple’s latest iPad Air, USB-C chargers, and much more. You can have a look at the full rundown below.
Dealmaster: An Ars newsletter
Top 10 deals of the day
Tribit’s XSound Go is an affordable Bluetooth speaker we like. (credit: Jeff Dunn)
Laptop and desktop PC deals
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. (credit: Ubisoft)
Video game deals
- 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) for $39.99 at GameStop (normally $55).
- Dreams (PS4) for $9.99 at GameStop (normally $20).
- Hitman 3 (PS5, Xbox) for $49.94 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $60).
- Demon’s Souls (PS5, used) for $49.99 at GameFly (normally $70).
The Roku Streaming Stick+. (credit: Samuel Axon)
TV and home entertainment deals
Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. (credit: Bose)
Apple’s MagSafe Charger for the iPhone 12. (credit: Corey Gaskin)
Accessories and miscellaneous deals
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