Fnac, Darty and Boulanger sound the kickoff of Black Friday. Starting today, the best headphones and wireless headphones from Sony are taking advantage of great discounts. The WF-1000XM4 wireless headphones or the excellent WH-1000XM5 Bluetooth headphones are naturally included.
Le casque Bluetooth Sony WH-1000XM5. // Source : Sony.
Initially scheduled for November 25, this year Black Friday starts earlier at Fnac, Darty and Boulanger. From November 18, the three brands are offering a flurry of promotions on high-tech products, with the Sony brand in the spotlight.
Recognized in the field of audio, the Japanese manufacturer regularly renews its catalog and notably launched this year its ultra-light LinkBuds S wireless headphones, as well as its high-end Bluetooth headphones WH-1000XM5. Only a few months after their release, these audio accessories are already at reduced prices at Fnac / Darty, alongside other flagship and well-equipped models such as the WF-1000XM4 wireless headphones.
For Black Friday, these references benefit from great discounts of more than 20% at Fnac, Darty and Boulanger:
Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless headphones drop to 200 euros
Unveiled in June 2021, the WF-1000XM4 Bluetooth headphones are still a reference at Sony today. The Japanese brand has left nothing to chance with these high-end wireless headphones, which combine long battery life, high-quality Hi-Res certified sound and one of the best active noise reductions on the market.
Based on two microphones per earpiece and a Sony V1 processor, this noise reduction is particularly effective in suppressing unwanted sounds and can be adjusted to 20 different levels depending on the degree of sound isolation desired. Efficient, this technology has little impact on the autonomy of the headphones (24 hours with the supplied Qi charging box), which earned the Sony WF-1000XM4 an excellent score of 9/10 during the test carried out by Aroged.
Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless headphones // Source: Aroged
Equipped with large 6 mm drivers, the WF-1000XM4 are also Hi-Res and 360 Reality Audio certified for high-fidelity and immersive sound. They also support DSEE Extreme, which improves the sharpness of compressed music.
Another strong point of the Sony WF-1000XM4: their audio customization. Rich in options, the Sony Headphone Connect application offers access to the equalizer and allows precise configuration of touch controls, knowing that the headphones can also be controlled by voice (Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa).
For Black Friday, from November 18 to 28, the Sony WF-1000XM4 are available at the reduced price of 200 euros, instead of the usual 250 euros.
The WH-1000XM5 Bluetooth headphones are 330 euros
Launched last May, the Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones rely on comfort with their lightness (254 grams) and soft imitation leather pads, but don’t forget the essential: sound quality.
Reference in the Sony catalog, these over-ear headphones WH-1000XM5 obtained the excellent score of 8/10 during the test carried out by Aroged. It was especially praised for its very dynamic sound reproduction enabled by its 30 mm speakers and its dual Hi-Res certification as well as 360 Reality Audio. Its multipoint Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, support for voice assistants, as well as its Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair compatibility for a simple and fast connection are a plus.
Le Sony WH-1000XM5 // Source : Aroged
But the real strength of this Bluetooth headset is the active noise reduction. This technology is based on a Sony V1 processor, an HD QN1 chip, as well as 8 microphones for even more precise noise cancellation than on other models.
Despite its level of equipment, the Sony WH-1000XM5 has a long battery life of 30 hours with noise reduction activated. As an option, with the USB-PD adapter not supplied, this headset can also take advantage of fast charging. 3 minutes of charging are then enough to provide 3 hours of additional listening.
For Black Friday, from November 18 to 28, the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are 330 euros instead of 420 euros in the Fnac / Darty network.
Sony Linkbuds S Bluetooth headphones drop to 130 euros
Launched last May, the Linkbuds S in-ear wireless headphones also broadcast high-fidelity and immersive sound, certified both Hi-Res and 360 Reality Audio. Even compressed audio files sound great quality thanks to the manufacturer’s DSEE Extreme technology.
As a bonus, the Linkbuds S are equipped with active noise reduction so that you can fully enjoy your music without being disturbed by surrounding noise. Combined with Sony’s Precise Voice Pickup technology, it allows your voice to be heard clearly by your caller during calls.
The Sony LinkBuds S // Source: Aroged
The Japanese brand has also gone all out on comfort. The Linkbuds S are among the lightest on the market with their featherweight 4.8 grams per headset. These headphones can be worn without discomfort for hours, knowing that they display a battery life of 20 hours with their included charging case.
These wireless headphones can also be controlled by voice (Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa) and automatically pair with an Android smartphone in seconds thanks to Google’s Fast Pair. And thanks to multipoint Bluetooth, it is possible to connect two devices simultaneously to the headphones, which then automatically switch to the smartphone during a call.
On the occasion of Black Friday, the Sony Linkbuds S accompanied by their USB-C charging box, see their price reduced from 199 to 130 euros.