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(Pocket-lint) - There's a Black Friday discount on the Sony WH-1000XM3, Sony's excellent noise-cancelling headphones - one of the most sought-after deals people look for in the sales.

These are no longer Sony's latest version of the headphones - there's now the XM4 - but they are still great performers. 

Sony WH-1000XM3 - save 20%

Currently, both the silver and black models are discounted to £159 in the UK, so you don't lose out on a discount for choosing one over the other.

The third-gen 1000X headphones are better than the originals with advanced automatic mode shifting for noise cancellation, as well as a pressure sensor to adjust the headphones for altitude. There's no question that these are some of the best headphones for those spending long hours flying or on trains.

Offering class-leading noise-cancellation, the Sony 1000X adjust to the wearer's head and can tune to the environment to provide the best form of noise cancellation. This can be tailored for preference, letting through ambient noise or voice, if you don't want to be totally cut off.

Thanks to the smartphone app, the headphones can also change the noise-cancelling mode based on what you're doing, detecting sitting, walking, and so on to shift to the appropriate mode.

Originally retailing for £330, the 1000XM3 have been getting progressively cheaper, with this Black Friday deal being the most attractive price yet. There is now a fourth-gen version of the headphones, of course, but you're not missing out on a massive upgrade by picking up the previous version at this superb price.

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Writing by Chris Hall. Editing by Adrian Willings.