Sony WH-1000XM3 $399.95
Same price as PB Tech Black Friday & Cyber Monday last week.
Pretty great price though I'm just amazed how the idiots at Noel Leeming wouldnt price match this for me as they told me that these are parallel imported. -_-"
Thats the usual trick when they are unable to do price match.
Warehouse does that too
did you try other noel leeming or salesman helped before.
how do you even get on noel leeming live chat? seems to be random
I always add something randomly expensive in my cart then go back to the page with that item. It seems to grab the attention of the chat pop up box.
Nah, did it through online chat but its the first time they wouldnt price match me with some really stupid excuse. Told me that since computer lounge doesnt have 12 months manufacturers warranty, they cannot price match this as its a parallel imported item.
I just tried my luck and got: "I need to verify it, Computer lounge sometimes parallel import items. I may need someone to follow up with them tomorrow to see what the warranty is, if it si return to base or manufacturer." Then the chat went offline.
The stupid thing is they are only $459 on the Sony store website - https://store.sony.co.nz/headphones-noisecancelling/WH1000XM... which is cheaper than Noel Leemings discounted price. Support you could get them to price match Sony then add the $20 BF discount.
Noel Leeming is really not pleasant to do business with.
Yep, I was actually planning to price match @399 + $20 off + Free shipping.
Would be a really good price at $380.
Please update if Noel Leeming will price match, also would Silver be better than black?
@Zehal: Seems like quite a few people have tried with Noel Leeming and all been denied a price match. Pretty dirty imo when NZ retailers complain about people shopping overseas when they themselves can't even follow their own policy. Too bad the price has expired here already…
@Tomo: They have been doing that for ages. I had a bad experience with WHS too and I suspect it's not just the TWH group that's doing that.
Just an update. I just received an email with a unique code for the price match.
for $400? can u use the code more than once? share it after you used it?
i rally want one so if u can that would be great
@Zehal: Because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered messaging you. Send me a message and you can have the code. Then post here after you’ve used it to see if it works for others.
I’m not wanting one right away to be honest
@itsmiffy: how do i pm you lol. and thanks man
@itsmiffy: wont let me pm
As an employee of Computer Lounge I can confirm that we do not parallel import any of the products that we sell.
We work incredibly hard to offer the most extensive collection of headphones in the country.
Our Sony products are sourced through Sony NZ, and ship with a local warranty.
If you missed out on the deal, give us a call and we will see what we can do :)
Are these good ?
Best in the market at the moment. They selling like hot cakes
yeap I've had 2 previous generations this one even better.
ok ill get some
Why are nose cancelling headphones so expensive? I can't justify spending this much on a pair of headphones
U can grab normal ones. These just make everything noisy so much more bearable from public transport to vacuuming. Well worth the price imo.
I purchased the XM2 last year and I had really high expectations that noise cancelling would mean you hear nothing from around you. It basically feels like your ears are vaccuum sealed around the cups of the headphones and the noise around you will be reduced to muffled whispers. You can still hear them but just not loud and clear. Its really hard to describe and I would recommend you trying it out first before purchasing it. The price is basically for the noise cancelling technology imo, as at that price you can get a lot better Non-noise cancelling open back headphones if sound quality is what you are looking for.
I didnt like the clamp force of these headphones, also they felt heavy on my head. The vacuum around the ears also feel weird.
YMMV, noise cancelling isnt my thing but I enjoy trying out new headphones. Its well worth the price if you actually need it. I do find the earcups get a bit hot around the ears after long use. I'm quite keen to try the XM3s to see if theres any improvement since I sold my XM2s after I used it for my flight.
I bought the XM3s from Aus for a little under $250AUD, and would have paid substantially more for them. MUCH better than the XM2s, and no noticeable pressure - almost (but not quite) as comfortable as the QC35 IIs.
Audio quality is excellent - I found myself getting quite annoyed at singers breathing and licking their lips, which I couldn't hear through my previous B&W P5s.
My only gripe is that it's annoying to switch devices - to switch between my Aussie & kiwi (i)phones, I have to go to the bluetooth settings menu, select the device and disconnect, then connect on the other.
This is what good noise cancellation sounds like:
Good noise cancellation (or Active Noise Reduction, ANR) needs lots of R&D, and only the big brands (Sony/Bose/Sennheiser) do it well. They then recoup their investment by only having noise cancellation with their flagship products, which are priced accordingly. A few other manufacturers like Lightspeed also make great noise cancelling stuff, but they mostly sell expensive pilot headsets and they focus their R&D on specific aircraft noise frequencies, so they're generally not suitable for consumer use.
FYI Modern ANR pilot headsets like the Bose A20 have far stronger noise cancellation compared to the best consumer-grade noise cancellation headphones, but at the expense of weight and clamping force, leading to discomfort when worn for very long periods. This is why Bose designed a new nose-cancelling earbud called the Proflight, specifically for jet pilots.
Unless Apple launches their own noise-cancelling product you won't see the likes of Xiaomi entering the market, because they, like so many other tech manufacturers follow Apple design trends like sheep.
Xiaomi already makes noise cancelling ear phones just so you know
apple make beats, and they made a special noise cancelling version but they suck
I got an answer: "we are none of the products that sell are parallel imported" this morning. However….. Gr8 price gone.
Went to Noelleeming this morning, the sale person said they cannot price match Computer Lounge which does parallel import products. :(
They don't price match it.
We do not parallel import any of the products that we sell, it is a common tactic to avoid price matching competing stores.
It is a shame to hear that Noel Leeming is making that claim without doing the proper research :(
Can you put the price back to $400 so you can keep asking Noel Leeming to price match ?
time for you guys to all write to ComCom at the same time…
Agree. Its a total waste of time and false advertisrment when they claim something is parallel imported when it clearly isnt.
Here is the compliant form btw
I can share the email where they did approve it as well! Just thought I would try my luck:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I have had a look into the deal and this offer from Computer Lounge meet our terms and conditions of Price Promise.
Thanks for waiting. You can use the code PP2311SON87 to get the Sony WH-1000XM3B Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black for $399.95. Simply add the item to your shopping cart, and enter this code in the promotion field. The code is valid until 11:59 pm on the 24th of November
If the code does not work, try opening our website via incognito/private mode, instructions on how to do that are here. You can also reset your browser or use another browser or computer entirely.
If you would like to purchase in store, this code will not work, but if you take proof of price the next time you visit a Noel Leeming store they will be able to check the deal against the T&Cs of Price Promise.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
What’s the cheapest place to get these now?
Harvey Norman and Sony store both have them on sale for $458
Would you say it’s still worth paying that ?
yes, RRP is usually much higher
RRP i think is $570 so $458 is not a bad deal
Sony does a lot of regular discounts for these XM series headphones. Amazon is a good place to check.