Drown out the holiday noise with Sony

For a merrier Christmas



There’s a Christmas song that goes… “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style,” and a few verses later it goes on to “Strings of street lights, even stop lights, blinkin’ bright red and green. As the shoppers rush home with their treasures.”

It perfectly encapsulates the kind of hustle and bustle that we’re exposed to during the holidays. A lot of times, it can get pretty overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had something to drown out all that noise?

Lucky us, there is! In fact, there’s three of them.

Perfect for travel 

The airport is one of the busiest places during this time. You have people flying in and out to get to their families or to their vacation spots for the holidays.

With so much going on, it’s tempting to tune everyone out. You can only do this if you have the right headphones. And the right headphones happen to be the Sony WH-1000XM3.

It received rave reviews from those who tried it (including us!), and it’s for good reason. These over-ear headphones cancels noise unlike anything else. That’s thanks to the QN1e chip developed by Sony.

Whether you’re getting through a busy airport crowd or trying to settle in your seat without any distractions, the WH-1000XM3 will keep your ears tuned in to whatever you’re listening to.

Whether that’s relaxing music or your favorite podcasts, you’ll hear them clearly and perfectly when you have these headphones on. It’s just that good.

Something more compact

If you find the the WH-1000XM3 to be a little too big for you, fret not. Sony managed to put that noise-cancelling tech in a smaller package with the WF-1000XM3.

It’s a pair of true wireless earbuds that’s equipped with what we believe to be the best noise-cancelling tech available today. It has all the bells and whistles of its bigger brother despite not having the same size.

There’s enough noise-cancelling oomf here to isolate you from the busy holiday crowd. Let’s face it, as festive as the season is, we don’t really want to hear the same Christmas songs over and over when we’re out shopping.

Sometimes, you want to groove to your own playlists whether it be hard-banging rock and roll songs or the latest K-Pop tracks, prancing merrily from store to store as you tick off items from your Christmas shopping list.

Compact but will cling onto you

Speaking of crossing things off of your list, you might already be in a rush to get all your shopping done. If you’re running around, you might need something that’s both compact but also has less risks of falling off your ear and getting lost.

Enter the WI-1000XM2. It’s the latest pair of headphones in Sony’s noise-cancelling lineup and it comes in neckband form. This design will help make sure that you don’t lose the headphones as you try to keep up with the holiday rush.

The noise-cancelling tech isn’t the only thing it shares with its siblings. It also comes with Google Assistant, so when you’re in a mad dash you can just tell it which items to scratch off the list.

And you can do this in-between listening to some upbeat music that will get you in the mood to  finish all that shopping as quickly as you can.

Your noise-cancelling GadgetMatch 

“Very soon it will be Christmas day…” the song goes. But just right before it, there are a few other things we need to get to. More often than not, those things involve busy, crowded, and noisy environments.

It’s comforting to know that despite the Christmas rush, we have headphones we can use to isolate us a little bit from the world. That way, we can focus on grabbing gifts for our loved ones, and getting to them unbothered by all the holiday noise.

This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Sony Philippines


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Discount for pre-orders!



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Is it really worth your hard-earned savings?



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Lo and behold, the new Apple Watch Ultra.

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