We may receive commission from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.
We know it’s pretty tough to find a good pair of headphones from a great brand at a stellar price. But sometimes we get lucky and a big name drops the price on a primo pair. Case in point: The wireless Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones, which are on sale for $98, or $82 off, at Amazon. Hang on, we're gonna do the math....whoa, that’s nearly half off!
And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods, exclusive sales and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? Why not? You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.
Originally priced at $180, these wireless headphones feature the crisp and clear audio you’d come to expect from a premier brand like Sony. Best of all, this is just about the wallet-friendliest way to get premium noise-canceling — i.e., Sony’s Dual Noise Sensor Technology that blocks out nearly all background and ambient sound. Gone are the days of air conditioner humming and washing machine tumbling encroaching on your jams; from here on it’ll just be you and your music.
"The Sony headphones are perfect. They sync easily and the sound is clear," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "The noise-canceling feature is great and often annoys my wife and kids when I can't hear them. [How's that for a fringe benefit?] These are very comfortable and I haven't had an issue with the ear pads (keeps the ears warm during the cold winter months). The charging is quick and the battery life is very good."
Sony’s Touch Sensor controls make it easy to play, pause, skip tracks, control volume and more with just a tap or swipe on the right ear cup. You can even answer calls with a tap when paired to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
In short, if you’re looking for a great pair of brand-name wireless noise-canceling headphones, the Sony WH-CH710N Wireless Headphones are a great midrange pick. They come in black and blue — the latter is exclusive to Amazon — and have a battery life of up to 35 hours.
"I love these headphones," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "The sound quality is great, the app lets you set your own levels or use a variety of presets, the battery life is amazing and, paired with a good case, you can't beat them for the money. In my opinion, they sound way better than Beats and at the lower price the noise cancelation is close to the Bose.... If you are budget-minded like I am, you will appreciate these headphones."
Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government on Friday approved a program of help for Afghans who worked with Czech troops during their deployment in NATO missions. Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar said the help meant for Afghan interpreters and their families includes their relocation, an offer of asylum and financial aid. Metnar said the goal of the program is to ensure safe and decent live conditions for them after NATO troops pull out of Afghanistan. The government’s move came days after the Czech vete
A Kanien'kehá:ka race car driver has styled his car to raise awareness about residential schools during the NASCAR Pinty's series kick-off this weekend. Since the discovery of unmarked graves at several residential school sites across Canada, Dexter Stacey made the decision three weeks ago to wrap his car in orange with an "Every Child Matters" logo on the hood. Orange has become a symbolic colour for residential school survivors and their families due to Orange Shirt Day, founded by Phyllis (Ja
Fully vaccinated and ready to travel? Before booking your trip, make sure your destination recognizes your COVID-19 vaccine. As some Canadian travellers have already discovered, not all COVID-19 vaccines are considered equal. Here's the latest on which vaccines distributed in Canada might cause problems for travellers abroad. Mixed dose woes Some countries won't recognize travellers with mixed vaccine doses as being fully vaccinated, which could create problems for the millions of Canadians whos
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit was convicted Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers during a July 1, 2020, rally. He carried a flag bearing the banned slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times.” The ruling Communist Party imposed th
After a year and a half of working remotely, 225 employees from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will be returning next week to the Place du Portage III office complex in Gatineau, Que., and a handful of other sites in Ottawa. Most public servants have been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and federal office buildings in Ottawa-Gatineau have sat almost empty. The wave of employees that will be returning next Tuesday as part of a pilot project make up just five per cen
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will keep having large-scale combat exercises with the United States after President Rodrigo Duterte retracted his decision to terminate a key defense pact in a move that may antagonize an increasingly belligerent China. Duterte’s decision was announced Friday by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a joint news conference with visiting U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin in Manila. It was a step back from the Philippine leader’s stunning vow early in his te
HOUSTON — A gutted Canada exited the Gold Cup on Thursday, sent home by a heartbreaking 99th-minute goal in a 2-1 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF tournament semifinal. But the young Canadian side sent a powerful message in defeat, demonstrating it is a team to be reckoned with in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. "I'm proud of the lads but broken inside to be honest .. It's tough to take, in the last minute," said Canada coach John Herdman. "We're feeling it." He
OTTAWA — Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada's financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada is now learning from its sleuthing efforts in recent years to make pinpointing traffickers a little easier. Fintrac identifies cash linked to money laundering by sifting through millions of pieces of information each year from banks, insurance
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an investigation last month and found the woman violated the Endangered Species Act, said Dominic Andrews, a spokesperson for the agency's Office of Law Enforcement. A video posted on TikTok and other social media showed a woman touching the sea
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a policeman and wounding two others before fleeing the scene, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, Peshawar police said the attack happened while a government administrator was visiting market areas to ensure people were adhering to social distancing rules to contain the coronavirus. Pakistani authorities have ta
Rock-throwing crowds angry over government mishandling of a spike in COVID-19 cases triggered the dismissal of Tunisia's parliament this week, in what opponents call a "coup" by the country's president. Amid clouds of tear gas, demonstrators clashed with police in Paris on Saturday over proposed laws forcing all health-care workers to be inoculated, while thousands of "freedom" protesters filled the streets of Australia over a renewed lockdown. From South Africa to Cuba, Haiti to Lebanon, we are
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: The province's reopening plan begins wi
By the time Bill Guiney completes his journey across the island of Newfoundland, he'll likely have done more pushups than most people will do in their entire lives. Guiney, who lives in Renews on the Southern Shore, is walking from Port aux Basques to St. John's to promote mental health initiatives and awareness in the province. Accompanied by his wife, Susan, he is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise funds for the cause. He started 10 days ago, and has set a goal of
BEIJING (Reuters) -China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Friday that big tech companies should step up the management of exporting "critical data" as well as their risk assessment of data security. The Internet Society of China, a non-governmental organisation, has met representatives from Alibaba and its fintech affiliate Ant Group, Tencent, ByteDance, Meituan, Baidu and others to address the implementation of China's Data Security Law, under the authorisation of MIIT, the ministry said in a statement.
Efforts to put more traffic calming measures on Centre Street to control one-way traffic at its western end have moved forward. Council last week ratified a decision made at the Committee level on July 6 that will see the installation of speed cushions on Centre Street between Spruce and Wells. The speed cushions have been a hotly contested issue around the Council table since first floated by Councillor Sandra Humfryes who said it would not only deter speeds on the thoroughfare within the Town’
(ANNews) – Four months after speaking out against provincial legislation that alters how Alberta’s seven Metis settlements are governed, the Metis Settlements General Council (MSGC) is taking the United Conservative Party to court. On July 27, the MSGC filed a claim against the Government of Alberta to halt the implementation of Bill 57 — the Metis Settlements Amendment Act — which would cut the size of the MSGC executive in half to two officers and require settlement councils to have between th
For some, they are simply bricks and mortar standing in the way of intensification. For others, they are silent but invaluable reminders of Aurora’s early industrial days and of the community’s contributions to the First and Second World Wars. The last remaining buildings of the Sisman Shoe Factory have won a reprieve – at least for now – after applications have come forward to de-list the buildings as being of Cultural or Heritage Interest. De-listing could pave the way for an eight-storey mixe
For 53-year-old photographer Stefanie Harron, the past few weeks have felt like living in a smoky, fiery hell. The air in her hometown of Castlegar, B.C., has been thick with smoke as wildfires rage nearby. Her neighbour's house is barely visible though a mere 25 metres away. Her eyes water and her asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) make the simple act of breathing a challenge. Instead of using her puffer once or twice a week, she's now using it four to five times a day. "Th