Black Friday headphone deals 2023 — best live sales right now

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Editor's note: with Black Friday deals now winding down, make sure you check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date sales coverage.

With Cyber Monday sales around the corner, right now you can find some huge discounts on the very best headphones and wireless earbuds. 

Popular models from Apple, Beats, Bose, Sony and Sennheiser (plus plenty of others), have all seen big price drops and are some of the best headphone deals I've found so far this year. 

Why trust me? I've been testing audio products for more than 30 years, and I know what to look for when it comes to recommending the best headphone deals for all budgets. My expert ears have experience testing most of the models listed here. Many are winners of our coveted Editor's Choice award for their balance of performance, comfort and value for money at the full MSRP, so you can rest assured these top-rated headphones and wireless earbuds are even better value at these discounted prices. 

If I haven't reviewed a set then my expertise and knowledge of the brand, as well as what makes a great deal, means you can buy with confidence knowing that you're getting the best performance for less.       

Right now, the best discount I've seen is on the Apple AirPods Pro 2 (2022), which are just $169 at Walmart. That's a huge $80 off the original price, and the lowest price I've seen on these spectacular wireless earbuds! Sony headphones are also getting some big discounts with the WH-1000XM4 over-ear noise-cancelers at $239 at Walmart, while the Sony LinkBuds S are just $128 at Walmart. All are amazing sales on some of the best noise-canceling headphones that deliver a big brand experience for less. 

Remember to follow our Cyber Monday deals coverage for more outstanding sales to shop across all Tom's Guide's tech and lifestyle categories. 

Best headphone deals

JBL Tune 510BT: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon
A budget friendly option, these wireless headphones offer playback for up to 40 hours, and a recharge happens in as little as 2 hours. They have JBL Pure Bass sound and although we haven't tested this model, they receive 4.6 out of 5-stars from Amazon customers for sound quality and value for money. Also consider the JBL Tune 710BT for $39 @ Amazon.
Price check: $24 @ Best Buy

JBL Tune 510BT: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon
A budget friendly option, these wireless headphones offer playback for up to 40 hours, and a recharge happens in as little as 2 hours. They have JBL Pure Bass sound and although we haven't tested this model, they receive 4.6 out of 5-stars from Amazon customers for sound quality and value for money. Also consider the JBL Tune 710BT for $39 @ Amazon.
Price check: $24 @ Best Buy

JBL Tune 660NC: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon

JBL Tune 660NC: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon
While these aren't quite as nice as the JBL Live 660NC headphones (in a deal below), this is still a great deal. You get up to 55 hours battery life (44 hours with ANC) and surprisingly good noise cancelation performance, all for just $49. Normally, it's tough to find even decent noise-canceling headphones at the price.

Sony WH-CH720N: was $149 now $94 @ Walmart

Sony WH-CH720N: was $149 now $94 @ Walmart
As the follow-up to the company's WH-CH710N over-ear headphones that launched in 2020, the WH-CH720N bring improved noise canceling, 35-hour battery life with noise-canceling enabled, and full Sony Headphone Connect app support. These are one of the best wireless noise-canceling headphones I've experienced at $149.

Philips H9505: was $249 now $88 @ Amazon

Philips H9505: was $249 now $88 @ Amazon
Although we haven't reviewed this particular model at Tom's Guide, the Philips H9505 Hybrid ANC headphones offer great value for money. With high-quality sound, seamless Bluetooth pairing, touch controls, and strong noise canceling, they provide everything you could want from a pair of noise-canceling headphones. 

Sony WH-CH710N: was $149 now $89 @ Amazon
The Sony WH-CH710N offer lot of battery life (up to 35 hours) for your money. They also feature Sony's highly effective noise-canceling technology, which is a rare feature at this price point. They're now at their lowest price ever, with Amazon dropping the price below $100. 
Price check:$148 @ Walmart

Sony WH-CH710N: was $149 now $89 @ Amazon
The Sony WH-CH710N offer lot of battery life (up to 35 hours) for your money. They also feature Sony's highly effective noise-canceling technology, which is a rare feature at this price point. They're now at their lowest price ever, with Amazon dropping the price below $100. 
Price check: $148 @ Walmart

JBL Live 660NC: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon

JBL Live 660NC: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon
Get one of the best budget noise-cancelling headphones for half off. In our JBL Live 660NC review, we praised its long battery life and effective noise cancellation. One thing we thought might be better on these bass-forward cans was their tight fit, but they sure didn't move around on our head.

Beats Solo 3: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon

Beats Solo 3: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon
Alongside Beats' signature bass-forward sound, the Solo 3 are best known for offering up to two whole days of battery life on a full charge. These may not offer sound quality to rival the best on-ear headphones, but they sport a premium look that makes a real statement. In the past, we’ve felt they were overpriced, but with this sizable discount, that's no longer an issue. 

Sennheiser HD 450BT: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon
These wireless headphones boast the signature Sennheiser sound and strong noise cancelation. Our review said they provided great sound and solid active noise cancelation at an affordable price. The 30 hours of battery life with ANC turned on is impressive, and with a comfortable fit, you won't want to take these headphones off.
Price check: $99 @ Best Buy

Sennheiser HD 450BT: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon
These wireless headphones boast the signature Sennheiser sound and strong noise cancelation. Our review said they provided great sound and solid active noise cancelation at an affordable price. The 30 hours of battery life with ANC turned on is impressive, and with a comfortable fit, you won't want to take these headphones off.
Price check: $99 @ Best Buy

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $242 @ Amazon

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $242 @ Amazon
The Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones offer a comfy fit, 20 hours of battery life and near-seamless pairing with iOS devices. Their active noise canceling also does a decent job of blocking outside noise. This $151 deal is on the matte black color option. 

Philips Fidelio L3: was $349 now $140 @ Amazon

Philips Fidelio L3: was $349 now $140 @ Amazon
These flagship over-ear headphones from Philips sport wireless Bluetooth connectivity and effective ANC. Although, we have yet to review this particular model, we have hands-on experience and can vouch for their first-class performance, comfort and battery life that runs to 32 hours with ANC.

Beats Studio Pro: was $349 now $169 @ Amazon
51% OFF! Price check: $264 @ Walmart | $169 @ Best Buy 

Beats Studio Pro: was $349 now $169 @ Amazon
51% OFF!
Specifically designed to bring back that thumping bass Beats is known for, improved active noise cancelation, and boosted battery life (40 hours with ANC turned off, and 24 hours with it on). They offer spatial audio support and come with a strong brand look, but our Beats Studio Pro review found the clamping force high, which may affect comfort levels for some wearers.
Price check: $264 @ Walmart | $169 @ Best Buy 

Bose QuietComfort 45:was $329 now $199 @ Amazon
$130 OFF!Price check: $199 @ Best Buy | $199 @ Walmart

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $199 @ Amazon
$130 OFF!
 Stylish and comfortable to wear, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones offer exceptional noise cancelation, along with excellent sound quality packaged inside a great-looking set of headphones. Even better, this $130 saving brings the headphones down to an all-time low price and deserves to be snapped up before the offer ends.
Price check: $199 @ Best Buy | $199 @ Walmart 

Sony WH-1000XM4:was $348 now $239 @ Walmart$100 OFF!Price check: $249 @ Best Buy | $248 @ Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM4: was $348 now $239 @ Walmart
$100 OFF! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are still one of the most popular over-ear designs on the market. Despite being superseded by the XM5 (on sale below), they continue to rank as one of the most popular over-ear designs on the market with effective ANC, superior comfort, great sound quality, and battery life runs up to 38 hours.
Price check: $249 @ Best Buy | $248 @ Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Headphones: was $349 now $249 @ Amazon$100 OFF!

Bose QuietComfort Headphones: was $349 now $249 @ Amazon
$100 OFF! This is the the first price drop I've seen since we reviewed these newly updated QuietComfort Headphones model. They quietly launched in October and come with enhanced sound, more features, and the same celebrated noise cancelation as their QC45 predecessor. This $100 saving brings the headphones down to an all-time low price and they deserve to be snapped up before the offer ends.

Bose 700: was $379 now $259 @ Amazon
$130 OFF! Price check: $259 @ Best Buy | $279 @ Crutchfield

Bose 700: was $379 now $259 @ Amazon
$130 OFF!
The Bose 700 may have been superseded by the new QC Ultra Headphones flagship, but they are still one of the top noise-canceling headphones you can buy. As well as having excellent, rich sound, they're stylish, comfortable to wear and deliver the absolute best noise-cancelling experience of any headphones we've tested. 
Price check: $259 @ Best Buy | $279 @ Crutchfield

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless: was $379 now $259 @ Amazon
In our Momentum 4 review we found Sennheiser's smooth house sound handled a wide range of music content, from pounding beats to more mellow tunes with aplomb. These headphones come with Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive support, and a supplied 3.5mm cable is supplied for audiophile wired connections. The 60-hour playback time is a real crowd pleaser and makes these the ANC headphones with the longest battery life.
Price check: $279 @ Best Buy

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless: was $379 now $259 @ Amazon
In our Momentum 4 review we found Sennheiser's smooth house sound handled a wide range of music content, from pounding beats to more mellow tunes with aplomb. These headphones come with Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive support, and a supplied 3.5mm cable is supplied for audiophile wired connections. The 60-hour playback time is a real crowd pleaser and makes these the ANC headphones with the longest battery life.
Price check: $279 @ Best Buy

Sennheiser HD 600: was $449 now $299 @ Amazon

Sennheiser HD 600: was $449 now $299 @ Amazon
When I need to test out a new audio track and want the absolute best-possible experience, these are the open-back headphones I reach for. These headphones offer an even wider soundstage and better clarity thanks to the larger 42mm drivers. These are considered the gold-standard by all audiophiles, and are worth having in your collection if you're serious about hi-res audio.

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $399 now $324 @ Walmart
The WH-1000XM5 are Sony's flagship noise-canceling headphones. They feature large, over-ear cushions, excellent active noise cancellation, and up to 40 hours of battery life, or up to 30 hours with ANC enabled. This $84 discount at Walmart drops these headphones down to their lowest price ever.
Price check: $328 @ Amazon | $329 @ Best Buy

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $399 now $324 @ Walmart
The WH-1000XM5 are Sony's flagship noise-canceling headphones. They feature large, over-ear cushions, excellent active noise cancellation, and up to 40 hours of battery life, or up to 30 hours with ANC enabled. This $84 discount at Walmart drops these headphones down to their lowest price ever.
Price check: $328 @ Amazon | $329 @ Best Buy 

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: was $429 now $379 @ AmazonSAVE $50! Price check: $379 @ Crutchfield | $379 @ Best Buy | $379 @ Walmart

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: was $429 now $379 @ Amazon
SAVE $50! The QC Ultra Headphones replace the Bose 700 as the new flagship model, and combine class-leading ANC with intuitive features and universal spatial audio to deliver one of the most engaging, peaceful listening experiences money can buy. This $50 price drop is the first discount I've seen on this new model since it launched, and is a great saving on the best noise-canceling headphones money can buy.
Price check: $379 @ Crutchfield | $379 @ Best Buy | $379 @ Walmart

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ AmazonPrice check: $449 @ Best Buy | $549 @ Apple

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to offer a surround sound experience. They've been as low as $429 in the past, which makes this their second-lowest price ever.
Price check: $449 @ Best Buy | $549 @ Apple 

Focal Bathys: was $799 now $629 @ Amazon
The Focal Bathys provide a premium audio experience at a price that's more affordable than you'd expect. These headphones have a built-in DAC with support for 24-bit/192kHz uncompromised audio, great ANC and 30 hours of battery life. Both black/gray and dune color options are available at the discounted price. The lowest price previously was $699.
Price check: $629 @ Crutchfield | $629 @ B&H

Focal Bathys: was $799 now $629 @ Amazon
The Focal Bathys provide a premium audio experience at a price that's more affordable than you'd expect. These headphones have a built-in DAC with support for 24-bit/192kHz uncompromised audio, great ANC and 30 hours of battery life. Both black/gray and dune color options are available at the discounted price. The lowest price previously was $699.
Price check: $629 @ Crutchfield | $629 @ B&H

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