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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.
10 best headphone deals right now — Quick links
- Sony WF-C700N: was $119 now $89 @ Best Buy
- Sony LinkBuds S: was $199 now $128 @ Walmart
- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3: was $279 now $169 @ Amazon
- Apple AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $169 @ Walmart
- Apple AirPods Pro 2 USB-C (2023): was $249 now $189 @ Amazon
- Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: was $299 now $199 @ Amazon
- Sony WH-1000XM4: was $348 now $239 @ Walmart
- Sony WF-1000XM5: was $299 now $239 @ Walmart
- Bose 700: was $379 now $259 @ Amazon
- Sony WH-1000XM5: was $399 now $324 @ Walmart
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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 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
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 @ 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
Best wireless earbud deals
Skullcandy Dime True Wireless: was $26 now $25 @ Amazon
Don't worry if you've never heard of these buds before. We've rated them one of the best wireless buds under $30. In our Skullcandy Dime review, we also said they offer sound that beats the AirPods. Battery life could be better at just 3.5 hours, but they're on sale for just $19, which is their lowest price ever.
1More PistonBuds Pro: was $49 now $29 @ Amazon
The 1More PistonBuds Pro are some of the best budget earbuds on the market. They have great ANC and sound quality for a low price. Unfortunately, they're not great on calls and their battery life could be better, but they're good for audiophiles on a budget. Click the on-page coupon for the full discount.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro: was $169 now $79 @ Amazon
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds have just dropped to their lowest price ever with 50% off during sales season. The Grammy-recommended earbuds offer high-tech HearID ANC (noise cancellation), ambient noise and 3D surround sound to produce seriously high-res audio. Using coaxial dual driver tech, vocals are crystal clear and bass sonorous.
Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was $129 now $79 @ Amazon
Launched in 2019, the AirPods 2 are very capable wireless earbuds. There's no ANC, but you get solid audio performance and up to 5 hours of play back time. The standard lightning charging case gives up to 24 hours of additional charge, and a 15-minute quick charge nets 3 hours of listening time. Hey Siri voice control handles your every command, and adds up to a great deal for you.
Price check: $89 @ Walmart | $89 @ Best Buy
Jabra Elite 7 Pro: was $199 now $77 @ Amazon
These wireless noise-cancelling earbuds come from the same stable as the Elite 7 Active and offer great sound and call quality. They claim better battery life than AirPods, are IP57-rated for water and dust protection, and Jabra's secure fit should make them a dependable workout companion.
Price check: $119 @ Best Buy
Echo Buds (2nd Gen): was $139 now $84 @ Amazon
Lowest Price! The Amazon Echo Buds are currently at their lowest ever price at Amazon. In our Echo Buds 2 review, we loved their effective noise cancellation, excellent Alexa integration (as you'd expect), sleek charging case and neutral audio. Battery life is only 5 hours, but at this discount that may be a negative worth accepting.
Sony WF-C700N: was $119 now $89 @ Best Buy
LOWEST PRICE! The Sony WF-C700N are one of the best wireless earbuds we’ve tested. In our Sony WF-C700N review, we praised their excellent sound, strong noise cancellation and great call quality. They’re also lightweight and last for 7.5 hours of listening time with ANC on. The Sony WF-C700N are at their lowest price ever right now.
Price check: $99 @ Amazon
Beats Studio Buds: was $149 now $89 @ Amazon
Amazon has slashed $50 off the Beats Studio Buds multiple colorways including black, white and red. You get active noise cancelling, sweat resistance and up to eight hours listening time, or 24 hours when combined with the pocket-sized charging case. This is the lowest we’ve ever seen these wireless earbuds, making now a very good time to buy.
Price check: $89 @ Best Buy
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $119 @ Amazon
In our Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review, we rated these earbuds four stars for their standout sound quality and a very comfortable fit for their price range. You'll also enjoy a very healthy 8-hour battery life with up to 29 hours more charge stored in the stylish case. These are a great buy for Galaxy owners.
Jabra Elite 7 Active: was $179 now $109 @ Best Buy
These wireless noise-canceling earbuds build on the success of one of the company's Elite Active 75t. They have dynamic bass sound, better battery life than AirPods, and the secure fit makes them a dependable workout companion.
Price check: $143 @ Amazon
Google Pixel Buds Pro: was $199 now $119 @ Amazon
Google's top-end earbuds are currently only $16 off in this great deal. In our Pixel Buds Pro review, we were big fans of its active noise cancelation, excellent audio properties, and easy-to-use controls. This deal is available for all four colors: black, coral, fog, and lemongrass.
Sony LinkBuds: was $179 now $128 @ Amazon
Open-ear headphones may be all the rage now, but Sony's LinkBuds were one of the first I encountered that allow ambient noise to freely pass through to your ear. There's no denying that the unusual design may not be for everyone but they come stacked with useful features, including Sony’s DSEE Extreme technology to upscale low-resolution audio, as well as 360 Reality Audio support. They sync up to the Sony Headphones app on iOS and Android, and work with smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.
Price check: $128 @ Best Buy
Sony LinkBuds S: was $199 now $128 @ Walmart
The Sony LinkBuds S have a lot to offer: active noise cancelation and ambient awareness (or transparency) modes that switch automatically based on your activity backed by Sony's awesome Headphones Connect app. Auto-play and auto-pause features are on board, plus you get top sound quality and reliability.
Price check: $128 @ Amazon | $128 @ Best Buy
Beats Studio Buds Plus: was $169 now $149 @ Amazon
A follow-up to the Beats Studio Buds, the Beats Studio Buds Plus keep the stylish design, strong noise canceling, and sweat resistance from their predecessor. They also offer Bluetooth 5.3 and 9 hours of listening time, or up to 36 hours with the included charging case. In our review, we noted they unfortunately lack on-ear detection and wireless charging. As of this writing, only the black and silver models are in stock at Amazon.
Price check: $149 @ Best Buy
Beats Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $149 @ Amazon
The Powerbeats Pro are Apple's first pair of completely wireless fitness earbuds. That means you get a seamless setup, just like with AirPods. You also get killer battery life. The earbuds themselves get 9 hours of playback and the charging case adds an additional 18 hours. If you have an iPhone and need earbuds for your workout, these can't be beaten — not that they aren't great for Android too.
Price check: $149 @ Walmart
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was $229 now $159 @ Amazon
These Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro earbuds hold their own against the best ANC buds and give a high quality audio experience and compelling 3D sound with precise head tracking. Available in black, white and Bora purple, battery life runs to 5 hours before needing a recharge. The charging case gives 29 hours worth of playback time before needing a top up.
Price check: $159 @ Best Buy
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3: was $279 now $169 @ Amazon
$110 OFF! These are an all-around beauty, with strong noise-canceling inside sleek-looking buds. Everything works exceptionally well, and Sennheiser’s sound profile is dexterous and informative and can be personalized through a variety of customization tools. AptX Adaptive is on board to dynamically scale the bitrate to increase Bluetooth streaming quality. This is the lowest price I've found these at.
Price check: $179 @ Best Buy
Beats Fit Pro: was $199 now $159 @ Amazon
$40 OFF! With excellent Beats sound quality, active noise cancellation, and a comfortable fit designed for sports and exercise, these headphones are a real steal at this price. The Beats Fit Pro also offer six hours of listening time and up to 24 hours with the included charging case. In our Beat Fits Pro review, we said these buds are a no-brainer and better for workouts than the AirPods Pro.
Price check: $159 @ Best Buy
Sony WF-1000XM4: was $279 now $199 @ B&H
$80 OFF! If you're looking for the earbuds-version of the above headsets, look no further for this deal, which takes $100 off their price. These are some of the best noise-cancelling earbuds, with exceptional sound, noise cancellation, battery life and customizable features.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $169 @ Walmart
LOWEST-EVER PRICE! The AirPods Pro 2 with Lightning charging case pack Apple's new H2 chip to provide 2x more noise cancelation than their predecessors. They also offer Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive audio experience. In our AirPods Pro 2 review, we said they take everything we loved about the original AirPods Pro to the next level.
Price check: $189 @ Best Buy
Apple AirPods Pro 2 USB-C (2023): was $249 now $189 @ Amazon
PRICE DROP! The new USB-C version of the AirPods Pro 2 have the same H2 chip to provide 2x more noise cancellation than their predecessors, plus they support Apple's new lossless audio protocol that will debut with the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset in 2024. They also offer Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive audio experience.
Price check: $189 @ Best Buy
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: was $299 now $199 @ Amazon
$100 OFF! A remarkable follow-up that delivers better sound, great call quality, and unrivaled ANC, these next-gen Earbuds take ANC to the next level. Battery life runs to 6 hours plus 24 hours of top ups from the charging case. In our Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review we said that sound balance and noise neutralization worked extremely well, and these redesigned buds feel superior to the original.
Sony WF-1000XM5: was $299 now $239 @ Walmart
SAVE $60! Top of my list of the best wireless earbuds, Sony's newest earbuds build on the strengths of their predecessor with a smaller and lighter design that's comfortable to wear for long periods. In my review, I said that I loved the strong ANC performance and outstanding sound quality, and the user experiences via the awesome Sony Headphones Connect app is the best around. Getting the best fit can be a bit hit and miss, but once achieved, the performance with LDAC sources is spectacular. Although not the lowest price I've found these at, this is still a very worthwhile discount on the list price for Sony's flagship wireless earbuds.
Price check: $248 @ Amazon | $249 @ Best Buy
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds: was $299 now $249 @ Amazon
$50 OFF! The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are the best earbuds in terms of active noise cancelation performance, plus new immersive audio technology, which creates a multi-dimensional soundstage with proprietary digital signal processing software, leaves a strong impression. In our Bose QuietComfort Ultra review we said that you’d be hard pressed to find a better choice for blocking out the world’s sounds.
Price check: $249 @ Walmart | $249 @ Best Buy
Best Cyber Monday headphone deals — what to look for in 2023
Although you can find the best headphone deals at any time of the year, Cyber Monday deals tend to break all price records and 2023 is looking like no exception. It's not only about price though, and many factors come into play when shopping for the best headphones, but your decision should always come down to intended use. That being said, its a good idea to take the following categories into consideration before settling on any pair of headphones.
1. Design: Are you looking for in-ear, on-ear or over-ear headphones? Wired or wireless? Luxury or sporty? Since these are headphones that will be used for multiple occasions, you want something that suits your lifestyle. Some models are more versatile than others and I always have my AirPods Pro 2 with me for routine office commutes as well trip to the gym. Whatever type you choose, make sure the headphones are well built, easy to carry, and comfy to wear for about 1 to 2 hours daily.
2. Sound quality: Different models offer different sound, and since you’re buying a pair to enjoy music individually, it’s important to find headphones that match your sound preference, be it heavy bass or distinctively clear to where you can hear the littlest nuances in recordings. Some of the best audiophile headphones provide a premium audio experience at a price that's more affordable than you'd expect. Some models offer personalized sound via companion app, which allows the user to create their own profiles and tweak EQ levels to their hearing.
3. Battery life: Sennheiser's Momentum Wireless 4 headphones set a high bar by offer 60-hour battery life, and most wireless over-ear headphones typically manage around half that. Wireless earbuds can last about 5 to 10 hours and offer extended playtime with their bundled charging cases — always make sure one is included.
4. Accessories: It's disappointing spending money on a new pair of headphones only to find that you need to buy the accessories separately. For wired models, the manufacturer must include the aux cable, and any headphones that come with a carrying case, charging cable, user guide, and extra ear cups or tips are solid purchases.
5. Pricing considerations: Obviously, if you're here then price is a big consideration when looking for the best headphones. Although there are always exceptions, big-name brands will typically command a bit extra, but generally speaking, the less you spend on a pair of headphones the greater the chance that sound and features will be compromised. Of course, there are some great deals to be had but going for a budget option isn't always the best choice, as any money you save on your purchase won't do you much good if you're sacrificing on features or sound quality.
As the saying goes: timing is everything. And with sales season 2023 getting off to an early start, make sure you follow this page to keep track of the latest headphone bargains.