Best Cyber Monday headphone deals still going strong — cheapest Bose QC45 ever, AirPods Pro 2 $50 off

Cyber Monday headphone deals including AirPods Pro 2, Beats Fit Pro, Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose QC45
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Cyber Monday may have been and gone but there are plenty of headphone deals still going strong, as headphone makers continue to offer some of the best Cyber Monday deals we've seen overall. 

Even if you've put off shopping until now, you can find some steep price cuts on many of our top headphone picks. For example, the Apple AirPods Pro 2 are now $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab), which is $50 off. Another great deal is the Bose QuietComfort 45 for $229 (opens in new tab), which is $100 off and the lowest price ever. 

Not sure which ones are right for you? Check out our lists of the best wireless headphones, best noise-cancelling headphones and the best sport headphones. And be sure to check our Cyber Monday deals live blog for ongoing updates on the best bargains.

Our expert ears have experience testing most of the models listed here, so we're confident you'll be getting the best performance for a bargain price.

10 top Cyber Monday headphone deals still going

Best headphone deals still going strong right now

Cyber Monday wireless headphone deals

JBL Tune 660NC: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

JBL Tune 660NC: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
While these aren't quite as nice as the JBL Live 660NC headphones, these are still a great deal. You still get excellent battery life and surprisingly good noise cancellation, all for just $49. Normally, it's tough to find even decent noise-canceling headphones at that price.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Studio Monitors: was $177 now $80 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Studio Monitors: was $177 now $80 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
No ANC here, just accurate sound coming through the 40mm speaker drivers. These 'pro' wired headphones claim an even sound across the entire frequency range and are aimed at anyone into producing or mixing music themselves. The high-grade earpads and build make them a robust home studio addition, and the swivel and foldable designs makes them easy to take on the road. 

Sennheiser HD 450BT:  was $199 now $91 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser HD 450BT: was $199 now $91 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Less than half price!
These wireless headphones boast the signature Sennheiser sound and strong noise cancellation. 30 hours of battery life with ANC turned on is impressive, and with the comfortable fit, you won't want to take these headphones off. Available in black for $91, while the white version costs $94.     

JBL Live 660NC: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

JBL Live 660NC: was $199 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
$100 off!
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.

Sennheiser Pro Audio HD 25 SE: was $169 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser Pro Audio HD 25 SE: was $169 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
They don't have noise cancellation and they aren't wireless. The Sennheiser Pro Audio HD 25 headphones, however, are legendary thanks to their clean, unadulterated sound. If you're into mixing or producing, these are everything you need. They may look simple, but that's because they're tough — designed for thousands of hours of hard labor behind the decks. Almost every part can be replaced easily at home, too.

Marshall Major IV: was $149 now $130 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Marshall Major IV: was $149 now $130 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Marshall Major IV wireless headphones have one standout feature, and that's an 80+ hour wireless battery life — that's more than double the 30-40 hour standard. A 15 minute charge will render 15 hours of playback. If you travel lots, these headphones could be for you. They're rather nice looking too, with the archetypal retro styling you'd expect from the brand.

Philips Fidelio L3: was $349 now $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Philips Fidelio L3: was $349 now $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
$200 off! 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 Solo 3:  was $349 now $169 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Beats Solo 3: was $349 now $169 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
$180 off!
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. All colour options are currently available at this price.

was $329 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Stylish and comfortable to wear, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones offer the legendary noise cancellation that the brand is known for, along with excellent sound quality. It's all packaged in the same iconic look as the previous model. Even better, it's now on sale, with this $80 saving bringing the headphones to a new lowest-ever price. 

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless was $349 now $286 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless was $349 now $286 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sennheiser's smooth house sound handles a wide range of music content, from pounding beats to more mellow tunes with aplomb. They have Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive support, and there's a supplied 3.5mm cable for audiophile wired connections. The 60-hour battery life is a real crowd pleaser and makes these the one to beat.

was $399 now $346 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $399 now $346 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The XM5 are Sony's premium noise-cancelling 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. Discounted to $348 @ Amazon (opens in new tab).

Focal Elegia: was $899 now $369 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Focal Elegia: was $899 now $369 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
$530 off!
The Elegia produce rich, accurate audio that does a solid impression of reproducing sound the same way one would hear it from a pair of speakers. There's no ANC or wireless connectivity, but if high-quality sound is what you value most, then these are a luxury pair of audiophile wired headphones at a remarkably low price.

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $479 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $479 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Cyber Monday best wireless earbuds deals

Skullcandy Dime True Wireless: was $26 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Skullcandy Dime True Wireless: was $26 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless: was $129 now $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless: was $129 now $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you want even longer battery life, the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless buds can last up to 32 hours on a single charge though you can get 2 hours of play time in just 10 minutes. They also come with a wireless charging case and you can even find these earbuds using the Tile app.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $79 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $79 (opens in new tab)
Less than half price! These wireless Samsung wireless earbuds have 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. And Amazon's price is the lowest we've ever seen.

Echo Buds (2nd Gen): was $139 now $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Echo Buds (2nd Gen): was $139 now $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 and 15 hours from the charging case, which isn't great by today's battery life standards, but is easily overlooked at the discounted price.

Beats Studio Buds:  was $149 now $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds: was $149 now $89 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)Amazon has slashed $60 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. 

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro: was $169 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro: was $169 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab) 
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds have just dropped to their lowest price ever with $60 off during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 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.

JBL Reflect Mini earbuds: was $149 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

JBL Reflect Mini earbuds: was $149 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
A solid pair of buds if you're on a budget, with Best Buy knocking $50 off these JBL Reflect Mini. Despite their size and price, these buds come with active noise cancellation, JBL's signature sound, IPX7 water resistance, and 7 hours of battery life in the buds themselves. An extra 14 hours in the case brings your total up to 21.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro: was $199 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite 7 Pro: was $199 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100! 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.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are a solid sequel to the first-gen Buds, offering decent active noise cancelation and a comfortable fit. And thanks to the Galaxy Wearable app, they now gain extended functionality. 

Beats Fit Pro: was $199 now $159 @Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beats Fit Pro: was $199 now $159 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
Picture most of the AirPods Pro’s features packaged in the Beats Studio Buds design, but with integrated wingtips, and you get the phenomenal Fit Pro. These sporty in-ear buds offer effective active noise cancellation and even better sound. They offer up to 6 hours playback time from a single charge, and are sweat and water resistant to IPX4.

Sony WF-1000XM4: was $279 now $178 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4: was $279 now $178 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was $229 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was $229 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
These Samsung earbuds hold their own against the best ANC buds and give a high quality audio experience and compelling 3D sound with precise head tracking. The updated design provides improved comfort, while battery life runs to 5 hours before needing a recharge, and the charging case gives 29 hours worth of playback time before needing a top up. The white option is currently discounted to $177.

Powerbeats Pro:  was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)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.

Google Pixel Buds Pro: was $199 now $189 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel Buds Pro: was $199 now $189 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Google's top-end earbuds are currently $50 off in this Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. In our Pixel Buds Pro review, we were big fans of its active noise cancellation, excellent audio properties, and easy-to-use controls. This deal is available for all four colors: black, coral, fog, and lemongrass.

was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro 2: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Pro 2 are Apple's flagship earbuds taken to the next level with 2x better noise canceling, plus 6 hours of battery life on a charge. Not only are the earbuds IPX4-rated, but the wirelessly chargeable case is too, and has a built-in microphone that helps you find it when it’s lost.  

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2:  was $299 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: was $299 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab) 
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. Sound balance and noise neutralization work extremely well, and these redesigned buds feel superior to the original.

How to choose the best headphones for you

Many factors come into play when shopping for the best headphones, but your decision should always come down to intended use. That being said, you’ll want to take the following categories into account before settling on any pair.

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. 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.

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 models offer personalized sound via companion app, which allows the user to create their own profiles and tweak EQ levels to their hearing.

Battery life: Long battery life – such as Sennheiser's 60-hour or Marshall's 80-hour figures — is a real crowd pleaser, but 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.

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.

Pricing considerations: Obviously, 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. 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 constantly needing to recharge your audio gear, or the sound quality is poor. 

As the saying goes: timing is everything; and right now is a great time if your looking to pick up a bargain. Many of our favorite models are discounted and were scouring retailers to bring you the latest price drops to help you get great performance for less. Also make sure you follow our Cyber Monday deals page for all the best discounts on all things tech for the home.

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.