Best headphone deals for December 2022

The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones being held aloft against a backdrop of a coastal street with palm trees
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Headphone deals are very easy to find most of the year. Retailers from Amazon to Walmart offer a variety of headphone deals on today's best headphones

Currently, we're seeing epic headphone deals on premium models. Check out the 2nd-Gen AirPods for $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) if you're looking for wireless Apple earbuds on a budget. Amazon is also taking up to 50% off select Beats headphones (opens in new tab). The sale includes models like the Beats Solo 3 and Beats Studio 3.

Need more help choosing? Check out our lists of the best cheap wireless headphones and the best sport headphones.

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Wireless Headphone deals

Beats Studio3: was $349 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio3: was $349 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
These wireless noise cancelling over-ear headphones with microphone are on sale for over $100 off. The Beats Studio3 uses Apple's W1 headphone chip, has Class 1 Bluetooth, and is expected to provide 22 hours of listening time.

Beats Solo3: was $199 now $129 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beats Solo3: was $199 now $129 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want to pair comfort and style with excellent battery life, then the Beats Solo 3 are for you (especially now they're on sale.) A solid entry-level pair of 'phones, these are a great pick for value-conscious shoppers. 

Philips H9505 Hybrid ANC headphones: was $249 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Philips H9505 Hybrid ANC headphones: was $249 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Jabra Elite 85h: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite 85h: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
With their powerful noise cancellation and record-breaking 36-hour battery life, the Jabra Elite 85h are among the best noise cancelling headphones you can get. This is one of the best headphone deals you'll find if you're looking for solid performance. 

AirPods Max: was $549 now $469 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

AirPods Max: was $549 now $469 @ 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.

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Stylish and comfortable to wear, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones offer the legendary noise cancellation which the brand is known for along with excellent sound quality the same iconic look as the previous model. Even better, they're now on sale, with $50 off in either black or white.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II: was $349 now $329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 35 II: was $349 now $329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The QuietComfort 35 II headphones is one of the best pairs of noise-cancelling headphones you can buy now. Stylish and comfortable to wear, the headphones deliver one of the best noise-cancelling experiences around.

Sennheiser HD 599 SE: was $199 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser HD 599 SE: was $199 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
These over-ear, open-back headphones are the real deal for critical listening, offering neutral sound quality, large soundstage and great imaging. They're comfortable for long listening sessions and, best of all, affordable.

Wireless Earbud deals

Apple AirPods Pro 2: was $249 now $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro 2: was $249 now $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Pro 2 have 2x better noise cancelling, plus 6 hours of battery life on a charge. Not only are the earbuds IPX4-rated, but the wirelessly chargeable case is too, and it also has a built-in microphone that helps you find it when it’s lost.

AirPods: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

AirPods: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the Apple AirPods with standard/wired charging case on sale for $99. That's one of the best AirPods deals we've ever seen. These cheap AirPods feature Apple's H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices.

Beats Studio Buds: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The popular Beats Studio Buds have been slashed $50 at Amazon. For less than $100, 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. These are some of the best AirPods alternatives on the market. 

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 (opens in new tab), 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 $69 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

1More PistonBuds Pro: was $69 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

AirPods Pro:  was $249 now $199 @ Target (opens in new tab)

AirPods Pro: was $249 now $199 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Apple's AirPods Pro are perfect for everyday use as well as exercise. The AirPods Pro offer active noise cancelling, water- and sweat resistance, and comes with a wireless charging case. These earbuds are getting hard to find now the AirPods Pro 2 are available, so get them while you can.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: was $279 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: was $279 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Bose QuietComfort are one of the best noise-cancelling earbuds you can buy. Stylish and comfortable to wear, it delivers one of the best audio experiences around. Even better, it's now on sale for $60 off.

JBL Tune 120TWS: was $99 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

JBL Tune 120TWS: was $99 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
JBL's wireless earbuds pack a punch with a 5.8mm driver for a solid bass performance. With 16 hours of battery life shared between the headphones and their charging case, you'll be able to rock out all day long.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $99 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $99 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live offer active noise cancellation, touch controls and great sound. You also get plenty of customization thanks to the linked app, and strong battery life to keep the music going all day long.

Sennheiser CX Plus: was $179 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser CX Plus: was $179 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Sennheiser CX Plus are some of our favorite earbuds thanks to their rich sound quality and intuitive controls. They've also got good battery life and some decent ANC. It's a shame they can't be charged wirelessly, but they're still great value at this price.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.