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These are the best cheap wireless headphone deals for August 2020

If you’re looking to escape reality with a pair of noise-canceling wireless headphones from the likes of Bose and Sony or cut the (actual) cord with some true wireless earbuds like the Apple AirPods and Powerbeats Pro, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all of the best headphone deals available right now, including a must-have offer on the Powerbeats 3.

So, what’s available? Quite a lot, actually. Amazon has a rare offer on the the run-of-the-mill AirPods with Charging Case and Bose QuietComfort 35 II, and even the souped-up AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case. You’ll need to act fast to bag a bargain though as there’s only a small amount of stock set aside for each deal — and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Today’s best headphone deals

  • Skullcandy Riff — $40, was $50
  • Anker Soundcore Life Q20$50, was $60
  • Powerbeats 3 — $90, was $200
  • Apple AirPods with Charging Case — $139, was $160
  • Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case — $169, was $200
  • Sony WH-1000XM3$220, was $350
  • Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case — $235, was $250
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II — $300, was $350
  • Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 — $390, was $400
WIRELESS EARBUDS

Powerbeats 3

$70 $200
Expires soon
Beats' Powerbeats 3 tethered Bluetooth earbuds are among the best on the market, appealing to athletes and businessmen alike thanks to their minimalist design and fantastic sound quality.
NOISE-CANCELING | WIRELESS HEADPHONE

Sony WH-CH700N

$130 $200
Expires soon
Wireless noise-canceling headphones don't have to break at the bank. A fantastic deal when they aren't on sale, Sony WH-CH700N both look and sound fantastic, and last a lifetime on a single charge.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

$140 $160
Expires soon
Launched in 2016, the AirPods aren't old hat by any means, offering near enough all the same features as the AirPods 2 — with the main difference being it lasts for half the time on a single charge.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

$169 $199
Expires soon
Released in March 2019, the Apple AirPods 2 come with improved battery life, the ability to launch Siri using your voice, and a Wireless Charging Case. A minor but worthwhile refinement nonetheless.
PERFECT FOR HOME OFFICES

Sony WH-1000XM3

$245 $350
Expires soon
You won't find a better blend of performance, features, and comfort -- even if your budget can take you to the Moon and back. Seriously, the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the best out there.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8

$110 $150
Expires soon
You'll be prepared the next time you run out of juice right before a workout. How? Because these earphones will gain an hour of playback with only 20 minutes of charge time.
WIRELESS EARBUDS

Jabra Elite Active 45e

$60 $100
Expires soon
Need a sweatproof pair of banded Bluetooth earbuds to take with you to the gym? The Elite Active 45e are what you need -- they're lightweight, sound great, and last for nine hours on a single charge.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

Bose SoundSport Free

$199 $249
Expires soon
The Bose SoundSport Free are some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market, delivering bass-rich sound and up to five hours of life from a single charge. Oh, and they're sweat-resistant. Nice.
NOISE-CANCELING | WIRELESS HEADPHONE

Bose QuietComfort 35

$279 $299
Expires soon
Succeeded by the Bose 700, the Bose QuietComfort 35 is still one of the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, delivering balanced audio and around 20 hours of listening per charge. Neat.
NOISE-CANCELING | WIRELESS HEADPHONE

Beats Studio 3 Wireless

$280 $350
Expires soon
The Beats Studio3 Wireless are a fantastic set of noise-canceling headphones for a number of reasons: They’re comfortable, well-built, and their bass-y sound makes them perfect for hip-hop fans.
NOISE-CANCELING | WIRELESS HEADPHONE

Sennheiser Momentum (M2)

$180
Expires soon
There isn't a whole lot to the Sennheiser Momentum (M2). They're a simple set of high-end noise-canceling headphones that do just one thing, but they do it well: Produce fantastic sound.
WIRED HEADPHONE

Beats EP

$91 $130
Expires soon
These iconic and trendy headphones are the most affordable Beats you can get, with a wired connection, fine-tuned acoustics, and lightweight design.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

Sennheiser Momentum

$177 $300
Expires soon
We'll cut to the chase: The Sennheiser Momentum are the best-sounding true wireless earbuds on the market. Period. They look fantastic, too. The one downside? They only have a four-hour battery life.
WIRELESS HEADPHONE

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

$195 $300
Expires soon
There’s more to the Beats Solo 3 Wireless than just kick and punch — they’re small and nimble, so they can be folded up and dropped into a handbag, backpack, or maybe even a fanny pack.
RECONDITIONED, BUT AS GOOD AS NEW

Beats Powerbeats Pro

$180 $250
Expires soon
With water-resistance, wraparound hooks to keep them affixed during intense workouts, and a phenomenal nine-hour battery life, the Powerbeats Pro are a must-have for fitness fantatics.

How to choose headphones

The secret to scoring a fantastic deal on pair of headphones is preparation. Decide on the type of headphones you’re after and any must-have features (a set of wireless headphones with noise canceling, for example) before starting your search. Better yet, tunnel in on the specific cans you want. This will dramatically increase your chances of taking them home on the cheap.

Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done. If you’re shopping on a budget, chances are you’re going to go with the first set within reach. As long as you know whether you’re after noise-canceling, wired, wireless, or true wireless, this won’t be an issue — because we’ve vetted all of the products featured above, so you can find comfort in knowing they’re the crème de la crème.

Just keep in mind that when it comes to headphones you get what you pay for. A $50 set of cans from a budget manufacturer like Anker aren’t going to sound the same as a $350 high-end pair from an audio titan like Sony, nor will they have the same noise-canceling chops. But that’s to be expected: Not everyone wants the best in the business. It’s all relative to the user.

By shopping through Digital Trends, though, you can rest assured you’re seeing the best headphones at each price point.

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