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Best headphone deals: Save on Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, and more

Beats Studio Pro in sandstone seen with Apple AirPods Max in space grey.
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The best headphones don’t have to cost a fortune with many retailers discounting the most popular models throughout the year. To help you find the perfect bargain for your needs, we’ve picked out the very best headphone deals around right now. Below, we’ve highlighted headphones from Bose, Sony, Apple, Sennheiser, and others. We’ve covered every budget you can think of as well as considered whether you want over-ear headphones or earbuds to keep you company on whatever your plans may be. Take a look below to see what we love.

Apple AirPods 3 — $150, was $169

New Apple AirPods 3 - Spatial Audio - Long Battery
Apple

Some of the best wireless earbuds around in this price range, the Apple AirPods 3 are great for daily use. They offer personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking helping you feel more immersed in your music. Dolby Atmos support further helps and you’ll be impressed at how much better it sounds than other cheap earbuds. There’s also good battery life of up to six hours from one charge with up to 30 hours in total thanks to the charging case. The charging case is a wired one rather than wireless but that’s a small concession to make at this price. They also offer Apple features like audio sharing via different sets of AirPods, easy pairing, and Siri support.

Beats Studio Pro — $180, was $350

Beats Studio Pro on side.
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The Beats Studio Pro might lack some key features like wear sensors and multipoint support but at this price, you’ll simply love how balanced and clear the sound is. There’s also lossless USB audio if you prefer to go wired. In all cases, head-tracked spatial audio while the headphones’s ANC ensures you can block out any unnecessary environmental noise while you listen with a transparency mode allowing you to return to the world as needed. Clear call performance is possible too thanks to voice targeting mics. Up to 40 hours of battery life with ANC off means they’ll last for your weekly commute and beyond.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 — $189, was $249

Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe review
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Some of the best noise-canceling earbuds around, the Apple AirPods Pro 2 are a delight for Apple owners in particular. They do a great job of blocking out noise around you with up to two times better ANC than the previous model. Adaptive audio is there too, seamlessly blending ANC and Transparency modes together so you get the best listening experience. You also benefit from deeply immersive sound with a low-distortion, custom-built driver which provides crisp and clear high notes along with full bass. The earbuds top things up with personalized spatial audio and head tracking, along with Dolby Atmos support. They have six hours of battery life from one charge with a total of 30 coming from the wireless charging case.

Bose QuietComfort 45 — $229, was $329

A woman in a park wearing Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth wireless noise canceling headphones.
Bose

Bose makes some of the best noise-canceling headphones around with the Bose QuietComfort 45 also proving incredibly comfy. TriPort acoustic architecture means you get deeper and fuller ear cups without feeling like you’re wearing something bulky. When listening, you can use the adjustable EQ to get things just how you like them while there’s a choice of full ANC or an aware mode for bringing the outside world in as needed. Great call quality is promised too with four external microphones and a noise-rejecting algorithm that is able to filter out environmental sounds for clearer conversations. A quick 15-minute charge gives you three hours playback while a full charge provides you with up to 22 hours.

Sony WH-1000XM5 — $300, was $400

A man wearing the Sony WH-1000XM5.
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Considered to be the ultimate headphones right now, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are everything you could want from some new audio equipment. They promise phenomenal levels of noise cancellation with two processors controlling eight microphones so you gain unprecedented levels of noise cancellation. It’s aided by auto NC optimizer which automatically adjusts things according to your wearing conditions and environment so you get a great experience every time. There’s also crystal clear call quality with four beam forcing microphones as well as precise voice pickup. Other useful features include Multipoint support, Speak-to-Chat functionality and Quick Attention mode so there’s never any need to take them off. With up to 30 hours of battery life and impressively fast quick charge (3 minutes giving back 3 hours of playback), there’s little need to do so. You can enjoy gorgeous-sounding music the whole day long.

More headphone deals we love

There are countless other headphone deals around so we’ve only highlighted the very best above. We’ve also picked out a few more below that are also great. These encompass different price ranges so you can spend very little or a lot, depending on your budget and needs. All the headphones below come from reputable brands so you can trust in them all. You’ll be impressed at how deep the discounts are at the moment.

  • Anker Soundcore Q20 ANC headphones —
  • Apple AirPods 2 —
  • Beats Solo 3 —
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro —
  • Bose Headphones 700 —
  • Sennheiser Momentum 4 —

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