Best Black Friday headphones and earbuds deals in Australia 2022

The Black Friday 2022 sales are here, which means one thing: deals, deals, deals! Headphones are always among the best deals and most discounted electronics during this mammoth sales event, and that is already looking to be the case as the likes of Amazon (opens in new tab), The Good Guys (opens in new tab), Samsung (opens in new tab) and Bose (opens in new tab) drop their week-long sales bonanza.

While there are still a few days to go until the official Black Friday date (Friday 25th November), retailers have already started slashing prices and kickstarting their Black Friday offers. If you're looking to get in on the action early to reduce the risk of stock or deal prices selling out, you've come to the right place. We have scoured the internet for the best headphones available at the best prices. Let's take a look...

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5 Best Black Friday headphones deals in Australia

AU$409 at Ninja Buy eBay (save up to AU$89) (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5 AU$549 AU$409 at Ninja Buy eBay (save up to AU$89) (opens in new tab)
The best pair of wireless ANC headphones you can buy at this price. The Sony XM5 headphones might feel a little less premium than before, but the jump in sound quality from the previous generation is a big one. You can pick up the XM5 for only AU$409 if you're an eBay Plus member and use the code BFSONY. Not a member but still want to snatch up a pair of these cans for less? You can use the code FRIBLK20 to nab them for AU$423.20. Five stars

Sennheiser HD 350BT AU$199 (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser HD 350BT AU$199 AU$129 at Amazon (save AU$70) (opens in new tab)
Finding the right set of wireless headphones isn't always easy with all of the options to choose from. In-ear, on-ear, over-ear, it all comes down to preference. But if over-ear is yours, you could do a lot worse than these Sennheiser 350BT with a 31% discount.

Sony WF-C500 AU$150 (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-C500 AU$150 AU$98 at Amazon (save AU$52) (opens in new tab)
Newly decorated What Hi-Fi? Award winners and our favourite budget wireless earbuds, these Sonys boast impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, plus a comfortable, sport-friendly design, IPX4 water resistance and 20 hours of battery life. Five stars

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 AU$599 (opens in new tab)

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 AU$599 AU$369 on Amazon (save AU$230) (opens in new tab)
Class-leading noise cancellation in a stylish form factor – that’s the Bose 700 headphones. These have dropped to AU$330 previously, so it's not the lowest price we have ever seen. Still, it's a good bargain for one of the best all-round wireless over-ears out there. Four stars

Sony WF-1000XM4 AU$449 (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4 AU$449 AU$259 at Dick Smith (save AU$190) (opens in new tab)
Sony's decision to completely overhaul what was already a winning pair of noise cancelling earbuds paid off in serious fashion, with the XM4s taking home another What Hi-Fi? Award in 2022. They're now down to their lowest price in a long time, making them an absolute steal. Five stars

AU$200 (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds AU$200 AU$159 at Amazon (save AU$140) (opens in new tab)
We called these new-ish Beats "a neat true wireless solution that represents one of the best affordable alternatives to Apple’s AirPods we’ve seen so far". So, what are you waiting for? Get them at nearly half price this Black Friday

Bose QuietComfort 45 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort 45 AU$499 AU$339 on Amazon (save AU$160) (opens in new tab)
The Bose QuietComfort 45 are a strong successor to the incredibly popular Bose QC 35 II, and they carry fantastic noise cancellation. As the name suggests, they’re comfortable to wear for long periods of time too. This deal gets you a very generous AU$160 off, making this the best-ever price on these cans. Four stars

Sony WH-1000XM5 AU$549 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5 AU$549 AU$459 at Kogan (save AU$100) (opens in new tab)
The best pair of wireless ANC headphones you can buy at this price. The Sony XM5 headphones might feel a little less premium than before, but the jump in sound quality from the previous generation is a big one. If you are looking for a new pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, your auditioning should start here. Five stars

Apple AirPods Pro AU$399 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro AU$399 AU$329 (save AU$70) (opens in new tab)
The original AirPods Pro can currently be picked up at a decent discount, so if you can't afford the recently released $388 AirPods Pro 2 (opens in new tab) above, these are still decent options for Apple wireless earbuds that offer noise cancellation and multiple silicone tips. Know that they hit a low price of AU$279 during Amazon Prime Day, though. Four stars

Beats Studio3 wireless headphones AU$499 (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio3 wireless headphones AU$499 AU$379 at MyDeal (save AU$120) (opens in new tab)
By now, most music fans will have some idea of what to expect from a set of Beats headphones: reliable bass, generous battery life, active noise-cancelling and that sleek fashion forward look. And now, thanks to the team at MyDeal, you can also find this set of Red Studio3 Wireless Over Ear Headphones with a saving of AU$120 attached. Not bad!

Apple AirPods Max AU$899 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max AU$899 AU$719 at Amazon (save AU$180) (opens in new tab)
Yes, even with this fantastic deal Apple's wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones are still quite expensive. But they are wonderful to use, boast spatial audio support and are one of the very best-sounding wireless headphones we've heard. This price only applies to these headphones in pink while stocks last, while a still discounted price for these headphones in Green (opens in new tab) will cost you AU$70 more. Five stars

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II AU$429 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II AU$429 AU$343.96 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$85.04)
The best in the business. We loved the originals, but these successors are smaller and sound a fair bit better too. A winner of a What Hi-Fi? 2022 Award, these are serious wireless earbuds if you can stretch the budget to them. Which should be slightly easier thanks to this Black Friday discount.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds AU$399 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds AU$399 AU$279 at Kogan (save AU$120) (opens in new tab)
Loyal to Bose but can't afford the QC Earbuds II above? While Bose hit the nail on the head with the sequels, these older ones are pretty great too. They're definitely chunkier than most other true wireless buds on the market, but their ANC is pretty darn good. And at this price, it's not too bad at all, although we're hoping it drops below AU$249 (the previous low) come Black Friday.

AU$299 (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser HD 450BT AU$299 AU$149 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$150) (opens in new tab)
We awarded these wireless noise-cancellers four out of five in our review at their original price, praising their excellent battery life, support for aptX Low Latency and smooth sound. With this discount, you could do a lot, lot worse. Four stars

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.