Cyber Monday is here! In fact, there are only hours left of it, so if you've been hovering your mouse over the checkout, now is the time to act (or not) before deal prices – and stock – disappear. Today's online sale comes directly after Black Friday and is one of the best times of the year to buy 4K OLED TVs, wireless and noise-cancelling headphones, soundbars and Bluetooth speakers and even hi-fi kit.
Plenty of Black Friday deals are still hanging around into Cyber Monday, and we have seen fresh price drops on kit to mark the occasion too.
We are seeing some spectacular deals on the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones, some of the latest Apple iPads (including the new iPad Pro), and even video games consoles such the PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch OLED.
So, are you busting for a bargain? You have come to the right place. Our Cyber Monday deals round-up contains all the confirmed details of the sales event, plus shopping tips and predicted deals. At What Hi-Fi?, we scour the web for all the best deals on AV and hi-fi kit in Australia available to save you from doing the hard work yourself...
- Best eBay deals: ongoing daily offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Best Appliances Online deals: deep discounts on TVs and home appliances
- Best Dick Smith deals: a wide range of tech discounted
- Best Amazon deals: save on Amazon devices, TVs, headphones & home audio
- Best JB HiFi deals: check out the tech retailer's hottest deals of the week
- Best The Good Guys deals: dive into TV, soundbar and home audio sales
- Best Bing Lee deals: save $$$ on TVs from Samsung, Hisense & TCL
- Best PS5 deals: the internet's lowest console and accessory prices
- The best TV deals: curated by yours truly
- Best Donner Music deals: offers on musical instruments
- Best Kogan deals: save on audio gear, new and refurbished
Best tech deals under AU$100
- Sony WF-C500 earbuds
AU$150AU$98 at Amazon (save AU$52)
- Sony SRS-XB13 Bluetooth speaker
AU$89AU$68 at Amazon (save AU$31)
- 4K Google Chromecast w/Google TV
AU$99AU$57.80 at eBay (save AU$29)
- HD Google Chromecast w/Google TV
AU$59AU$49 at Google Store (save AU$10)
- Amazon Echo (4th gen)
AU$149AU$74 on Amazon (save AU$75)
- Amazon Echo Dot (5th gen)
AU$79AU$49 on Amazon (save AU$30)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max
AU$99AU$49 at Amazon (save AU$50)
- Jabra Elite 3 wireless earbuds
AU$120AU$98 at Amazon (save $22)
- Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021)
AU$199AU$99 at Amazon (save $100)
Cyber Monday headphones deals
AU$150 AU$98 at Amazon (save AU$52)
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 QuietComfort Earbuds II
AU$429 AU$339 at Amazon (save AU$90)
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 Cyber Monday discount. Five stars
AirPods Pro 2 (2022)
AU$399 AU$367.08 at JW.com.au
For not a lot more money than their predecessor, you can pick-up Apple's best AirPods with a decent saving for Black Friday. The improvements to the ANC capabilities and overall usability (volume control on the stalks, for example) make these a truly compelling option for Apple users. Five stars
AU$549 AU$409 at Ninja Buy eBay (save up to AU$89)
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
AU$549 AU$438 at Amazon (save AU$111)
Sony's older wireless noise-cancelling over-ears are still a superb buy, especially at this reduced price. They're some of the best all-rounders money can buy, only bettered by the newer, pricier XM5 model (below). Try them and see why they've won multiple What Hi-Fi? Awards. Five stars
AU$449 AU$259 at Dick Smith (save AU$190)
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
Apple AirPods Pro
AU$399 AU$299 at Digi Direct (save AU$100)
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, 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.
AU$499 AU$379 at My Deal (save AU$120)
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 My Deal, you can also find this set of Red Studio3 Wireless Over Ear Headphones with a saving of AU$120 attached. New shoppers to My Deal can also get AU$10 off their first order.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
AU$399 AU$279 at Kogan (save AU$120)
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) over Cyber Monday. Five stars
Sennheiser HD 350BT
AU$199 AU$129 at Amazon (save AU$70)
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 35% discount.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
AU$599 AU$369 on Amazon (save AU$230)
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.
Bose QuietComfort 45
AU$499 AU$339 on Amazon (save AU$160)
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.
Cyber Monday TV deals
65-inch Sony A80K OLED TV with PlayStation 5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle
From AU$4,679 AU$3,699 at Sony Australia (save up to AU$1,234)
Could this be one of the best Black Friday TV deals? Potentially, yes, predominantly because it gives you the chance to get your hands on a PS5, along with a digital download of Horizon: Forbidden West. Sony Australia is essentially giving the PS5 away for free too (the A80K is worth AU$3,795 alone), making this a Black Friday deal that deserves your attention.
Samsung S95B 65-inch OLED TV
AU$4,495 AU$3,295 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$1,200)
The Samsung S95B was a sight to behold when we got our hands on it, and it certainly makes a strong case for the future of QD-OLED technology. Offering deep blacks, super bright whites, support for all HDR formats and even offering a 4K/120Hz gaming mode, it's an absolute beast of a TV. A 65-inch screen too big? The 55-inch S95B is also available at a discount of AU$1,200 via JB Hi-Fi. Five stars
Sony 55-inch A80J OLED TV
AU$2495 AU$1685 at Sony AU eBay (save AU$810 with code)
While not quite boasting the full array of performance attributes found in Sony's top-range OLED offerings, the A80J arguably offers even greater value when considering the features it does have at its asking price - and is a five-star TV because of that. The A80J lands a handy discount for Cyber Monday, bringing it down by AU$710 - with an additional AU$100 saving on offer via code SNSNOV on eBay. Five stars
Samsung 85-inch BU8000 4K Smart TV
AU$2995 AU$1769 at PowerlandAU eBay (save AU$1,226 with code)
The Samsung BU8000 has a spec sheet that just about elevates it above most other TVs in the same price range, primarily through the suite of picture technologies and streaming smarts available. And now you can save AU$1,226 on this 85-inch home screen when applying code SNSNOV at checkout with eBay.And now you can save AU$1,226 on this 85-inch home screen when applying code SNSNOV at checkout with eBay.
Discounts apply to most other screen sizes in the BU8000 range:
AU$899 AU$799 (save AU$50 with code)
AU$999 AU$859 (save AU$140 with code)
AU$1,199 AU$979 (save AU$220 with code)
AU$1,999 AU$1,799 (save AU$200 with code)
LG C2 OLED 65-inch TV:
AU$4295 AU$3460 at Appliance Central (save AU$835)
Winner of not one but TWO What Hi-Fi? Awards, LG's C2 is the ideal TV for most people. It's brighter than any 2021 OLED, produces brilliantly punchy but natural images and boasts every next-gen gaming feature you could ask for. The best-value premium TV at this size – and now even better value. Five stars
LG G2 55-inch OLED TV
AU$3790 AU$2485 at Appliance Central (save AU$1205)
While most people will be best served by the C2, above, the G2 is even brighter and punchier and boasts a frame-like design that makes it look particularly brilliant when wall-mounted. Do bear in mind that there's no stand in the box. Five stars
Sony X90K 75-inch LED TV
AU$3995 AU$2785 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$1210)
The top-ranging 4K LCD in Sony's line-up this year, the Sony X90K has a Full Array LED panel, powered by the company's impressive Cognitive Processor XR. It puts ticks in the boxes of HDMI 2.1 and various gaming features, including VRR and ALLM, and has a generous smart app offering.
Samsung 75-inch The Frame QLED TV
AU$3499 AU$2400 via PowerlandAU eBay (save AU$1099)
If you're the artistic type and are looking to make your living room reflect this with more than traditional artwork, then Samsung's Frame TVs are specifically built with you in mind. They accommodate a TV panel within an artsy frame as opposed to traditional bezels and 'Art Mode' displays artwork on the screen when you aren't watching TV. Make no mistake though, this TV is far from decoration only; it boasts a QLED panel for bright, punchy pictures.
TCL 75C835 75-inch Mini-LED TV
AU$2795 AU$2180 at Appliance Central (save AU$615)
The Mini-LED backlighting in the C835 offers brightness superior to LED and even OLED competitors, with thousands of tiny LED lights in locally dimmable zones. Support of up to 120/144Hz refresh rates and direct tools for keeping input lag down to 6ms also add to make this one a very solid option for gamers, particularly at the price point.
Cyber Monday soundbar deals
Bose Smart Soundbar 600
AU$799.95 AU$639 at Amazon (save AU$160.95)
The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 looks to be a very strong offering. With Dolby Atmos with up-firing speakers, the sound profile of the Bose 600 more closely resembles a fuller home theatre solution than a soundbar. And then you get wi-fi, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in, plus voice control.
AU$2099 AU$1225 at Appliance Central (save AU$874)
It's a little unfair to refer to this one as just a 'soundbar'. As you might expect at its price point, the Samsung HW-Q990B is a full home theatre solution with Dolby Atmos and separate subwoofer and rear speaker modules. And now it lands a Black Friday saving of over AU$800.
AU$599 AU$365 at Appliance Central (save AU$234)
Simple but effective. We found the soundbar and wireless sub combo to be a very serviceable soundbar solution which provides TV and movie sound to a notably high level of volume for its price, while maintaining clarity and, at its best, a wide and full presentation. If you're needing a flexible soundbar option but don't want to sacrifice too much in overall quality, this deal is for you.
AU$300 AU$219 at Amazon (save AU$81)
This is a big-sounding soundbar that makes full use of its size. It might be best suited to wall mounting, but it’s pretty difficult to make it sound bad. We really like its clean, detailed and hefty sound, and the way it decently spreads effect around the room.
Sonos Beam Gen 2
AU$699 AU$595 on The Good Guys (save AU$105)
The second-gen, five-star Sonos Beam soundbar comes with Dolby Atmos support, HDMI eARC compatibility and an updated design. This soundbar is compact, so it’s a good choice if you’re tight on space but still want a wide soundstage. This is our favourite soundbar at this price, so you know you're getting a goody here – especially with the discount on offer here. Five stars
AU$1499 AU$1,194 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$305)
Sonos' Award-winning Dolby Atmos soundbar offers one of the most convincing Atmos presentations we've heard and is a must-consider if you have a larger TV (it's designed specifically to partner large screens). We already thought it was deserving of its price tag, but now it has an AU$300 discount, it presents as great value. Five stars
Samsung Q600A soundbar
AU$799 AU$594 at The Good Guys (save AU$304)
Samsung's Q600A soundbar is a 3.1.2 channel unit featuring Dolby Atmos and arrives bundled with a dedicated subwoofer to add some low-end to the other three channels in the soundbar itself. The Good Guys is knocking a substantial AU$304 off this unit – a great feat considering how reasonably priced it is to start with.
Cyber Monday AV & audio deals
Google Chromecast with Google TV (HD)
AU$59 AU$49 at the Google Store (save AU$10)
If you're missing any popular streaming apps on your TV, then grab the latest Chromecast – this particular one only streams in HD quality. It’s powered by Google TV, making it a smoother and more streamlined streaming experience on a not-so-smart telly. You’ll also get a voice-activated remote in the box. Five stars
Prefer to stream in 4K? The Chromecast with Google TV 4K is also discounted, now AU$78 from AU$99 at Amazon.
Amazon Echo (2020; 4th gen)
AU$149 AU$74 on Amazon (save AU$75)
We were hoping the Echo speaker would be a little cheaper this time – AU$74 has been its lowest price previously. Still, back to its lowest price, this Alexa smart speaker is slightly bigger than the Echo Dots, so you get a bit more grunt when it comes to volume control. A decent smart speaker for those committed to the Alexa ecosystem. Available in three colours.
Amazon Echo Dot (2022; 5th gen)
AU$79 AU$49 on Amazon (save AU$30)
The fifth generation of the Echo Dot only arrived in October this year, so this is the first time they're getting discounted. These spherical smart speakers – available in three colours – will have Alexa at your beck and call to help control smart home devices, tell you about the weather and stream some music too. In fact, you can get a few of these little devices – one for each room – and pair them up to fill your entire home with your fave tunes. Five stars
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max
AU$99 AU$49 at Amazon (save AU$50)
Amazon's top-of-the-range Fire TV Stick Max has plenty of streaming smarts, bringing the Amazon content ecosystem to any TV and giving you access to all your favorite services in 4K and HDR where supported. It has more power, more memory and a quicker Wi-Fi 6 connection compared to the old Fire TV Stick 4K too. Five stars
AU$319 AU$259 at The Good Guys (save AU$60)
A typically excellent Sonos speaker with voice control, the Sonos One is a stone-cold five-star wireless speaker – and now even better value thanks to a AU$60 Cyber Monday price cut over at The Good Guys. Five stars
Sonos One SL
AU$289 AU$225 at The Good Guys (save AU$64)
If you don't care about using a voice assistant with your Sonos One, then why not save yourself some extra money? The One SL has everything the standard One has, save for the built-in microphones that allow for voice commands. Now a decent AU$64 off for Cyber Monday 2022.
AU$299 AU$249 at Mobileciti (save AU$50)
This is the portable Sonos speaker many of us wanted. It's battery-powered and has all the usual Sonos streaming smarts, plus Bluetooth for on-the-fly tunes of course. There are better-sounding Bluetooth speakers out there, but this is uniquely Sonos.
Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker
$250 $199.95 at Bose (save $50)
The Bose SoundLink Flex is a wonderfully easy-to-use, straightforward, portable Bluetooth speaker. The JBL Flip 6 for $107 is better, but while it might not lead the field, it gets the job done and we appreciate a fuss-free music experience.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday 2022 is today, Monday 28th November.
As its name may suggest, Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Black Friday, which itself is dictated by Thanksgiving in the US, falling on the Friday directly after.
While it's fair to expect plenty of bustle in the days leading up to the big shopping weekend, and a flurry of activity on the Friday itself, increasingly retailers have held back big deals for Cyber Monday - and even sometimes stretched out the sale into a "Cyber Week" of deals.
What is Cyber Monday?
The term 'Cyber Monday', was coined by Scott Silverman and the National Retail Federation's Ellen Davis in a bid to encourage people to take their shopping online during the Black Friday event. That was back in 2005, when people needed such encouragement!
So, in may ways, Cyber Monday is the original online shopping extravaganza, and with more of us shopping online, this year more than ever, it looks likely to grow and grow.
How long will Cyber Monday last?
Well, as the title of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday suggests, each shopping period used to last 24 hours, but that's no longer the case. Similar to Amazon Prime Day, these events always have preliminary and aftermath offers.
There's certainly going to be deals landing on the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but based on recent years, we fully expect the savings to spill out weeks either side as well.
Pre-Black Friday discounts start rolling out one, maybe even two, weeks in the leadup to the day itself while Cyber Monday's savings stretch a similar amount in the other direction, lasting at least a week. We wouldn't typically put it past retailers like Amazon to run a week of deals following Cyber Monday.
Our experience also shows that there are often deals that carry all the way through from Black Friday into Cyber Monday. Perhaps not the very biggest and best deals to drop on Friday, but other offerings often hand around longer than retailers might have you believe.
Where to get the best Cyber Monday deals?
4K TVs, smart and Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones will almost guaranteed be on offer at pretty much every electronics retailer, and those looking to buy into, or build upon, a smarthome ecosystem will surely be able to save money on Amazon Alexa and Google Nest Home devices.
The dominant names in Australia such as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, and EB Games will always go big on games console bundles ahead of Christmas, though whether we will see PS5 and Xbox Series X deals remains to be seen given their scarcity. We might have to settle for offers on the Nintendo Switch, which has been a huge seller ever since it launched.
We're confident the specialist AV retailers will deliver some hi-fi and home cinema bargains – What Hi-Fi? Award-winners are a good place to start when it comes to finding a price reduction. The likes of Amazon and eBay will be competing to offer the lowest prices on audio and video too – which is only good news for the consumer.