Black Friday and Cyber Monday both may have ended in Australia, but the savings sure haven't! There's plenty of deals still live in the 'cyber week' sales, and they're likely to continue for the better part of the coming week.
There's be slashed prices on 4K OLED TVs and noise-cancelling headphones, dropped dollars on hi-fi speakers and soundbars, and even discounts on games and consoles.
With that said, here at What Hi-Fi?, we've scoured the web for all the best deals on AV and hi-fi kit in Australia that are still live so we can present it to you here in a digestible manner.
- Bose: up to 40% off refurbished headphones, speakers and audio sunglasses
- Amazon Australia: ongoing daily offers on a variety of items
- eBay Australia: ongoing daily offers for Black Friday
- Appliance Central: savings on a wide range of TVs
- Appliances Online: deep discounts on TVs and home appliances
- Bing Lee: discounts on appliances, TVs and other electronics
- The Good Guys: offers on home theatre and more
- Dick Smith: a wide variety of tech discounted, including headphones and TVs
Best Cyber Monday 2021 deals still available in Australia
Apple AirPods Max |
AU$899 From AU$649 on Amazon (save up to AU$250)
If you're an Apple fan and have been waiting to get your paws on the AirPods Max, then you could save a few hundred on the very premium cans. They're usually rather pricey but we think they're worth every dollar (check out our five-star review), but a AU$250 discount makes them all the more appealing. The prices vary depending on the colour, with the Green and Pink being the cheapest.
The Headphones 700 from Bose are the successors to the popular QC 35 II noise-cancelling cans, and while there's since been a QC 45 released, the 700 are still the cream of the crop in Bose's lineup. They offer incredible ANC, clear and detailed audio, and a stylish contemporary design. Black has sold out, but you can still save over AU$200 on the Silver colour at Amazon.
Melbourne-based audio company Nura exploded onto the scene with the Nuraphone – a pair of wireless headphones that feature a hybrid over-ear/in-ear design and sport personalised audio. The sound profile is customised to the shape and frequency sensitivity of your own ears allowing for truly personalised sound, and industry standard features like ANC and social mode are all present too.
Sennheiser HD 400S |
AU$149 AU$70 at Amazon (save AU$79)
If you're chasing that Sennheiser sound but are fine with a cabled set of cans, the HD 400S is ridiculously cheap, with a 56% discount from Amazon bringing these affordable cans down to just under AU$65! They're lightweight, foldable, comfortable, have an in-line button and microphone in the cable and (of course) sound good.
Sony WF-1000XM4 |
AU$449 AU$345 at Amazon (save AU$104)
The industry-leaders when. it comes to noise-cancelling true wireless buds, Sony's latest WF-1000XM4 deliver lovely rich audio, top-notch noise-cancelling, solid battery and an IPX4 weather resistance – a feature set that makes them the best buds on the market at the moment. Sony's flagship ANC buds haven't been sold at their RRP for a while now (Amazon's regular price is already a quite-reasonable AU$390), but this is one of the lowest prices we've seen them since launch.
Apple AirPods Pro |
AU$399 AU$289 at MyDeal (save AU$110)
Apple's AirPods Pro – the company's noise-cancelling, true wireless buds – are currently found cheapest at MyDeal, wioth a decent AU$110 saving. If you're chasing the newer model launched just a few months ago, Amazon has the second-gen Pro for AU$369 at the moment, although it's just a AU$30 saving.
We gave these Momentum True Wireless 2 buds from Sennheiser a full five stars in our review, praising their refined sound, light weight and comfort, and overall ease of use. One of the few negatives we noticed was its price, but you can remedy that with this awesome discount on these spectacular buds, taking them below half price at Amazon.
NuraLoop in-ears |
AU$199 AU$139 at Amazon (save AU$60)
The second product from Melbourne's own Nura, the NuraLoop is a neckband style pair of wireless in-ears, complete with the company's innovative personalisation tech. If you're keen on hearing how music sounds when it's adapted to the shape and frequency response of your own ears, then this is a compact and affordable to alternative to the Nuraphone.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds |
AU$399 AU$297 on Amazon (save AU$102)
Although Sony might take the cake for the best all-round true wireless buds, there's no doubt that the QuietComfort Earbuds from Bose hold the throne for the best noise-cancelling around (and, thankfully, they sound terrific as well). There's a solid AU$102 discount at Amazon at the moment, so now's your chance to try them out for less.
Bose Sports Earbuds |
AU$299.95 AU$198 at Amazon (save AU$101.95)
Alongside the QuietComfort Earbuds above, Bose released a pair of true wireless buds designed specifically for use when exercising. With their IPX4 sweat resistance, ear fins for extra security and comfortable fit, these are the ideal headphones for your next workout. You can knock a third off the price of these sporty buds from Amazon right now, and the deal's available in Black, Blue or White.
Sennheiser's affordable CX True Wireless buds are a decent way to get truly cable-free in-ears without breaking the bank, and their low price is even lower thanks to this deal. While they're not top of their field, the solid 27-hour battery life (with charging case) and IPX4 rating make them a great everyday pair. Available in either Black or White with a discount at Amazon.
Apple AirPods (2nd gen) |
AU$219 AU$176 on Amazon (save AU$43)
Since the release of the 3rd-gen of AirPods, Apple reduced the price of its 2nd-gen models, and this Amazon reseller has dropped that price even further. Just AU$176 will get you these true wireless buds, or if you're keen on the model that comes with a wireless charging case, it's also discounted to AU$269 on Amazon.
Beats Powerbeats Pro |
AU$349 AU$248 on Amazon (save AU$101)
For those seeking a rugged and resilient pair of workout buds with some punchy audio to boot, the Powerbeats Pro are a great way to get a secure fit and some pounding audio. You can set a set in Black, Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue, Lava Red and Navy for a solid AU$110 discount.
TVs and home theatre
We were chuffed with the X925 from TCL (read our full review for more info), for its gorgeous colours and blacks, its integrated soundbar and Google TV interface. So if you're on the hunt for an 8K TV with Mini LED technology, this 75-inch model is discounted by well over a grand at the moment at Appliance Central. It has been so popular that it's current on back order.
The 4K C1 OLED from LG earned a full five stars in our review, praised for its superb overall picture quality (thanks to self-lighting pixels and true black levels) and a remarkable feature set, and now you can sae over a grand on the 65-inch model. The Good Guys has the same TV for AU$2,888 if you'd prefer to shop with them (their extra pickup locations might be worth it for you).
Samsung's phenomenal 65-inch Neo QLED 4K TV is seeing a solid reduction at the moment, bringing you near-OLED level quality at a lower price. It offers much the same vibrancy and richness of colour that OLED is renowned for, and approaches the same level of true black as well.
There's no doubt 8K TVs come with a sizeable price to match the specs, but this 65-inch Hisense number is nearly a grand off its already affordable (for 8K) price right now. If you want to get that insane resolution without the insane price, now's your chance!
We loved Sony's X90J so much we gave the 65-inch model full marks in our review, and now you can score it for a huge discount direct from Sony. It features built-in Google Assistant support, Sony's latest Cognitive Processor XR tech and full array local dimming for top-notch contrast. Save over a grand by buying direct from Sony.
If OLED is a little too pricey for you, MINI LED is the next big competitor to this technology, offering similar levels of contrast and true blacks without sacrificing brightness levels. This massive 75-inch unit from Hisense is discounted by a full grand at The Good Guys right now.
TCL 65-inch P615 |
AU$995 AU$845 at Appliance Central (save AU$150)
For the budget-conscious, this 65-inch 4K Smart TV from TCL is a great way to save some dosh but get a solid, modern and big TV. It's currently discounted a little at Appliance Central, bringing its super low cost down even further. It may be a 2020 model, but still offers plenty of punch for its price tag.
If the TCL offer above is still a little too steep, or you're just after a smaller screen to suit your space overall, this 43-inch Hisense unit offers 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos support.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K |
AU$99 AU$49 at Bing Lee (save AU$50)
This half-price offer from Bing Lee nets you Amazon's 4K Fire TV Stick for just AU$49. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, and of course, 4K HDR streaming.
Hi-Fi, soundbars and smart home
Yamaha SR-B20A soundbar |
AU$299 AU$198 at Amazon (save AU$101)
Check out our review to see just how much we loved the SR-B20A soundbar from Yamaha. Its Bluetooth streaming, remote and app control, and (most importantly) incredible sound for its low price wowed us. In fact, it's the #1 best seller in Amazon's soundbar category. Now you can save a packet on an already affordable soundbar, upping your TV's audio game for considerably less than much of the competition. If you'd like a more compact alternative, the SR-C20A is down to AU$192 (from AU$279) also on Amazon.
Samsung Q600A soundbar |
AU$799 AU$495 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.
Amazon Echo (4th gen) |
AU$149 AU$79 on Amazon (save AU$70)
This is the biggest discount that Amazon's flagship Echo device (4th generation) has gotten since launch, even beating the low price it hit on Amazon Prime Day. Save a whopping AU$75 on this spherical smart speaker, and choose from three different colours – Charcoal, Glacier White and Twilight Blue.
Google Nest Hub Max |
AU$349 AU$249 at Google Store (save AU$100)
The flagship smart display from Google is discounted by a full AU$100 at the company's Australian store. It comes with a 10-inch 720p screen and three internal speakers (two tweeters, one woofer), offering solid performance across both the video and audio fronts. Available in Chalk and Charcoal colours.
Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) |
AU$149 AU$79 (save AU$70)
If you're after something a little more compact and affordable, the second-gen Nest Hub is discounted by mopre than half direct from Google. It has a 7-inch (600p) touch display, built-in sleep tracking and plenty more.
Google Nest Mini |
AU$79 AU$39 (save AU$40)
Google's competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot – the Nest Mini is a great way to expand existing smart home setups, or for simply having a voice assistant and speaker at the ready in one of your rooms. Google has knocked more than half price off this little unit.
When is Cyber Monday 2021?
Cyber Monday 2021 will be Monday 29th November.
As it's 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 will start rolling out one, maybe even two weeks in the leadup to the day itself while Cyber Monday's savings will likely stretch a similar amount in the other direction, lasting at least a week. We wouldn't 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 – last year's 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.