While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed us by, retailers are dropping discounts on their hi-fi and AV kit for Australia's Boxing Day sales for 2021.
The 26th of December is host to a swathe of fresh deals, and there's plenty on offer in the lead-up as well for those seeking a deal on headphones, TVs, Bluetooth speakers, soundbars and more.
During Boxing Day itself as well as the days before and after, we'll keep this page updated with all the best deals in Australia, so if there's nothing you're after yet, keep checking back.
Boxing Day 2021: quick links
- Amazon Australia: deep discounts on hundreds of items
- Appliance Central: discounts on 4K TVs, OLEDs and QLEDs
- Appliances Online: savings on TVs and home appliances
- Bing Lee: deals on home appliances
- Catch: huge variety of discounted items
- The Good Guys: savings on TVs, home appliances and more
Best Boxing Day 2021 deals
Sony MDR-1AM2 |
AU$399 AU$169 on Amazon (save AU$230)
For those pursuing excellent audio that don't all the frills associated with wireless or noise-cancelling cans, there's no pair that offer better value than these Sony's. All the benefits of a low-latency, no-compression cabled connection are paired with these excellent drivers for top-notch clarity, detail, balance and separation. You can knock well over half the price off these stellar cans on Amazon at the moment.
Panasonic RZ-S500w earbuds |
AU$249 AU$129 on Amazon (save AU$120)
These Panasonic RZ-S500w earbuds scored full marks in their What Hi-Fi review, and while they're already rather affordable for what they offer, Amazon has slashed them by over half price! Grab them in Black and save AU$120.
For the best noise-cancelling the true wireless industry has to offer, you should take a look at the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. Not only is Amazon discounting them by over AU$100, if you're a Prime member (or sign up for a free 30-day trial), you can get a bonus AU$25 Amazon credit to boot.
Sony WF-1000XM3 |
AU$249 AU$178 on Amazon (save AU$71)
While they aren't the latest and greatest from Sony's in-ear, true wireless range, the M3 model still offers stellar audio and noise-cancelling, and is now cheaper than ever! They deliver Sony's characteristic warm sound profile, some of the best noise-cancelling available today, and all in a compact, cable-free package.
Sony WF-1000XM4 |
AU$449 AU$335 on Amazon (save AU$114)
It's not the cheapest price we've ever seen on Sony's latest noise-cancelling, true wireless wonders, but at the moment this is the lowest you'll pay for the WF-1000XM4. They offer incredible, warm audio and clear detail with some of the best ANC in the industry, all in a compact earbud with a solid battery life. Available both in Black and Silver, although the latter is a little more expensive at AU$337.
Sony WF-C500 |
AU$150 AU$96 on Amazon (save AU$54)
These compact and ultra affordable earbuds from Sony rank in third place on What Hi-Fi's list of the best earbuds in Australia due to their compact and comfortable design, well-balanced audio and (of course) their incredible affordability. You can score them for even less with this 33% discount at Amazon, bringing them under AU$100. Available in Black or White.
With the launch of the third-generation of Apple AirPods, the (still-great) second-gen are seeing a solid discount. This Amazon deal drops the price of the model with the bundled charging case by a solid amount, making it a great time to pick up a pair of new Apple buds for yourself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2021) |
AU$399 AU$366 (save AU$33)
Being both an Apple product and one that was released very recently, the opportunites for a discount are very slim. Still, if you're planning on getting the latest 2021 revision of the true wireless, noise-cancelling AirPods Pro, you can save a bit on Amazon at the moment.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 |
AU$499 AU$298 (save AU$201)
We gave the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 full marks in our glowing review, praising its refined and mature sound and lightweight comfort. You can score them for a huge 40% discount on these excellent buds at Amazon at the moment.
In our five-star review, we praised the Sennheiser CX 400BT's lively, detailed sound, lightweight fit and incredible value. Amazon's discount makes this last point more true than ever, with a massive 30% saving bringing these buds down to a very low price. At present, only the white colour option is discounted.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX |
AU$840 AU$669 on Amazon (save AU$171)
Designer brand Bang & Olufsen have made a truly premium competitor to the likes of Sony and Bose – with luxurious build quality, materials and design, they really are striking. One of their main detractors is their rather premium price, but you can save a solid AU$171 on the Sand colour option at Amazon at the moment to negate that.
Sony WI-SP510 |
AU$180 AU$59 on Amazon (save AU$121)
If you're just looking for a simple pair of decent-sounding wireless in-ears for your workout, this massive 67% discount on Amazon for Sony's WI-SP510 sports neckband is the go. With a lightweight neckband design, IPX5 sweat resistance and secure fins so the buds don't drop out of your ears, these are purpose-built for those sweaty sessions. Available in Black, White and Blue.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live |
AU$319 AU$159 at Amazon (save AU$160)
Need an extremely portable pair of buds for casual listening? Samsung's new Galaxy Buds Live sport a brilliant design that's both attractive and comfortable. Offering impressive features such as (admittedly subtle) active noise cancelling, Bluetooth 5.0 support an a wireless charging case, the Galaxy Buds Live also boast significant bass for such a small set. Currently half-price on Amazon.
Those looking for a solid alternative to the Bose and Sony noise-cancelling headphones are in luck, Sennheiser's latest PXC-550 II cans are reduced by a very solid amount. They feature up to 30 hours battery life, touch pad controls, smart pause when removing from your head, and (of course) the Sennheiser sound that the brand is known for.
TV and home audio
LG 65-inch C1 OLED TV |
AU$3,999 AU$2,696 at Bing Lee eBay (save AU$1,304)
One of the best 4K TVs out there, LG's 65-inch C1 model offers incredible colours, vibrant and clear image and the true blacks that OLED technology is known for. The 65-inch model is excellent value, without hitting the higher price points of the larger models but still offering a plenty-big screen, and with over AU$,1300 off, it's even better – score the full discount with the code BD10OFF at the checkout.
One of the best OLED TVs available at the moment, the LG C1 is a real powerhouse for home cinema excellence. It offers up incredibly rich colours and true blacks thanks to its OLED tech, and does so all in 4K with HDR. At this price, the 55-inch model is even lower than it was during the Black Friday sales, use the code BD10OFF to get the full discount – and we reckon they won't last at this price, so we'd get in quick if you want to land one.
LG's most-compact 4K OLED can make for a great personal gaming screen, secondary TV or even a (bloody great big) computer monitor, but its always been a rather pricey option in Australia – we've never previously seen it below AU$1,950. That's changed this Boxing Day, however, with Bing Lee's eBay Store letting you snag one for a (comparatively) tiny AU$1,737, a solid AU$758 off the RRP – be sure to use code BD10OFF at the eBay checkout for the whole discount.
Sony's terrific 65-inch A80J family are our favourite mainstream OLED TVs, going head to head with LG's similar C1 line, and for Boxing Day you can score some sweet deals on several models on eBay. The 65-inch option is down to just AU$3,225 on either Bing Lee or The Good Guys' eBay Stores. Both these retailers do charge a delivery fee, but if you choose for click-and-collect that can be avoided. To get this discount, use the code BD10OFF at checkout.
If 65-inches just isn't enough for your home theatre, you can jump up to this 77-inch model of Sony's A80J OLED and still score one of the best OLED deals we've seen; this offer from both Sony and Bing Lee's eBay Stores shaves 36% off the RRP, so at this price all you really need to consider is who to buy from. Sony's offering free delivery to eBay Plus members, but Bing Lee has click-and-collect. As with the above 65-inch, you need to apply BD10OFF at the checkout for this one.
Yamaha SR-B20A soundbar |
AU$299 AU$198 on Amazon (save AU$101)
You can check out our glowing Australian review of the Yamaha SR-B20A for more detail, but in essence, this unit packs a lot more punch than it has any right to at its price. With a massive AU$100 saving, you can score a soundbar that competes with the more expensive Sonos Beam, offering incredible sound (and even bass) for its price, and doubling as a Bluetooth speaker to boot.
Sonos Beam (2nd Gen) |
AU$699 AU$599 at The Good Guys (Save AU$100)
While it's not a massive discount, this hot product isn't reduced all that often and the second generation model is relatively fresh on the market. Find out why the Sonos Beam is so popular in our five-star review, and then snap it up with a AU$100 discount at The Good Guys. Available in Black or White.
For those seeking to boost their TV's audio game – especially in the low-end – this Yamaha soundbar and its included sub are a great way to do so. It offers DTS Virtual:X surround sound, Bluetooth streaming and built-in Alexa voice control. The already affordable YAS-209 is reduced by 30% at Amazon.
Samsung HW-Q900A |
AU$1,499 AU$899 on Appliance Central (save AU$600)
If you're looking to secure a surround sound soundbar with bundled subwoofer, this massive discount on the HQ-Q900A from Samsung is worth checking out. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and can automatically optimise the surround sound based on the room you place it in.
The PMA-800NE from Denon is a stereo amplifier with two channels of 85W output, a built-in 192kHz/24-bit DAC and the option to select either MM or MC (Moving Magnet or Moving Coil) cartridges. Amazon is currently discounting this stereo amp by 20%, so if you were looking to pick one up now's a good time.
The AVR-S750H from Denon is a 7.2-channel AV receiver with support for 4K pass-tjhrough, eARC and full voice control via Amazon Alexa. Like the above stereo amplifier, you can save 20% on Amazon at the moment, taking a neat AU$200 off the price.
The Signature Series S20 bookshelf speakers from Polk Audio offer up solid audio for home theatre or casual listening, and do so in an especially classy walnut package. Their custom mid-range drivers, Terylene dome tweeters and optimised cabinet design deliver clear, full-range sound. Amazon is discounting these speakers by a decent 31%, saving you AU$240.
Amazon is discounting both the Q550 and Q950 Floorstanding speakers from KEF, in both their Black and White colour options. While the single speaker discount isn't massive, if you're buying a pair (which is quite likely) the savings certainly add up!
Smartphones, smart home and other
While foldable smartphones tend to be in the ultra-premium category, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 manages to buck this trend with its affordable sub-flagship price. This delightful blend of nostalgia and futurisim with its folding OLED display and flip-phone design was already reasonably priced, but you can save a massive AU$500 from Amazon at the moment. That's a AU$500 discount! Available in Cream, Green, Lavender and Phantom Black.
The latest flagship handset from Samsung, the S21, has had its price slashed on Amazon Australia, bringing this Android powerhouse well under a grand. It packs in a gorgeous 120Hz display, as well as powerful camera chops with its 64MP snapper and 20x space zoom. Available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Grey and Phantom White.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max |
AU$99 AU$59 (save AU$40)
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max from Amazon brings Ultra HD and HDR streaming capabilities to TVs that may not have that capacity to start with. What's more, it's only AU$59 (which is the price you'd normally pay for the regular, non-4K version) saving you AU$40.
Nest Audio |
AU$149 AU$99 on the Google Store (save AU$50)
Google's latest audio-centric smart home speaker is discounted by 33% at the Google Store at the moment. If you're looking to set up a smart assistant in your house, or add to you smart home kit, but are looking for something that sounds halfway decent, then the Google Nest Audio is the go.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) |
AU$149 AU$79 on Amazon (save AU$70)
With a discount approaching the half-price mark, now's a great chance to buy Amazon's latest spherical smart speaker. Bring this clever orb home and fill your house with music, weather forecasts and any fact you'd like to know on a whim. Amazon has the Charcoal, White and Blue options for just AU$79.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) |
AU$59 AU$19 (save AU$40)
While the third-gen Amazon Echo Dot isn't the latest compact smart speaker in the series, for under AU$20 we have no complaints! You can use Amazon's Alexa voice-assistant to play music, fill you in on the weather or news, and even control the rest of your smart home kit.
UE Megaboom 3 |
AU$299 AU$219 at Amazon (save AU$80)
The bigger sibling of the ever-popular UE Boom 3, the Megaboom 3 offers even bigger sound and longer battery life, all in a super rugged cylindrical enclosure. It's ideal to grab and go, bringing the music to the beach, park or barbecue with ease. It's back to its Black Friday 2021 price of AU$219 for Prime members (while non-members don't get quite the same discount), saving you a solid AU$80 off the RRP. Available in all four colours – blue, black, red and purple.
UE Wonderboom 2 |
AU$129.95 AU$89 (save AU$40.95)
If you're looking for the solid UE Boom sound but after something even cheaper and more compact, the Wonderboom 2 punches way above its weight. This little audio nugget puts out deceptively solid audio, and if you're outdoors and want the sound to carry further, a dedicated button allows you to filter out some of the bass frequencies to help it project further. If you're a Prime member, you'll score it for AU$89, but non-members still get a hefty discount at AU$97. It's available in six colours: red, blue, grey, black, peach and everyone's favourite, unicorn.
Boxing Day 2021 and January sales: when are they?
While it would make sense for the Boxing Day Sales to start on the 26th of December (you know, Boxing Day), the reality is that retailers tend to drop hot discounts well ahead of this date, catching anyone that missed out on Black Friday savings that still wants to score a deal before Christmas.
Once again, you'd assume they would end once the 27th of December rolls around, but that's not the case either. Most major retailers will keep many of their deals live until the new year, although there's unlikely to be fresh discounts added during this time.
As for the January Sales, this encapsulates all of the Boxing Day deals that remain live into the new year, as well as a number of stores and online retailers that will add fresh discounts throughout the month – the perfect time to pick up that TV or those headphones you missed out on.