Best headphones deals 2023: save big on AirPods, Bose, Sony and more

On the hunt for a new pair of headphones or earbuds? Unless you are after a specific model or one that has only recently launched, you may well be looking for a good deal to help point you to the right pair. Luckily for you, we can help you bag the best headphones at knockdown prices.

Whether it's at Amazon, Currys, Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks or another specialist audio retailer, there are plenty of headphone deals to peruse year-round – especially during this month's Amazon Prime Big Deal Days and November's Black Friday sales periods. But many deals that might look tempting in light of that big red '50% off' badge can actually be duds – they might be on poorly performing headphones or simply not be the best deal you can get for your budget. You might be able to do better, which is why we are here to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Below are the best deals on the best headphones around, including AirPods and pairs from Sony, Bose, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic and more. We take pride in curating this headphone deals roundup, regularly keeping an eagle eye out for the best headphone deals around and updating it accordingly. We have tested and can recommend every pair below at their discounted price, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your pick is a great one.

Best wireless earbuds deals

Apple AirPods Pro 2 was £249

Apple AirPods Pro 2 was £249 now £229 at Amazon (save £20)
Apple's latest AirPods Pro are discounted by £10 at Amazon – not a huge saving admittedly, but huge savings on Apple products don't come around very often. If you're wondering if they're worth it, yes they are – these are the best earbuds Apple has ever made. Five stars 
Read our
AirPods Pro 2 review

Sony WF-C700N was £100

Sony WF-C700N was £100 now £89.49 at Amazon (save £10.51)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sport-friendly earbuds are well worth even their non-discounted price. The WF-C700N feature 7.5 hours of battery life per charge, multipoint Bluetooth and IPX4 water resistance. Five stars
Read the Sony WF-C700N review

Technics EAH-AZ60 was £200

Technics EAH-AZ60 was £200 now £140 at Amazon (save £60)
Decent buys, especially with this discount. You get a design that’s smart, practical and comfortable, a reasonable specification that includes effective noise cancellation, and solid, easy-to-appreciate and competitive (if not class-leading) sound quality. The new MK2 model costs £199. Four stars
Read our
Technics EAH-AZ60 review

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 was £230

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 was £230 now £185.32 at Amazon (save £44)
Six years into the true wireless game, Sennheiser is as competitive as ever in the premium space. The latest noise-cancelling Momentums build on an already winning recipe with an improved feature set, decent step-up in performance and kinder price tag. Five stars
Read our
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review

JBL Live Pro 2  was £129

JBL Live Pro 2 was £129 now £109 at Amazon (save £20)
A significant step up from the flock of sub-£100 cheap wireless earbuds, allowing you to access better sound quality without having to make the jump to more premium options from the likes of Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. They’re an entertaining listen, easy to use and manage to pack in a lot of useful features, including noise-cancelling. Five stars
Read our
JBL Live Pro 2 review

JBL Reflect Flow Pro  £129

JBL Reflect Flow Pro £129 £100 at Amazon (save £29)
With 30 hours of total battery life, noise-cancelling and a fit and build designed to withstand exercise and the great outdoors, these five-star earbuds are the perfect companion for exercise. Five stars
Read our JBL Reflect Flow Pro review

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II was £279

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II was £279 now £238.35 at Amazon (save £50)
Bose’s flagship wireless earbuds' fantastic sound and peerless noise-cancelling abilities have set a very high benchmark at this price point. The £300 Bose Ultra Earbuds come out on 10th October, but if you want amazing wireless earbuds closer to the £200 mark, this deal is well worth your attention. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4 was £250 now £200 at Argos (save £50)
Put simply, the Sonys are the complete package – fantastic all-rounders that look great, sound great, and do everything you could ask of them. Battery life is eight hours per charge, they're nice to use and their ANC is one of the best in the business. Current favourites at their original price, and our pick if you can't afford the newer £249 Sony XM5.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our
Sony WF-1000XM4 review

Earfun Air was £60

Earfun Air was £60 now £32 at Amazon (save £28)
The cheapest true wireless earbuds we can heartily recommend, these five-star Earfuns do the basics right – and are now down to just £32 if you tick the 20% discount box. A very decent buy if you're looking for budget buds.
Five stars
Read our
Earfun Air review

Sony WF-C500 was

Sony WF-C500 was £90 now £49 at Amazon (save £41)
The best wireless budget earbuds out there, period. The WF-C500 feature 20 hours of battery life, IPX4 splash resistance and Bluetooth 5.0, and are available in black and white at this price (orange or mint is an extra tenner). Great deal.
What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read our
Sony WF-C500 review

Beats Fit Pro was £220

Beats Fit Pro was £220 now £173 at Amazon (save £47)
If you’re looking for an Apple AirPods alternative, these comfortable, feature-packed and fun-sounding Beats are easy to recommend. The innovative new wingtip design promises a more secure fit for active lifestyles, while the presence of a Beats app for Android allows non-Apple users to get more involved in the earbuds' features. Four stars
Read our
Beats Fit Pro review

Panasonic RZ-S500W was £169

Panasonic RZ-S500W was £169 now £60 at Amazon (save £109)
Decent alternatives to the Sony WF-C700N above and one of the very best true wireless earbuds you can buy for under £100. They offer a combination of features (including active noise cancellation – rare at this price) and sound quality that is fantastic for the money. Five stars
Read our Panasonic RZ-S500W review

AirPods 3 was £179

AirPods 3 was £179 now £169 at Argos (save £10)
Improved sound, innovative Apple-centric features, spatial audio support and Pro-inspired redesign with shorter stems, but no ANC. The latest AirPods are a great choice for iPhone users and right now you can save a tenner at Argos.
Four stars
Read our Apple AirPods 3 review

Best Prime Day wireless headphones deals

Sony WH-CH520 was £60

Sony WH-CH520 was £60 now £40 at Amazon (save £20)
One of the very best budget over-ear wireless headphones on the market, these Sonys offer an audio performance easily in excess of their original asking price, let alone this discounted one. Five stars
Read our
Sony WH-CH520 review

Sony WH-1000XM4 was £

Sony WH-1000XM4 was £350 now £227 at Amazon (save £123)
These premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones deliver on all fronts. They're detailed, dynamic and have a natural knack for timing. Nothing really lets them down – battery life, build, comfort and usability are all great at this knockdown price. Our pick if you can't afford the newer £302 Sony XM5 (below).
What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read the Sony WH-1000XM4 review

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £379

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £379 now £302 at Amazon (save £72)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones are best in class in their premium field, and a £72 saving makes them even better performance-per-pound value. What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read our
Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Lindy BNX-60 was £85

Lindy BNX-60 was £85 now £70 at Novatech (save £15)
As a great value pair of noise-cancelling headphones with the added bonus of wireless Bluetooth, we can’t quibble with what’s on offer here. These Lindy veterans are solid alternatives to the Sony WH-CH520. Five stars
Read our
Lindy BNX-60 review

Bose QuietComfort 45  was £320

Bose QuietComfort 45 was £320 now £235 at Amazon (save £85)
These ANC headphones from Bose offer up strong noise-cancellation alongside impressive battery life and a comfortable build. The QC45 are certainly attractive, but they just aren't the best-sounding headphones around the £200 mark – that's the Sony XM4 above.
Four stars
Read our Bose QC45 review

Apple AirPods Max was £549

Apple AirPods Max was £549 now £499 at Amazon (save £50)
Yes, even with this 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. Worth it for Apple users.
Five stars

Best Prime Day wired headphones deals

AKG K371 was £150

AKG K371 was £150 now £127 at Amazon (save £23)
AKG has once again delivered a truly solid pair of headphones. The K371 are an impressive pair of cans that benefit from careful construction and a robust sound, not to mention high levels of comfort and quality.
Four stars
Read our
AKG K371 review

Austrian Audio Hi-X15 was £90

Austrian Audio Hi-X15 was £90 now £88 at Scan (save £2)
Not a huge discount by any means, but these wired headphones were already the best value at their level. An exceptional pair of over-ear headphones that deliver premium sound quality in an affordable package.
What Hi-Fi? Award winners
Read our
Austrian Audio Hi-X15 review

Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X was £249

Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X was £249 now £219 at (save £30)
If you’re looking for a quality pair of closed-back headphones at this price, put these Beyerdynamics at the top of your shopping list. Once you have a listen you’ll be glad you did. Detailed, comfortable, classy – they tick all the boxes. Five stars
Read our
Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X review

Grado SR325x was £330

Grado SR325x was £330 now £235 at Amazon (save £95)
Our favourite wired headphones at this price, these latest-gen open-back Grados are effortlessly musical. If you don't mind an open-back (leaky) design, this deal deserves to be snapped up. What Hi-Fi? Award winners
Read our
Grado SR325x review

Grado SR80x was £130

Grado SR80x was £130 now £99 at Richer Sounds (save £31)
If you can't afford the Grados above but are set on an open-back design, these more affordable siblings are excellent value for money – and also current Award winners.
What Hi-Fi? Award winners
Read our
Grado SR80x review

Shure Aonic 3 was £209

Shure Aonic 3 was £209 now £159 at Amazon (save £50)
Shure has plenty of experience with wired in-ear headphones, and it shines through in the Aonic 3. They're comfy and lightweight for starters, and absolutely nail sound quality. You won't find better – especially at this discounted price. What Hi-Fi? Award winners
Read our
Shure Aonic 3 review

Beyerdynamic Amiron £545

Beyerdynamic Amiron £545 £409 at Gear4Music (save £136)
When it comes to Beyerdynamic’s Amiron headphones, one word springs to mind: comfort. The earcups and headband are made of alcantara microfibres and microvelour, which is as luxurious as it sounds. But they're not just comfortable; they sound fantastic too. Five stars
Read our
Beyerdynamic Amiron review

RØDE NTH-100  was £149

RØDE NTH-100 was £149 now £114 at Amazon (save £35)
Be as critical or as casual in your listening as you like – the Røde NTH-100 will put you fully in the picture with their revealing sound. If you want budget closed-back over-ears, these are outstanding value. Five stars
Read our
RØDE NTH-100 review


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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.