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 or Sevenoaks or another specialist audio retailer, there are plenty of headphones to peruse year-round. But many deals that might look tempting in light of that big red '50% off' label 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, AKG and more. We regularly keep an eagle eye out for the best headphone deals around and update this round-up with them.
Best wireless earbuds deals
Apple AirPods Pro 2
was £249 now £239 at Amazon (save £10)
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
was £100 now £80 at Amazon (save £20)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sporty 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. Now at their lowest ever price. Five stars
Read the Sony WF-C700N review
was £200 now £159 at Amazon (save £40)
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 versions cost £186. Four stars
Read our Technics EAH-AZ60 review
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
was £230 now £189 at Amazon (save £41)
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 now £99 at Amazon (save £30)
A 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
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
was £279 now £229 at Amazon (save £50)
Bose’s flagship wireless earbuds' fantastic sound and peerless noise-cancelling abilities have set a new benchmark at this price point. If you want amazing wireless earbuds at their lowest price ever, this deal is well worth your attention. What Hi-Fi? Award winners
Read our Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
was £250 now £169 at John Lewis (save £81)
Alongside the Sony XM4 (below), Bose's QuietComfort Earbuds are serious contenders for best-in-class at this discounted price. You'll find it hard to beat their noise cancellation... unless you can afford to spend extra for the newer QuietComfort Earbuds II sequels above.
Read our Bose QC Earbuds review
was £250 now £182 at Amazon (save £68)
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, let alone this heavily reduced one. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Sony WF-1000XM4 review
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.
Read our Earfun Air review
was £ 90 now £59 at Amazon (save £31)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sporty earbuds are well worth even their non-discounted price. The WF-C500 feature 20 hours of battery life, IPX4 splash resistance and Bluetooth 5.0, and are available in black, white, orange and mint. What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read our Sony WF-C500 review
Beats Fit Pro
was £220 now £169 at Amazon (save £51)
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
was £169 now £84 at Amazon (save £85)
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
was £179 now £169 at Amazon (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.
Read our Apple AirPods 3 review
Best Prime Day wireless headphones deals
Sony WH-1000XM4 was £
350 now £199 at Amazon (save £150)
Sony’s 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 level, not least at this knockdown price.
What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read the Sony WH-1000XM4 review
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
was £350 now £279 at Amazon (save £71)
A breakaway from the famous Bose QuietComfort range, the 2019-released 700 are more of a premium series with a concentration on noise-cancelling, which is best in class with 11 levels of ANC adjustment. Comfort and aesthetics are spot-on too and they sound pretty decent - though not as good as the Sony XM4 and XM5 above. Four stars
Read our Bose 700 review
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.
Best Prime Day wired headphones deals
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 now £212 at AV.com (save £37)
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.
Read our Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X review
was £330 now £249 at Peter Tyson (save £79)
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
Shure Aonic 3
was £209 now
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
was £149 now £118 at Amazon (save £31)
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