Best headphones deals 2023: save 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 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

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

Sony WF-C700N was £100

Sony WF-C700N 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

Technics EAH-AZ60 was £200

Technics EAH-AZ60 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

Technics EAH-AZ40 was £130

Technics EAH-AZ40 was £130 now £100 at Amazon (save £30)
No noise cancellation, but you can still expect a detailed, robust sound, as well as solid comfort levels and good on-bud controls. Good value if you don't need ANC and your budget is £100. Four stars
Read our
Technics EAH-AZ40 review

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 was £230

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

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

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

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.
Five stars
Read our
Bose QC Earbuds review

Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4 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

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 £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

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

Panasonic RZ-S500W was £169

Panasonic RZ-S500W 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

AirPods 3 was £179

AirPods 3 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 £

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

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £379

Sony WH-1000XM5 was £379 now £316 at Amazon (save £63)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones are best in class, and a £58 saving makes them even better performance-per-pound value. What Hi-Fi? Awards winner
Read our
Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 was £350

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

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 £129 at Amazon (save £21)
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 £212 at (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.
Five stars
Read our
Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X review

Grado SR325x was £330

Grado SR325x 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

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 £150 at Amazon (save £59)
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

RØDE NTH-100  was £149

RØDE NTH-100 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


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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.