Best cheap headphone deals 2019

Best cheap headphone deals: in-ear, over-ear, wireless, noise-cancelling

Whether you're after some cheap wireless headphones or a pair of premium noise-cancelling cans, some runaround in-ears for the train or some swanky true wireless earbuds for the gym, you've come to the right place to bag a bargain.

We've searched far and wide on the world wide web to find the best deals on headphones by Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, Beats, Beyerdynamic, Grado and the rest to bring you the very best savings on the internet. 

Our selection covers everything, from high-end hi-fi headphones to pairs you'll sling in your gym bag. We've also got wireless models, true wireless earbuds for when you really want to cut the cord, along with more traditional in-ear and over-ear models.

Read on for our pick of the very best headphone deals...

What Hi-Fi? sorts through thousands of deals to offer the best prices from the trustworthy retailers. While all of our reviews are researched and written independently, What Hi-Fi? is a participant in a number of affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees for linking to online retailers. 

Wireless headphones

Sony WH-CH700N wireless headphones £150 £95
Want Sony sound quality plus wireless convenience and the added bonus of noise-cancelling technology? Look no further. These affordable headphones are a fine choice thanks to a 35-hour battery life and super-fast charging.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling £330 £266
Sony's superb flagship wireless noise-cancelling headphones keep getting better and better, but in the sale, the price is only getting lower. A five-star product, you can save an impressive 20% on these headphones right now.View Deal

Sony WH-CH500 Wireless noise-cancelling £60 £32 at Amazon
The next model down from the headphones above, these Sony on-ears have a shorter battery life (20 hours) but still the all-important Bluetooth connection and noise-cancellation. View Deal

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth headphones £80 £60 at Amazon
These aptX Bluetooth headphones boast a 20-hour battery (via a lithium battery), but the bigger selling points are 4.5/5 user review rating and £20 off.View Deal

JBL E50BT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones £119 £59 at Currys
They may be fairly chunky, but if JBL's success rate is to go by these wireless over-ear headphones should be decent buys for on-the-go-use. Their impressive 18-hour battery life helps their case too.View Deal

Libratone Q Adapt noise-cancelling wireless on-ears £220 £116
Their clean, easy-going and smooth performance may not be the best on the market rhythmically (as we said in our review, when these headphones were £220), but we're big fans of their stylish, compact build and feature-full control app.View Deal

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear wireless headphones £229 £129
Bose has long been a player in the wireless headphone game, and these are one of their most affordable over-ear pairs. With NFC one-touch connectivity, a 15-hour battery life and a 4.5/5 user review rating, these cans are bargains waiting to be bagged.View Deal

Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-cancelling £330 £249 at Exceptional AV
Prefer Bose? The Sonys may sound a little superior, but if you're happy to sacrifice that last little bit of sonic ability in the name of added comfort, these Boses are the noise-cancellers to buy.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling £330 £266
These What Hi-Fi? Award winners are our current favourite premium noise-cancelling wireless headphones - and they're now nearly £60 off in silver!View Deal

Bose SoundSport Wireless £140 £113 at Peter Tyson
Looking for a great pair of wireless headphones for the gym or running? These Bose in-ears are an excellent option with brilliant sound quality and solid battery life. At this price, they're a bit of a bargain.View Deal

Beats Powerbeats 3 (blue) £250 £110 at Amazon
With launch of the Powerbeats Pros, Beats's ex-flagship have gone on special. These earbuds are sport-friendly and have a 12-hour battery life, with a Fast Fuel feature that offers an hour of music playback from just a five minute charge.View Deal

Grado GW100 Wireless on-ears £200 £169 at Amazon
Grado's first pair of wireless headphones - and world's first pair of wireless open-back headphones. Very much Grado in both aesthetic and engineering design, the GW100s utilise the signature drivers found in the brand’s wired models - good news considering we’re huge fans of Grado headphones’ consistently impressive sound. View Deal

Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones (white) £250 £175 at Amazon
Full-bodied, clear sound and excellent battery life make these Beats wireless headphones well worth considering. The stylish design is matched by 40 hours of juice, while iOS device users can benefit from seamless connection too.View Deal

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless £300 £215 at Richer Sounds 
They may not be as attractive as an overall package as Sennheiser's Momentums, but these wireless noise-cancellers still marry great build and comfort with an entertaining performance.View Deal

BeatsX wireless earbuds £110 £90 at John Lewis
Bluetooth earphones don’t get much easier to use than this, particularly for iPhone owners. Wireless performance is great, and they’re an easy fit. Their sound is energetic and full albeit not the best in its category.View Deal

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wireless £380 £160 at Amazon 
Not normally one for our cheap headphones section but this stonking deal has scythed the price of these brilliant five-star headphones down by over 50 percent. Go! Go! Go!View Deal

True wireless earbuds

Apple AirPods (latest model) with charging case £159 £155.70
Technically and sonically better than before, the second generation AirPods offer unbeatable Bluetooth usability and decent sound quality. Even a fiver off is welcome!View Deal

Sony WF-1000X true wireless £179 £130 at Argos
If you want the best-sounding pair of AirPod alternatives under £200, you don't need to look much further than the Sony WF-1000X earbuds. And right now you can save £50 on the original price. An excellent buy.View Deal

Bose SoundSport Free £180 £155 at Very
Another impressive pair of five-star true wireless buds, these Boses are pretty much the perfect package, with impressive features and impressive sound. Now £25 off.View Deal

Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) £200 £179 at Very
We prefer the sound of the Sonys above, but there could be a home for these Samsungs among those who simply want a reliable pair of wireless earbuds with excellent battery life.View Deal

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless £280 £219 at Amazon
Sennheiser's first pair of truly wireless in-ears impress on a number of fronts. The four-hour battery life is competitive, the touch controls for volume work a treat and the sound is detailed and nicely balanced. They sit at the pricier end of the scale, so this £45 discount should come in handy.View Deal

In-ear headphones

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 in-ears £90 £63 at Amazon
Possessor of our 2017 Product of the Year Award, these wired in-ears continue the success of Sennheiser's seemingly ever-growing Momentum range with a comfortable fit, attractive design and a wonderfully clear and detailed performance.View Deal

Klipsch R6 II £90 £87 at Amazon
A What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. These affordable in-ear headphones are our new favourites. So even £3 off is a good deal!View Deal

AKG N40 in-ear headphones £299 £199 at Richer Sounds
Another Award-winning pair of in-ears, this time from AKG. Excellently put together, they deliver a comfortable fit and superb sound - and you can save £150.View Deal

Over-ear headphones

AKG K92 over-ear headphones £50 £35
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AKG strikes gold with these great value headphones" is what we said when they were £50! Now they're reduced, these detailed, smooth and rhythmically sound over-ears are the best budget wired headphones currently available to buy.


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Beats by Dr. Dre EP £90 £80 at Amazon
We’re less familiar with the Beats by Dr. Dre wired EP on-ear headphones – which are now £23 off in white – but no doubt the iconic aesthetic will be enough to attract some. View Deal

AKG N60NC £169.95 £99 at Richer Sounds 
A winning combination of great sound and isolation make these AKGs ideal travel companions. These Ultra-portable, well isolating and entertaining on-ears won a What Hi-Fi? Award in 2015.View Deal