One thing you can always count on during the Black Friday sales extravaganza are headphones deals. Lots of headphones deals.
And, one brand that always crops up with good savings is Sennheiser. We've already found discounts on some of its most accomplished five-star pairs, including in-ear, Bluetooth and noise-cancelling options.
You'll find these in the list below, but if you want to spread your search further afield across more brands, try consulting our longer list of the best Black Friday headphones deals.
In-ear headphone deals
Sennheiser Momentum 2 In-ear
- Comfortable fit
- Clear and detailed sound
- Expressive mids and highs
The Sennheiser Momentum M2 in-ears have racked up the What Hi-Fi Awards in recent years and it's easy to tell why. They mix a modern look with a classy finish; the earpieces look striking in their deep-red colourway, nicely complimented by a two-tone headphone cable and in-line remote.
The M2 IEi version feature an in-line mic and remote for Apple smartphones, while a variant called the M2 IEG carries the relevant control/mic combination for Android mobiles (and shares the same sound quality). Fit is excellent and comfort levels are high.
And sound quality is stunning. They promote a smooth and balanced sound, with plenty of drive and a great sense of musicality. Lows are rich and weighty. If you want to upgrade the freebie in-ears that came with your smartphone, these Sennheisers are a great shout.
Sennheiser Momentum Free
- Impressive clarity
- Powerful, musical performance
- Excellent dynamics
The Sennheiser Momentum Free in-ears take all that's great about the M2 in-ears and place it in a wireless package. They're an unfussy design with six hours of battery life and come with an in-line remote and mic. When they’re not pumping music into your ears, you can connect the earpieces to each other via integrated magnets.
They have the same powerful and dynamic sound you hear in the wired version. You also get an impressive sense of clarity and detail for the money with the Momentum Frees carving out bass, mids and highs with expert precision.
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless
- Open, lucid sound
- Bags of detail
- Powerful bass
These Sennheisers are similar to the Momentum Free, but with a neckband design. If you're a fan, the main benefit of this is longer battery life, up from six hours to ten. It's also a slightly more stable design so they can be left dangling without fear of losing them. The main section of the neckband is covered in soft sheepskin nappa leather, so any contact with your skin is actually quite pleasant. It feels comfortable and it’s lightweight (53g). All your controls are built into a section at the end of the left arm.
As is the case with the other members of the Momentum in-ear family, across the board, the sound is packed with detail. It’s dynamically strong too, with the Sennheisers scaling highs and lows with ease. It’s an inviting presentation, with the expressive and far-reaching midrange a particular highlight. If you're looking for a commuting companion, they deserve serious consideration.
Sennheiser HD 2.30
- Chunky sound
- Strong vocals
- Minimalist look
If you prefer a no-frills, minimalist approach from your headphones, the Sennheiser HD 2.30s are an extremely solid buy for the money. They're a slimline on-ear design that feels well made enough to justify their asking price. There's a version with control and mic for iOS devices (Sennheiser HD 2.30i), but there's also a version for Android devices, called the HD 2.30G. Black and white finishes are available.
And, these affordable headphones deliver a chunky, harshness-free sound that aims for something other than the easy wins of sparky treble or ear-flattening bass. The Sennheiser HD 2.30s are solid headphones for people who want good sound quality but don’t want to pay through the nose, and aren't interested in paying more for a funky look. This extra saving on their 'tested at' price just makes them more appealing.
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear
- Decent amount of detail
- Solid sound
- Neat and attractive design
As you can probably tell from the name, these headphones are the on-ears of Sennheiser's Momentum family. They're an attractive pair with a neat folding design and earpads and headband clad that are both clad in Alcantara for extra comfort. You've also got access to a three-way inline mic and remote to control a connected smartphone.
There's a lot of body and warmth to their sound not to mention plenty of detail and texture. Instead of too much analysis, ll these elements make for an effortless and enjoyable listen across all genres. At this kind of money, you can't really go wrong.
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless
- Good noise cancellation
- Great dynamics
These wireless headphones have been around a few years now, but they've dropped in price quite significantly and have to now be considered a serious bargain. They're collapsable, properly portable and have thick, comfy earpads. 22hr battery life, NFC pairing Bluetooth (of the aptX variety) and active noise-cancellation complete an extensive list of features.
They produce a rich, full-bodied sound with a level of composure and refinement that we aren’t always used to hearing from Bluetooth headphones. The low end is weighty but detailed without ever sounding boomy or drowning out the rest of the frequency range. Vocals are expressive and focused and the Sennheisers never miss a beat thanks to their superb timing. It's a sound that's endlessly listenable. and well worth the investment.
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
- Top timing
- Clear and dynamic sound
- Effective noise-cancellation
Aimed at the ‘discerning business traveller’, the PXC 550s are an impressive and polished option for the money. Despite being packed with Bluetooth and noise-cancelling technology, the Sennheisers looks surprisingly trim. The thick leather pads hug your ears – snug, not too oppressive – and do a good job blocking out external noise. That level of isolation is taken further by two levels of NoiseGard Hybrid active noise-cancellation which work very well.
The PXC 550s have a claimed 30 hours of noise-cancelling duty before they need a top-up via the USB-type B charging port. When it’s flat, a cable for wired listening can slot into 3.5mm socket on the right ear cup. You'll find touch-sensitive controls built into the right ear-cup.
Sound quality is excellent. Thanks to the Sennheiser’s roomy, open soundstage and dependable footing, the presentation is arranged and orderly; each note hits the mark within a presentation that sounds naturally, almost effortlessly, together. It's a mature performance and one that's now available with a discount attached.