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Best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals 2021: the pick of day 2 discounts

Best Prime Day headphones deals
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Day two of the Amazon Prime Day headphones deals are now well underway. The two-day sales bonanza ends tonight, but until then we'll continue to be treated to epic discounts on some of the best headphones we've tested.

The best examples yet (which we doubt will be beaten): Sony WF-1000XM3 hitting a new low price of £130 and five-star ANC true wireless earbuds dropping to just £56. Fitness fiends need look no further than the five-star JBL Reflect Flow for £45, too.

And there's plenty more where that came from, folks...

You'll need a subscription to Amazon Prime in order to take advantage of the deals, but if you don't want to commit, you could just sign up for the 30-day free trial and then cancel once the sale is over. Cheeky? Maybe. But it's perfectly above board.

Last year, Amazon delivered quality and quantity in equal measure. From the Apple AirPods to premium Sony WH-1000XM4 over-ears and Samsung Galaxy Buds, Amazon didn't hold back. The retail giant slashed the prices of some of our favourite wireless headphones and the same is happening this year.

But, whether you're hunting down a deal on the best noise-cancelling headphones, cheap wireless cans or sporty sweat-proof buds, not all headphones offers are what they seem. Stick with us and we'll guide you straight to this year's best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals...

Best Prime Day headphone deals

Do I need to be a Prime member to get Prime Day headphones deals?

In a word, yes. Amazon does offer non-Prime members a handful of the best headphones deals, but Prime subscribers get exclusive access to the most generous discounts. Not a Prime member? Amazon usually offers free trials of this service in the run-up to Prime Day. There's no long term commitment needed, so you can cancel at any time (right after the sale, if you feel like it).

The retail giant is once again offering Prime members £10 credit to spend on Prime Day when they spend £10 on small business products in Amazon’s store between the 7th and 20th June 2021.

It's also worth remembering that most major retailers operate price-matching policies to protect buyers from paying over the odds. So expect plenty of unofficial 'Prime Day' headphones deals from the likes of Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Richer Sounds and so on.

What Prime Day headphones deals can you expect in 2021?

From Monday 7th June 2021, Amazon devices such as Echo, Fire TV and Ring will be discounted by up to 50 per cent. Indeed, the deals have already kicked off with four months of Amazon Music Unlimited free for new subscribers and up to 50 per cent off selected movies and TV shows through Prime Video.

Amazon doesn't usually release details of its Prime Day headphones deals until right before the big day, but we can give you a good idea of what to expect. How? By looking back at last year's best deals...

Sony's excellent WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are just about the best over-ears for the money and often discounted. Amazon knocked around £70 off their £350 RRP in last year's Prime Day sale but we could see an even bigger discount applied this year.

Elsewhere, Sony's WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling wireless earbuds have just been replaced by the WF-1000XM4 buds, so expect to see the price drop to a record low in this year's sale.

As for the hugely-popular Apple AirPods, both the standard AirPods and noise-cancelling AirPods Pro dropped in price last year. With talk of Apple launching the AirPods 3 and even AirPods Pro 2 by the end of this year, the price of the current models could drop even lower.

Last year saw deep discounts on a host of high-end headphones, too. Amazon knocked a massive £130 off the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 and £80 off the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless.

Some of these Amazon Prime Day headphones deals have returned a few times in recent months, so Amazon might need to cut prices even further this time around.   

Last but not least, it's well worth keeping an eye out for this year's time-limited 'Lightning' deals. The criteria for these deals are as follows: 

1. At least 20% or $50 (approx. AU$80) less than the current site price.

2. Must match/beat the lowest price of the year.

3. Strong sales history.

4. 3.5+ star rating.

Lightning deals typically last around 24 hours so you'll need to be quick off the mark. If you're after affordable headphones in this year's Prime Day sale, we suggest you bookmark Amazon's deals page. You can even add your chosen headphones to your Amazon shopping cart now, so you're ready to strike should they be discounted. Godspeed!

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