16 very best Cyber Monday headphones deals – save on Sony, AirPods and Bose

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You can buy anything and everything in the Cyber Monday sales, but when it comes to tech deals, headphones and earbuds are undoubtedly some of the most popular products – and they see some of the biggest discounts as a result.

Whether you're in the market for a premium pair of noise-cancelling headphones or a compact pair of cheap wireless earbuds, there are plenty of headphone deals to choose from. 

We're here to make it easier by highlighting the best deals on the products that we've actually tried and tested. This page only features products that our expert team has reviewed and given a good rating, so you can be sure that you're not only getting a discount but you're also getting a good pair of headphones. 

Our team of experts has been rating the best headphones for decades (right back to the original Walkman, never mind the iPod or iPhone), so you can rest assured you will get a product with the right features, great sound and that are built to last. Read on for our pick of the best Cyber Monday headphone deals.

The best Cyber Monday headphone deals

Sony WH-CH520 was $60 now $38 at Amazon (save $22)
One of the very best budget over-ear wireless headphones on the market, these Sonys offer an audio performance easily in excess of their original asking price, let alone this discounted one. Five stars
Read our Sony WH-CH520 review

Sony WH-CH520 was $60 now $38 at Amazon (save $22)
One of the very best budget over-ear wireless headphones on the market, these Sonys offer an audio performance easily in excess of their original asking price, let alone this discounted one. Five stars
Read our
Sony WH-CH520 review

Apple AirPods 2 was $130

Apple AirPods 2 was $130 now $80 at Target (save $50)
The second-gen AirPods get a further price cut. If you aren't bothered about spatial audio and those slightly longer stems, these veterans still offer unbeatable usability and decent sound quality for Apple users for a lower price. 

Sony WH-1000XM4 was $348 now $228 at Walmart (save $120)
These comfortable and lightweight headphones offer up sensational audio quality. Plus, you get good noise-cancelling and battery life. This is a great price for these five-star headphones. What Hi-Fi? Award winnerRead our Sony WH-1000XM4 review

Sony WH-1000XM4 was $348 now $228 at Walmart (save $120)
These comfortable and lightweight headphones offer up sensational audio quality. Plus, you get good noise-cancelling and battery life. This is a great price for these five-star headphones. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Sony WH-1000XM4 review

Sony WF-C700Nwas $118 now $88 at Crutchfield (save $30)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sport-friendly 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. 
What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winnerRead the Sony WF-C700N review

Sony WF-C700N was $118 now $88 at Crutchfield (save $30)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sport-friendly 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. 
What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winner
Read the Sony WF-C700N review

Apple AirPods Pro 2 was $249now$190 at Amazon (save $59)
Apple's latest AirPods Pro are discounted by $59 at Amazon – not bad considering 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 and one of the top premium performers. Five stars 
Read our AirPods Pro 2 review

Apple AirPods Pro 2 was $249 now $190 at Amazon (save $59)
Apple's latest AirPods Pro are discounted by $59 at Amazon – not bad considering 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 and one of the top premium performers. Five stars 
Read our
AirPods Pro 2 review

Sony WF-1000XM5 was $300now $248 at Amazon (save $52)
Sony's exemplary wireless earbuds sound more detailed, more refined and more accomplished than ever before. They also pack in some of the most extensive features available for the price. We can't think of a rival pair of wireless buds that can touch them, and this discount is more than welcome. What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winnerRead our Sony WF-1000XM5 review

Sony WF-1000XM5 was $300 now $248 at Amazon (save $52)
Sony's exemplary wireless earbuds sound more detailed, more refined and more accomplished than ever before. They also pack in some of the most extensive features available for the price. We can't think of a rival pair of wireless buds that can touch them, and this discount is more than welcome. What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winner
Read our Sony WF-1000XM5 review

Sony WH-1000XM5was $400 now $328 at Walmart (save $72)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones are best in class in their premium field, and a $84 saving makes them even better performance-per-pound value. What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winner
Read our Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Sony WH-1000XM5 was $400 now $328 at Walmart (save $72)
The latest and greatest Sony over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones are best in class in their premium field, and a $84 saving makes them even better performance-per-pound value. What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winner
Read our
Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Price check: $328 at Amazon

AirPods 3 was $170now $140 at Target (save $30)
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 the most on them at OnBuy. Four starsRead our Apple AirPods 3 review

AirPods 3 was $170 now $140 at Target (save $30)
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 the most on them at OnBuy. Four stars
Read our Apple AirPods 3 review

Price check: $140 at Amazon

Bose QuietComfort 45 was $320 now $199 at Amazon (save $121)
These ANC headphones from Bose offer up strong noise-cancellation alongside impressive battery life and a comfortable build. The QC45 are certainly attractive, but they aren't the best-sounding headphones around the £200 mark – that's the Sony XM4 above. New $249 QuietComfort over-ears have just arrived too. Four starsRead our Bose QC45 review

Bose QuietComfort 45 was $320 now $199 at Amazon (save $121)
These ANC headphones from Bose offer up strong noise-cancellation alongside impressive battery life and a comfortable build. The QC45 are certainly attractive, but they aren't the best-sounding headphones around the £200 mark – that's the Sony XM4 above. New $249 QuietComfort over-ears have just arrived too. Four stars
Read our Bose QC45 review

Apple AirPods Max was $549 now $449 at Amazon (save $100)
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
Read our Apple AirPods Max review

Apple AirPods Max was $549 now $449 at Amazon (save $100)
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
Read our
Apple AirPods Max review

JBL Live Pro 2 was $150 now $75 at Amazon (save $75)
A significant 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

JBL Live Pro 2 was $150 now $75 at Amazon (save $75)
A significant 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

Shure Aonic 3 was $199 now $179 at Amazon (save $20)
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 2023 winners
Read our Shure Aonic 3 review

Shure Aonic 3 was $199 now $179 at Amazon (save $20)
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 2023 winners
Read our
Shure Aonic 3 review

Beats Solo 3 Wireless was $199now $125 at Walmart (save $74)
With impressive wireless technology courtesy of Apple's W1 chip, a famously stylish design in a choice of three colours, a 40-hour battery life, and – of course – this saving, any shortcomings when it comes to ultimate sound quality can be more easily overlooked.
Read our Beats Solo 3 review

Beats Solo 3 Wireless was $199 now $125 at Walmart (save $74)
With impressive wireless technology courtesy of Apple's W1 chip, a famously stylish design in a choice of three colours, a 40-hour battery life, and – of course – this saving, any shortcomings when it comes to ultimate sound quality can be more easily overlooked.
Read our Beats Solo 3 review

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless was $400now$300 at Amazon (save $100)
Sennheiser's Momentum 3 wireless ANC headphones are an admirable set of Bluetooth over ears. We complemented their energetic presentation and stellar noise cancelling in our review, and they still hold up even with the newer Momentum 4 now on the market. Five starsRead our Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless was $400 now $300 at Amazon (save $100)
Sennheiser's Momentum 3 wireless ANC headphones are an admirable set of Bluetooth over ears. We complemented their energetic presentation and stellar noise cancelling in our review, and they still hold up even with the newer Momentum 4 now on the market. Five stars
Read our Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review

Beats Studio Buds was $150now$89 at Walmart (save $61)
We called these new Beats "a neat true wireless solution that represents one of the best affordable alternatives to Apple’s AirPods we’ve seen so far". So, what are you waiting for?
Read our Beats Studio Buds review

Beats Studio Buds was $150 now $89 at Walmart (save $61)
We called these new Beats "a neat true wireless solution that represents one of the best affordable alternatives to Apple’s AirPods we’ve seen so far". So, what are you waiting for?
Read our Beats Studio Buds review

Beyerdynamic Amiron was $449now $359 at Walmart (save $90)
When it comes to Beyerdynamic’s Amiron headphones, one word springs to mind: comfort. The earcups and headband are made of alcantara microfibres and microvelour, which is as luxurious as it sounds. But they're not just comfortable; they sound fantastic too. Five stars
Read our Beyerdynamic Amiron review

Beyerdynamic Amiron was $449 now $359 at Walmart (save $90)
When it comes to Beyerdynamic’s Amiron headphones, one word springs to mind: comfort. The earcups and headband are made of alcantara microfibres and microvelour, which is as luxurious as it sounds. But they're not just comfortable; they sound fantastic too. Five stars
Read our
Beyerdynamic Amiron review

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).

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