I review headphones for a living and these surprise Black Friday deals rocked my world

Black Friday headphones deals logo with pairs from Rode, Sony and Bose
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For my sins, I’ve been covering Black Friday deals since day one. In that time, I’ve seen so many savings come and go that you’d think I’d seen it all. But that‘s not true.

Every year there one or two (or sometimes, three) that really catch the eye. You know, the ones that raise an eyebrow and have you reaching for your wallet just for fear of missing out on a huge saving.

For example, this year I’d put £200 off the Bowers & Wilkins 606 S3 in there and £1700 off LG’s  65-inch G2 OLED from 2022 really caught my eye. On this page, however, I’m focusing on three headphone deals that really jumped out. Expect everything from a ridiculous saving on a recent What Hi-Fi? Award winner to big bucks off a quality pair of audiophile over-ears.

Perhaps there’s a saving here that’s too good to turn down…

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless deal

Wireless noise-cancelling headphones: Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless

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When it comes to premium wireless, over-ear, ANC headphones, the Sennheisers aren't short of rivals. However, even during Black Friday, they're all still significantly more expensive. The Sony WH-1000XM5, for example, are still £59 more and the Sennheiser's have them beat for battery life with a whopping 60 hours (vs 30hrs with the Sonys). In our Momentum 4 Wireless Headphones review we also praised their "clean, neutral and musical sound", so if your budget can't stretch to the XM5 then I think the Sennheisers are more than adequate replacement, especially at this price.

Sennheiser Momentum 4 WirelessFocal Elegia was £350 now £220 at Amazon (Save £130)

Sennheiser Momentum 4 WirelessFocal Elegia was £350 now £220 at Amazon (Save £130)
Sennheiser’s Momentum 4 headphones have reached a new low price thanks to the latest Black Friday discounts hitting a range of our favourite products. The headphones were awarded a five-star review for their great sound, comprehensive feature set and mega battery life. Get your hands on the Copper Black finish while they remain at their lowest price ever.

Focal Elegia

Focal Elegia

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There are plenty of five-star headphones with discounts at this time of the year, but this doesn't mean you should automatically write off four-star pairs. Just look at the savings that can be made on the Focal Elegia, for example. These audiophile headphones have a huge price drop which in my eyes makes for a fantastic purchase. You get a classy design, fantastic Focal build quality, portability, comfort and, in the words of our Focal Elegia review, "a spacious, sophisticated sound".

Focal Elegia was £799now £349 (save £450)

Focal Elegia was £799 now £349 (save £450)
We're astonished that a pair of headphones are enjoying such a massive discount, so this could mean that the Elegia, which are now a few years old, are nearing the end of their lifespan. If that's the case, it could be time to snap up a pair of the Focal Elegia at the lowest price they've ever been, and probably the lowest price they ever will be. 

Rode NTH-100

Wired headphones: Røde NTH-100

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One of the surprise headphone packages of the past 12 months, the Rode NTH-100 not only bagged a five-star rating thanks, in part, to their "eloquent revealing sound", but were recently crowned Product of the Year in the wired headphones category at the 2023 What Hi-Fi? Awards. And now, thanks to a surprise Black Friday deal, they're better than half-price! It's not often we see such huge shifts in price over Black Friday so you shouldn't waste any time picking up a pair of these brilliant over-ears if they fit the bill.


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Rode NTH-100 was £150now £69 at Amazon (save £81)
What Hi-Fi? Awards winner 2023

Rode NTH-100 was £150 now £69 at Amazon (save £81)
This is by far the lowest-ever price we've seen for the Award-winning Rode NTH-100, the first headphones ever produced by the Australian audio brand. Given their dynamic, engaging sound, pleasing build and stylish exterior, we pray they're by no means the last.
What Hi-Fi? Awards winner 2023

Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.

  • Friesiansam
    What Hi-Fi? said:
    Focal Elegia was £799 now £349 (save £450)
    We're astonished that a pair of headphones are enjoying such a massive discount, so this could mean that the Elegia, which are now a few years old, are nearing the end of their lifespan.
    They went of production in 2020, not long after I bought mine. Do keep up!