All sorts of tech products are being discounted in this year's Cyber Monday sale, from TVs to headphones, soundbars to hi-fi. But when it comes to quality, not all are born equal: just because something has a big red sale banner and a large percentage discount next to it does not necessarily mean it's a good deal. The product needs to be recommendable, for starters, and, to be the best option for you, better value than other discounted alternatives in its class.
No such questioning over deal quality is needed here, as below are the best Cyber Monday deals on newly crowned What Hi-Fi? Award 2023 winners. I, along with the rest of the expert reviews team at What Hi-Fi?, spent weeks judging and deciding the best products in their fields at their respective RRP prices, and having trawled the many retailer sales live this past week, I'm glad to see that some of the recently announced winners have been attracting deals and, consequently, are now even better value.
I picked my favourite discounted Award winners for Black Friday and am pleased to report that many have hung around for Cyber Monday, with a couple even receiving slightly bigger discounts than last week...
Quick links to the best Cyber Monday deals (UK)
- Amazon: 66% off headphones, TVs, smart speakers
- Argos: 50-inch QLED TV for £299
- AV.com: Denon turntable for £99
- Currys: £1000 off Samsung TVs
- Echo speakers: 62% off Alexa devices
- Fire TV: 42% off Fire TV sticks
- John Lewis: up to £50 off Apple
- Peter Tyson: save £200+ on Denon AVRs
- Richer Sounds: £200 off 5-star Cambridge Audio
- Samsung: £500 off Neo 4K QLED and OLED TVs
- Sonos: save up to 25% on speakers and soundbars
- Sevenoaks: save up to £250 on Naim and Sonos
- Very: save £100 on PS5 console
Best Cyber Monday deals on award-winners (UK)
Bowers & Wilkins 607 S3 speakers
was £599 now £449 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
Our favourite standmount speakers, winning a Best Buy award in the under £600 category as well as the most prestigious Product of the Year gong. They set the bar high for clarity, refinement and detail, but also have plenty in the way of punch and dynamism to entertain. In our five-star B&W 607 S3 review, we called them "entertaining in spades" and "a delight".
ALSO CONSIDER: The larger siblings, the 606 S3, are also current What Hi-Fi? Award winners, now on the end of an even bigger discount – £200 off. More mature than fun-sounding, but they sound bigger and have deeper bass.
Marantz PM6007 stereo amplifier
was £599 now £347 at Amazon (save £152)
A seasoned Award winner, our favourite amplifier below £500 is all you could ever want from your first amp – well built, nicely featured and entertaining to listen to. In our Marantz PM6007 review from a few years ago, we called out its "Award-winning budget amp recipe". And nothing has come along to successfully challenge it yet.
WiiM Pro Plus music streamer
was £219 now £173 at Amazon (save £46)
The best music streamer for an ultra-budget price just got even cheaper. The dinky WiiM Pro Plus is a talented all-rounder that will add streaming powers to any system, it's easy to use and has a well-laid-out app – and it sounds entertaining for the price too. Snap it up while this discount lasts!
Price check: £169 @ Sevenoaks (out of stock)
ALSO CONSIDER: If you had a higher budget and more sophisticated performer in mind, the five-star Bluesound Node is on sale for £399 at Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks and Amazon, while the better Cambridge MX10N is £50 more.
Sony WF-C700 ANC wireless earbuds
was £99 now £75 at Amazon (save £25)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, noise-cancelling earbuds are our favourite earbuds below £150. In fact, they just picked up our Product of the Year award in the headphones category. They feature 22.5 hours of battery life, IPX4 splash resistance and Bluetooth 5.2, and are available in black, white, orange or mint. "A no-brainer", as we called them in our Sony WF-C700 review.
ALSO CONSIDER: Don't need noise cancelling? The next-model-down, also-Award-winning WF-C500 are just £43.20 for Cyber Monday.
Amazon Fire TV 50-inch Omni QLED 4K TV
was £649 now £449 (save £200)
The best-value 50-inch TV we have tested courtesy of a balanced picture performance and surprisingly decent gaming specs. We tested this model at £650, and now with £200 off it’s an even better proposition than ever (though we did see it drop to £400 in October). In our Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED review, we called it “a surprisingly consistent and considered performer that works within its means to provide a very satisfying and authentic picture”, and it's a great buy if affordability is key.
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 speakers
was £250 now £199 at Peter Tyson (save £51) + free 5m QED speaker cable
Our very favourite budget speakers now come with a significant and very welcome £50 discount for Cyber Monday. These Elac Debut B5.2 speakers are simply the best performers at this price, ideal for anyone's first hi-fi system.
Deal also at Amazon UK (without the free cable)
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Dolby Atmos soundbar
was £499 now £378 at Amazon (save £121)
Sonos's impressive mid-level soundbar is a top-notch performer, especially at this discounted price. Being a Sonos product, Wi-Fi is on board, as is HDMI eARC and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In our Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review, we concluded that it "is simply the best Dolby Atmos soundbar at this price point".
Price check: £379 @ Sevenoaks and Richer Sounds
Chromecast with Google TV 4K video streamer
was £60 now £40 at John Lewis (save £20)
"Google's cracked it this time," we said in our Chromecast with Google TV review. The Chromecast is a user-friendly, featured-packed media streamer with all the apps you already know and love. Whatever you want to watch, you can do with Chromecast. Plus, you'll get a great 4K HDR picture, and Dolby Vision and Atmos support. It's all you could ever really ask of a video streamer.
Sony XR-55A80L 2023 OLED TV
was £2399 now £1389 at Amazon (save £1010)
Our favourite performance-per-pound TV of 2023 so far, the 55-inch Sony A80L uses standard OLED technology to amazing effect, delivering a picture that balances the spectacular with the cinematically subtle with absolute aplomb. It sounds good by TV standards, too, and has a solid gaming feature set.
Technics SL-1500C turntable
was £1099 now £899 at Sevenoaks (save £200)
The Technics SL1500C is one of the best-sounding, fuss-free direct drive record players we've heard for around a grand. While the official RRP has shot up to £1099 in recent months, this huge £200 saving on the white finish is the best deal it's had yet. Highly recommended, especially with this £200 cashback claim AND free Sennheiser SPORT wireless earbuds bundled in.
Price check: £1099 @ Amazon
KEF LSX II streaming speaker system
was £1199 now £899 at Sevenoaks (save £300)
This wireless all-in-one system is a fantastic option if you want everything packed into two compact boxes – source (streaming), amplification and, of course, speakers! The LSX II has taken what was already a winning formula with the LSX and introduced some key upgrades that improve functionality, remaining a talented set-up that sings with any genre of music sent its way. This deal is also at Peter Tyson and Amazon.
ALSO CONSIDER: If your budget doesn't quite stretch, a more affordable all-in-one stereo speaker system is our Award winner in the next price bracket down: the £699 Triangle AIO Twin.
JBL Charge 5 portable Bluetooth speaker
was £160 now £130 at Amazon (save £30)
The best budget portable Bluetooth speaker can be yours with £30 off right now in the Black Friday sale – the same price we saw for Prime Day earlier this year. A discount here is not to be sniffed at – the Charge 5 is an excellent sounding, no-nonsense portable Bluetooth speaker that has a legacy of excellent Charge models behind it. An easy recommendation.
ALSO CONSIDER: If you're looking for something smaller (and cheaper) to fling in a bag, the five-star, next-model-down JBL Flip 6 is great value at £89 at Amazon.
KEF LS50 Meta speakers
was £1100 now £999 at Sevenoaks (save £101)
Delivering class-leading sound for less than a grand, the KEF LS50 Meta are sensational speakers – the best you can buy before you get to PMC Prodigy 1 territory. If you can afford them, buy them. The discount is also at Amazon and Richer Sounds, but Sevenoaks chucks in a free QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cable (2m) worth £99.95.
ALSO CONSIDER: If you can stretch your budget to £1250, the PMC Prodigy 1 are fantastic alternatives if you like the sound of their clearer, more precise (albeit not as warm) sonic character.
AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC
was £269 now £179 at Richer Sounds (save £90)
Any money off this excellent, multi-Award-winning DragonFly Cobalt DAC is welcome and this is a sizable discount – the best we've seen if memory serves correctly. Want to boost your laptop, PC or mobile sound? This dinky USB device – the middleman between your device and wired headphones – will do it tenfold. Deal also at Sevenoaks and Peter Tyson.
Price check: £199 @ Amazon
ALSO CONSIDER: If you don't need something quite so discreet and you'd benefit from extra connectivity, the Award-winning iFi Zen DAC V2 for £179 at Scan is worth considering, though sadly isn't discounted right now.
Sony Xperia 10 V smartphone
was £350 now £270 at Amazon (save £80)
Sony has delivered yet another compelling budget Android phone here. As we said in our Sony Xperia 10 V review, its picture and sound performance are hard to believe when we take into account how little it costs and, while it may not offer cutting-edge internal specs and the camera is hardly class-leading, it's comfortably the best budget phone on the market for movies and music.
Apple 2022 10.9-inch iPad
was £499 now £437 at Amazon (save £62)
We commended the iPad that came before it thanks to its already winning performance, commenting that a design update was overdue. Now with an even better AV experience packed into a slick new design, the latest standard iPad has its time to shine again and is easier than ever to recommend in light of those improvements and this Black Friday discount.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless ANC headphones
was £380 now £279 at Amazon (save £101)
The best premium over-ear wireless headphones for value, beating your Boses, Sennheisers and Apples, come packed with features, a minimalist design and an insightful, exciting sound that includes detailed, nuanced bass performance. If you are looking for a new pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, your auditioning should start with the five-star Sony WH-1000XM5. Deal also at John Lewis and Sevenoaks.
ALSO CONSIDER: The previous versions of this model, the Sony WH-1000XM4, are former Award winners and just as excellent value at their £198 Cyber Monday price. While the Sony XM5 set the benchmark at their price, the XM4 set it at theirs.
Sony WH-CH720N wireless ANC headphones
was £99 now £78 at Amazon (save £21)
Can't afford the XM5 above but still want ANC? For a very reasonable price, the Sony WH-CH720N are a dependably made, enthusiastic-sounding pair of headphones that, while occasionally straying into the realm of excessive bass, deliver good ANC and a strong feature set to the mid-to-low price bracket of the wireless headphone market. Most definitely a job well done.
Quick links to the best Cyber Monday deals (US)
- AirPods Pro 2: lowest-ever price
- Amazon: up to 70% off Echo speakers
- AV receiver: save $500 on Denon AVR
- Beats headphones: up to 51% off
- Best Buy: up to $220 off soundbars
- Bose: save 40% on headphones, speakers
- Crutchfield: save up to $1380 on amplifiers
- Fire TV Stick 4K: save 33% on streamer
- LG OLED TVs: save up to $1500
- Samsung: up to $2000 off QLED TVs
- Sonos: 25% off select products
- Sony: up to 42% off headphones, speakers
- Sony WH-1000XM4: now $240 (save $108)
- Tablets: up to 50% Amazon Fire tablets
- TCL TV: 55-inch TV for $188
- Walmart: $250 off tablets and TVs
- World Wide Stereo: $180 off Sonos Arc
Best Cyber Monday deals on award-winners (US)
EarFun Air earbuds
was $66 now $36 at Amazon (save $20)
The EarFun Air buds earned a What Hi-Fi? Award in 2020 and for good reason. These earbuds sound great, have tons of features, and they're well-built. With this Cyber Monday deal, they're exceptional value, too. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our EarFun Air review
was $348 now $240 at Walmart (save $108)
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
Omni QLED 50-inch TV
was $530 now $400 (save $130)
Amazon's line of budget QLED TVs offer up 4K support, HDR, full-array local dimming, and Amazon's own brand of smart TV OS. If you want a user-friendly, all-in-one smart hub, this QLED TV is an excellent choice – especially when you can find one that's $130 off. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED review
was $280 now $220 at Amazon (save $60)
Sony's Award-winning earbuds have fallen lower than this previously, so maybe one to keep an eye on. But this is still a great price for a phenomenal pair of true wireless earbuds – and the best all-rounders apart from their successors. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Sony WF-1000XM4 review
was $400 now $328 at Amazon (save $72)
The best pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones you can buy at this price. The Sony XM5 headphones might feel a little less premium than before, but the jump in sound quality from the previous generation is a big one. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our Sony WH-1000XM5 review
42-inch LG C2 OLED
was $1200 now $1077 at Amazon (save $123)
The 42-inch version of LG's C2 OLED is so brilliant, we gave it an Award, and that was when it was new and therefore pretty expensive. Now that it's been out over a year, there are massive discounts to be had, as you can see. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our LG OLED42C2 review
48-inch LG C3 OLED
was $1500 now $1049 at Best Buy (save $300)
This LG TV offers up some impressive image quality, absolutely superb gaming performance, and a user-friendly interface, too. At $300 off, it's hard to say no to this five-star OLED TV from LG. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Read our LG OLED48C3 review
was $1900 now $1398 at Crutchfield (save $502)
The brand new Sony A80L is the surprise of 2023 so far. It uses standard OLED panel technology (rather than QD-OLED or MLA) but produces an incredibly punchy, vibrant and exciting picture that still exhibits Sony's trademark authenticity. You'll still get bigger discounts on one of last year's sets, but deals for this brilliant Sony are starting to appear. What Hi-Fi Award winner
Read our Sony XR-55A80L review