Black Friday may have been and gone but the Cyber Monday headphones deals are upon us.
So whether you're after a pair of wireless noise-cancelling over-ears or AirPods-style true wireless earbuds (or AirPods themselves!), now is as good a time to buy as any – especially as there are currently huge (and in some cases, unprecedented) discounts on several five-star and What Hi-Fi? Award-winning pairs.
You'll find a hoard of hugely discounted pairs on our best Black Friday headphones deals page, but here is our pick of the very best eight deals – because why scroll and scroll (and scroll) when you don't have to? Our educated picks (we review hundreds of headphones every year so you can trust us) cover some of the world's most reputable headphones brands (including Sony, Apple, JBL and Sennheiser) and start from just £38 thanks to Cyber Monday discounts.
Sennheiser HD 250BT
£60 £38 at Amazon (save £22) (opens in new tab)
We didn't think these superb budget wireless on-ears could get any cheaper – but here we are! Don't expect luxury flourishes, but they nail the basics. They sound great for the money and have Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX Low Latency support, a 25-hour battery life, plus app support that brings EQ customisation onboard.
Sony WF-C500 £
90 £55 at Amazon (save £35) (opens in new tab)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sporty earbuds were well worth the investment at their original price! The new WF-C500 feature 20 hours of battery life, IPX4 splash resistance and Bluetooth 5.0, and are available in a range of colours Five stars
Melomania 1+ wireless earbuds
£120 £89.95 at Richer Sounds (save £30.05) (opens in new tab)
These true wireless earbuds only launched this year, but they're now available with a huge 25% discount. The sound is clear and exciting, plus they boast a class-leading battery life. At this price, they're a no-brainer. Five stars.
£330 £160 at Argos (save £170) (opens in new tab)
Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are all-round brilliant performers offering natural sound quality, excellent noise-cancelling and supreme comfort. Bargains considering their successors (the XM4, below) are £80 more.
£330 £249 at Amazon (save £81) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Our favourite wireless noise-cancelling headphones, period. Sony’s premium XM4 deliver a sonic masterclass and nothing really lets that down – battery life, build, comfort and usability are all great for the money. Now with a tasty saving. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner
£130 £69 at John Lewis (save £61) (opens in new tab)
Can't afford the premium Sonys above? Then how about these midrange Sony wireless noise-cancellers instead? We haven't tested the WH-CH710N but they promise an upgrade over their predecessors, which we did like for their detailed, musical performance and great battery life. A very safe buy at this price, we'd say.
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