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The 8 best Black Friday headphones deals still available this weekend

Black Friday headphones deals
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Black Friday may have been and gone but the Black Friday headphones deals are, as is often the case, lingering well into the weekend. Fingers crossed that the best of them go into Cyber Monday too. We're especially pleased to see the very best deal – the Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds for just £99 – still kicking about.

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 Black Friday discounts.

Happy shopping!

Sennheiser HD 250BT £60

Sennheiser HD 250BT £60 £38 at Amazon (save £22)
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)
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

Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3 £230 £99 at Amazon (save £130)
Now succeeded by the £249 WF-1000XM4 but still one of the best earbuds around – now ridiculous value with this unbeatable Black Friday deal. These Sonys combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

AirPods Pro £249

AirPods Pro £249 £185 at Amazon (save £65)
Under review, we called Apple's premium earbuds "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Not the very best-sounding out there, but extremely appealing for Apple users Four stars

Sony WH-1000XM3 £330

Sony WH-1000XM3 £330 £160 at Argos (save £170)
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.

Sony WH-1000XM4: £330

Sony WH-1000XM4: £330 £239.14 at Amazon (save £91)
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

Sony WH-CH710N £130

Sony WH-CH710N £130 £69 at John Lewis (save £61)
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.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds £249

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds £249 £179 at Amazon (save £70)
These fantastic five-star true wireless earbuds combine brilliant noise-cancelling tech with natural, dynamic sound. They're worthy challengers to the AirPods Pro – especially now they've dropped to this lowest-seen price at Amazon. 


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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.

  • doifeellucky
    Soundcore Life Q30. £56 on Amazon. Compares very favourably with others I have that are much more expensive. Bought for commuting as a pair I don’t care about if they get damaged but they come with a good case too. Needs EQ (is essential as the default profile has excessive bass) with the associated app but for the money I’m very impressed.