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The best headphone deals 2022 – serious savings on Sony, Bose, Beats and more

Good news if you're looking for new headphones outside of your birthday and the Christmas period: headphones bargains are an all-year affair so there are always plenty of savings to be had.

The world has more styles of headphones now than ever before. So whether you're eyeing up a new pair of noise-cancelling over-ears for isolation heaven, a pair of wireless (or even true wireless) earbuds for complete freedom of movement, a set of wired over-ear headphones for home listening, or just a cheap pair of in-ears to help you through the daily grind, we promise there's a headphone out there for you. And a headphones deal on this very page, at that.

As always, we're keeping our keenest eyes on prices across US retailers – from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart to Crutchfield – to bring you the best headphones deals on the internet. You're welcome, folks!

The 6 best headphone deals available

Wireless headphones deals

Sennheiser HD 250BT: $60 $45 at Amazon (save $15) (opens in new tab)
No luxury flourishes here, just a great value. Enjoy an open, detailed presentation alongside in-app EQ options coupled with a great budget-build. The Sennheiser HD 250BT are a great option for wireless headphones on the cheap.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless: $699 $549 at Walmart (save $150) (opens in new tab)
This is among the best wireless headphones we've seen with a fast, agile sound; premium feel and build; and an excellent control system. If you don't need noise-cancelling, these headphones are a great choice at $550.

Sony WH-CH710N $180 $150 at Best Buy (save $30) (opens in new tab)
Can't afford the premium Sony WH-1000XM4? We haven't tested them, but they promise an upgrade over their predecessors, which we liked for their detailed, musical performance and great battery life.

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $200 $159 at Amazon (save $41) (opens in new tab)
These ever-popular Beats wireless on-ears are $40 off at Amazon. They aren't the best-sounding headphones out there, but they sound likeably clear and bold and have excellent features. Good value at this knockdown price.

AKG Y500 Wireless (opens in new tab)$150 $44 at Amazon (save $106) (opens in new tab)
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"Juggling good sound quality, clever features, durable build quality and attractive design in equal measure is no mean feat, but AKG pulls it off while making it look easy" – that's what we said of these wireless on-ears under intense review. Five stars

Shure Aonic 50 $399 $249 at Amazon (save $150) (opens in new tab) Given this is new ground for Shure, the Aonic 50 are a solid first attempt at a pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones. They aren't quite as engaging as the Sony and Sennheiser class leaders, but they do offer outstanding levels of detail, clear and clean delivery and solid bass. Four stars

Apple AirPods Max $549 $429 at Amazon (save $120) (opens in new tab)
Yes, even with this fantastic 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. Five stars

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless $399 $289 at Walmart (save $110) (opens in new tab) These superb-sounding wireless noise-cancelling headphones only serve to further enhance Sennheiser’s momentum in the headphone market. They're excellent all-rounders. Five stars

True wireless earbuds deals

Apple AirPods 2 (2019) $159 $99 at Amazon (save $50)
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The second-gen AirPods get a price cut ahead of the AirPods 3's arrival. If you arent bothered about spatial audio and those slightly longer stems, these veterans still offer unbeatable usability and decent sound quality for Apple users for a much lower price. Four stars

Soundcore Anker Life Note E $50 $39 at Best Buy (save $11) (opens in new tab)
On a tight budget? These Ankers were nicely priced at their original RRP but are $11 off at Best Buy. You shouldn't expect sound quality as good as the premium models, but there's plenty to like – Bluetooth 5.2 support and a 32-hour battery, for example.

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 $151 at Amazon (save $98) (opens in new tab)
US buyers can grab a great deal on these earbuds. Save $98 on premium wireless earbuds that impress with punchy sound, good noise-cancelling and a comfortable design. Silver finish only.

AirPods Pro $250 $175 at Amazon (save $75) (opens in new tab)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Now, they're even better thanks to spatial audio support, and this is a great price for the AirPods Pro. Four stars

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $128 at Amazon (save $52) (opens in new tab)
Panasonic's noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds are the best you can buy at this new permanent price drop, offering features and sound quality that are very rare at this price. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $128 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
While now surpassed by the WF-1000XM4, these true wireless earbuds are still great buys – especially at this discounted price. They combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

JBL Reflect Flow $150 $101 at Amazon (save $49)
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In our five-star review, we praised the Reflect Flow's detail, musicality and strong bass depth. They also deliver a solid fit and long battery life, perfect for those evening runs. Five stars

Beats Powerbeats Pro $250 $200 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
At this price, the Pros aren't bad options at all for sporty types. Build quality is excellent, as is their fit and list of useful features. These true wireless earbuds come into their own for exercise, so this new low price shouldn't be sniffed at.

Noise-cancelling headphones deals

Sony WH-CH710N $180 $150 at Best Buy (save $30) (opens in new tab)
Can't afford the premium Sony WH-1000XM4? We haven't tested the WH-CH710N, but they promise an upgrade over their predecessors, which we liked for their detailed, musical performance and great battery life.

Apple AirPods Max $549 $429 at Amazon (save $120) (opens in new tab)
Yes, even with this fantastic 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. Five stars

Shure Aonic 50 $399 $249 at Amazon (save $150) (opens in new tab)
Given this is new ground for Shure, the Aonic 50 are a solid first attempt at a pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones. They aren't quite as engaging as the Sony and Sennheiser class leaders, but they do offer outstanding levels of detail, clear and clean delivery and solid bass. Four stars

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless $399 $289 at Walmart (save $110) (opens in new tab) These superb-sounding wireless noise-cancelling headphones only serve to further enhance Sennheiser’s momentum in the headphone market. They're excellent all-rounders. Five stars

AirPods Pro $250 $175 at Amazon (save $75) (opens in new tab)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Now, they're even better thanks to spatial audio support. Four stars

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $128 at Amazon (save $52) (opens in new tab)
Panasonic's noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds are the best you can buy at this new permanent price drop, offering features and sound quality that are very rare at this price. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $128 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
While now surpassed by the $278 WF-1000XM4, these true wireless earbuds are still great buys – especially at this discounted price. They combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 $151 at Amazon (save $98) (opens in new tab)
US buyers can grab a great deal on these earbuds. Save $98 on premium wireless earbuds that impress with punchy sound, good noise-cancelling and a comfortable design. Silver finish only.

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