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

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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.

Regardless of whether you're looking for a cheap pair of headphones you can use when you travel or if you want the full-fat hi-fi experience on the go, we've got headphones picks for everyone, spread across different prices and usecases.

Feeling confused about which headphones to pick? Not to worry, because we've got a guide on how to choose the right pair of headphones for you as well as a list of the very best headphones around money can buy. But make sure you have a look below to see all the best headphones deals live right now!

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!

Wireless headphones deals

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Sennheiser HD 250BT: $60 $44 at Amazon (save $16) (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.

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Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless: $699 $599 at Walmart (save $100) (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.

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Sony WH-CH710N $180 $100 at Best Buy (save $80) (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.

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Beats Solo 3 Wireless $200 $162 at Amazon (save $38) (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.

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AKG Y500 Wireless (opens in new tab)$150 $59 at Amazon (save $91) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)"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

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Shure Aonic 50 $399 $299 at Amazon (save $100) (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

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Apple AirPods Max $549 $479 at Amazon (save $70) (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

True wireless earbuds deals

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Apple AirPods 2 (2019) $159 $99 at Amazon (save $50)
(opens in new tab)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

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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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AirPods Pro $250 $180 at Amazon (save $70) (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

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Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $120 at Amazon (save $60) (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

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Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $150 at Amazon (save $80) (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

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Beats Powerbeats Pro $250 $180 at Amazon (save $70) (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-canceling headphones deals

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Sony WH-CH710N $180 $100 at Best Buy (save $80) (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.

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Apple AirPods Max $549 $479 at Amazon (save $70) (opens in new tab)
Yes, even with this fantastic deal, Apple's wireless noise-canceling 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 pairs of wireless headphones we've heard. Worth it. Five stars

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Shure Aonic 50 $399 $299 at Amazon (save $100) (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

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AirPods Pro $250 $180 at Amazon (save $70) (opens in new tab)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-canceling and balanced, easy-going sound". Now, they're even better thanks to spatial audio support. Four stars

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Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $120 at Amazon (save $60) (opens in new tab)
Panasonic's noise-canceling 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

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Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $150 at Amazon (save $80) (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-canceling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

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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-canceling and a comfortable design. Silver finish only.

MORE:

View all our best speaker deals

And all our best Bluetooth speaker deals

As well as our guide to the best headphones you can buy

Ruben Circelli
Staff Writer

Ruben is a Staff Writer at What Hi-Fi? and longtime consumer technology and gaming journalist. Since 2014, Ruben has written news, reviews, features, guides, and everything in-between at a huge variety of outlets that include Lifewire, PCGamesN, GamesRadar+, TheGamer, Twinfinite, and many more. Ruben's a dedicated gamer, tech nerd, and the kind of person who misses physical media. In his spare time, you can find Ruben cooking something delicious or, more likely, lying in bed consuming content.