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The best headphone deals 2021: AirPods, Beats, Bose, Sony and more

The world has more styles of earphones now than ever before. Whether you're eyeing up a new pair of noise-cancelling headphones for isolation heaven, a pair of wireless (or even true wireless) earbuds for complete freedom of movement, a set of 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 for you. And a headphones deal on this very page, at that.

Headphones bargain are an all-year affair so there are always plenty of savings to be had. As always, we're keeping our keenest eyes on prices across US retailers – from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart to Crutchfield and World Wide Stereo – to bring you the best headphones deals on the internet...

The 5 best headphone deals live right now

Wireless headphones deals

Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC wireless $330 $190 at Amazon (save $140) These superb Sonys may now have a successor in the form of the new WH-1000XM4, but these are still excellent buys – especially for their price, which is at an all-time low over at Amazon. Five starsView Deal

AKG Y500 Wireless on-ears $150 $97 at Walmart (save $62)
"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 them under intense review. Five starsView Deal

Shure Aonic 50 ANC wireless $300 $250 at Amazon (save $50) 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, a clear and clean delivery and solid bass. Four starsView Deal

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 sports $200 $145 at Amazon (save $55)
These brilliant five-star buds are now down by $39 and well worth your attention whether you intend to use them for running, watching TV or just mooching about. Rain, splash and sweat resistant and available in blue, gold and space grey. Five starsView Deal

Beats X $125 $66 at Zavvi (save $59)
Need a pair of the popular, energetic-sounding wireless earbuds at a massive discount? The Beats X certainly fall into that category. They're a steal at this price.View Deal

True wireless earbuds deals

Sony WF-1000XM3 $230 $199.71 at Amazon (save $31)
A new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3s combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Our favourite truly wireless earbuds, now well and truly discounted. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winnerView Deal

Apple AirPods Pro $250 $219 at Amazon (save $31)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". While we've seen them drop to $199, this is currently the best price. Four stars
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Sennheiser CX 400BT $199 $99 at Amazon (save $100)
While slightly compromised in the features department (battery life is 20 hours), the CX 400BT are sonic marvels – and, at this price, hugely appealing.


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JBL Reflect Flow $150 $99 at Walmart (save $51)
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. Expect up to 10 hours per charge, with an extra 20 from the case. Five stars
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JBL Live 300TWS wireless earbuds $149.95 $96 at Walmart (save $54) JBL's affordable true wireless earbuds are heavily discounted right now at Walmart. They come with a carry case that doubles as a charger, offering 20 hours of playback from a single charge.View Deal

Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds $250 $150 at Best Buy (save $100) 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.View Deal

Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds $170 $70 at Walmart (save $100) They're comfortable, well built and offer 15 hours of playback time including what's stored in the case. Not the most exciting performers, but much better value now that they're heavily discounted.
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In-ear headphones deals

Shure SE215 wired earbuds $200 $83 at Walmart (save $117)
These in-ears use the same monitor technology road tested by musicians and cram it into a package small enough to fit in your ears. These established earphones offer a bassy flavour and rich, weighty, detailed sound, we said in our four-star review.View Deal

Sony MDRXB50AP Extra Bass wired earbuds $50 $30 at Amazon (save $20)
The standard (non-bass-boosted) versions won our Product of the Year Award way back for their superbly comfortable and secure fit and solid, weighty and punchy delivery.

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Noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC wireless over-ears $330 $190 at Amazon (save $140) These superb Sonys may now have a successor in the form of the new WH-1000XM4,, but these are still excellent buys – especially for their price, which is at an all-time low over at Amazon. Five starsView Deal

Apple AirPods Pro $250 $219 at Amazon (save $31)
Although they're currently out of stock at Amazon, you can still order a pair of AirPods Pro at this incredibly low price. We've called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Four stars
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Sony WF-1000XM3 $230 $199.71 at Amazon (save $31)
A new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3s combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Our favourite truly wireless earbuds, now well and truly discounted. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winnerView Deal

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