The best headphone deals 2022: up to 50% off Sony, Bose, Beats, Apple and more

best headphone deals 2022
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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 wireless 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

Sony WH-1000XM5: was (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $400 now $339 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The best pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones you can buy at this price. The Sony XM5 headphones might feel a little less premium than before, but the jump in sound quality from the previous generation is a big one. Five stars

Sennheiser HD 250BT:  $60 (opens in new tab)

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.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless:  $699 (opens in new tab)

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.

Sony WH-1000XM4: was (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM4: was $350 now $228 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Sony’s premium XM4 might have been trumped by the XM5 but they still deliver a sonic masterclass. Nothing really lets that down – battery life, build, comfort and usability are all great for the money. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Sony WH-CH710N $180 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-CH710N $180 $68 at Best Buy (save $112) (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 (opens in new tab)

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $200 $99 at Amazon (save $101) (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)

AKG Y500 Wireless (opens in new tab)$150 $50 at Amazon (save $100) (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

Shure Aonic 50 $399 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max $549 $449 at Amazon (save $100) (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 (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless $399 $289 at Amazon (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

Sony WF-1000XM4: was (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4: was $280 now $178 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Put simply, the Sonys are the complete package – fantastic all-rounders that look great, sound great, and do everything you could ask of them. Battery life is eight hours per charge, they're nice to use and their noise-cancelling is one of the best in the business. Five Stars

Apple AirPods 2 (2019) (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods 2 (2019) $159 $89 at Amazon (save $60)
(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

Soundcore Anker Life Note E $50 (opens in new tab)

Soundcore Anker Life Note E $50 $25 at Best Buy (save $25) (opens in new tab)
On a tight budget? These Ankers were nicely priced at their original RRP but are $25 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.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 $199 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
The 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 from $279 to only $199 in blue.

Apple AirPods Pro: was (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Pro: was $250 now $159 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
We described the AirPods Pro as "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". They're a great option if you've bought into Apple's ecosystem.

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 (opens in new tab)

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 $149 at Amazon (save $100) (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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Beats Studio Buds $150 $99.95 at Walmart (save $50) (opens in new tab)
Walmart has $50 off all three colours of the Beats Studio Buds – red, black and white. The deal also includes free shipping and a 30-day free returns window. We called these new Beats "a neat true wireless solution that represents one of the best affordable alternatives to Apple’s AirPods we’ve seen so far". So, what are you waiting for?

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Sony WF-C500 $100 $68 at Amazon (save $32) (opens in new tab)
Boasting impressive musicality and excellent levels of detail and insight, these comfortable, sporty earbuds are well worth the investment. The new WF-C500 feature 20 hours of battery life, IPX4 splash resistance and Bluetooth 5.0, and are available in black, white, orange and blue. Five stars

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 (opens in new tab)

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $110 at Amazon (save $70) (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

Beats Powerbeats Pro (opens in new tab)

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

Sony WH-CH710N $180 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-CH710N $180 $168 at Best Buy (save $112) (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 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max $549 $449 at Amazon (save $100) (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

Shure Aonic 50 $399 (opens in new tab)

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

$399 (opens in new tab)

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

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 (opens in new tab)

Panasonic RZ-S500W $180 $109 at Amazon (save $71) (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

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 (opens in new tab)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 $199 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
The 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 from $279 to only $189 in blue. Get black or white for an extra tenner at Amazon and Best Buy (opens in new tab).

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 (opens in new tab)

Technics EAH-AZ70W $249 $150 at Amazon (save $99) (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.

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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.