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Best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals 2021: the best discounts on day 2

The best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals 2021
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Amazon Prime Day headphones deals are hotting up as day two gets well underway! Amazon Prime Day 2021 kicked off yesterday and ends tonight – and so far the retailer's biggest annual sales event hasn't disappointed. It's thrown up big discounts on some of the best headphones we've ever tested (and a few pairs that we haven't) and is continuing to do so throughout today and this evening.

Stick with us and we'll guide you to this year's best Prime Day headphones deals...

To be eligible for the discounts, you'll need Amazon Prime. Not a member yet? You can always sign up for the free 30-day free trial and then cancel it once the sale is done...

Last year, Amazon delivered quality and quantity, unleashing a host of excellent headphones deals on everything from Apple AirPods to premium noise-canceling cans from Sony, Bose and Sennheiser. And the online retail titan is once again going big for Prime Day 2021...

Best Prime Day headphones deals

When will Prime Day headphones deals start?

Amazon's two-day sales bonanza was delayed until October last year, but it's returned to its usual summertime date for 2021.

Amazon Prime Day takes place today and tomorrow (Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd June). More than two million deals will run between 12:01am on the 21st and 11:59pm on the 22nd.

With a bit of luck, we'll see generous offers on products such as the five-star Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, which came with a free $25 Amazon gift card in last year's sale.

Do you need to be a Prime member to get Prime Day headphones deals?

In a word, yes. Amazon does offer non-Prime members a good array of headphones deals but Prime subscribers get exclusive access to the deepest discounts. Not a Prime member? Amazon typically offers Amazon Prime free trials in the run-up to Prime Day. There's no long term commitment needed, so you can cancel at any time (right after the sale, if you feel like it).

The retail giant will once again offer Prime members £10 credit to spend on Prime Day when they spend £10 on small business products in Amazon’s store between the 7th and 20th June 2021.

It's also worth remembering that most major retailers operate price-matching policies so buyers don't have to pay over the odds. So expect plenty of unofficial 'Prime Day' headphones deals from Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Crutchfield. Keep an eye on specialist retailers such as World Wide Stereo, too.

What Prime Day headphones deals can you expect in 2021?

Best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals

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Since Monday 7th June 2021, Amazon devices such as Echo, Fire TV and Ring have been discounted by up to 50 per cent. Indeed, the deals have already kicked off with four months of Amazon Music Unlimited free for new subscribers and Prime members can get up to 50 per cent off selected movies and TV shows through Prime Video.

Amazon won't release details of its full Prime Day headphones deals until just before the big day but we can give you a good idea of what to expect. How? By looking back at last year's best deals...

The hugely popular AirPods Pro – Apple's noise-canceling earbuds – were heavily discounted in the 2020 sale, dropping from $249 to $199. With the AirPods Pro 2 rumored to be on the way, we could see the original AirPods Pro sink even lower this year.

Sony's magnificent WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are just about the best wireless headphones for the money and often discounted. Amazon knocked $50 off the MSRP last year but let's hope this year's deal is even bolder.

The superb 2019 Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds were replaced by the WF-1000XM4 buds recently, so look out for door-busting deals on what could be an outgoing model.

We're also expecting the tiny Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and standard AirPods (2019) to join the Prime Day party. Last year, you could pick up the entry-level AirPods for just $115 ($45 off the usual price).

While some of our favorite Amazon Prime Day headphones deals have returned a few times in recent months, there's a good chance we could see a handful of products drop to their lowest ever prices during the Prime Day deals extravaganza. 

Last but not least, it's well worth keeping an eye out for this year's time-limited 'Lightning' deals. The criteria for these deals are as follows: 

1. At least 20% or $50 (approx. AU$80) less than the current site price.

2. Must match/beat the lowest price of the year.

3. Strong sales history.

4. 3.5+ star rating.

Lightning deals typically last around 24 hours so you'll need to be quick off the mark. If you're after affordable headphones in this year's Prime Day sale, we suggest you bookmark Amazon's deals page. You can even add your chosen headphones to your Amazon shopping cart now, so you're ready to strike should they be discounted.


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