Skip to main content

Best Black Friday electronic deals 2020: huge discounts on TVs, headphones, speakers and more

Black Friday electronic deals 2020
(Image credit: Future)

The Big (Fri)Day is here! And, living up to its promise, there are plenty of great tech and electronics deals to be had.

What started as a sales extravaganza in the USA following Thanksgiving has now spread around the globe, bringing hundreds of thousands of deals for us to enjoy. Black Friday electronics deals always feature prominently in the sales, so you can expect big discounts on 4K TVs, wireless headphones, stereo and Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, projectors, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

The shopping giants that are Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart dominate the Black Friday deals, but specialist retailers can be just as competitive on price during this period. That's why we are keeping just as close an eye on electronics experts such as Crutchfield and World Wide Stereo over the entire Black Friday 2020 deals period. 

These are our pick of the best early Black Friday deals so far...

Best Black Friday electronics deals

The very best Black Friday electronics deals

Hisense 75-inch 4K HDR Android TV $1000 $600 at Best Buy
If you're looking for a genuine Black Friday TV deal, you just found one. This 75-inch H6510G pairs 4K resolution with support for premium Dolby Vision HDR. The Android TV operating system puts more than 5,000 apps at your fingertips, too, including Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.View Deal

AirPods Pro wireless earbuds $249 $190 at Woot (save $60)
Under review, we called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". As well suited to a long-haul flight as they are to a run around the block, they could be the only pair of headphones you ever need.View Deal

Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver $598 $498 at Crutchfield
Sony's Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-supporting amp has six HDMI inputs that cater for a range of 4K HDR sources. It's also bursting with connectivity features, including Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Bluetooth. And the icing on this cake is the amazing sound quality.View Deal

Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds $230 $168 at Crutchfield
Setting a new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, these 2020 What Hi-Fi? Award-winning Sonys combine effective active noise-cancelling with great sound – and they're now down to their lowest ever price. Also at AmazonView Deal

Sony WH-CH710N $199.99 $88 at Crutchfield
The 710N are wireless ANC over-ears that automatically adjust based on how noisy your surroundings are, so you can focus more on enjoying your tunes. Also impressive is the 35-hour battery life and one-hour replenishment with only a 10-minute charge.
See the deal at Best Buy ($88)
See the deal at Amazon ($88)
View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) $39 $27.99 at Amazon
The latest version of Amazon's streaming stick packs Dolby Atmos for more immersive sound with compatible content and speakers, and HDR, for much greater contrast ratios. It only launched a couple of months ago, and it's already discounted. Amazon doesn't play games. View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K $49 $29.99 at Amazon
If you want something a bit higher-specced, Amazon also makes a 4K version of the Fire TV Stick. And – you guessed it – it's also discounted. It's also Amazon's most powerful streaming stick, and an absolute steal with $20 off.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite $29 $17.99 at Amazon
This is the cheapest Fire TV Stick Amazon makes, and now it's even more affordable than usual. Despite its low price, it still has an Alexa remote, and HDR for stunning visuals. Essential.View Deal

JBL Live 300TWS: $149.95 $74.95 at Amazon
JBL's wireless earbuds are half-price right now at Amazon. They come with a carry case that doubles as a charger and the deal applies to all four colour options: black, blue, purple and white.View Deal

TCL 55S434 55-inch 4K TV: $399.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
If you're not familiar with TCL, they're a reputable budget TV brand. This nicely-priced 4K HDR screen boasts Android TV, voice control and access to a glut of apps including Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and HBO Max. Don't forget: you'll need to sign into 'My Best Buy' or sign up to reveal the discount.


View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones: $350 $278 at Amazon
Sony’s premium wireless headphones deliver a sonic masterclass: they're richly detailed, enjoyably dynamic and have a natural knack for timing and rhythms. Nothing really lets them down either – battery life, build, comfort and usability are all great.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5: $90 $44.99 at Amazon
If you prefer your smart speakers with a touchscreen, the Echo Show range is for you. This 5.5in model lets you watch cooking videos or hold video calls, all of which are a doddle thanks to the built-in Alexa smart assistant.View Deal

B&W 606 speakers: $899 $629.99 at Crutchfield
The 606 are the perfect size for a pair of bookshelf speakers: not too small, not too big. They look the business, too. And with this discount, they just got a lot more affordable. Most importantly, they sound amazing – What Hi-Fi? Award-winningly amazing, in fact.View Deal

Sony X750H 55-inch LED Android TV: $800 $518 at Amazon
This is decent-spec Sony 4K HDR TV with a high-contrast ratio, so it should be good for movies and gaming. It offers a premium design a great smart TV experience – two things often lacking in budget 4K TVs. Grab this bargain big screen while you can.View Deal

Vizio 55-inch OLED H1 4K smart TV: $1299 $899 at Best Buy
OLED is the hottest TV tech and to see an OLED TV below $1000 is almost unheard of. This model will level up your home viewing with Dolby Vision HDR, Vizio's latest ProGaming Engine and more – and all for $899.View Deal

Sony SRS-XB12: $58 $35 at Amazon
The colourful Sony SRS-XB12 is small but mighty. It boasts a water-, dust-, and mud-proof build, plus an Extra Bass feature for more low-end heft. You can even pair two speakers together for room-filling stereo sound. (Hey, at this price, you might as well buy more than one.)
View Deal

Bose SoundLink II $229 $159 at Best Buy
These wireless Bluetooth over-ear headphones are discounted by 41% for Black Friday, which looks like a bit of a bargain – and then some. Enjoy 15 hours of wireless battery life from one charge and, thanks to a built-in mic, you can also use them for voice and video calls.View Deal

Beats Powerbeats Pro: $250 $159.99 at Best Buy
We're fans of the Powerbeats Pros for a number of reasons. 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 – and you might want to put those fitness workouts to good use and move fast if you want a pair.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen): $39.99 $18.99 at Amazon
This compact, fabric-wrapped speaker suits any decor and adds the Alexa voice assistant to any room in your house – simply and cheaply. The sound is very good for the size, too.View Deal

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player: $250 $149.99 at Best Buy
Any Sony product reduced by $100 makes us sit up and pay attention. But this is a stone cold, Award-winning five star product, with a 40% off saving.View Deal

Black Friday TV deals

TODAY'S BEST TV DEAL

Hisense 75-inch 4K HDR Android TV $1000 $600 at Best Buy
If you're looking for a genuine Black Friday TV deal, you just found one. This 75-inch H6510G pairs 4K resolution with support for premium Dolby Vision HDR. The Android TV operating system puts more than 5,000 apps at your fingertips, too, including Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.View Deal

Vizio 55-inch OLED H1 4K smart TV: $1299 $899 at Best Buy
OLED is the hottest TV tech and to see an OLED TV below $1000 is almost unheard of. This model will level up your home viewing with Dolby Vision HDR, Vizio's latest ProGaming Engine and more – and all for $899.View Deal

TCL 55S434 55-inch 4K TV: $399.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
If you're not familiar with TCL, they're a reputable budget TV brand. This nicely-priced 4K HDR screen boasts Android TV, voice control and access to a glut of apps including Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and HBO Max. Don't forget: you'll need to sign into 'My Best Buy' or sign up to reveal the discount.


View Deal

TCL 50in Class 4 Series Android TV $350 $230 at Best Buy
Looking for a big screen on a budget? This 4K HDR TV sports an intuitive Android TV interface on which you'll find a plethora of smart TV apps, as well as Google Assistant and Chromecast. Save $120 off at Best Buy today.View Deal

Sony X750H 55-inch LED Android TV: $800 $518 at Amazon
This is decent-spec Sony 4K HDR TV with a high-contrast ratio, so it should be good for movies and gaming. It offers a premium design a great smart TV experience – two things often lacking in budget 4K TVs. Grab this bargain big screen while you can.View Deal

LG OLED55CX 4K HDR OLED TV $2000 $1396 at Amazon  
The CX is the sweet spot in LG's 2020 OLED TV range – it gets you all of LG's top picture tech at a great price. Expect detail, richer colours and smooth motion. An astonishingly capable all-rounder.View Deal

Sony X800H 75-inch 4K smart TV: $1399 $998 at Amazon
Fancy kickstarting your Christmas with a $400 discount on a Sony 4K TV? Here's your chance. The X800H boasts a premium design,  high-contrast ratio and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. Grab one before Amazon's Black Friday deal expires.View Deal

Sony X800H 55-inch 4K smart TV: $800 $698 at Amazon
The same TV as above but in 55 inches.View Deal

Sony X800H 43-inch 4K smart TV: $599 $448 at Amazon
The same TV as above but in 43 inches.View Deal

Sony XBR-A8H 65-inch 4K OLED TV $2800 $1798 at Amazon
The Sony A8 2020 OLED TV's picture majors on realism and authenticity, without sacrificing punch and vibrancy. It sounds superb, too, and boasts a sleek, subtle design. This model sits just below the flagship A9 – but features much of the same tech. Now reduced by $1000, it's a real steal.
See this deal at Best BuyView Deal

LG OLED65CX 4K OLED TV: $2500 $1899 at Best Buy
The TV above, but bigger! It's the most affordable 65-inch LG OLED 4K TV that offers the company’s top picture processing tech. Best Buy has chopped the price of the 65-inch model by a massive $600 – a seriously big saving.View Deal

Sony 65-inch XBR-65A9G 4K OLED TV: $3500 $2499 at Best Buy
This sleek 2019 Sony flagship looks and sounds better than most of its rivals and handles motion superbly. It’s a fabulous performer with 1080p, SDR content, too and sound great. Now $1000 off, it's even better value for money.View Deal

LG 77-inch OLED77GX 4K OLED TV: $5000 $4297 at Amazon
This OLED TV is powered by LG's most powerful picture processor to help deliver among the best pictures on the market. It's feature-packed, and also ideal for wall-mounting thanks to the no-gap mount that comes supplied as standard.View Deal

Black Friday headphones deals

TODAY'S BEST HEADPHONE DEAL

Apple AirPods with charging case $200 $110 at Walmart
We have not seen these AirPods for less, and we reckon this deal won't last long so hurry up and grab a pair. This latest generation of AirPods come with better sound quality than their predecessors and boast a more secure wireless connection.
View Deal

AirPods Pro wireless earbuds $249 $190 at Woot (save $60)
Under review, we called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". As well suited to a long-haul flight as they are to a run around the block, they could be the only pair of headphones you ever need.View Deal

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $200 $119 at Amazon (save $81)
Not the most subtle headphones out there, but with impressive wireless technology, a stylish design and this £55-off saving, those shortcomings can be quickly overlooked. Amazon is offering the deal on all nine colourways, so the choice is yours.View Deal

Beats X + 4 months Apple Music $188.96 $40 at Best Buy
While we've seen the Beats X headphones drop to $100 before today, we've never seen them for as little as $40. And don't forget about the four month subscription to Apple's music streaming service (usually $9.99 per month) for new Apple Music customers! View Deal

Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds $230 $168 at Crutchfield
Setting a new benchmark for true wireless earbuds, these 2020 What Hi-Fi? Award-winning Sonys combine effective active noise-cancelling with great sound – and they're now down to their lowest ever price.View Deal

Bose SoundLink II $229 $159 at Best Buy
These wireless Bluetooth over-ear headphones are discounted by 41% for Black Friday, which looks like a bit of a bargain – and then some. Enjoy 15 hours of wireless battery life from one charge and, thanks to a built-in mic, you can also use them for voice and video calls.View Deal

Technics EAH-AZ70W wireless earbuds $249.99 $165
Amazon has chopped $50 off the price of Technics' first pair of wireless earbuds. They produce a punchy sound and feature impressive noise-cancelling tech. Choose between black or silver finishes.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones: $350 $278 at Amazon
Sony’s premium wireless headphones deliver a sonic masterclass: they're richly detailed, enjoyably dynamic and have a natural knack for timing and rhythms. Nothing really lets them down either – battery life, build, comfort and usability are all great.View Deal

Bose 700 headphones (Arctic White) $379 $299 at Amazon
It isn't often we see deals on the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, but you can pick up a pair for $80 less than MSRP in the Amazon Black Friday sale. These headphones are hugely popular, so best snap them up at this price while you can.View Deal

Beats Powerbeats Pro: $250 $159.99 at Best Buy
We're fans of the Powerbeats Pros for a number of reasons. 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 – and you might want to put those fitness workouts to good use and move fast if you want a pair.View Deal

Bowers & Wilkins PX7: $400 $350 at Amazon
In our review we praised the PX7's "lively, insightful sound", "three-tiered noise cancellation" and "sophisticated, comfortable design", leaving us no choice but to award them a coveted five stars, so even a small discount is welcome.
View Deal

B&W PX5 wireless ANC headphones $300 $199.98 at Amazon
The smaller versions of the PX7 (above), which we awarded five stars to for their excellent combination of great sound, features and design. Save $100 today.View Deal

Bose SoundSport Wireless $149 $89 at Best Buy
There's 40 percent off these wireless earbuds for active types – that's a discount of $60. Better yet, it applies to all three finishes on sale here: black, blue and yellow. Though at time of writing, there were only five pairs of the black left in stock, so hurry!View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

JBL Live 300TWS: $149.95 $74.95 at Amazon
JBL's wireless earbuds are half-price right now at Amazon. They come with a carry case that doubles as a charger and the deal applies to all four colour options: black, blue, purple and white.View Deal

Shure SE425 BT2: $350 $150 at Amazon
These classy wireless in-ears feature Shure's dual high-definition drivers and promise a transparent, natural sound. You get Bluetooth 5.0 for a solid connection, too. At 57% off, they're at a rock-bottom price. Snap them up while you can.View Deal

Shure SE215: $200 $89 at Amazon
These wired 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

Black Friday hi-fi deals

TODAY'S BEST HI-FI DEAL

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 $249 $199 at Crutchfield
Affordable, easy to use and capable of entertaining sound, the LP3 ticks all the boxes you want in an entry-level deck. And at this price, it's even more tempting than usual. Save $50 on the white version of this five-star record player.View Deal

Yamaha R-N303 network receiver $350 $300 at World Wide Stereo
A budget stereo receiver with a full suite of features, including music streaming from Spotify, Tidal and Deezer, compatibility with Yamaha's MusicCast multi-room feature, and vinyl input.View Deal

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A amplifier $1699 $1470 at Amazon
Save £200 on this well-featured Class XD amplifier from Cambridge Audio, with a big, powerful sound that won't leave you disappointed.View Deal

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB $299 $249 at Amazon
This direct drive deck is supplied with an aluminium platter, Audio-Technica AT-P2 cartridge and tone-arm and plays 33.3, 45 and 78rpm. It also boasts a built-in preamp and a USB output for archiving your vinyl too. A good package now with a $50 discount.View Deal

Sony Walkman NW-A55L $220 $168 at World Wide Stereo
Save on this class-leading hi-res music player from Sony, part of an Award-winning stable in portable audio electronics.View Deal

Astell & Kern A&norma SR15 hi-res player $699 $499 at Amazon
Astell & Kern has set a standard for high-end hi-res portable music players, and this 2019 What Hi-Fi? Award winner is a steal with this whopping $200 saving.


View Deal

Yamaha A-S501 integrated amplifier $600 $550 at World Wide Stereo
Yamaha’s A-S501 has been around for a few years but it's a beautifully-built product – chunky, well finished and appealingly retro in appearance. It's capable of supporting 24-bit/192kHz music streams and great value at this price.View Deal

Arcam SA10 integrated amplifier $999 $799 at Amazon
With three digital inputs and five analogue, including a phono pre-amp, and 50W of power per channel, this class A/B integrated amp is great value with $200 slashed from its original price.View Deal

KEF Q350 Series bookshelf speaker $699 $499 at Best Buy
You can make a great saving on these five-star Award-winning speakers from KEF, which are now down to $499, a saving of $200. They're available in black, white or walnut from the Best Buy Magnolia online store.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen): $39.99 $18.99 at Amazon
This compact, fabric-wrapped speaker suits any decor and adds the Alexa voice assistant to any room in your house – simply and cheaply. The sound is very good for the size, too.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5: $90 $45 at Amazon
If you prefer your smart speakers with a touchscreen, the Echo Show range is for you. This 5.5in model lets you watch cooking videos or hold video calls, all of which are a doddle thanks to the built-in Alexa smart assistant. Now half price!View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 8: $130 $65 at Amazon
The slightly larger 8in Echo Show comes with an even bigger saving. The bigger screen is ideal for a more detailed view, or if you're watching from further away – across the room, say. Now half price!View Deal

B&W 606 speakers: $899 $629 at Crutchfield
The 606 are the perfect size for a pair of bookshelf speakers: not too small, not too big. They look the business, too. And with this discount, they just got a lot more affordable. Most importantly, they sound amazing – What Hi-Fi? Award-winningly amazing, in fact.View Deal

Tidal HiFi hi-res streaming 4 months for $0.99
We love Tidal so much, we gave the streaming subscription our 2020 What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year Award – and that was at its original monthly price. Now just $0.99 for four months, it's a no-brainer for the streaming-savvy audiophile. View Deal

Black Friday turntable deals

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 $249 $199 at Crutchfield
Affordable, easy to use and capable of entertaining sound, the LP3 ticks all the boxes you want in an entry-level deck. And at this price, it's even more tempting than usual. Save $50 on the white version of this five-star record player.View Deal

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB $299 $249 at Amazon
This direct drive deck is supplied with an aluminium platter, Audio-Technica AT-P2 cartridge and tone-arm and plays 33.3, 45 and 78rpm. It also boasts a built-in preamp and a USB output for archiving your vinyl too. A good package now with a $50 discount.View Deal

Black Friday speaker deals

TODAY'S BEST SPEAKER DEAL

Sonos Move $399 $299 at Sonos
Sonos Move
$399 $299 at Amazon
Sonos' Bluetooth speaker is also discounted by $100. It's the most versatile speaker Sonos has ever made, and offers an open, large-scale sound. The obligatory multi-room capabilities come as standard, and the charging base is very swish indeed. A great buy, especially with this discount. View Deal

Sony SRS-XB12: $58 $33 at Amazon (save $25)
The colourful Sony SRS-XB12 is small but mighty. It boasts a water-, dust-, and mud-proof build, plus an Extra Bass feature for more low-end heft. You can even pair two speakers together for room-filling stereo sound. (Hey, at this price, you might as well buy more than one.)
View Deal

KEF Q350 Series 6.5" bookshelf speaker $699 $499 at Best Buy
You can make a great saving on these five-star Award-winning speakers from KEF, which are now down to $499, a saving of $200. They're available in black, white or walnut from the Best Buy Magnolia online store.View Deal

Q Acoustics 3020 speakers $315 $265 at Amazon
These are excellent bookshelf speakers for smaller living spaces. They are small but deliver an entertaining sound and are perfect if space and budget is tight.View Deal

Focal Aria 906 $1499 $999 at World Wide Stereo
If you value standmounters with scale, power and refinement in spades, you'll struggle to find better. Save $500 at World Wide Stereo.View Deal

Polk Audio TSi100 bookshelf speakers $219 $149 at Crutchfield
These Polk speakers are a great price and promise an open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. They sport a 1in silk dome tweeter, 5.25in polycarbonate woofer and stand 16 inches tall.View Deal

JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker $180 $120 at Amazon
For those on the market for a new Bluetooth speaker, this $60 saving on the excellent Charge 4 from JBL could be a no-brainer. Click on the link above to snap one up at a third off the MSRP in the Amazon Black Friday sale. Happy (deal) hunting.


View Deal

UE Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker $100 $50 at Amazon
One of our favourite Bluetooth speakers is now half price. It's waterproof, sandproof, dustproof and is also designed to float, so it should withstand the most lively of pool parties. Battery life is 13 hours and, crucially, it sounds excellent.View Deal

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker (refurnished): $120 $55 at JBL
This 2020 What Hi-Fi? Award winner is now less than half price if you don't mind an officially refurbished one. JBL’s newest offering sounds great for the price and is rugged enough to cope with a day at the pool.View Deal

Black Friday AV deals

TODAY'S BEST AV DEAL

Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K video streamer $50 $29.99 at Amazon
This neat streaming stick adds Roku's excellent voice remote to your TV, as well as support for 4K HDR content, for a shockingly-low price. No wonder we called it "an excellent all-rounder of a video streamer" in our five-star review.View Deal

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $1830 at Amazon
If you don't need the AVR, then the five-star Elac Debut 2.0 speaker package is also available at a discount without. It's beautiful sounding system offering some genuine home cinema class.View Deal

Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player $118 $68 at Dell
This cheap as chips Blu-ray player might only be a Full HD model but it's also an excellent way to send your set-up smart for a very small outlay. It's wifi-enabled with access to Netflix plus there's Miracasting for screensharing from your mobile.
View Deal

Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver $598 $498 at Crutchfield
Sony's Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-supporting amp has six HDMI inputs that cater for a range of 4K HDR sources. It's also bursting with connectivity features, including Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Bluetooth. And the icing on this cake is the amazing sound quality.View Deal

Nebula Capsule portable projector: $300 $235 at Amazon
This tiny, tin-shaped projector has a big picture and bigger ambitions. It's an ingenious piece of tech - a portable projector with built-in Android-esque app store, the Capsule can also be used as a dedicated Bluetooth speaker.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Cube $119 $79.99 at Amazon
All-time lowest price alert! Amazon's five-star streaming cube is now available for less than 80 bucks – a $40 discount, taking it to the lowest price we've ever seen. It was previously available at this price on Amazon Prime Day last month, but don't expect to see it this cheap again anytime soon.View Deal

Epson Home Cinema 2150 Full HD projector: $899 $783
One of the highest specced 1080p projectors you'll find, this model outputs 2500 lumens with a 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. There's a 1.6x zoom lens with manual focus for an image between 30-300in in size. It's also wi-fi-enabled.View Deal

LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector: $2700 $2195 at Amazon
This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it's one of the most feature-complete projectors you'll ever find.View Deal

Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player: $178 $98 at Crutchfield
The BDP-S6700 scored a coveted five star rating in our tests. Budget by price but not by nature, the 4K upscaling performance belies its low price tag. Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify. Stunning value at $98.View Deal

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500 $350 at Crutchfield
Panasonic's top of the range 2018 player has got everything you need. HDR-wise you're covered with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. It's also a great choice for those with some serious surround sound as it supports 7.1-channel audio.View Deal

Sonos 5.1 Surround Set with Beam: $1546 $1359 at WWStereo
Want home cinema sound but don't fancy the cables? Sonos is the way to go. World Wide Stereo is offering 5.1 surround sound bundle made up of the Sonos Beam, 2 x Sonos One SLs and a third generation Sonos Sub. Very tidy.View Deal

Yamaha R-N303 AVR: $350 $300 at World Wide Stereo
Save $50 on this budget stereo receiver with a full suite of features, including music streaming from Spotify, Tidal and Deezer, compatibility with Yamaha's MusicCast multi-room feature, and vinyl input.View Deal

Marantz SR7013 AV receiver: $2199 $1599 at Amazon
The SR7013 is built on the Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (or HDAMs) that gives 200W of power per output. It supports AirPlay 2, all your 3D sound formats and Amazon Alexa with 9.2ch of fun.View Deal

Denon AVR-X4500H AVR $1599 $1199 at Crutchfield
This is Denon's second top AVR from 2019. Don't be put off because it's a year out of date. It's still a five-star performer with 9.2 channels to play with and all the Dolby Atmos and other surround-codec support you could need.View Deal

Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver: $599 $498 at Amazon
Sony's five-star AV receiver has over $100 off – that's a 17 percent saving. That's even more noteworthy once you read our review and see just what this amp is capable of.View Deal

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player: $250 $150 at Best Buy
Any Sony product reduced by $100 makes us sit up and pay attention. But this is a stone cold, Award-winning five star product, with a 40% off saving.View Deal

Klipsch Reference speakers save up to 50% at Best Buy
Klipsch is one of the most recognizable speaker brands in the world and you can make a great saving in the Best Buy early Black Friday sale. The Klipsch Reference bookshelf, floor speaker and subwoofer have 50% savings of up to $240.View Deal

Sonos 5.1 Surround Set with Beam $1546 $1256 at WWStereo
Want home cinema sound but don't fancy the cables? Sonos is the way to go. World Wide Stereo is offering 5.1 surround sound bundle made up of the Sonos Beam, 2 x Sonos One SLs and a third generation Sonos Sub. Very tidy.View Deal

Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos Pack $1690 $1290 at Crutchfield
Not one we've tested but one of Crutchfield's top sellers, this budget speaker package is a perfect entry-level set, now down at half-price. The five Sib satellites are very low impact and there's plenty of size to the sub.View Deal

Black Friday soundbar deals

TODAY'S BEST SOUNDBAR DEAL

Roku Streambar streaming soundbar $130 $99 at Amazon
Staying true to form, Roku's new product is a one-box solution that's designed to be plugged in to your TV's HDMI port with minimal fuss – only this one has sound at its core with its soundbar form. At just $99, it's a great way to level up your TV's sound.View Deal

Bose Solo 5 soundbar $249 $149 at Abt
At just 55cm long and 7cm tall, the Bose Solo 5 has to be one of the most compact soundbars we’ve ever seen. This makes it perfect for those looking for a deal on something low profile enough to slip under their main TV, or want to boost the sound of a smaller bedroom set.View Deal

Sonos Beam $399 $299 at Sonos
Sonos Beam
$399 $299 at Amazon
This discount applies to both black and white finishes of the Beam, so you can match it to your decor. And it's available at the same price from Amazon, if you want to take advantage of Prime delivery.View Deal

JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-one soundbar: $200 $130 at Crutchfield
With an HDMI ARC, Bluetooth, optical and USB input, there's plenty of options here. We'd also hope for some decent sound out of the 2 x 40W racetrack-shape speaker arrangement. Not a soundbar we've tested but it looks good with the discount.View Deal

JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar: $200 $180 at Amazon
With an HDMI in and out, Bluetooth, optical and stereo inputs, there's plenty of options here. We'd also hope for some decent sound out of the 6 internal drivers and the 6.5in external sub. Not a system we've tested but it looks good with the discount.View Deal

Harman Kardon Enchant 800: $700 $280 at Crutchfield
Not a soundbar we've tested but it's hard to ignore with a discount as heavy as this one. It's a bar and sub combo with six drivers in the main unit. There are USB and HDMI inputs and it's also Chromecast-enabled.View Deal

Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1xh soundbar: $500 $278 at Walmart
Not a model we've tested, but with DTS Virtual X digital sound processing onboard (which emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos) thanks to the up-firing drivers, there's a lot to like on paper – especially at nearly half-price.View Deal

Sonos Playbar: $699 $599 at Adorama
Yes, it's recently been superseded by the brand new Sonos Arc, but we loved this five-star 'bar under review, praising its "full, brilliant Sonos experience" and "wide, deep, detailed and dynamic soundstage". There's no HDMI connection, but if that doesn't bother you, this is a great little deal. View Deal

Yamaha YSP-5600 MusicCast: $1700 $1300 at Amazon
We're big fans of this brilliant Yamaha soundbar. It's not cheap, but it does deliver exciting and impressive overhead surround sound and plenty of great features. This handy $400 saving should soften the blow.View Deal

Bose Soundbar 700 3.1 soundbar: $1498 $1398 WWStereo
With built-in Amazon Alexa and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections for music streaming, this Bose soundbar and subwoofer combo is a multi-media mogul. There's proprietary audio room calibration, HDMI ARC and coming soon is AirPlay 2.View Deal

Sony HT-ZF9 $899 $699 at Best Buy
This is the more expensive of Sony's two 3.1-channel soundbar systems. Dolby Atmos provides virtual surround sound, while there's Bluetooth and wi-fi for wireless music entertainment.View Deal

Sony HT-G700 $599 $399 at Best Buy
The cheaper option has the same discount, and $200 is certainly a great saving here. With a wireless sub and Dolby Atmos on board, it still packs plenty of features for its new low price, too.View Deal

Black Friday projector deals

Nebula Capsule portable projector: $300 $235 at Amazon
This tiny, tin-shaped projector has a big picture and bigger ambitions. It's an ingenious piece of tech - a portable projector with built-in Android-esque app store, the Capsule can also be used as a dedicated Bluetooth speaker.View Deal

Epson Home Cinema 2150 Full HD projector: $899 $783
One of the highest specced 1080p projectors you'll find, this model outputs 2500 lumens with a 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. There's a 1.6x zoom lens with manual focus for an image between 30-300in in size. It's also wi-fi-enabled.View Deal

LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector: $2700 $2195 at Amazon
This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it's one of the most feature-complete projectors you'll ever find.View Deal

Black Friday Apple deals

Official Apple Black Friday deals: get up to $150 gift card
$25 Apple Gift Card:
AirPods, AirPods Pro, Apple Watch Series
$50 Apple Gift Card: iPhone SE/11/XR, select Beats Studio3
$100 Apple Gift Card: iPad mini/Pro, Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K, Homepod
$150 Apple Gift Card: MacBook Pro 16” or iMac 21.5”View Deal

Apple AirPods Pro $250 $190 at Woot
Under review, we called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". As well suited to a long-haul flight as they are to a run around the block, they could be the only pair of headphones you ever need. Deal ends November 30 or while supplies last.
View Deal

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in Wi-Fi 128GB $999 $899 at Amazon
Apple's brand new, top-of-the-range iPad Pro is now $100 off, which is a $30 drop from its previous sale price. The main attraction is the super-sized 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion but there's also a 12MP wide-angle camera, trackpad and FaceID. View Deal

Apple iPod Touch (7th Gen) 32GB $199 $189 at Amazon
The latest iPod Touch is in stock and on offer at Amazon ahead of Black Friday. With 32GB of storage, the A10 Fusion chip, long
battery life and a 4-inch Retina display this bargain iPod is ideal for those who like to stream their music.

View Deal

Apple AirPods with wireless case $200 $149.99 at Amazon
You'll save at least $50 compared to the Pros but still get a solid pair of true wireless buds. This generation of AirPods come with better sound quality than their predecessors and boast a more secure wireless connection.
View Deal

Apple AirPods with charging case $200 $110 at Walmart
We have not seen these AirPods for less, and we reckon this deal won't last long so hurry up and grab a pair. This latest generation of AirPods come with better sound quality than their predecessors and boast a more secure wireless connection.
View Deal

Apple iPad (2020) 10.2in $329.99 $280 with My Best Buy
The Award-winning 8th generation iPad is faster than ever. It features a 10.2in display and uses Apple's latest chip for video and gaming. It runs on iPadOS 14, Apple’s latest iPad-centric operating system. At under $300, it's a bargain.


View Deal

When is Black Friday 2020?

The Black Friday 2020 date is Friday 27th November.
Cyber Monday 2020 will be Monday 30th November.

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday 27th November. Most retailers will want to make the most of what will typically be the busiest 24 hours of the event, meaning we can expect deals going live at midnight and running until the end of the day.

Of course, you can rest assured that Black Friday won't be simply one day of deals – those days are long gone. Instead, expect at least a week of build-up, maybe longer, from many retailers. And of course, the Black Friday sales continue through to Cyber Monday, which is always the Monday after Black Friday. 

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday began in the US but in recent years has very much become a worldwide shopping phenomena. It's regarded (and backed up by stats) as the busiest shopping day of the year – both online and in-store – and officially kicks off the holiday season.

Why is it called Black Friday? The date was traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, when retailers hoped to move out of the "red" (loss) and in to the "black" (profit), hence Black Friday. 

What about Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday 2020 will be Monday 30th November.

The term 'Cyber Monday', meanwhile, was coined by Scott Silverman and the National Retail Federation's Ellen Davis in a bid to encourage people to take their shopping online during the Black Friday event. That was back in 2005, when people needed such encouragement! It's always the Monday after Black Friday.

Where to get the best Black Friday deals?

4K TVs, smart and Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones will almost guaranteed be on offer at pretty much every electronics retailer, and those looking to buy into, or build upon, an Alexa ecosystem will surely be able to save money on Fire streamer or tablet or Echo speaker.

The likes of Best Buy and Walmart will always go big on games console bundles ahead of the holiday season, and as OLED continues to be such a buzzword, some cheap OLED TV deals are as sure as night follows day.

We're confident the specialist audio and home theater retailers will deliver some hi-fi and home theater bargains – last year's What Hi-Fi? Award-winners are a good place to start when it comes to finding a price reduction. 

How long will Black Friday last?

Well, Black Friday is 24 hours. And Cyber Monday is 24 hours. But like Amazon Prime Day and the January sales, these events always have preliminary and aftermath offers. 

For one, deals will run during the weekend sandwiched in the middle of the two days. And in the days and weeks building up to them, there will be plenty of 'pre-Black Friday' savings serenading the sites. 

Are the Black Friday deals any good?

After the initial few years of excitement around Black Friday, we naturally moved to the apathy stage, as people began to question whether the offers were genuinely good deals. And it remains up for debate.

For example, it's not unusual to see discounted products rise in price in the summer months ahead of a "price cut" come Black Friday; naturally this means you're essentially just getting the original discounted price from earlier in the year. That said, there are always genuine deals to be had – it's just finding them amongst the onslaught of offers. 

Luckily that's where our service will come in; we'll handpick the best TV, audio and AV deals across retailers to find the ones that are really worth your hard-earned cash.

We'd suggest having a rough idea of what you want in mind – whether that be noise-cancelling headphones under $100, a discounted 55 inch 4K OLED TV or a portable, outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speaker – but restricting yourself only to specific models will reduce your chance of being lucky in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Pick the features you fancy, then see what ticks your boxes and has the best Black Friday discount. 

What Black Friday deals can you expect?

Big-selling products over Black Friday 2019 included the Apple AirPods, Sonos One, Sony WH-1000XM3, Amazon Echo and Fire products, Bose wireless earbuds and noise-cancelling headphones, UE speakers, Naim Mu-so products, Denon AV receivers, OLED TVs and plenty more.

Take a look at last year's best Black Friday US deals below – you can even see how the prices compare a few months later...

Black Friday 2019 deals from around the web

Last year's best Black Friday deals

Sony WF-1000X wireless earbuds $277 $79
This is the original, first-generation model of Sony's wireless earbuds so while there is a newer WF-1000XM3 version offering improved noise-cancelling, bigger battery and better sound, for the bargain hunter, we don't think you can argue with this discount.View Deal

Apple HomePod smart speaker $299.99 $199.99 Best Buy
Discounts on Apple products are hard to come by, so this $50 saving on the HomePod (in white or black) is a real bargain. If you own an Apple smartphone and subscribe to Apple Music, then you'll find plenty to like.View Deal

Dynaudio XEO 2 Wireless Bookshelf Speakers Pair $1499 $699 at World Wide Stereo
You can save a whopping $800 on these awesome streaming speakers. Packed with tech, including Bluetooth and Class D amplification, the Xeo 2s offer plenty of appeal for hi-fi enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. View Deal

Apple 10.2in iPad (7th Gen, 32GB. Wi-Fi) $329 $249 at Walmart
Apple's newest iPad baby is discounted by nearly 25% at Walmart. Yes, you read that correctly. It's 10.2 inches of Apple 2019 iPad complete with iPadOS and A10 Fusion chip. Yes, this is the 32GB model (not the 128GB) but it's still a ridonculous deal on a brand new Apple tablet. We'd hurry if we were you... 
Want more storage? The 128GB version is also $100 off at Walmart.View Deal

Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker $199 $149
Save $50 on the original little Sonos speaker. The Play:1 offers great sound, all the multi-room skills, and the ability to pair two speakers together. There's no voice assistant here, but that might be a good thing for some people...View Deal

Apple iPad Air 256GB with wi-fi (Gold) $649 $597 at Amazon
It's the Gold finish that comes with the best discount for a 256GB wi-fi-only iPad Air, though the Silver version is currently only two dollars more expensive.View Deal

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones $300 $129
Not the absolute best-sounding headphones around, but they deliver a full-bodied, bold and clear sound and have excellent battery life and range. Oh, and they look good too.
View Deal

Klipsch R6ii earbuds $94 $55.60 Amazon
Stylish, snug, and sounds great – what more do you want in a pair of in-ears? "A discount", you say? Well, here you go!


View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 $350 $278
A What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. A jack of all trades and master of all; the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are a superb all-round package, boasting supreme comfort, natural sound and the best noise-cancelling out there.View Deal

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player $250 $150
"
The X700 is a fantastic player that makes watching 4K discs an affordable reality... [delivering] a stunningly natural 4K picture for an affordable price," as we said in our five-star review.View Deal

Apple Watch S4 $699 $399
The fitness-focussed Apple Watch Series 4 was succeeded by the Series 5 in September, but there's not a lot to choose between them. You get safety features galore, and even more activity tracking, plus the usual user-friendliness that made Apple's wearable such a success story.View Deal

Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case $199 $154 Looking for a pair of hassle-free true wireless earbuds? The Apple AirPods 2 offer a great combination of performance, reliability and convenience. The wireless charging case offers the most convenient way to top up that battery life, too.View Deal

PS4 Pro 1TB console + Modern Warfare $400 $300
This excellent PS4 Pro deal offers $100 off Sony's flagship console plus one of the best, and newest, games of the year. Get it now while stocks last.View Deal

Sony PS4 1TB console, DualShock 4 controller, 3 game bundle $299.99 $199
This brilliant bundle deal includes a 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim console (not the Pro model above), DualShock 4 controller and three top games.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Echo (3rd gen) bundle $90 $42
A sophisticated way to get smart functionality to your TV, the Fire TV Stick video streamer gives you multiple streaming services on an intuitive user interface. Pair it with the Echo Dot to get hands-free voice control of your Fire TV with Alexa.View Deal

Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Edition Bundle (White) $249.99 $149
This is one of the best Black Friday gaming deals we've spotted: an Xbox One S console with 1TB of storage plus a bundle of three games (two of which are smash hits), all for under $150. View Deal

Amazon Fire 7 tablet $30, or two for $50
One of the best tablets out there for those on a tight budget. It’s cheap, cheerful, easy to use and has a lot of the functionality of its more costly counterparts. 
The 'kid's version' is also on sale, now $60.View Deal

Bose Home Speaker 300 $259 $199
This diminutive Bose home speaker promises 360-degree sound and boasts Alexa and Google Assistant smarts baked right in. You'll get AirPlay 2 support alongside Bluetooth and wifi, meaning if it's on your phone, you can play it on your speaker, too.
 View Deal

Samsung 43" 4K UHD TV UN43NU6900 $500 $228
As screen sizes inch ever bigger, 43-inch displays are becoming something of a rarity, but this Samsung TV boasts 4K UHD resolution and over 54% off. You get two HDMI connections and Samsung's SmartThings platform, too. Little money for a 4K bearing the trusted Samsung name. View Deal

Samsung 65-inch UN65NU6900FXZA 4K TV $798 $478
For under $500, the Samsung NU6900 is a solid 4K proposition on paper and in the flesh. An attractive design, numerous HDMI inputs, and Samsung's smart TV experience complete the attractive package.View Deal

Hisense 58-inch 4K UHD Smart TV (58H6550E) $428 $329
4K resolution, Dolby Vision, the gamut of apps in the popular Android operating system and Google Assistant baked in for easy voice control. While we haven't had the pleasure of testing this particular model, it's a serious saving on a 4K smart TV bearing the trusted Hisense name. View Deal

Onkyo TX-RZ630 AV receiver $899 $499
Another big AV receiver saving and this time on a 9.2-channel, networked device. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback, and allows streaming over AirPlay, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. There's also internet radio thrown in along with FlareConnect wireless multiroom plus Google Assistant voice control. View Deal

Last year's best Black Friday deals

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 $100 $79.95 at Amazon
Detailed and insightful sound, reliable Bluetooth, long battery life (nine hours from the buds plus four additional charges from the case, meaning a stonking 45 hours of continuous use), two What Hi-Fi? Awards, and now $20 off. View Deal