Black Friday 2022: LG OLEDs, Sony headphones, Bose Bluetooth speakers and much more

Black Friday 2022
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Black Friday is finally here! We're now knee-deep in deals and more are arriving by the minute. Some will vanish almost as quickly as they arrive, while others will stay live through the weekend and into Cyber Monday on November 28th.

Some 180 million Americans shopped during Black Friday 2021, helping to boost holiday season retail sales by 14.1% to $886.7 billion. An estimated 88 million buyers made an online purchase on Black Friday, with Amazon (opens in new tab) accounting for a whopping 17.7% of those sales.  Suffice it to say Black Friday is big business.

Of course, the likes of Walmart (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), Target (opens in new tab), Crutchfield (opens in new tab), and everyone else will be adding plenty of their own Black Friday deals to the pile, too. Walmart is a good bet for anyone in the market for a cheap TV deal, while Best Buy tends to slash the price of AirPods and iPads. Amazon, of course, is a jack of all trades when it comes to deals, especially in the world of consumer tech.

Ready to score some seriously deep discounts? Using our extensive back catalog of reviews and in-depth expertise across a wide range of product categories, we'll give you our honest opinion and guide you past any potential pitfalls, making sure you get the Black Friday deals you deserve. 

From TVs to headphones, Bluetooth speakers to tablets, from cheap streamers to expensive home theater setups, and every kind of hi-fi kit imaginable, whatever you're looking for will probably be on sale during Black Friday. What's more is that you'll find the best options out there for those deals below.

So, here's a look at what's going on during Black Friday 2022...

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LG OLED55C2:  was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55C2: was $1599 now $1299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The C2 is an absolute stunner. It won What Hi-Fi? Awards this year in its 65-, 42- and 77-inch guises, so the 55-incher is in good company. While we haven't tested this 55-inch model specifically, it should be every bit as good the five-star 65-incher but better suited to smaller spaces. Five stars

LG OLED55G1: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55G1: was $1399 now $1189 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The G1 is LG's new Evo OLED, which takes the excellent performance and feature set of the C1 and adds even more punch to images. Considering how fantastic the C1 is, that's high praise, and at such a low price, it's hard to say no to the C1's big brother. Five stars

LG OLED65C1: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED65C1: was $2200 now $1299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The C1 OLED boasts excellent detail and clarity, deep, inky blacks, buttery-smooth 120Hz playback, and excellent HDR. A fantastic TV with a hugely tempting (and reduced) price tag. Five stars

Samsung QN90B: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung QN90B: was $1197 now $997 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Mini-LED TV offers up truly impressive blacks, excellent brightness, and tons of gaming-friendly connectivity. If you're looking for a TV that performs great and is a deal, look no further. Five stars

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Chromecast 1080p: was $30 now $18 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Google's Chromecast is a user-friendly, featured-packed media streamer with all the apps you already know and love. You'll get that same great HDR with the 1080p model, but you will be limited to Full HD. Thankfully, you can get this streamer for less than $20.

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JBL Xtreme 3: was $379 now $229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star speaker comes with a rugged build, an impressive sense of detail and dynamics, and strong timing, too. We loved this speaker at its original $350, and at just $229 this is an absolute steal.

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Apple AirPods 2 (2019): was $159 now $79 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The second-gen AirPods are at just about the lowest price we've seen. If you aren't 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

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $199 (opens in new tab)

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $199 $79 at Walmart (save $120) (opens in new tab)
With impressive wireless technology courtesy of Apple's W1 chip, a famously stylish design in a choice of three colours, a 40-hour battery life, and – of course – this saving, any shortcomings when it comes to ultimate sound quality can be more easily overlooked.

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Streaming Stick 4K: was $50 now $24.98 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Roku's smart stick supports HDR and promises 30% faster streaming as well as all the apps you could need. At half off, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more full-featured streamer for the money, especially one that's so small and portable.

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Wonderboom 3: was $100 now $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We gave the Wonderboom and Wonderboom 2 five-stars in our reviews, while the Wonderboom 3 brings battery life upgrades, improved Bluetooth tech, and a more sustainable design. If you need a hardy waterproof speaker, the Wonderboom is always a strong choice.

Samsung LS03B:  was (opens in new tab)

Samsung LS03B: was $1997 now $1597 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Samsung's Frame packs in a 4K QLED display, HDR, and 120Hz support alongside a sleek, modern design that wants to be the centerpiece of your living room and a full-featured TV at the same time.

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JBL Flip 6: was $130 now $90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Coming with excellent clarity and separation, punchy bass, and even a useful EQ system, the Flip 6 sets the standard for a Bluetooth speaker at its price. Thankfully, this Black Friday you can get yours for $40 off, making this not just a great speaker but a great value.

58-inch 4K QLED TV: was (opens in new tab)

58-inch 4K QLED TV: was $600 now $470 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a modern QLED 4K smart TV that'll handle all your streaming needs as well as casual next-gen gaming, this Hisense TV will get the job done. What's more is that with this deal you'll get a great value, too.

JBL Charge 5: was (opens in new tab)

JBL Charge 5: was $180 now $120 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star Bluetooth speaker comes packed with a clear, detailed sound; a wide open soundstage; and even robust dust- and waterproofing, too. At $60 off, it's hard to say no to this speaker.

LG OLED42C2: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED42C2: was $1150 now $896 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
LG's first 42-inch OLED TV has only been available for five minutes but has already had a huge discount. This 2022 model is rightly a huge hit and delivers a great picture at an accessible screen size. Five stars

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

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $400 now $348 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

Sony XR-55A80J: was (opens in new tab)

Sony XR-55A80J: was $3499 now $2998 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sony's awesome A80J OLED TV launched at $3499, and we reviewed it and gave it 5 stars. Now, this excellent TV is on sale for much, much less, making it an incredible value and a great set. 

QuietComfort 45:  was (opens in new tab)

QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These excellent ANC headphones from Bose offer up strong noise-cancellation alongside impressive battery life and a comfortable build. At $80 off, if you're looking for a solid pair of cans, look no further.

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

Amazon Echo (4th Gen): was (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo (4th Gen): was $99 now $49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's popular smart speaker is back with a whole new look in its fourth generation. It also has a built-in Zigbee smart hub this time round, and extra bass. Four stars

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

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Sony WF-C500: was $100 now $58 at Amazon (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 and Bluetooth 5.0. Five stars

Toshiba 75M550KU:  was (opens in new tab)

Toshiba 75M550KU: was $850 now $553 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This Toshiba set is a massive 65-inches, comes packed with 4K support, has a 120Hz native panel, and offers up even HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility. On top of all that, this is a Fire TV with all the familiar smart features.

Apple AirPods Max: was (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
(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

Xbox Series S: was (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series S: was $300 now $250 at Gamestop (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series S is a compact and affordable way to enjoy amazing next-generation games and 4K streaming.  With 4K and 120Hz compatibility (though not at the same time), it's the perfect companion to your HDMI 2.1 (opens in new tab)-toting TV.

Momentum 3: was (opens in new tab)

Momentum 3: was $400 now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sennheiser's Momentum 3 wireless ANC headphones are an admirable set of Bluetooth over ears. We complemented their energetic presentation and stellar noise cancelling in our review, and they still hold up even with the newer Momentum 4s now on the market. 

55-inch TCL TV:  was (opens in new tab)

55-inch TCL TV: was $500 now $188 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This TV comes packed with 4K/HDR support and Roku smarts for all your streaming service needs, and at just $188 with this early Black Friday sale, it looks like a stunning saving.

Chromecast 4K: was (opens in new tab)

Chromecast 4K: was $50 now $40 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Google's Chromecast is a user-friendly, featured-packed media streamer with all the apps you already know and love. Whatever you want to watch, you can do with Chromecast. Plus, you'll get a great 4K HDR picture, and Dolby Vision and Atmos support.

65-inch QN90A TV: was (opens in new tab)

65-inch QN90A TV: was $2600 now $1599 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
Samsung's 4K flagship comes with Quantum Matrix tech, AI upscaling to 4K powered by the Neo Quantum Processor, Object Tracking Sound+ to keep up with the on-screen action, and a 120Hz refresh rate at 4K. Five stars

Sony HT-SF150 (opens in new tab)

Sony SF100 soundbar: was $129 now $99 at Target (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a simple, constructive step up in sound from your TV's in-built speakers, Sony's SF150 offers a significant sonic enhancement for little outlay. Features include HDMI ARC, Dolby Digital and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for music playback. Four stars.

Best Black Friday deals: TVs

LG OLED55C2:  was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55C2: was $1599 now $1299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The C2 is an absolute stunner. It won What Hi-Fi? Awards this year in its 65-, 42- and 77-inch guises, so the 55-incher is in good company. While we haven't tested this 55-inch model specifically, it should be every bit as good the five-star 65-incher but better suited to smaller spaces. Five stars

LG OLED55G2: was  (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55G2: was $1999 now $1699 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
While most people will be best served by the C2, above, the G2 is even brighter and punchier and boasts a frame-like design that makes it look particularly brilliant when wall-mounted. If you've got the cash, it's tough to be disappointed by a G2. Five stars

LG OLED55G1: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55G1: was $1399 now $1189 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The G1 is LG's new Evo OLED, which takes the excellent performance and feature set of the C1 and adds even more punch to images. Considering how fantastic the C1 is, that's high praise, and at such a low price, it's hard to say no to the C1's big brother. Five stars

LG OLED65C1: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED65C1: was $2200 now $1299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The C1 OLED boasts excellent detail and clarity, deep, inky blacks, buttery-smooth 120Hz playback, and excellent HDR. A fantastic TV with a hugely tempting (and reduced) price tag. Five stars

Samsung QN90B: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung QN90B: was $1197 now $997 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Mini-LED TV offers up truly impressive blacks, excellent brightness, and tons of gaming-friendly connectivity. If you're looking for a TV that performs great and is a deal, look no further. Five stars

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Samsung QN65S9B $2997 $1797 at Amazon (save $1200) (opens in new tab)
US customers can bag a 40 per cent discount on the S95B – a colossal saving of $1200. That's more than enough to pay for a decent soundbar, upgrading your TV audio no end.

Sony XR-55A80J: was (opens in new tab)

Sony XR-55A80J: was $3499 now $2998 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sony's awesome A80J OLED TV launched at $3499, and we reviewed it and gave it 5 stars. Now, this excellent TV is on sale for much, much less, making it an incredible value and a great set. 

Samsung LS03B:  was (opens in new tab)

Samsung LS03B: was $1997 now $1597 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Samsung's Frame packs in a 4K QLED display, HDR, and 120Hz support alongside a sleek, modern design that wants to be the centerpiece of your living room and a full-featured TV at the same time.

58-inch 4K QLED TV: was (opens in new tab)

58-inch 4K QLED TV: was $600 now $470 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a modern QLED 4K smart TV that'll handle all your streaming needs as well as casual next-gen gaming, this Hisense TV will get the job done. What's more is that with this deal you'll get a great value, too.

Sony XR-65X90J: was (opens in new tab)

Sony XR-65X90J: was $1499 now $798 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This classy-looking 75-inch LED TV promises exceptionally good black depth, vibrant colours, and excellent HDR handling. A 4K TV that's worth considering, especially at this affordable price. 

LG OLED42C2: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED42C2: was $1150 now $896 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
LG's first 42-inch OLED TV has only been available for five minutes but has already had a huge discount. This 2022 model is rightly a huge hit and delivers a great picture at an accessible screen size. Five stars

TCL 65-inch 6-Series: was (opens in new tab)

TCL 65-inch 6-Series: was $1499 now $949 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
This TV's cheap price point, combined with all the features of a flagship model, made for a real Black Friday bargain. TCL knows how to deliver great value TV sets and this was another great deal.

LG OLED65A1: was (opens in new tab)

LG OLED65A1: was $2499 now $1098 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The 65-inch A1 had a saving of over $1000 – a great deal if you were looking for a big TV on Black Friday. You could even pay for it in installments, if you like.

Samsung QN90A: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung QN90A: was $2600 now $1600 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
It's a 4K flagship TV, so you're getting Samsung's Quantum Matrix tech, AI upscaling to 4K powered by the Neo Quantum Processor, Object Tracking Sound+ to keep up with the on-screen action and a 120Hz refresh rate at 4K.

65in The Terrace: was (opens in new tab)

65in The Terrace: was $4999 now $3999 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Terrace is the first TV verified for 'Outdoor Visibility', which means this 'Full Sun' model is watchable even in direct sunlight. If you want to give your garden a state-of-the-art twist, look no further.

Sony XR-75X90J: was (opens in new tab)

Sony XR-75X90J: was $2099 now $798 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This classy-looking 75-inch LED TV promises exceptionally good black depth, vibrant colours, and excellent HDR handling. A 4K TV that's worth considering, especially at a Black Friday discount.

Sony XBR-65X900H (opens in new tab)

Sony XBR-65X900H: was $1399 now $1000 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of Sony's most premium 2020 TVs, the X900H earned a stellar five out of five in our review. That was down to a killer combination of vibrant colors, excellent HDR handling and Sony's typically superb motion processing, making it one of the best TVs in recent memory.

Best Black Friday deals: Headphones

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Smokin' Buds 2 earbuds: was $60 now $24 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These four-star earbuds manage to offer a full, fun listening experience when we reviewed them at their retail price, and now at less than half of what they once cost, these buds are a smokin' hot deal, indeed.

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Beats Studio3: was $350 now $264 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These wireless headphones come with Apple's W1 chip, up to 22 hours of battery life, a built-in mic, and the trademark Beats stylish design and fit. At 25% off, these headphones are worth a good look.

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Apple AirPods 2 (2019): was $159 now $79 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The second-gen AirPods are at just about the lowest price we've seen. If you aren't 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

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $199 (opens in new tab)

Beats Solo 3 Wireless $199 $79 at Walmart (save $120) (opens in new tab)
With impressive wireless technology courtesy of Apple's W1 chip, a famously stylish design in a choice of three colours, a 40-hour battery life, and – of course – this saving, any shortcomings when it comes to ultimate sound quality can be more easily overlooked.

Beats Studio Buds: was (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds: was $150 now $99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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?

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 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

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

Sony WH-1000XM5: was $400 now $348 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

AKG Y500: was (opens in new tab)

AKG Y500: was $150 now $55 at Walmart (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

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.

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QuietComfort 45: was $330 now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
These impressive Bose wireless headphones (in Triple Black or White Smoke) are great on the go, offering amazing noise-cancelling and a punchy, exciting sound. 

Momentum 3: was (opens in new tab)

Momentum 3: was $399 now $199 at Amazon (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

QuietComfort buds: was (opens in new tab)

QuietComfort buds: was $279 now $179 at Amazon (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 when they dropped in price.

Bose SoundSport: was (opens in new tab)

Bose SoundSport: was $149 now $129 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
These wireless earbuds for active types provide you with up to six hours of juice from a 2-hour charge. They're comfortable, too, with a fun, engaging sound and strong wireless performance.

Reflect Flow: was $ (opens in new tab)

Reflect Flow: was $150 now $90 at Walmart
(opens in new tab)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.

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CX 400BT: was $199 now $94 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While slightly compromised in the features department (battery life is 20 hours), the CX 400BT are sonic marvels – and, at this price, hugely appealing.

WF-1000XM3: was (opens in new tab)

WF-1000XM3: was $230 now $100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A fantastic pair of true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3s combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Awesome truly wireless earbuds, usually well discounted these days.

AirPods Max: was (opens in new tab)

AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Yes, even with a 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

Best Black Friday deals: Soundbars

Ambeo Max: was (opens in new tab)

Ambeo Max: was $2500 now $2000 at Crutchfield
(opens in new tab)Standing over four feet wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space. But it sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Relatively expensive by soundbar standards, but worth investigating if you can get a discount. Five Stars

JBL Bar 2.1 (opens in new tab)

Bar 2.1 Deep Bass: was $350 now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
JBL's entry-level 'bars are popular because they provide a big improvement to your TV's sound on a budget. The Bar 2.1 Deep Bass adds a wireless subwoofer to boot. The sub's 6-1/2" down-firing woofer promises a low-end rumble worthy of its name.

LG SP8YA (opens in new tab)

LG SP8YA: was $800 now $395 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Dolby Atmos soundbar with a wireless sub has much of the connectivity and features of LG's higher-end models. There's eARC (opens in new tab), plus another HDMI 2.1 input with 4K Dolby Vision (opens in new tab) and HDR10 (opens in new tab) pass-through, as well as an optical input and a USB port. Streaming is well catered for too – alongside Bluetooth and wi-fi, there’s Chromecast (opens in new tab) and Apple Airplay 2 (opens in new tab).  Four stars.

HW-Q950A: was (opens in new tab)

HW-Q950A: was $1800 now $1583 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
There are big savings to be had Samsung's flagship 2021 soundbar, which has more drivers than any other model on the market. The 11.1.4-channel soundbar delivers both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound, which makes for epic sound.

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Samsung Q800A: was $900 now $349 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Very few soundbar subs perform as well as Samsung's Q800A that's got a muscular sound and gut-busting bass all contained within a tidy package. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support feature alongside two HDMI ports (one eARC). Bluetooth, wi-fi, Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2 are all in there too. Four stars.

Samsung HW-Q600A: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung HW-Q600A: was $600 now $321 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want seriously-cinematic sound at a reasonable price, this could be worth considering. The soundbar/sub combo includes up-firing channels and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound.

Best Black Friday deals: Projectors

Leisure 470 Mini: was  (opens in new tab)

Leisure 470 Mini: was $149 now $110 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Not one we've reviewed but this cheap projector has proved popular. It connects to your tablet or smartphone wirelessly and will produce a picture of up to 250 inches across. Its native resolution is 720p, but it supports 1080p, too.

BenQ TK850i: was (opens in new tab)

BenQ TK850i: was $1599 now $1299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Not one we've tested but BenQ's HDR-PRO projectors offer an affordable and effective way of getting a 4K picture without breaking the budget. The TK850i is one of the higher-specced HDR-PRO machines and should bring a decent piece of DLP home cinema action into your living room.

Hisense L9G: was (opens in new tab)

Hisense L9G: was $6500 now $4498 at WWS (opens in new tab)
Not one we've tested but this UST projector deal is hard to ignore with such a large price cut. It uses three separate lasers to create a 120in 4K image and has a 40W Dolby Atmos sound system built in.

Samsung LSP7T: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung LSP7T: was $3500 now $2500 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If the LSP9T below is a little big for your budget, Samsung's more reasonable UST offers a very decent compromise without having to miss out on the brilliant Tizen OS and the very handy aerial socket for terrestrial TV.

Samsung LSP9T: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung LSP9T: was $6500 now $4997 at WWS (opens in new tab)
This is one of the most premium UST projectors around at the moment. Bright enough to use for daytime viewing and, with both a smart platform and an aerial socket, it's fully kitted out for streaming services and live TV as well as any HDMI devices.

Best Black Friday deals: Bluetooth speakers

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JBL Xtreme 3: was $379 now $229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star speaker comes with a rugged build, an impressive sense of detail and dynamics, and strong timing, too. We loved this speaker at its original $350, and at just $229 this is an absolute steal.

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Wonderboom 3: was $100 now $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We gave the Wonderboom and Wonderboom 2 five-stars in our reviews, while the Wonderboom 3 brings battery life upgrades, improved Bluetooth tech, and a more sustainable design. If you need a hardy waterproof speaker, the Wonderboom is always a strong choice.

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JBL Flip 6: was $130 now $90 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Coming with excellent clarity and separation, punchy bass, and even a useful EQ system, the Flip 6 sets the standard for a Bluetooth speaker at its price. Thankfully, this Black Friday you can get yours for $40 off, making this not just a great speaker but a great value.

JBL Charge 5: was (opens in new tab)

JBL Charge 5: was $180 now $120 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star Bluetooth speaker comes packed with a clear, detailed sound; a wide open soundstage; and even robust dust- and waterproofing, too. At $60 off, it's hard to say no to this speaker.

JBL Xtreme 2: was (opens in new tab)

JBL Xtreme 2: was $350 now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
When we reviewed this larger portable speaker, we concluded: "One of the best portable speakers around, the Xtreme 2 offers sonic subtlety you wouldn’t expect from first impressions". And look at that discount! 

Sony LSPX-S3: was (opens in new tab)

Sony LSPX-S3: was $350 now $248 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A unique speaker that packs a lot of tech into a very futuristic aesthetic – and then makes it glow like a candle. It'll be the ultimate conversation piece over the holiday season and should sound great, too, especially with a discount. 

Google Nest Audio (opens in new tab)

Google Nest Audio: was $100 now $50 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Google's smart speaker was cheaper than ever during last year's Black Friday sales. This deal applied to all five finishes (Charcoal, Sky, Sage, Sand and Chalk), and came with an extended holiday return period in case you change your mind.

Google Nest Mini: was (opens in new tab)

Google Nest Mini: was $50 now $20 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)The Google Nest Mini is a tiny smart speaker with Google Assistant. It can be used as a wireless speaker or smart hub through which you can control other Google Home and Chromecast-enabled speakers around your house.

Sony SRS-XB12: was (opens in new tab)

Sony SRS-XB12: was $60 now $30 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Bluetooth speaker boasts a water-, dust-, and mud-proof build, plus an Extra Bass feature for more low-end bass clout. You can even pair two speakers together for room-filling stereo sound.

Best Black Friday deals: Streaming services

Amazon Music Unlimited: 3-months free (opens in new tab)

Amazon Music Unlimited: 3-months free (opens in new tab)
Normally $9.99 a month ($7.99 for Amazon Prime members), so you can save up to $30 with this deal. Amazon Music has never been so appealing as hi-res and lossless audio is now included.

Tidal: 30-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Tidal: 30-day free trial
(opens in new tab)We love Tidal so much, we gave the streaming subscription a What Hi-Fi? 2022 Award. You can get CD-quality streams with the HiFi plan, or hi-res streaming and 360 audio with the HiFi Plus tier.

Paramount+: free with Walmart+ (opens in new tab)

Paramount+: free with Walmart+ (opens in new tab) or one-month trial (opens in new tab)
Stream the NFL on CBS, Star Trek: Discovery much more for free with a one-month trial offer of Paramount+. Or get a whole year 'free' with a subscription to Walmart+.

Sling TV: 50% off the first month (opens in new tab)

Sling TV: 50% off the first month (opens in new tab)
Watch over 50 live channels (including AMC, Bravo, CNN, HGTV and FOX News) for 30 days for just $20. No contracts, no commitments, just hours of cable-free entertainment.

HBO Max: was (opens in new tab)

HBO Max: was $9.99 now $1.99 for 3 months (opens in new tab)
The HBO streaming service offers a ton of top-drawer content from HBO, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC and more. Subscribers get unlimited access to all of that on smart TV platforms, such as Roku TV and through the likes of Amazon Fire Sticks, Apple TV 4K and Chromecast too.

12-months of Hulu (Ads): $1.99/month (opens in new tab)

12-months of Hulu (Ads): $1.99/month (opens in new tab)
With an extensive library of movies, originals and classic series, unlimited access to the entire Hulu's ad-supported tier typically costs $84 per year – so this deal could save you a massive $72 and keep you entertained until Black Friday 2023.

Disney+: was (opens in new tab)

Disney+: was $95.88 now $79.99 for one year (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Get access to Disney's Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars content, with classic and new shows coming online every day – including Star Wars. No contract, cancel anytime.

Best Black Friday deals: Hi-Fi speakers

KEF R5: was (opens in new tab)

KEF R5: was $1650 now $1300 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The KEF R5 are impeccably built with a sleek design. You get two bass drivers top and tailing the Uni-Q midrange, both paired with a tuned reflex port, so you can imagine the kind of heft these floorstanders can deliver. Four stars

Bronze 50: was (opens in new tab)

Bronze 50: was $550 now $476 at Crutchfield (opens in new tab)
These are the smaller of two bookshelf speaker options in Monitor Audio's Bronze range, but they still offer two sets of gold-plated speaker terminals for bi-amping (see image). Small speakers, big saving!

KEF R3: was (opens in new tab)

KEF R3: was $2100 now $1699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Former What Hi-Fi? Award winners, the R3 are brilliant all-rounders. They’re expertly sonically balanced and work well across a wide range of systems.

Klipsch R-41PM: was (opens in new tab)

Klipsch R-41PM: was $499 now $219 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Very well equipped active speakers by Klipsch that offer an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs.

Klipsch R-41M: was (opens in new tab)

Klipsch R-41M: was $280 now $120 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Passive (unamplified) versions of the speakers above, these are Klipsch classics – and heavily discounted ones at that.

Polk Audio TSi100: was (opens in new tab)

Polk Audio TSi100: was $219 now $100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Sony SSCS5: was (opens in new tab)

Sony SSCS5: was $200 now $123 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Exceptionally well-reviewed on Amazon, these Sonys are budget three-way standmounters that are currently on what looks to be a fairly major Black Friday discount, so you'd better act fast.

Best Black Friday deals: Turntables

AT-LP60XBT: was (opens in new tab)

AT-LP60XBT: was $219 now $179 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Not the very best budget turntable in terms of audio quality, but if you want to listen to vinyl wirelessly with a pair of Bluetooth headphones, this'll get the job done.

Sony PS-LX310BT: was (opens in new tab)

Sony PS-LX310BT: was $250 now $198 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here, Sony has generously given us a ‘plug and play’ fully automatic deck, including a phono stage, thrown in Bluetooth and priced it at the low end of the market. Five stars

Denon DP-400: was (opens in new tab)

Denon DP-400: was $589 now $499 at Crutchfield (opens in new tab)
Another record player we haven't tested ourselves, but Denon is a hugely respected audio brand so it could be worth trying this one out. The DP-400 has a built-in phono preamp and spins at 33 1/3, 45 and 78rpm – perfect for those older collections.

Fluance RT81: was (opens in new tab)

Fluance RT81: was $350 now $250 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The RT81 is an instantly likeable deck that won't let you down. It sounds good out of the box and can be easily upgraded at a later stage. A talented musical turntable.

Best Black Friday deals: Hi-Fi systems, separates, portables

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Sony STR-DH590: was $389.20 now $248 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Sony receiver packs in 4K support, robust HDR support, tons of HDMI inputs (with ARC, too), support for 5.2 channels, and even FM radio, Bluetooth, and virtual surround support, too. Whatever you want to watch, this piece of kit can handle it.

Naim Mu-so 2: was (opens in new tab)

Naim Mu-so 2: was 1599 now $1299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Award-winning speaker might cost a pretty penny, but it's got a robust feature list, a great all-in-one design, a rich, detailed sound, and a easy-to-use app. What's more is that this Black Friday you can pick up the Mu-so 2 for $200 off, so you'd better act fast!

AVR-X2700H: was (opens in new tab)

AVR-X2700H: was $1099 now $779 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star AVR comes packed with fantastic spatial audio control, an amazing sense of rhythm, and supports 8K as well as HDMI 2.1. With this massive Black Friday discount, this AVR is a phenomenal deal. 

Arcam SA10: was (opens in new tab)

Arcam SA10: was $999 now $880 at WWS (opens in new tab)
The SA10 gives you 50 watts of power per channel, a Toslink optical connector and two digital coaxial inputs, and three stereo analog RCA inputs. For vinyl enthusiasts, there's a dedicated phono input, plus a built-in DAC. It's an all-in-one system with a lot of appeal.

Onkyo TX-8220: was (opens in new tab)

Onkyo TX-8220: was $349 now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This stereo receiver features two powerful amplifiers, digital audio inputs for TV and BD/DVD player connection, analog inputs for your audio devices and built-in Bluetooth connectivity. There is even a dedicated phono input for your vinyl record player.

Best Black Friday deals: Home cinema

Sony BDP-S6700: was (opens in new tab)

Sony BDP-S6700: was $178 now $118 at Crutchfield (opens in new tab)
The BDP-S6700 scored five-stars in our review. Budget by price but not by nature, this player's 4K upscaling performance belies its low price tag. Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to all your favorite services.

Polk Reserve 5.0: was (opens in new tab)

Polk Reserve 5.0: was $3096 now $1776 at WWS (opens in new tab)
Polk’s flagship speaker range utilizes many of its in-house technologies, such as Pinnacle Ring Radiator tweeters and Turbine Cone Midrange drivers as well as some new features, to eliminate unwanted cabinet and port resonances. This set-up lacks a sub but is still a great value deal on a premium package.

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1: was (opens in new tab)

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1: was $2180 now $1500 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This five-star Elac Debut 2.0 speaker package is available at a significant discount and is a classic-looking and beautiful-sounding system offering some genuine home cinema refinement.

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2: was (opens in new tab)

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2: was $2470 now $1700 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The same five-star home theater speaker package as the above package but with a pair of Elac Dolby Atmos speaker modules that pop on top of the floorstanders and are able to add a new dimension to your movie sound, thanks to spatial audio. Great deal.

When is Black Friday 2022?

The Black Friday 2022 date is Friday, November 25th.
Cyber Monday 2022 will be Monday, November 28th.

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday, November 25th. 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?

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?

The dominant names in retail, such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target  will no doubt want to go big on PS5 and Xbox Series X console bundles during Black Friday 2022, while the Sony WF-1000XM5 and WF-1000XM4 are likely to be some of the biggest sellers when it comes to headphones.

We won't forget the hi-fi and home cinema kit, so will be on the lookout for deals on B&W and KEF speakers, not to mention 4K and portable projectors, AVRs, turntables, CD players, hi-res music players and more. World Wide Stereo usually has lots of specialist deals.

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 other big sales events, you 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 'early 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 wireless 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 on Black Friday 2022 and Cyber Monday 2022. Pick the features you fancy, then see what ticks your boxes and has the best Black Friday sale price. 

Last year's best Black Friday deals

Last year's best Black Friday headphone deals included $80 off the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (opens in new tab) and $110 off the excellent AirPods Max (opens in new tab) in the Amazon sale, while Walmart delivered an impressive $150 off the Award-winning Sony WH-1000XM4 (opens in new tab). For today's best prices, check out our full list of best Black Friday headphones deals.

There were plenty of savings on TVs, too. Like a huge $700 off the 55-inch LG C1 at Walmart (opens in new tab) and up to $3500 off the stellar Samsung QN900A. Again, for today's  For deals on other TVs, check out our guide to the best Black Friday TV deals.

Whetted your appetite? We've listed some of last year's best Black Friday deals below. Many have expired, but they give you a good idea of what's to come...

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