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The best Cyber Monday 2021 deals still live: headphones, 4K TVs, soundbars and more

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Cyber Monday deals are still live and the sales are still happening. So yes, you can still pick up a bargain. bargain. Below, we've rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals to help you make the right purchase decision, from AirPods to Fire TV sticks, Sony headphones to Samsung soundbars.

So what have the Cyber Monday sales highlights been so far? Well, the Amazon Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab) include 50% off the Fire TV Stick (opens in new tab) as well as a tempting 50% off Fire tablets (opens in new tab)

Not one to miss a trick, the Walmart Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab) also include some big offers on electronics, video games, toys, you name it. How about a $29 pair of wireless earbuds (opens in new tab) or maybe a $99 soundbar (opens in new tab)? You got it.

You can also still save $80 off the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (opens in new tab)and the AirPods Max are down to $429. (opens in new tab) You can check out the full list of deals in our Cyber Monday headphones deals and wireless earbuds deals round-up.

There are plenty of savings on TVs, too. Like a huge $200 off the 48-inch LG C1 OLED (opens in new tab) and a 70-inch Roku TV for a crazy-low $398. For deals on other TVs, check out our guide to the best Cyber Monday TV deals and our best Cyber Monday big-screen TV deals too.

These deals are just the tip of the iceberg, though. More deals are landing by the hour on all manner of home cinema and hi-fi products. Read on for our live blog on all the latest Cyber Monday deals...

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Best Cyber Monday deals live now

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AirPods Pro $250 $169.99 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Now, they're even better thanks to spatial audio support, with a brand-new MagSafe case. Four stars

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max $60 $40 at Amazon (save $20) (opens in new tab)
Amazon's top-of-the-range Fire TV Stick Max has plenty of streaming smarts. It usually costs $60 with the two-year protection plan, but that's reduced by 20 dollars with this deal. Also available without the plan for $34.99 (opens in new tab) (down from $54.99).

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Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $128 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
While now surpassed by the $278 WF-1000XM4, these true wireless earbuds are still great buys – especially at this discounted price. They combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 $199 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
The fantastic, five-star true wireless earbuds combine brilliant noise-cancelling tech with natural, dynamic sound. They're worthy challengers to the AirPods Pro – especially now they've dropped from $279 to only $199 at a host of retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.

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Sony WH-1000XM4: $350 $248 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Our favourite wireless noise-cancelling headphones, period. Sony’s premium XM4 deliver a sonic masterclass and 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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Samsung HW-Q700A soundbar $699 $399 at Best Buy (save $300) (opens in new tab)
Not a model we've tested, but it's a 3.1.2 channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer, it's got DTS: X and Dolby Atmos for immersive sound, there's Bluetooth connectivity, a remote and Alexa built-in, plus it's now a massive 43% off at Best Buy.

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12-month subscription to Hulu (ad-supported) for $0.99/month (save 85 per cent) (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 Cyber Monday 2022.

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LG OLED55C1 $1 (opens in new tab)9 (opens in new tab)99 $1296 at Walmart (save $703) (opens in new tab)
This 55-inch TV is probably the best size for most people – not too big, not too small. It packs some of LG's finest picture smarts into a package that's discounted by a huge $703.

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Disney+ $95.88 $79.99 for a one-year subscription (save $15) (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.

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Monitor Audio Bronze 50 $550 $439 at crutchfield (save $111) (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) and they actually represent the joint-biggest saving in terms of percentage discount, at a huge 20% off. Small speakers, big saving!

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Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $328 at Amazon (save $272) (opens in new tab)
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price thanks to Cyber Monday. We've been impressed with Samsung's form in the Atmos soundbar market of late, so we reckon the Q600A at only $328 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.

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Sony XR-65X90J 4K HDR TV $1499 $1199 (save $300) (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. There's $200 off (opens in new tab) the 50-inch model too.

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Chromecast with Google TV $50 $39 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
US version of this great deal on the best low-cost media streamer on the market. Happy viewing.

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Q Acoustics 3010i (white) $299 $224.25 (save $74.25 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
"Exemplary budget bookshelf speakers for smaller living spaces", as we concluded in our five-star review. The 3010i are among the most engaging of their kind at this level. So honestly, this 25% discount is most welcome.

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Bose QuietComfort 45 $330 $279 at Amazon (save $51) (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. They're $51 off at Best Buy and B&H Photo, too.

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KEF R5 floorstanding speakers $1650 $1300 at Crutchfield (save $350) (opens in new tab) The KEF R5 are impeccably built with a sleek design and a bunch of innovative features – a lot of work has evidently gone into making them what they are. 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. But it isn't just power the R5 have on their side. There's brilliant detail on offer and stereo imaging is superb, while those drivers all integrate wonderfully for an even and controlled presentation. Available in black, white and walnut. Four stars

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LG OLED48C1 48-inch OLED TV $1299 $1097 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The C1 is the performance-per-pound champ of LG's 2021 OLED TV range, and this 48-inch version is just as good as its larger siblings. It's a particularly strong choice for gamers, and more tempting than ever with this discount.

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Sony XBR-65A8H OLED 4K Android TV $2899 $1500 at Best Buy (save $1299!) (opens in new tab)
Save a $500 on the Sony A8H, which provides Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for truly immersive entertainment. This Sony 4K smart TV supports Chromecast and Bluetooth for wireless connections with a variety of devices, and has the Sony Picture Processor X1 Ultimate. The Acoustic Surface Audio technology means the whole screen is your speaker – clever.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) 32GB $150 $75 (save $75) (opens in new tab) at Amazon
(opens in new tab)This five-star tablet offers lots of HD screen for the money and puts in a strong audio and video performance. The deal applies to the latest-model, ad-supported Fire HD 10 with 32GB of storage. If you're up for being fully immersed in Amazon's eco-system for well under $80, this is an unmissable offer.

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Apple iPad Air 64GB (Renewed) $599 $549 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
This one's particularly tempting: a low price on the very latest, 10.9-inch iPad Air (wi-fi) at Amazon. The retail giant has also discounted the regular iPad, but both these deals could disappear at any minute...

 

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Google Nest Audio $100 $60 at Best Buy – save $40 (opens in new tab)
Google's smart speaker is now cheaper than ever. This deal applies to all five finishes (Charcoal, Sky, Sage, Sand and Chalk), and comes with an extended holiday return period in case you change your mind.

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Hisense Class L5 Series Laser TV $2700 $1800 at WWStereo (opens in new tab)
We've not had the pleasure of looking at the Hisense UST projector range but this 'laser TV', as the company calls it, looks like a decent entry point, especially with this discount. It can create a 100in 4K HDR picture and has both Android TV and a 2 x 15W speaker system built in.

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Sennheiser Ambeo $2500 $2000 at Crutchfield (save $500) (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 thanks to this massive discount. Five Stars

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

Best Cyber Monday deals: TVs

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Save up to 31% on Samsung The Frame 2021 TV (opens in new tab)
The Frame 4K QLED TV is certainly a conversation starter. As its name suggests, it borders a TV screen within a picture frame that can also display art. It's also a top-spec'd TV in itself, of course.
43-inch The Frame $1000 $798 (save $202) (opens in new tab)
50-inch The Frame $1300 $898 (save $402) (opens in new tab)
55-inch The Frame $1050 $998 (save $52) (opens in new tab)
65-inch The Frame $2000 $1498 (save $502) (opens in new tab)
75-inch The Frame $3000 $2198 (save $802) (opens in new tab)

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LG OLED48C1 48-inch OLED TV $1299 $1097 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The C1 is the performance-per-pound champ of LG's 2021 OLED TV range, and this 48-inch version is just as good as its larger siblings. It's a particularly strong choice for gamers, and more tempting than ever with this discount.

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LG OLED55C1 $1499 $1297 at Amazon (save $202) (opens in new tab)
This 55-inch TV is probably the best size for most people – not too big, not too small. It packs some of LG's finest picture smarts into a package that's discounted by $202.

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Vizio 65-inch OLED H1 TV $1999 $1500 at Best Buy (save $500) (opens in new tab)
Best Buy has knocked $500 off this Vizio 65-inch OLED, which packs in some great features, including Dolby Vision support. A 65-inch OLED TV at this price really is something to get excited about.

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Samsung QN65QN90A 4K TV $2600 $1700 at Samsung (save $900) (opens in new tab)
Sometimes, the offer needs no further fanfare from us. 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. A huge deal. 

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LG OLED65C1 $2499 $1797 at Amazon (save $703) (opens in new tab)
This 65-inch OLED is the one that's flying off the shelves this Black Friday week and you can see why with this healthy $700 discount.

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Sony XBR-65A8H OLED 4K Android TV $2899 $1500 at Best Buy (save $1299!) (opens in new tab)
Save a $500 on the Sony A8H, which provides Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for truly immersive entertainment. This Sony 4K smart TV supports Chromecast and Bluetooth for wireless connections with a variety of devices, and has the Sony Picture Processor X1 Ultimate. The Acoustic Surface Audio technology means the whole screen is your speaker – clever.

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Sony XR-65A80J 55in 4K OLED TV $2300 $1800 Best Buy (save £500) (opens in new tab)
This Sony OLED TV is an absolute cracker. It supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, and features Sony's impressive audio and motion processing technologies. Make sure to take advantage of this excellent deal.

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Samsung 75-inch QN75QN84A QLED TV $2800 $1900 at Best Buy (save $900) (opens in new tab)
There's big and then there's high quality and we suspect that this 2021 Samsung TV has both. Not one we've tested but Samsung's Mini LED-backed TVs have impressed this year. To bag a huge one like this for under $2000 looks like a bargain.

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Sony XBR-75X950H 75-inch 4K smart TV $3500 $2340 at Amazon (save $1160)
(opens in new tab)This Sony TV is your ticket to telly heaven thanks to a huge discount. Powered by Android TV and Alexa voice control, you've got plenty of streaming apps and loads of TV tech built-in. A great saving on a monster TV.

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LG 77-inch OLED77A1 4K OLED TV $3000 $2697 at Crutchfield (save $303) (opens in new tab)
LG's A1 is an excellent cheap OLED for movies and TV. Features include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision IQ, Filmmaker Mode and Cinema HDR plus access to Netflix, Disney Plus Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+. This deal includes 6 months free access to HBO Max.

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Hisense 55A6G 55in 4K UHD smart TV $430 $380 (save $50) (opens in new tab) at Walmart
4K UHD resolution? Check. Google Assistant? Indeed. Chromecast built-in? Affirmative. Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10 and DTS Virtual: X? Yup. Decent OS? Android TV, meaning access to 700,000+ movies and shows all in one place. And it's a snip this weekend!

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Samsung 65in The Terrace Outdoor QLED TV $4999 $3999 at Samsung (save $1000) (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.

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Sony XBR-65X900H $1399 $1198 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 Cyber Monday deals: Headphones

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Beats Flex $70 $39 at Amazon (save $31) (opens in new tab)
A solid, decent-sounding set of entry-level wireless earbuds – and, as there's a wire between the earbuds, you’ll never worry about losing one. For those after an affordable, Apple-centric neckband design, the Beats Flex offers just the thing. Four stars

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Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless $400 $219.98 at Amazon (save $180) (opens in new tab)
These superb-sounding noise-cancelling cans launched at $350 but, following their intense popularity, rose as high as $400. Now, they're nearly half price! They're excellent all-rounders and a great Cyber Monday headphones deal.

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Sony WH-1000XM4: $350 $248 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Our favourite wireless noise-cancelling headphones, period. Sony’s premium XM4 deliver a sonic masterclass and 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 WH-CH710N $180 $78 at Best Buy (save $102) (opens in new tab)
Can't afford the premium Sony WH-1000XM4 above? These more midrange wireless noise-cancellers from Sony could be just the ticket. We haven't tested the WH-CH710N, but they promise an upgrade over their predecessors, which we liked for their detailed, musical performance and great battery life. A safe bet at this price, we'd say.

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Beats Solo 3 Wireless $299 $125 at Walmart (save $175) (opens in new tab)
Not the most subtle headphones out there, but with impressive wireless technology, a stylish design and this saving, those shortcomings can be quickly overlooked. The deal varies depending on your colorway – this discount is for the gold model.

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AirPods Pro $250 $169.99 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
We called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound". Now, they're even better thanks to spatial audio support, with a brand-new MagSafe case. Four stars

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Sony WF-1000XM3 (opens in new tab)$230 $128 at Amazon (save $102) (opens in new tab)
While now surpassed by the $248 WF-1000XM4 (opens in new tab), these true wireless earbuds are still fantastic buys – especially at this hugely discounted price. They combine effective active noise-cancelling with a real sense of musicality. Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

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AirPods Max $549 $429 at Crutchfield (save $120) (opens in new tab)
The awesome AirPods Max are in stock at Crutchfield in space gray and silver colourways – and you can now make a decent Cyber Monday saving! Five stars, What Hi-Fi? Award winner

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

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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds $279 $199 at Best Buy (save $80) (opens in new tab)
The fantastic, five-star true wireless earbuds combine brilliant noise-cancelling tech with natural, dynamic sound. They're worthy challengers to the AirPods Pro – especially now they've dropped to this low price. Five stars

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Bose QuietComfort 45 $330 $279 at Amazon (save $50) (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. They're $50 off at Best Buy and B&H Photo, too.

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Bose SoundSport Wireless $149 $129 at Walmart (save $20) (opens in new tab)
There's $20 off these wireless earbuds for active types, which will 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.

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JBL Reflect Flow $150 $70 at Walmart (save $81)
(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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Sennheiser CX 400BT $199 $81 at Amazon (save $119) (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.

Best Cyber Monday deals: Soundbars

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B&O Beosound Stage $1899 $1615 at Amazon (save $285) (opens in new tab)
B&O's Beosound Stage promises exquisite design and plenty of Danish chic. It's fully featured too, with Dolby Atmos, 11 drivers, Chromecast, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, HDMI and more. The complete package – and now with a $285 saving!

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Sennheiser Ambeo Sennheiser Ambeo $2500 $2000 at Crutchfield (save $500) (opens in new tab)
Standing almost 1.3m wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space, but it takes up much less space than a full home cinema, sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. This is the first time we've seen it get a decent discount, so pounce now if it's up your street.

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Samsung HW-Q950A $1800 $1300 at Best Buy (save $500)
(opens in new tab)There are big savings to be had on Samsung's flagship 2021 soundbar, which has more drivers than any other model on the market. The 11.1.4 channels deliver both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound and the performance is huge and bombastic.

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Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar $900 $497  at Samsung (save $403) (opens in new tab)
Very few soundbar subs perform as well as Samsung's 3.1.2 Q800A with a muscular, room-filling sound and gut-busting bass, all contained within a relatively small package. Not only does the Q800A offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, but it also has a broad feature set that includes two HDMI ports (one equipped with eARC), Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, all of which can be controlled by the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

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Samsung Q700A Dolby Atmos soundbar $698 $399 at Samsung (save $299) (opens in new tab)
We haven't tested this step-down model from the Q800A (above), but Dolby Atmos soundbars at this price don't come up very often. Like its big sibling, this is a 3.1.2 system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and the same excellent connectivity. The main bar is even the same size as the Q800A, but the sub is slightly smaller, indicating the low-end performance may not be as punchy. If you're not all about the bass though this could be the perfect bargain. 

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Sony SF100 soundbar $128 $99 at Target (save $29) (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. Alongside HDMI ARC, it has an optical input supporting Dolby Digital (opens in new tab), Dolby Dual mono and LPCM 2ch. There's also a USB port and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for music playback from an external source too. To boost your cinema experience there's also Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology on-board, which applies processing to give the acoustic impression of a more encompassing sound stage. Four stars.

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Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $330 at Best Buy (save $270) (opens in new tab)
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price thanks to Black Friday. We've been impressed with Samsung's form in the Atmos soundbar market of late, so we reckon the Q600A at only $328 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.

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JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass $350 $300 at Walmart (save $50) (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 and the bar is no slouch either, housing six drivers – four long-excursion racetrack-shaped drivers and two 1" dome tweeters. It's a lot for this price.

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Klipsch Cinema 600 $549 $449 at Crutchfield (save $100) (opens in new tab) This 3.1 soundbar with wireless subwoofer features Klipsch's signature wood finish and boasts seven drivers inside the main speaker, including three 1-inch soft-dome tweeters coupled to Tractrix horns for wide, cinematic dispersion. There's a virtual sound mode to increase the soundstage even further and three levels of dialogue enhancement.  


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Roku Streambar streaming soundbar $130 $80 at Best Buy (save $50) (opens in new tab)
Staying true to form, Roku's audio option is a one-box solution that's designed to be plugged into your TV's HDMI port with minimal fuss. We gave it four stars at $130. Now down to just $80, it's a seriously tempting way to level up your TV's sound and smarts in one go.

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Yamaha YAS-209 $349 $299 at Crutchfield (save $50) (opens in new tab) This is a soundbar capable of delivering big, weighty movie soundtracks with expertly placed and exciting surround effects, while also ensuring crucial elements such as dialogue are clear and well projected. There’s a single 4K and HDR-compatible HDMI input and ARC-enabled HDMI output. There’s also an optical input and an ethernet socket. There's also Wifi and Bluetooth on board for easy streaming. Four stars

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LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $800 $450 (save $350 at Best Buy) (opens in new tab)
This Dolby Atmos soundbar (with wireless subwoofer) features eARC (opens in new tab) support, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and 4K Dolby Vision (opens in new tab) and HDR10 (opens in new tab) pass-through. Bluetooth and wi-fi are also included, as are Chromecast (opens in new tab) and Apple Airplay 2 (opens in new tab). Sonically this 3.1.2 package punches above its weight with a broad, vibrant soundstage, Four stars.

Best Cyber Monday deals: Projectors

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BenQ TK800M 4K projector $1449 $1199 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Here's a great deal on a 4K HDR projector. 3000 lumens of brightness, a 10:000:1 contrast ratio... and good customer reviews on Best Buy. Snap it up now.

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BenQ TK850 4K HDR projector $1699 $1499 at Adorama (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 TK850 is one of the higher-specced HDR-PRO machines and should bring a decent piece of DLP home cinema action into your living room.

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Hisense Class L5 Series Laser TV $2700 $1800 at WWStereo (opens in new tab)
We've not had the pleasure of looking at the Hisense UST projector range but this 'laser TV', as the company calls it, looks like a decent entry point, especially with this discount. It can create a 100in 4K HDR picture and has both Android TV and a 2 x 15W speaker system built in.

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Hisense L9G laser TV with screen $6500 $5000 at WWStereo (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.

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LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector $2700 $2397 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

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Optoma UHD50X 4K projector $1999 $1599 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a very decent budget 4K projector with some good HDR pop and some of the best black depth you'll find in this price bracket and beyond. It features a powered USB socket and high frame rate HDMI certification for gamers to enjoy.

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Samsung The Premiere LSP7T $3500 $2500 at Samsung (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.

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Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 $4997 at WW Stereo (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.

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Sony VPL-VW715ES native 4K projector $10000 $8998 at WW Stereo (opens in new tab)
Pick up this five-star-reviewed native 4K projector with an impressive 10 per cent discount. With fantastic 4K detail, an exciting and vivid picture, and top notch motion processing, you'll melt into a world of cinematic bliss.

Best Cyber Monday deals: Bluetooth speakers

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Google Nest Audio $100 $60 at Best Buy – save $40 (opens in new tab)
Google's smart speaker is now cheaper than ever. This deal applies to all five finishes (Charcoal, Sky, Sage, Sand and Chalk), and comes with an extended holiday return period in case you change your mind.

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Google Home Mini (1st Gen) $50 $24.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
(opens in new tab)The Google Home Mini is a dinky smart speaker with Google Assistant. It can be used as a wireless speaker or smart hub through which you can co4ntrol other Google Home and Chromecast-enabled speakers around your house. Now available with a $25 saving.

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Sony SRS-XB12 (red): $60 $50 (save $10) (opens in new tab) at Walmart
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 Cyber Monday deals: Hi-Fi speakers

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KEF R3 bookshelf speakers $2100 $1699 at Amazon (save $400) (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.

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Klipsch R-41PM Bluetooth bookshelf speakers $499 $374 at World Wide Stereo (save $125) (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.

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Klipsch R-41M bookshelf speaker $280 $120 at Amazon (save $160) (opens in new tab)
Passive (unamplified) versions of the speakers above, these are Klipsch classics – and heavily discounted ones at that.

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Polk Audio TSi100 bookshelf speakers $219 $149 at Crutchfield (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. Also at Amazon (opens in new tab) and World Wide Stereo. (opens in new tab)

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Sony SSCS5 bookshelf speakers $170 $88 at Amazon (save $82) (opens in new tab)
Exceptionally well-reviewed on Amazon, these Sonys are budget three-way standmounters that are currently hugely discounted.

Best Cyber Monday deals: Turntables

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Denon DP-400 $589 $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.

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Fluance RT81 $350 $ (opens in new tab)250 at Amazon (save $100) (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 Cyber Monday deals: Systems, separates, portables

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Arcam SA10 stereo amplifier $999 $880 at World Wide Stereo (save $120) (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.

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Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver $349 $249 at Amazon (save $100) (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. And you can make a $100 saving.

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

The Black Friday 2021 date is Friday, November 26th.
Cyber Monday 2021 will be Monday, November 29th.

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday, November 26th. 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.

What is 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 Cyber Monday deals?

The dominant names on the high street, such as Best Buy and Walmart will no doubt want to go big on PS5 and Xbox Series X console bundles ahead of the Holidays, while the Sony WF-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM4 (and XM3) are likely to be some of the biggest headphone sellers.

We won't forget the hi-fi and home cinema kit, so will be on the look out for deals on B&W and KEF speakers, not to mention 4K and portable projectors, AVRs, turntables and more. 

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.

Are the Cyber Monday deals any good?

After the initial few years of excitement around Cyber Monday, 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 Cyber Monday; 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 in the Cyber Monday sales. Pick the features you fancy, then see what ticks your boxes and has the best Cyber Monday sale price. 

Cyber Monday 2021 preview

The Cyber Monday date follows a predictable pattern, falling on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the nature of the Cyber Monday sales aren't quite so set in stone, and 2021 could potentially throw up a few surprises along the way.  

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented growth in people shopping online, with worldwide e-commerce sales tipped to be up 46%. Will this mean an even bigger jackpot for online retailers this Cyber Monday? Maybe. Or maybe not.

Firstly, with more people shopping online throughout the year there's no longer the same desire, from consumers or retailers, to focus all the shopping in a short period of trading around Thanksgiving and in the run-up to Christmas. Instead, we've seen more sales throughout the year, from Amazon Prime Day to more traditional retailer sales and discounts targeting new online shoppers stuck at home and, in some cases, with money to spend that hasn't this year been spent on holidays or entertainment.

There's also the matter of supply chain issues and the global chip shortage, where a combination of COVID-19, trade wars and natural disasters have taken their toll on availability. This has meant fewer existing products in shops and, as confirmed by industry sources, fewer new products launched. Neither of which bodes well for Cyber Monday deals. 

Nevertheless, we still expect big-name retailers such as Amazon to do their level best to ensure Cyber Monday 2021 lives up to expectations. After all, according to Adobe Analytics data, 2020's Cyber Monday saw consumers spending 21.6% more than the previous year, so there's plenty to play for.