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Best Cyber Monday headphones deals – Sony, Beats and Bose pairs from $39

Cyber Monday headphones deals
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Cyber Monday headphones deals have peaked now that the Black Friday warm-up event is over! The official day is here and the headphones deals are hot – some are Black Friday deals carried over, while others even beat the Black Friday discount.

So whether you're after a pair of wireless noise-cancelling over-ears or AirPods-style true wireless earbuds (or AirPods themselves!), now is as good a time to buy as any – especially as there are currently huge (and in some cases, unprecedented) discounts on several five-star and What Hi-Fi? Award-winning pairs.

You'll find a hoard of hugely discounted pairs on our best Cyber Monday headphones deals page, but here is our pick of the very best deals – because why scroll and scroll (and scroll) when you don't have to? Our educated picks (we review hundreds of headphones every year, so you can trust us) cover some of the world's most reputable headphones brands, including Sony, Bose, Apple and Sennheiser.

Happy shopping!

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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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Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.

  • doifeellucky
    Soundcore Life Q30. £56 on Amazon. Compares very favourably with others I have that are much more expensive. Bought for commuting as a pair I don’t care about if they get damaged but they come with a good case too. Needs EQ (is essential as the default profile has excessive bass) with the associated app but for the money I’m very impressed.
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