Everybody needs a good set of headphones. Whether your priorities lean most towards portability, sound quality, comfort, or noise-canceling, there’s something great for everyone, and some of the best deals on headphones are online right now — no need to wait for Black Friday or even get off of your couch.
ANC for cheap
Samsung Level On Wireless Headphones
Samsung’s Level On headphones are already a great deal at their usual $150 pricing, but for just $60 they’re an absolute steal. These headphones sound great through Bluetooth or over a wired connection, and they’re one of the most affordable ways to get active noise-canceling.
Bose SoundLink II Wireless Headphones
Bose has always been a major player in audio equipment, and its SoundLink II wireless headphones are available at a $30 discount for Black Friday. Lightweight and compact, these are some of the best-sounding headphones in their price range, and they can connect to two devices at a time over Bluetooth.
Sony WI-C300 Wireless Earbuds
The WI-C300 are more compact and portable than over-ear alternatives, and despite their small size, they can last for up to 8 hours on a single charge. Like many of Sony’s other headphones, they’re also easy to quickly pair to phones thanks to built-in NFC on the in-line microphone unit beneath the left earbud.
Premium semi-open headphones
Beyerdynamic T1 Second-Generation Stereo Headphones
On the higher-end spectrum, Beyerdynamic’s semi-open backed T1 headphones offer incredible sound thanks to the company’s Tesla technology and carefully curated sound signature. It has a wide frequency response (5-50,000Hz), and comes in a special edition black through BuyDig. If you use the coupon code TESLA, you can shave $250 off of its regular $899 price tag.
Industry standard ANC
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones
The Bose QC35 IIs are some of the highest-rated noise-canceling headphones on the market, and starting November 22nd they’ll be available with a $50 discount. They fold down to an easily packable size and offer up to 20 hours of battery life with ANC enabled. The QC35s are even optimized to work with a virtual assistant like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa when connected to your phone.
Truly wireless earbuds
Soundcore Liberty Lite Wireless Earbuds
Manufactured by popular charging accessory maker Anker, the Liberty Lite earbuds are completely wireless earbuds that offer 3.5 hours of playback on a single charge, with up to 9 hours of reserve power in the included charging case. They’re also IPX5-rated for protection against sweat and light rain, making them great for workouts. They’re normally $65, but you can knock $15 off by enabling the coupon on the Amazon listing.
Wings to prevent slipping out
Bose SoundSport Wired Earbuds
If you still have a phone with a headphone jack (or you don’t mind using a dongle), Bose’s SoundSport earbuds are an affordable pair of headphones made for runs, workouts, and other outdoor activities. They’re sweat- and weather-resistant, and feature wings that help keep the headphones from slipping out of your ears while you’re listening. Starting November 22nd, they’re available at half their normal price.
High-end workout headphones
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbuds
Beats doesn’t always carry the best reputation when it comes to sound quality, but the Powerbeats 3 are great earbuds nonetheless. Plastic rings keep the earbuds in place in your ears, and the there’s an inline microphone for phone calls, along with media playback controls. If you have an Apple device, they’re instant to pair thanks to the built-in W1 chip. Just like the Bose SoundSport, they’re available for half off starting November 22nd.
NFC pairing and ANC
Sony WH-CH700N Noise-Canceling Headphones
If you’re pining after Sony’s game-changing 1000XM3 but don’t have the money for them, the WH-CH700N is a great alternative. They provide up to 35 hours of playback with Sony’s excellent noise-canceling in tow, and recharge quickly over Micro-USB. Best of all, they’re going on sale for half off starting — you guessed it — November 22nd.
Long live the neckband
Beats X Wireless Earbuds
The Beats X headphones feature a flexible, semi-solid band that rests along your neck, with short cables bringing the earbuds to your head. They’re good for up to 8 hours of playback per charge, and can be quickly recharged with a Lightning cable — just 5 minutes is enough for 2 hours of battery life. Like the Powerbeats 3, they’re easy to pair with the Apple W1 chip, and are discounted from their normal $109 pricing starting November 22nd.
DIY headphones for kids
Bose BOSEbuild Wireless Headphones
Bose wants to help you introduce your kids to the joy of building something yourself with its BOSEbuild Bluetooth headphones. You can swap out the outside covers for different designs, and there’s an iOS companion app that teaches kids the science around audio. You can snag these fun headphones right now for $30 off.
Most people will be best served with the discounted Bose C35 IIs, which perfectly blend sound quality, comfort, portability, and active noise-canceling. Fans of earbuds may be better served with the Sony WI-C300s, though, while audiophiles will be tempted by the Beyerdynamic T1.
November 21, 2018 at 06:22PM