The best headphone deals in June are finally here. Retailers are currently offering post-Memorial Day sales on today's best audio wearables.
Purportedly, Amazon Prime Day starts right after Father's Day later this month. Within the coming days, we expect to see early discounts on wireless headphones and earbuds. If you can't afford to wait, it's not too early to save on headphones from top brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Bose, and more.
Whether you want to jump start your summer with on on-ear or over-ear noise-cancelling ear cans, we've got your back. We're rounding up the best headphone deals you can get right now from various stores.
The best headphone deals right now
- Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $520 @ Amazon
- Sony WH-1000XM4: was $349 now $298 @ Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy
- Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $197 @ Amazon
- Google Pixel Buds: was $179 now $129 @ Walmart
- Microsoft Surface Headphones: was $350 now $116 @ Newegg
The best headphone deals
Apple’s $549 AirPods Max headphones combine powerful tech with gorgeous design. It employs Apple's powerful H1 chips, nine microphones, 40mm drivers, and tons of sensors.
In our AirPods Max review, the headphones' beautiful design, great sound, and powerful noise-cancelling impressed us. We gave them an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice award.
Design-wise, the AirPods Max are minimalist and chic. Made of premium materials, they sport the familiar bold, clean lines we expect from Apple products. At 13.6 ounces and 7.4 x 6.6 x 3.3 inches, the AirPods Max are heavier than competitors. They weigh more than the Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 Headphones (9 ounces, 8 x 6.5 x 2-inches) and the Sony WH-1000XM4 (8.9 ounces).
Despite their weight, the AirPods Max are remarkably comfortable. Mesh fabric covered memory foam earcups keep the ears dry during long listening sessions.
Priced at $379, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver outstanding noise-cancelling performance for music and phone calls. These over-ear style wireless 'phones feature intuitive touch controls, a powerful microphone system and digital assistant support.
In our Bose 700 review, we were floored by their detailed, accurate sound, and excellent noise cancelling function. We gave the Bose 700 a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and the Editor's Choice award for their overall performance and sleek, low-profile design. Their lightweight frame and cushiony, leatherette ear pads provide maximum wearing comfort. At 9 ounces, they're lighter they're on par with the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones (8.9 ounces) and heavier than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II (8.3 ounces).
Sony WH-1000M4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are priced at $349.99 and are a direct Bose 700 competitor. They provide long-wearing comfort, top-notch noise cancellation, and up to 30-hours of battery life.
In our WH-1000XM4 review, we loved the headphone's excellent sound quality and light, comfortable frame. We also found its powerful active noise cancelling quite impressive. We gave them a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and the Editor's Choice award for its overall performance. At 8.9 ounces, the Sony WH-1000XM4 weighs about the same as the 9 ounce Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
Apple's $249 AirPods Pro remains one of our top picks for the best wireless headphones. They feature water-and-sweat resistance, hands-free Siri, and transparency mode.
As we note in our AirPods Pro review, they have a comfortable design and pair instantly with Apple devices. They also deliver clear sound and decent noise cancellation. We gave the AirPods Pro an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5-stars and the Editor's Choice award co-sign.
The Galaxy Buds Pro retail $199.99 and they are Samsung's best wireless earbuds yet. Design-wise, the Galaxy Buds Pro are a mashup of the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Plus. They feature IPX7 water-resistance, touch controls, and studio sound quality sound.
We tested these buds and in our Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review, we praised their compact, comfortable design, audio quality, and strong active noise cancelling. During testing they paired seamlessly to a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The setup process is similar to the instantaneous pairing between the AirPods Pro and an iDevice.
We loved them so much, we gave them a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and our hard to get Editor's Choice award.