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Best headphone deals in April 2021

Best headphone deals
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Now is a great time to refresh your headphones for the new season. Spring clearance sales are in full swing and we're seeing fantastic deals on today's most coveted headphones. 

Retailers are currently offering solid discounts on the industry's best headphones by Apple, Samsung, Sony, Bose, and more. We're rounding up the best headphone deals on on-ear and over-ear noise-cancelling ear cans, as well as true wireless earbuds,

From the Editor's Choice Galaxy Buds Pro to the new AirPods Max, here are the headphone deals you can get right now.

Best headphone deals right now

Best headphone deals

Bose 700 wireless headphones

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

The best noise-cancelling headphones

Rated Battery Life: 20 hours (NC on); 40 hours (NC off) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Digital Assistant Support: Yes

Slim, attractive design
Top tier noise-cancellation
Clean, precise sound

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-1000XM4

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Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones

The Smartest wireless headphones

Rated Battery Life: 30 hours (NC on) | Bluetooth Range: 800 feet (theoretical) | Digital Assistant: Yes

Excellent Sony signature sound
Strong active noise cancelling
Abundant sound customization options

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 AirPods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro Earbuds

The best wireless earbuds

Rated Battery Life: 4.5 hours (NC on) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Digital Assistant Support: Yes

Super comfortable
Decent noise cancellation
Sweat resistant

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 AirPods Pro improve up the standard AirPods in every way and are perfect for listening to music, watching movies, and videoconferencing on your iPad or Macbook.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Earbuds

ANC done right

Rated Battery Life: 5 hours (NC on) | Bluetooth Range: 30 feet (10 meters) | Digital Assistant : Yes

Compact and comfortable
Good sound quality
Solid active noise cancellation

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.