As summer winds down, the best headphone deals are ripe for the picking. Several retailers are currently offering solid discounts on today's top audio wearables.
We're seeing notable price drops on today's best over/on-ear headphones and earbuds. This affords bargain shoppers a great opportunity to save big on audio gadgets from Apple, Bose, Jabra, Samsung, Sony, and more.
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With so many headphone deals to choose from, finding the best value can be overwhelming. That's where we come in. Our round up of today's best headphone deals eliminates the guesswork to save you both time and money.
The best headphone deals right now
- Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones: was $349 now $199 @ Amazon
- Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Wireless Earbuds: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon
- Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds: was $249 now $197 @ Amazon
- Apple Airpods Max Wireless Headphones: was $549 now $449 @ P.C. Richard's
- Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Wireless Earbuds: was $199 now $152 @ Amazon
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 for $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.
Priced at $179, the Google Pixel Buds 2 are among the more affordable true wireless earbuds out there. These second-generation earbuds bring a host of enhancements over Google's A-Series Pixel Buds.
In our Google Pixel Buds 2 review, we were impressed by its rich, precise audio and stylish, durable comfortable design. We also like the earbuds' seamless translation technology and gave the Pixel Buds 2 an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
During real-world testing, the Pixel Buds 2's 2mm dynamic speaker drivers output relatively rich, warm audio with crisp details. Although they lack active noise cancellation, their tight seal fit does a decent job at blocking out surrounding noise.
At 0.18 ounces and 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 inches, the Pixel Buds 2 have a smaller footprint than its competitors. It's a tad lighter and smaller than the Apple AirPods Pro (0.19 ounces, 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches) and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus (0.2 ounces, 0.7 x 0.9 x 0.8 inches).
No longer available directly from the Google Store, the Pixel Buds can be found at retailers like Best Buy and Walmart.