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Best cheap headphone deals for March 2021

Best headphone deals
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Great news if you're in the market for a new pair of headphones. We're currently seeing generous discounts on many of today's best audio devices from Apple, Samsung, Sony, Bose, and more. 

So if you're looking for a solid deal on some on/over-ear style noise-cancelling ear cans or true wireless earbuds, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the best headphone deals from the Editor's Choice Galaxy Buds Pro to the new AirPods Max

These are best headphone deals available right now. 

Best headphone deals right now

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. 

More headphone deals

Beats by Dre Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones: was $300 now $164 @ Walmart
At $136 off, Beats Solo Pro headphones have never been cheaper. They feature active noise cancelling, an advanced acoustic system and up to 22 hours of battery life. Snag them now for a stellar price. View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Cancelling headphones: was $348 now $199.99 @ Focus Camera
Save $149 on the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones via coupon "BDTHANKS".  The Sony WH-1000XM3s offer signature Sony sound, industry-leading noise-cancellation, and 30 hours of battery life. View Deal

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones: was $199 now $133 @ Amazon
Now $67 off, the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are the first headphones to feature the Apple W1 Chip. This audio processor is Apple's take on wireless Bluetooth connectivity for easy pairing with Apple devices. View Deal

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $200 @ Amazon
Now $49 off, the Apple AirPods Pro are the Editor's Choice for best wireless earbuds to buy. We rate them 4 out of 5 stars for their decent noise cancellation, good sound quality, and comfortable, sweat-resistant design. Walmart offers them for the same price. View Deal

Apple AirPods Wireless Earbuds w/ Wired Charging Case: was $159 now $120 @ Amazon
For a limited time, save $35 on the 2nd generation AirPods. These wireless earbuds automatically connect to your device and include a wired charging case. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Wireless Earbuds: was $200 now $150 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Samsung is taking up to $50 off the new Samsung Galaxy Pro with eligible trade-in. Design-wise, the Galaxy Buds Pro are a mashup of the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Plus. And with active noise-cancellation, IPX7 water-resistance, touch controls, and studio sound quality, the Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's best wireless earbuds yet.
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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Wireless Earbuds: was $170 now $140 @ Amazon
Now $30 off, the Galaxy Buds Live are among the best wireless earbuds to buy. These bean-shaped buds are super comfortable thanks to their ergonomic shape and they sound amazing as well. They come with active noise cancellation and have long battery life.  View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Wireless Earbuds: was $199 now $110 @ Amazon
Now $40 off, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are just $4 shy of their all time low price. They feature a 2-way speaker, rich AKG sound and an adaptive 3-mic system for crystal clear calls. View Deal

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Headphones: $549 @ Amazon
Although it may be too early for AirPods Max deals, Apple's new $549 headphones aim to compete with high end wearables like the Bose 700. They feature an Apple-designed driver delivers for high-fidelity playback, active noise cancellation and spatial audio for cinematic surround sound. Apple packs this into a mesh canopy design with acoustically engineered comfy memory foam ear cushions. View Deal