The best Black Friday deals on headphones

The modern world of audio streaming, podcasting and working from home requires the right audio accessories that immerse you in the action. We’ve picked out some of the best deals on over-ear headphones and some TWS audio wearables where it’s Black Friday for the whole week.

Our top pick is the Sony WH-CH710N which may be two years old but is still great value for money. We loved them in 2020 and today we love them even more with the massive 55% discount. The battery provides nearly 35 hours of playback on a single charge, which is the average duration of a working week in many countries.

Philips may be a brand more associated with other appliances and devices, but the H9505 Hybrid is a fantastic pair of headphones. We should also note the whopping 60% off, which is one of the main reasons to select this deal.

Philips H9505

The Jabra Elite 85h offers great battery life and impressive active noise cancellation, and we loved the fast charging. One caveat are the copper/gold accents – yes, you won’t see them, but you will be noticed as they tend to draw attention.

Jabra Elite 85h

Every list of capable earphones should include the Bose 700. The big discount is for the white pair, but traditionalists can also get this audio accessory in black for a slightly lower discount. While these noise-canceling earphones are some of the best looking, their battery life isn’t impressive and could get annoying if you’re out and about often.

Bose 700

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 is not the newest model in the series – now there is also the fourth iteration. We recommend the 3rd generation because the deal is better, the price is lower and they still feel comfortable. After all, Black Friday is all about getting the best deal, and the Momentum 3 is head and shoulders above its big brother in that respect.

Sennheiser momentum 3

The Sony WH-1000XM5 are the newest and best over-ear headphones Sony has made, and it was an easy deal to land on our Black Friday list. There are a few deals, but we’d still recommend getting the older iteration, the WH-1000XM4, if you’re not willing to spend that much. The more aggressive discounts make it the more attractive offer of the two.

Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony WH-1000XM4

The Bose QuietComfort 45 is the natural competitor to Sony earphones. We don’t think this pair is going to get cheaper anytime soon, so you better grab the 33% discount — it brings you one of, if not the best, over-ear headphones, with impressive all-around performance, battery life, and cancellation. noise active.

Bose Quiet Comfort 45

We were personally impressed with the sound provided by Soundcore, an Anker audio brand that offers an enjoyable audio experience at affordable prices. Now, with Black Friday ahead of us, these deals are looking even sweeter, so we’re recommending not one but four different pairs of earphones.


Soundcore Q30

Soundcore Q35

Soundcore Q45

Moving away from over-ear headphones, we also have a hand-picked selection of TWS earbuds. A different form factor for active people who prefer a different kind of audio comfort. These wearable audio devices are in a category of their own, but they’re still great for sports, gaming, work calls, and conversations on the go, so here are our picks this Black Friday.

TWS headset deals

Shifting gears midway through this list of TWS headphone deals, the Realme Buds Air 3 is the first set that popped into my head. It offers above average sound quality, good bass, and basic noise cancellation. Best of all, it has a universally comfortable fit, which can’t be said for all in-ear headphones in this category.

Realme Buds Air 3

The Sony WF-1000XM4 has been on the market for over a year. Their audio quality is outstanding for earphones in this class, and Sony’s active noise cancellation is an industry benchmark. The Black Friday deals are extremely tempting, and we can’t recommend these TWS earphones enough. Keep in mind that they may not be the most comfortable to listen to for long periods, at least not for everyone.

Sony WF-1000XM4

The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro arrived this August and the Korean manufacturer is already offering a Black Friday deal. These headphones are the latest and greatest from Samsung, and at this price, they’re a steal.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro

The Apple AirPods Pro 2 arrived three years after the first Pro and Cupertino decided to invest in performance improvement rather than design. These are clearly the best earbuds to pair with an iPhone, and one of the best times to get such wearable audio devices is now.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

Some users may not be fans of the Pro design with the rubber tips, so Apple has regular AirPods as well. Yes, there are some minor compromises, but the price is more attractive too, especially when combined with a Black Friday discount. Too bad it’s not available in every market we’ve looked at.

Apple AirPods (third generation)

Google Pixel Buds Pro is a direct competitor to the Samsung and Sony products on this exact list. We added these earbuds because they look great, pair easily with any Android phone, and the battery life is commendable.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Google Pixel Buds A-Series are like Pixel A smartphones: a cheaper alternative to the flagship series. And since these are 35% off, we recommend them to all Android users who like to have a little native Google feel.

Google Pixel Buds A-series

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are the most expensive pair of TWS earphones on this list, but the truth is, they’re worth every dollar, especially during Black Friday when the price gets even lower. They provide what is arguably the best active noise cancellation in the world and are extremely comfortable too.

Bose could have worked on the looks a bit, but if you can afford the $250 TWS earbuds, you can afford people to smile at your bulky earbuds.

Bose QuietComfort II earphones

Wired Headphone Deals

Moving on to some wired options, we have Audio-Technica’s twins first. The pricier M50x is known for its colorful sound, punchy bass, treble response, and high amount of detail. The cheaper M40x is ironically the more neutral and balanced sound of the two, making it more suitable for mastering purposes.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Sennheiser’s sublime HD 650s are a tour de force in the world of audiophile headphones despite their relatively modest price. They effectively make most more expensive headphones redundant with their well-rounded performance. Meanwhile, the IE300 IEM is great for those who want heart-pounding bass with high-quality audio.

Sennheiser HD 560 in-ear headphones

Sennheiser IE 300 Headset

If you want something more affordable, you simply can’t go wrong with the exceptional Moondrop Aria. And for those on an even tighter budget, the KZ ZEX Pros are also a fantastic option.

Moon drop air


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