Best Cyber Monday Headphone Deals
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The biggest shopping weekend of the year has come to a close, but plenty of great deals on popular and highly rated headphones have been rolled out for Cyber Monday. (For deals on everything else, check out CRs Holiday Gift Guide.)
Below youll find deals from Amazon, Best Buy,Costco, Staples, Target, andWalmart. Some of these discounts are good today only, while others last into the week.
But remember that it helps to do a little reconnaissance first. Just because a retailer says a product is on sale doesnt mean youll actually get a discount, and the last thing you want is to bring home a pair of headphones that look great but sound terrible.
Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones and earbuds.
In-Ear Bluetooth Headphone Deals
Apple Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $200 at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Target
CRs test results: Apple Powerbeats Pro
The Pros are the latest in the popular Powerbeats line of earphones, and theyre the first to ditch the cable connecting the two earpieces, resulting in a true wireless design. Their audio quality is just so-so; according to our tests, the bass is unnaturally loud, distorting the true sound of music. Still, Beats are popular, and these earphones could make for a great gift. They typically sell for $250.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
The deal: $100 at Amazon, Target
CRs test results: Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
These arent noise-canceling headphones, unlike some of Boses more popular models. That doesnt mean they arent solid headphones, though, and in our tests they stand out for sound quality. This is about $30 dollars off what you usually have to pay for them.
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target
CRs test results: Jabra Elite 65t
Want outstanding true wireless earphones that dont cost a fortune? This deal makes the Jabra Elite 65t a fantastic option. They sound great and come with a number of appealing features. Usually they sell for about $170, but you can pick them up for $100 at Amazon and Best Buy.
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $99 to $119 at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target
CRs test results: Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds are true wireless earphones, the same style popularized by Apple AirPods, without a cord connecting the earpieces. Despite what you might hear from Apple fans, our testers say the Buds sound quality blows the AirPods out of the water. In fact, theyre among our top-rated headphones of any style. This isnt an incredible discountyou can pick them for about $130 any day of the yearbut it might be worth pulling the trigger if youve been thinking about buying a new pair.
Over-Ear and On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $199 to $279 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target
CRs test results: Beats by Dre Studio3
The Beats by Dre Studio3 deliver above average sound and superb noise-canceling. But at their usual price of $300, they typically dont make our lists of top picks, because there are cheaper models that perform just as well or better. For around $200, though, the Studio3 is definitely worth the cost of entry. The best deal weve seen is at Best Buy; theyre on sale at Amazon and Target as well.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $269 to $279 at Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Staples
CRs test results: QuietComfort 35 Series II
Bose launched an upgraded model this year, the Bose 700, knocking the QuietComfort 35 Series II from its flagship status. The newer headphones have appealing improvements and new features, but the QuietComfort 35 Series II gets the same fantastic ratings for sound and noise cancellation in our tests. That means you have a great opportunity here to score a deal. Weve seen these headphones in this price range a few times lately, but they usually sell for $350.
Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $250 at Amazon
CRs test results: Jabra Elite 85h
The 85h delivers fantastic noise cancellation and dependable sound, and its available for about $50 off the usual price at Amazon. Features include a detachable audio cable for wired connections, a monitor mode to let in outside sound, a quick-charge function, and an option that Jabra says will automatically adjust the level of noise cancellation based on your environment. Keep in mind a few noise-canceling models we like even better can be found for less, but these sleek looking, feature-rich headphones may still be an appealing option for many shoppers.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $278 to $279 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target
CRs test results: Sony WH-1000XM3
For years, Bose was essentially the only game in town for top-quality noise cancellation, but Sony has been hot on its tail. This is one of the most popular models on the market, and while we still think Boses flagship model sounds better, the Sony delivers great sound and noise-blocking performance. This is a good price; they usually sell for about $350.
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