On the hunt for a bargain pair of headphones? With down to its final hours there are still many headphone bargains to choose from, including models from Bose, Beats, Jabra, Sennheiser and other top brands.
Things to keep in mind
- We’ll collect all of the headphone deals here.
- We’ll keep an eye on pricing and availability, and note when certain items sell out.
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Bose’s totally wireless earphones, the SoundSport Free, are comfortable to wear and deliver very good sound for true wireless. They have a few small downsides (both the buds and carrying case are a bit big), but they have a secure fit, work reliably and are waterproof. Note that Bose will be bringing out its next-generation true wireless earphones — the Earbuds 500 — later this year. Only the Ultraviolet with Midnight Blue version is on sale for $139 or $60 off.
I gave high marks to Jabra’s first noise-canceling over-ear wireless headphones, the Elite 85h. They list for $300, but Amazon has the beige, navy and titanium black colors on sale for $63 off. The headphones not only sound good but they’re among the best for making calls.
The Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are among the top-rated models of true wireless headphone. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen them on sale for this price ($120 or $50 off), but it’s still a decent deal. The Elite Active 65t’s, which are slightly more rugged, are $170 or $20 off. Just be aware that the Elite 65t model has been out for a while and is due for an update.
When Microsoft released its Surface Headphones last year, I thought it might have trouble selling its first noise-canceling headphones for the same price — $350 — as highly regarded competing products from Bose and Sony. Most stores are now selling them for $250, but for Prime Day Amazon has them for $190.
We thought the Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE headphones were a decent value at $200. Now Amazon has the Special Edition version selling for $100 till July 16. It’s worth considering if you want a good Bose or Sony alternative for much less.
Jabra’s Move headphones are one of the better of the value on-ear models. The new Style Edition, which has improved battery life, is on sale for $58, or $42 off its list price of $100. Available in multiple color options. (This price is better than it was earlier in the Prime Day cycle, when it was $70.)
The wireless version of Audio-Technica’s popular M50X is on sale for $129. It has the more neutral sound of a monitor headphone (no huge bass) but Editor Ty Pendlebury liked it a lot. It’s a good bargain at this price.
Beats’ popular Solo 3 Wireless on-ear headphones are $140 or $55 off their regular price of $195 (the list price is higher but Amazon has been selling them for $195). Available in matte black only. That’s about the best price we’ve seen for these.
1More made a name for itself with its wired earbuds, the Triple Drivers, which sound great and were a good value when wired headphones were still a thing. The same clear, balanced sound found in that headphone is present in 1More’s first true wireless earbuds (they don’t sound as good as the Triple Drivers, but they sound very good for true wireless). They’re $70 or $30 off thier list price of $100.
Bose’s over-ear Bluetooth headphones, the SoundLink AE2, are on sale for $159. This model, which has been on the market since 2015, does not feature active noise canceling, but the headphones are comfortable and they sound good.
Bose’s Sleepbuds aren’t exactly headphones — they’re noise-masking, totally wireless earbuds that are designed to block out unwanted sounds and help you sleep better. They’re not perfect but I know a few light sleepers who swear by them. They’re $50 off.
The midrange wireless noise-canceling Sony WH-CH700N headphones wouldn’t be a good deal at the list price of $200, but they’re intriguing at $90. They’re not in the same league as Sony’s higher-end noise-canceling headphones such as the WH-1000XM3, but they sound quite decent.
If you don’t want to spend a bundle on Beats headphones (yes, Beats is owned by Apple), this a good deal on the Beats EP. They’re wired on-ear headphones (no Bluetooth), but the sound quite good for an on-ear model. The white version is $65, while other colors cost slightly more.