It's a great time buy some new headphones. Here, we bring you top tips and the best deals we've seen on headphones so that you're fully primed with the big day hits, along with the following sales events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and beyond.
We'd recommend looking for a good deal on more expensive headphones, rather than buying a pair that's cheap all year round. Not only is the build quality likely to be quite poor on headphones with an RRP of £30 or less, but they'll also offer a bad audio experience that we're sure you'll want to avoid.
There are thousands of headphones deals out there and only more to follow when the sales seasons fully hit, so it can be tricky to know which are true bargains and which are worth buying. Here, we bring you our pick of the best ones to save you the trouble.
Best headphones deals
See the best deals we've found and check out our deals site for even more discounts on headphones.
Headphones deals: What to look for
Headphones can cost anywhere from £5 to £500+ depending on your needs and budget. Whatever you’re listening to is the same but spending a bit more can drastically improve the comfort and quality of your listening experience.
Whether on-ear, in-ear or over-ear, there are some great audio bargains to be had. Though remember that headphones are discounted all year, so make sure you don’t buy just for the sake of it.
Make sure you do a bit of research and pick out what you’d like to save money on, particularly with Beats; there are so many different models that what looks like a good deal could be a lower priced item with not much money off its normal, lower RRP.
We've picked out our top ten for this article but if you want to see even more deals from various different retailers, we'd recommend checking out the following online stores:
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
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Headphones and earphones deals for students
Another great resource to help you snag deals is Tech Advisor's Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section has deals from some of our favourite audio brands. Right now, you can save 50% on Creative Labs products, 25% off Jabra audio products, including 10% off Jabra's Halo Smart Earphones. You can also snag up to 25% off Ultimate Ears.
You can also save up to 25% (or more) from big brands such as Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more.
Best headphones deals
1. Sony MDRZX310
Now: £15.99 (36% off)
If you just need a pair of decent wired headphones without spending much then these Sony cans will do the trick.
2. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 In-Ear
Now: £59.95 (33% off)
Stylish and great sounding in-ear headphones for an affordable price.
3. Bose QuietComfort 25
Now: £139.95 (£150 off)
Bose is well known for making excellent noise-cancelling headphones and these are a real bargain if you can't afford the wireless model.
4. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0
Now: £229.00 (£151 off)
These stylish wireless on-ear headphones, which Amazon is offering at 40% off, have a 22-hour battery life.
5. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
Now: £199 (£51 off)
Amazon is offering a solid saving on the Beats Solo3 Wireless on-ear headphones, which our reviewer gave four stars out of five.
6. Sony MDR-ZX330BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Now: £49.99 (£40 off)
These Bluetooth headphones from Sony are available at a good price from Amazon.
7. B&O Beoplay H5 Wireless Earphones
Now: £136.63 (£92 off)
Save 40% on these in-ear wireless headphones from B&O at Amazon right now.