The Best Black Friday Headphone Deals Bring Record-Low Pricing To Bose, Apple, Sony, And More

Plus, the best deals on speakers.

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AirPods are getting some of their best markdowns of the year. Credit: Ian Moore / Mashable

UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2023, 11:35 p.m. EST We’ve updated this post with the best Black Friday headphone deals.

Black Friday headphone deals

These days, you may be able to buy anything under the sun during Black Friday, but the sale remains one of the best times of year to pick up a brand new pair of headphones or earbuds on a steep discount.

Whether you’re looking for premium active noise cancellation workhorses or earbuds to wear while working out, you have a lot of options. Searching for the best deals can be a full job in itself β€” which is why we’ve made it our job. We’re scouring the best deals from the biggest retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and the biggest brands, like Sony, Bose, and Beats, making sure that if there’s a headphone deal worth hearing about, we’ve got it on our list.

Below, we’ve gathered up the best early Black Friday headphone, earbud, and speaker deals ahead of the official day on Nov. 24. Check out some of our top picks:

Note: All newly added deals are marked with a ✨, while deals with a πŸ”₯ have dropped to an all-time low price. Deals with a strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.

Best overall headphone deal Why we like itWhen it comes to headphone deals, you’ll have plenty of options this Black Friday, especially when it comes to Bose headphones. There’s the new QuietComfort Ultra headphones getting their first markdown, the Bose 700 headphones at a record low for anyone looking for 10 customizable levels of ANC, and the latest standard headphones in the QuietComfort line also on sale for the first time. But there is only one pair of Bose over-ear headphones you can grab for just under $200, and that’s the QuietComfort 45s. Down to a new record low of $199, you’ll get top-of-the-line ANC, 20 hours of battery life, and comfort that allows for all-day wear for less than half the price of a pair of AirPods Max.

Best earbuds deal Why we like it Read our full review on the second-generation AirPods Pro.

A day ahead of Black Friday, the AirPods Pro fell to the absolute lowest price we’ve ever seen them. Between these earbuds and the newer USB-C Pros, the main difference is the charging port. Other than that, you’ll get the same impressive active noise cancellation, 30 total hours of battery life, and an ultra-comfortable pair of earbuds. Plus, they’re $20 cheaper than the USB-C buds are on sale.

AirPods dealsAirPods Pro (2nd gen) β€” $169 $249 (save $80)πŸ”₯

AirPods Pro (2nd gen) β€” $184.99 $249 (save $64.01)

USB-C AirPods Pro (2nd gen) β€” $189.99 $249 (save $59.01)

USB-C AirPods Pro (2nd gen) β€” $189.99 $249 (save $59.01)

USB-C AirPods Pro (2nd gen) β€” $189.99 $249 (save $59.01)

Refurbished AirPods Max β€” $379.99 $499.99 (save $120)

AirPods Max β€” $449.99 $549 (save $99.01)

AirPods Max β€” $449.99 $549 (save $99.01)

Bose headphone and earbud dealsBose QuietComfort Earbuds II β€” $199 $279 (save $80)

Bose QuietComfort 45 β€” $199 $329 (save $130)✨πŸ”₯

Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds β€” $249 $299 (save $50)✨πŸ”₯

Bose Headphones 700 β€” $259 $379 (save $120)πŸ”₯

Bose QuietComfort Ultra β€”Β $379 $429 (save $50)✨πŸ”₯

Sony headphone and earbud dealsSony WI-C100 β€”Β $29.88 $34.99 (save $5.11)

Sony WH-CH520 β€” $49.88 $59.99 (save $10.11)

Sony WF-C700N β€” $82.97 $119.99 (save $117.02)πŸ”₯

Sony WHRF400 RF β€” $99.99 $119.99 (save $20)

Sony WF-1000XM5 β€” $248 $299.99 (save $51.99)πŸ”₯

Sony WH-1000XM4 β€” $248 $348 (save $100)✨

Sony WH-1000XM5 β€” $328 $399.99 (save $71.99)

Amazon headphone and earbud dealsEcho Buds (2023) β€” $34.99 $49.99 (save $15)

Echo Buds with ANC β€” $64.99 $119.99 (save $55)

Beats headphone and earbud dealsBeats Studio3 β€”Β $99 $349.95 (save $250.05)

Beats Studio Buds β€” $99.95 $149.95 (save $50)

Beats Solo3 β€” $99.99 $199.95 (save $99.96)

Beats Studio Buds + β€” $149.95 $169.95 (save $20)

Beats Studio Pro β€” $169.95 $349.99 (save $180.04)

Even more headphone and earbud dealsJLab GO Air POP β€”Β $9.88 $25 (save $15.12)

JBL Tune 510BT β€” $24.95 $49.95 (save $25)πŸ”₯

JBL Vibe Beam β€” $29.95 $49.95 (save $20)✨πŸ”₯

Soundcore by Anker Q20i β€” $39.99 $69.99 (save $30)

JBL Tune 660NC β€” $49.95 $99.95 (save $50)πŸ”₯

JBL Live 460NC β€”Β $64.95 $129.95 (save $65)✨πŸ”₯

JBL Tune 760NC β€” $64.95 $129.95 (save $65)πŸ”₯

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE β€” $69.99 $99.99 (save $30)✨πŸ”₯

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 β€” $79 $99.99 (save $20.99)

Jabra Elite 4 β€” $99.20 $119.99 (save $20.79)

Sennheiser HD 450BT β€” $99.95 $179.95 (save $80)

Marshall Major IV β€” $99.99 $149.99 (save $50)✨

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 β€” $99.99 $149.99 (save $50)✨

Jabra Elite 5 β€” $109 $149.99 (save $40.99)

Google Pixel Buds Pro β€” $119 $199.99 (save $80.99)

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro β€” $159.99 $229.99 (save $70)

Sennheiser Momentum 4 β€” $271 $379.95 (save $108.95)

Speaker and soundbar dealsJBL Charge 5 β€” $119.99 $179.99 (save $60)

JBL Xtreme 3 β€” $229.99 $379.95 (save $149.96)

Sony XP500 β€” $299.99 $399.99 (save $100)

JBL Boombox 3 β€” $349.99 $499.99 (save $150)

Frequently Asked Questions Black Friday and Cyber Monday is one of the best times of year to buy headphones on sale. This year, we’ve seen headphones from Apple, Bose, Sony, JBL, and more hit record low prices. Older and newer models alike are likely to be on sale during the shopping holiday.

It all depends on the headphones. For premium headphones with top of the line noise cancellation, all-day wear, and robust sound, $200 can be a steal. Take the $199 sale price on the Bose QuietComfort 45s β€” it’s not nothing, but it’s relatively affordable, especially as you’re getting a pair of headphones that’ll last you years. However, if you come across a $200 pair of earbuds without a baseline of features like long battery life, comfort, and ANC, you might be overpaying.

Bethany Allard is a Los Angeles-based shopping reporter at Mashable covering beauty tech, dating, sex and relationships, and headphones. That basically means she puts her hair through a lot, scrolls through a lot of dating apps, and rotates through a lot of different headphones. In addition to testing out and rounding up the best products, she also covers deals for Mashable, paying an especially obsessive amount of attention to Apple deals and prices. That knowledge comes in handy when she’s covering shopping holidays like Prime Day and Black Friday, which she’s now done for three years at Mashable.

She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and English Literature. You can follow her on X @betallard and reach her by email at [emailΒ protected].Β In her free time, you’ll find her playing her Switch, hanging with her cat Mila, or cooking something new in her kitchen.

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