Here are the best deals on headphones and wireless earbuds we could find

A photo of Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Headphones.
Bose’s new QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are $50 off at multiple retailers. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

When it comes to headphones and true wireless earbuds, there are a ton of brands and products to choose from. However, the sheer range of available models can also make them difficult to shop for, especially since many of them cater to different lifestyles, budgets, and priorities. Some are better suited for long-haul flights and vigorous workouts, for instance, while others let you tune out noise so you can focus better.

That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best headphone and earbud deals available. Here, you’ll find sales on all kinds of earbuds and over-ear headphones, all of which come with their own strengths and weaknesses. And if you want to do even more research before making a buying decision, we’ve put together guides to the best wireless earbuds and best noise-canceling headphones, which can help you determine which pair is right for you.

Best Apple deals

AirPods Pro (second-gen) deals

If you own an iPhone or multiple Apple products, the second-gen AirPods Pro are probably your best bet when it comes to wireless earbuds. In comparison to the base AirPods, the Pros offer better sound quality and feature active noise cancellation, not to mention seamless integration with iOS and a MagSafe-compatible charging case.

In 2022, Apple launched a new pair of AirPods Pro with improved sound quality and better noise cancellation. They also include onboard volume controls and a new MagSafe charging case, one that can beep if you ever misplace it thanks to its deeper Find My integration. The earbuds even come with an extra swappable tip for smaller ears.

A year later, Apple released the updated AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case. Along with USB-C support, the wireless earbuds offer a more robust IP54 rating for water and sweat resistance. Plus, when paired with Apple’s forthcoming Vision Pro headset, they support lossless audio.

During Black Friday, we saw steep discounts on both versions of the second-gen AirPods Pro, with retailers taking up to $60 off. These deals have since resurfaced, and you can currently buy the AirPods Pro with USB-C at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy for $189.99 instead of $249.

Read our impressions of the latest AirPods Pro here.

AirPods (second-gen) deals

Alternatively, you can buy a pair of the second-gen AirPods with a Lightning charging case. Their sound quality isn’t quite up to par with newer models, however, they remain the cheapest Apple earbuds on the market and continue to pair seamlessly with a range of Apple products thanks to their built-in H1 chip. The entry-level AirPods normally retail for $129, but you can currently get them for $89.99 at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

The second-gen AirPods are a lot harder to get ahold of with a MagSafe charging case, that is, unless you’re shopping for a used or refurbished pair of earbuds. Luckily, you can still buy them in new condition at Adorama for $119.99 ($30 off).

Read our AirPods (second-gen) review.

AirPods (third-gen) deals

Last on Apple’s wireless earbuds block are the third-gen AirPods, which represent the latest iteration of the base model. They blend a bit of the AirPods Pro look with the hard plastic build of the second-gen model; they also offer IPX4 water resistance and improved sound quality over the latter, even if they are still lacking in the low end.

Right now, you can buy the third-gen AirPods with either a MagSafe charging case or a Lightning-only charging case. The option with the wired charging case is on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $139.99 ($30 off), while the option with the MagSafe charging case is going for $139.99 ($40 off) at Costco (if you’re a member).

Read our AirPods (third-gen) review.

Best Beats deals

Beats Studio Pro

Last year, Apple-owned Beats replaced the Beats Studio 3 with the Beats Studio Pro. The over-ear headphones offer better sound quality thanks to new features like support for lossless audio over USB-C. They also cancel noise out far better, while allowing you to take advantage of both iOS and Android features, including Fast Pair and Google’s Find My Device platform. In the past, we’ve seen the Beats Studio Pro go for as low as $179.99 ($170 off). Right now, however, the headphones are on sale for around $229.95 ($120 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

Read our Beats Fit Pro review.

Beats Fit Pro deals

The Beats Fit Pro are the latest fitness earbuds from Apple and offer a sportier design and better sound than the first-gen AirPods Pro. The wing tips help to keep them in place when you’re active, while also ensuring they remain comfortable over long listening sessions. Their functionality with Android phones is slightly limited, but if you use an iPhone, you get all the conveniences of Apple’s H1 chip and deeper OS integration and connectivity. Their only real downside is that the included charging case is overly large and lacks wireless charging (which is more forgivable at lower price points).

You can currently buy the Beats Fit Pro for $159.99 ($40 off) in select colors — including blue and yellow — at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy.

Read our Beats Fit Pro review.

Beats Studio Buds Plus

If you’re a fan of slick transparent gadgets, the Beats Studio Buds Plus might be up your alley. Compared to the original Beats Studio Buds, the Beats Studio Buds Plus offer a lot of improvements and new perks, one of which is a fun new translucent color option. At the same time, the wireless earbuds also offer boaster superior sound, noise cancellation, and battery life. You can also pair them with both Android and Apple devices and use their respective software features, like Apple’s Find My and Google’s Find My Device.

The Beats Studio Buds Plus retail for $169.99, but they’re currently available for $129.99 — one of their better prices to date — at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

Read our review.

Best Sony deals

Sony WH-1000XM5 and Sony WH-1000XM4

They aren’t a huge departure from the previous model, but the Sony WH-1000XM5 are still our favorite pair of noise-canceling headphones. The XM5s improve on all of the features that made Sony’s WH-1000XM4 so awesome by providing better active noise cancellation, improving the voice call quality, and boosting the overall sound of the already excellent headphones. While the lack of new features is a bit disappointing, the Sony XM5s remain one of our top recommendations for anyone looking for a premium pair of noise-canceling headphones.

At the beginning of the year, we briefly saw the headphones drop to as low as $278. However, right now you can only buy XM5s for $328 at Amazon and $329.99 at Best Buyand Target, which isn’t as steep of a discount but still a good $70 off. If you want to save even more money, the WH-1000XM5’s predecessor — the XM4 — is also on sale for around $278 instead of $349.99 at Amazon and B&H Photo, and $279.99 at Best Buy.

Read our reviews of Sony’s WH-1000XM5 and Sony’s WH-1000XM4.

Sony WF-1000XM5 deals

The Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds are an overall great jack of all trades, which means they’re our top pick for the best earbuds you can buy. Compared to their predecessor — which previously was our top pick — they’re more comfortable to wear while offering even better noise cancellation and sound. They also sport stellar battery life, as well as perks like wireless charging and support for Sony’s LDAC codec on Android.

Regularly $299.99, right now you can buy the buds for $279.99 from Target,Sony, and Best Buy.

Sony LinkBuds deals

The Sony LinkBuds are a clear departure from conventional earbuds, one that uses an “open-style” donut-shaped design instead of the more typical silicone ear tips. This allows for better spatial awareness and, for some, a more comfortable fit. The LinkBuds also provide crisp sound quality and excellent voice call performance. (Though, as a result of their design, they aren’t very practical in louder environments.) Possibly the coolest feature, though, are the controls, which allow you to tap the side of your head to control them instead of the earbud itself. They’re certainly very Sony.

Normally $179.99, you can currently get a pair of the LinkBuds for around $138 from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and direct from Sony.

Read our review of the Sony LinkBuds.

Sony LinkBuds S deals

Another intriguing pair of earbuds from Sony are the LinkBuds S, which don’t look as peculiar as the regular LinkBuds but are some of the comfiest earbuds around. A big part of this is due to their lightweight build, which amounts to just 4.8 grams per bud. They also offer active noise cancellation and support for Sony’s LDAC Bluetooth codec, which allows for higher-quality audio streaming. Normally $199.99, the LinkBuds S are on sale for around $148 at Amazon and Best Buy.

Read our Sony LinkBuds S review.

Sony WF-C700N deals

The WF-C700N are another pair of noise-canceling earbuds from Sony and are currently available for $94.28 ($25 off) at Amazon, while some people can get an additional five percent off when they clip the on-page coupon. They are also on sale for roughly $5 more at B&H Photo and Best Buy. They’re an exceptionally comfortable pair of earbuds with decent sound quality and support for an array of useful software features, including Fast Pair support on Android as well as location-based sound settings. Admittedly, their noise cancellation doesn’t truly drown out the world, but it does eliminate some sound. Voice call quality isn’t particularly impressive, either, but if you just need an affordable pair of earbuds to help you tune out some noise, the WF-C700N should do just fine.

Read our Sony WF-C700N review.

Best Bose deals

Bose QuietComfort Headphones and Bose QuietComfort 45 deals

In late 2023, Bose rehauled its lineup and replaced the Bose QuietComfort 45 with Bose’s QuietComfort Headphones. With the new headphones, you can now adjust noise cancellation levels and set custom modes. The over-ears also now come in green.

We haven’t tested Bose’s QuietComfort Headphones, but our headphone reviewer Chris Welch says they’re otherwise extremely similar to the QuietComfort 45. They’re foldable, so you can easily carry them around with you, and exceptionally comfortable. Battery life sits at 24 hours as well, meaning you needn’t worry about constantly having to charge them. The transparency mode comes in handy when you need to be more aware of your surroundings, like when you’re about to cross the street.

Right now, you can buy Bose’s QuietComfort Headphones at an all-time low of $249 ($100 off) from Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Bose. If you want to save $50, you can also buy the tried and tested Bose QuietComfort 45 in select colors for about $199 ($220 off) fromBest Buy and Target.

Read our Bose QuietComfort 45 review.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deals

Unlike Bose’s entry-level QuietComfort Headphones, the new Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones offer higher-quality Bluetooth codecs and an immersive audio mode — which is essentially Bose’s version of spatial audio. They also improve upon the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 with a foldable design, better call quality, and more effective noise cancellation. Along with new physical controls, like a volume slider, the over-ears sport a new spatial audio listening mode, Plus, they boast improved call quality, which is saying something given Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 were already exemplary in this respect.

Right now, you can buy the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones for $379 ($50 off) from Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Bose. You can also still buy Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 for $299 ($80 off) from Best Buy.

Read our reviews of the Bose Quiet Comfortable Ultra Headphones and Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II deals

Bose also recently replaced the excellent Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with the Bose QuietComfort Ultra wireless earbuds. When it comes to noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra outperform all other earbuds on the market. While the buds are very similar in design, fit, and sound to their predecessor, they now support immersive audio, better voice call quality, and new silicone stabilizer wings that are easier to apply. Sadly, however, they continue to lack multipoint support and don’t come with a built-in wireless charging case.

The Bose QuietComfort Ultra are usually $299, but right now they’re on sale for $249 at Amazon, Best Buy, and direct from Bose. Alternatively, you can still buy the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II for $199 ($80 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and direct from Bose.

Read our reviews of the Bose QuietComfort Ultra and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II.

Best Google deals

Google Pixel Buds Pro deals

The Google Pixel Buds Pro are another good pair of noise-canceling earbuds, particularly for Pixel phone owners. The wireless earbuds offer terrific sound quality and battery life, along with useful features like multipoint Bluetooth connectivity. If you own a Pixel phone, you’ll also get access to exclusive features like head-tracking spatial audio and easy access to their settings menu.

We’ve seen the wireless earbuds sell for as low as $118, however, right now they’re only on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Google for $149.99 ($50 off).

Best Samsung deals

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro deals

Samsung has a few different wireless earbuds to choose from. Its most high-end pair, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, launched in 2022. They’re still a good option if you’re an Android user or Samsung devotee who wants a pair of premium earbuds, with top-notch sound quality that’s even better than their predecessor. Samsung Galaxy phone owners can also take advantage of higher bit rate audio, while everybody can enjoy good active noise cancellation and a relatively robust IPX7 sweat and water resistance.

You can currently buy the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro on sale for $179.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy, Target, and direct from Samsung.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro review.

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE deals

In late 2023, Samsung launched a new pair of wireless earbuds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE. For a relatively affordable pair of buds, they deliver impressive noise cancellation along with solid audio performance. What’s nice is that they also come with wing tips, which should offer a more secure fit depending on your ear shape. The main trade-off, though, is that the budget-friendly buds lack multipoint connectivity and wireless charging.

If that’s not a problem for you, you can buy the Galaxy Buds FE right now for just $79.99 ($20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung. That’s $10 shy of their all-time low, and their second-best price to date.

Best Jabra deals

Jabra Elite 8 Active deals

Jabra’s Elite 8 Active are a pair of fitness-focused earbuds and the successor to the excellent Elite 7 Active. They’re a terrific pair of earbuds if you like to go for runs, with a robust IP68 rating water resistance rating, adaptive ANC, and soon — thanks to a scheduled over-the-air update announced during CES — wind detection tech that should allow them to fare better under windy conditions. Plus, unlike similar offerings from Beats and Anker, the Elite 8 Active offer a secure fit without the need for added hooks or fins. At the same time, they retain the essentials, like support for multipoint and wireless charging.

Normally $199.99, they’re currently on sale for $179.99 — their third best price to date — at Amazon, Best Buy, and Jabra’s online storefront.

Jabra Elite 10 deals

Jabra’s Elite 10 are the company’s most premium pair of wireless earbuds. They feature a new semi-open design that should be more comfortable, along with Dolby Spatial Audio with head tracking. We’re still in the process of testing these earbuds, but Jabra says they also offer its most powerful active noise cancellation yet. Their new drivers, meanwhile, should also provide more detailed and richer sound. At the same time, they continue to retain perks like wireless charging, multipoint Bluetooth support, and are IP57-rated for water resistance.

Regularly $249.99, you can currently buy the Jabra Elite 10 for $199.99 from Best Buy. You can also buy them for $20 more from Amazon.

Jabra Elite 3 deals

The Jabra Elite 3, Jabra’s budget-friendly wireless earbuds from 2021, are also available right now for a nice little discount. In his review, The Verge’s Chris Welch noted that even though the Jabra Elite 3 shed features like active noise cancellation and multipoint Bluetooth support, they still provide an excellent listening experience at a relatively low price point. Normally $79.99, the earbuds are currently available from Jabra, Target, and Walmart in select colors for around $49.99.

Read our Jabra Elite 3 review.

Best Sennheiser deals

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 deals

At CES this year, Sennheiser announced the new Momentum True Wireless 4 wireless earbuds will be available on February 29th for $299.95. If you can’t wait until then, though, their predecessor, theMomentum True Wireless 3, are currently on sale.

We’ve yet to test the forthcoming earbuds, which Sennheiser says should offer better battery life and sound quality. Until we do, the third-gen earbuds remain our top pick if you prioritize sound quality above all else. They offer better noise cancellation than their predecessor, along with a sleeker design and wireless charging support. This does come at a fairly steep regular price of $279.95, but right now you can buy them starting at $195.78 at Amazon.

Read our Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review.

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 4 deals

If you’re looking for a pair of noise-canceling headphones with superb battery life, Sennheiser’s Momentum Wireless 4 are your best option. These headphones are capable of lasting up to 60 hours on a single charge. They also sound terrific, offer multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, and match the Sony WH-1000XM5 — our favorite noise-canceling headphones — in terms of comfort. They may not boast physical controls or the stylish, retro-inspired design their predecessor had, but they do offer improved noise cancellation (even if it isn’t quite on par with that of Sony or Bose’s offerings).

The Momentum Wireless 4 typically sell for $379.95, but right now you can buy them for $299.99 at Best Buy.

Read our Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 4 review.

Best Amazon Echo Buds deals

Amazon Echo Buds (second-gen and third-gen) deals

The 2021 edition of the Amazon Echo Buds are a great value. Amazon’s second-generation true wireless earbuds offer improved comfort and better noise cancellation than their predecessor, along with a terrific passthrough mode that ensures you can always hear what’s going on around you. The $119.99 earbuds also feature hands-free Alexa support and sound that’s remarkably satisfying, with more bass than the AirPods Pro and an appropriate amount of restraint when it comes to the high end.

Earlier this year, Amazon also introduced the third-generation Echo Buds which are significantly cheaper at just $44.99. They lack noise cancellation but feature a lightweight, open-ear design that should feel more comfortable.

The second-gen Amazon Echo Buds are on sale at Amazon with the wired charging case for $74.99 ($45 off) or with a wireless charging case from Amazon and Target for $94.99 (also $45 off). Meanwhile, you can purchase the third-generation Echo Buds for $39.99 ($10 off) from Amazon, which are their second-best price.

Read our review of the second-generation Echo Buds.

Best Anker deals

Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro deals

Anker’s Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are another solid pair of noise-canceling earbuds that are relatively affordable. In addition to active noise cancellation and long battery life, the earbuds boast powerful sound with support for the higher-quality LDAC codec. They also come with multipoint Bluetooth support, IPX4 water resistance, and a wide selection of ear and wing tips.

Regularly $169.99, the Liberty 3 Pro is are on sale at Amazon in black starting at $89.99 when you clip the on-page coupon. They’re also available atAmazonin other shades or for $20 more at Walmart.

Read our Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro review.

Best UE deals

UE Fits deals

After testing a pair for ourselves, we remarked in our review that the UE Fits were the most comfortable consumer earbuds on the market. That’s because, unlike the other wireless earbuds on this list, the UE Fits are uniquely capable of permanently molding to the shape of your ears in just 60 seconds, making them a great choice for those concerned their earbuds may come loose or fall out. We also found that they offer good sound quality, as well as lengthy, eight-hour battery life. Normally $199, you can get them right now for $169.99 direct from Ultimate Ears.

Read our UE Fits review.

Best Nothing deals

Nothing Ear Stick deals

If you like the new Beats Studio Buds Plus because of their transparent look, Nothing’s Ear Stick earbuds are a cheaper option that’s currently available for $79 ($40 off) from Nothing. They’re not quite as capable as the Beats and lack premium features like active noise cancellation, but they’re certainly stylish thanks to their see-through design and tube-like charging case. The open-style earbuds also deliver good sound, along with improved battery life and better voice call quality than their predecessor.

Read our Nothing Ear Stick review.