Black Friday headphones deals 2023: The biggest and best deals that are alive and kicking

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At Louder we look forward to all the Black Friday bargains, but for a few of us on the team, it's the Black Friday headphones deals that always get us really excited. And even though this year's Black Friday is now in the rearview mirror, we're continuing to find kick-ass headphones deals - and we'll be bringing you even more on our Cyber Monday headphone deals page.

Below, you'll find all our top picks of the deals that refuse to die - everything from the latest Bluetooth over-ear headphones and earbuds to money off budget wireless headphones and buds that are ideal for gym or running sessions. 

If you're after a top deal right off the bat, then Amazon US have knocked 51% off the RRP of the Beats Studio Pro, taking them down from $349.99 to $169.95 - that's a saving of $180. And if you're in the UK, you can get a pair of Sony WH-1000XM5 at Amazon. They're down from £319 to £279 in all three colour variations: Black, Silver & Midnight Blue.

We don't know when these deals will expire, so grab something if you see a bargain you love.

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Beats Studio Pro: Were $349.99, now $169.95

Beats Studio Pro: Were $349.99, now $169.95
Amazon have 51% off the RRP of the Beats Studio Pro, taking them below the $170 mark. Noise cancelling is excellent, audio is superb as you’d expect from Beats - and they have a battery life of up to 40 hours.

Price check: Best Buy $169.99 | Walmart: $264.69

JBL Live 660NC: Were $199.99, now $99.99

JBL Live 660NC: Were $199.99, now $99.99
Best Buy have reduced the price of the over-ear JBL Live 660NC by $100 making this an attractive deal. They feature adaptive noise cancelling and the sound is crisp and clear thanks to their 40mm drivers. Battery life is excellent too, and you’ll get up to 50 hours of play time.

Price check: Target $99.99 | Amazon $99.95

Sennheiser Momentum 4: Were $379.99, now $279.99

Sennheiser Momentum 4: Were $379.99, now $279.99
Not only can you save $100 on the Sennheiser Momentum 4 over at BestBuy, but you’ll also get a 4-month streaming subscription to SiriusXM thrown into the bargain. Even if you already have a sub, this deal on these excellent sounding and comfortable headphones is still a great deal.

Price check: Amazon $259.95 | Target $259.95

Apple AirPods (2nd gen): Were $249, now $169.99

Apple AirPods (2nd gen): Were $249, now $169.99
Just because they’re a bit older doesn’t mean you won’t get a tip-top audio delivery from these AirPods. Siri voice commands work a treat, they’re easy to pair with your iPhone and you’ll get 24-hours of music with the charging case it tow. Save $80 at Walmart.

Price check: Amazon $189.99 | Best Buy £189.99

JLab Go Air: Were $16.99, now $13.59

JLab Go Air: Were $16.99, now $13.59
JLab’s earbuds offer superb bang for your buck, and there’s 40% off these in-ears at Amazon. They offer True Wireless performance with 5 hours of battery - and 15 more with the charging pack - and they have a IP44 sweat resistance rating. For less than 20 bucks, you can’t go wrong.

Price check: Best Buy $29.99 | Walmart: $9.88

Sony WF-C500: 51% off (was £90, now £43.69)

Sony WF-C500: 51% off (was £90, now £43.69)
There are few better in-ear headphone options on the market right now than Sony's WF range, and you can get one of their earlier models for an absolute steal right now on Amazon. They look great, sound great and work great, with a 20 hour battery life. What's not to love?

Google Pixel Buds Pro: Were $199.99, now $119.99

Google Pixel Buds Pro: Were $199.99, now $119.99
A neat pair of active noise cancelling in-ear headphones with $80 off the list price at Amazon. The Google Pixel Buds Pro have 11mm drivers which deliver excellent audio and they’re comfortable. This deal covers the buds in a variety of colours including Charcoal, Coral and Lemongrass.

Price check: Target $119.99 | Walmart $154

Marshall Motif A.N.C.: Were $199.99, now $119.99

Marshall Motif A.N.C.: Were $199.99, now $119.99
In-ear headphones are still the go-to option when you’re out and about - and there’s 19% off the Marshall Motif True Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones on Marshall's official site. Great audio as you'd expect from Marshall, decent battery life and a secure fit, this is a great deal.

Price check: Amazon $119.99 | Best Buy $119.99

UK deals

AirPods (3rd gen) + charging case: £179, now £149

AirPods (3rd gen) + charging case: £179, now £149 have lopped £30 off the price of the Apple AirPods 3rd generation complete with charging case. Anything under £150 for these excellent earbuds is always good to see and come highly recommended.

Price check: Amazon £149 | John Lewis £149

Sony WF-1000XM5: Were £259, now £219

Sony WF-1000XM5: Were £259, now £219
Sony’s latest in-ear headphones are simply brilliant and earned a five-star review on Louder. Sound is impeccable, noise cancelling is class-leading and they’re comfortable for long listening sessions. Grab them with 15% off at Amazon.

Price check: John Lewis £219 | Argos £219.99

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2: Were £379, now £229

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 S2: Were £379, now £229
These excellent noise cancelling headphones might still be a bit under the radar, but they shouldn’t be because they offer top sound and have a premium build quality. There’s a neat 40% saving at Amazon right now.

Price check: John Lewis £249 | Argos £249

Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £74.99

Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £74.99
Marshall’s Major IV on-ear headphones have had their price cut by by Marshall themselves, taking them below the £75 mark. These are an excellent option if you don't want to burst the bank, as not only will you get superb performance, but 80 hours of play time is not to be sniffed at.

Price check: Amazon £119.63 | John Lewis £74.99

Beats Studio3: Were £349.95, now £250

Beats Studio3: Were £349.95, now £250
Beats have some great headphones - and the Studio3 wireless noise cancelling over-ears are right up there with the best. Audio delivery is great and there’s 22 hours of battery life. In a rush? Then a swift 10-minute charge will give you three hours of sonic bliss. On sale at Amazon.


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When do the Black Friday headphone deals start?

As always, Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US and that means it'll take place on November 24 this year. That's the day when you can expect to see the majority of Black Friday headphones deals begin to roll in. 

And while the Black Friday headphones deals will take centre stage on this page, expect significant price drops right the way through the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday. We'll be keeping our eyes open for all the best deals and bringing them to you right here when we see them.

What headphones deals can I expect?

If previous years are anything to go by, then we have a pretty good idea at the brands you're likely to see discounted this Black Friday. In the past we've seen headphones by Sony, Bose, Apple, JBL, Marshall, Sennheiser, Skullcandy, Bowers & Wilkins, Philips, Beats and Samsung have their prices slashed.

And with so many manufacturers updating their core range of headphones, we could see big savings on older models along with money off the most up-to-date headphones. We'll be all over the best deals and will publish our favourites right here and on our Black Friday music deals guide.

How to prepare for Black Friday

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Putting things in place to make your Black Friday experience go smoother is always a good thing, so we've got a few tips to make your shopping trip a little easier.

1. Make a list: Like many people, I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones this Black Friday, so I've been writing down several models I'm interested in - just so I don't forget. Some online retailers also have a list function built into their sites, and these really come into their own on and around Black Friday. It's also a great way to see at a glance how much you'll be saving once the price drops are in full swing.

2. Sell older products: If you've got your heart set on a new pair of headphones, then it might be an idea to sell off your older models in advance. This could net you some money ahead of the Black Friday headphones deals and will lessen the blow to your wallet.

3. Don't forget refurbished models: Grabbing the very latest headphones might be tempting, but sometimes the costs involved can be pretty high. With this in mind, many online retailers offer refurbished models for a great price - and the cost of some of these can even be knocked down around Black Friday. Check the sites to see if you can get your hands on refurb headphones before adding the brand new ones to your basket.

4. Older doesn't mean worse: Audio firms are always upgrading their core range of headphones, but stop and consider if the latest model is really worth it over previous versions. Check the specs to see what extras you're getting for your money and take note how two different models from the same company compare. 

For example, Sony's latest WH-1000XM5 headphones might be on your mind, but the older WH-1000XM4 are still an awesome (and cheaper) pair of headphones. The older model also fold away, which the WH-1000XM5 don't - so if you travel a lot with your headphones, this might be your preferred option.

How we choose products

We review a lot of headphones at Louder and we put them through their paces by testing them while listening to a variety of bands spanning a bunch of musical genres including rock, metal, prog, alternative, punk, jazz and pop. We often test them side by side with other models to see how they stack up and we always have our ears open to how they perform, how comfy they are and if they offer good value for money. As a result, we simply won't recommend some models if they don't come up to scratch.

Why you can trust us

At Louder, we’ve been covering big sales events such as Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day for a number of years and have created dozens of buyer's guides and reviews which have been compiled by our team of experts and enthusiasts.

We don't test headphones in a studio or custom-built music room - we test headphones when we're out and about: on the streets, out on evening runs, in the gym, in our living rooms and on public transport. We feel this gives a more accurate representation at how headphones perform out in the world.

We also give pros and cons for products in our buyer’s guides, while all our headphones reviews feature a couple of alternative options to give you as much choice as possible.

Last year's highlights

Black Friday last year was a brilliant time for those looking to pick up a new set of headphones, with prices slashed left, right and centre on both sides of the Atlantic. Here's a pick of some of our favourite deals from last November.



Beats Studio 3: Were $349.99, now $149.99
There wasa strong saving on the Beats Studio 3 wireless noise cancelling headphones at Best Buy last November where you could save a whopping $200.


JLab Go Air Pop: Were $24.88, now $9.88
This was the best deal on a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones we saw last Black Friday. Less than $10 for a pair of neat headphones which offer 32 hours of playback from a single charge? Nice!


Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: Were $149, now $69
There was a brilliant Black Friday bargain on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live last year. They were knocked down by $80 at Walmart. An amazing deal of Active Noise Cancelling headphones.


Sony WF-1000XM4: Were $279.99, now $178
Best Buy had a great deal on the brilliant Sony WF-1000XM4 in-ear headphones. Amazing noise cancelling and crystal clear audio, these are simply superb. Available in black with more than $100 off the regular price.


Apple AirPods Pro: $249.99, $199.99 with 3 Apple subs
BestBuy had a great deal on the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) last November. That’s because they threw in 4 months of Apple Music, 4 months of Apple News+ and 3 months of Apple TV+ for free... and they were reduced in price!


Beats Studio Buds: Were $149.95, now $89.95
Amazon took $60 off the price of the Beats Studio Buds True Wireless noise cancelling earbuds for Black Friday last year. If you were after a pair of great in-ear headphones for less, this deal was not to be missed.



Sony WF-1000XM4: Were £250, now £159
Sony’s Sony WF-1000XM4 were on sale at Amazon last year and were an awesome option if you’re looking for an alternative to the Apple AirPods. Noise cancelling is superb, while the audio is top notch. £91 off the RRP was a top deal.


Marshall Major IV: Were £169.99, now £79
Marshall’s popular Major IV on-ear headphones were down 39% on Amazon last November. You get cracking audio quality and 80 hours of play time.


Sony WH-1000XM5: Were £380, now £290
Sony have updated their over-ear headphone range with the  WH-1000XM5 in 2021. Noise cancelling has been improved and you'll still get 30 awesome hours of play back from a single charge. This was a nice deal at Amazon last year.


Philips Audio Wireless Headphones: £249, now £198
There was 20% ripped from the RRP of these over-ear Philips headphones on Amazon last Black Friday. ANC, Bluetooth and a quick 15 minute charge will give you five hours of playback.


Apple AirPods Pro (2021): £184 - 6 mo. of Apple Music
John Lewis had a neat offer if you were in the market for a new pair of in-ear headphones and a new music streaming service. If you bought a pair of the 2021 AirPods Pro, new subscribers got 6 months of Apple Music free.

More Black Friday content

1Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £109.49

1Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £109.49
Marshall’s Major IV on-ear headphones have had their price cut by 16% on Amazon UK, taking them just over the £100 mark. These are an excellent option if you don't want to burst the bank, as not only will you get superb performance, but 80 hours of play time is not to be sniffed at.

Chris Barnes

Chris is Louder's eCommerce Editor and has been a metalhead ever since he saw Machine Head destroy the London Astoria in '97. He manages buyer's guides on the site and it's his job to help you find the raddest merch, collectibles and music-listening tech, at the best prices. Chris has spent over 10 years testing gadgets and music gear - reviewing everything from turntables, headphones and speakers to electronic drum kits - for brands including T3, MusicRadar and Guitar World.

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