The biggest sales event of the year is officially over for another year, but if you missed the Black Friday fun, there's no need to worry as the speaker deals are continuing to come through - and there will be even more coming up that we'll be highlighting in our guide to the best Cyber Monday speaker deals.
So whether you're looking for a portable speaker to take to a festival next year, a smart speaker to become the central hub in your home, or a sweet pair of speakers to get the best from your vinyl, we've got all the best deals that are still alive and kicking from the likes of Marshall, JBL, Sony, Bose, Anker, SoundBoks and many more.
On this page we'll share all the best deals we see - and we've included an FAQ section further down the page, loaded with tips and advice on how to optimise your Black Friday shopping experience.
Here are a couple of deals to get you started: Save $100 on the oval-shaped JBL Onyx Studio 7 portable Bluetooth speaker at Best Buy. They’ve cut the price from $249.99 to $149.99 - and it’s a great-sounding option if you’re in the market for something elegant which can also crank out 8-hours worth of tunes.
In the UK, meanwhile, Amazon have knocked £84 from the RRP of the powerful Sonos Move portable speaker, discounting it from £399 to £279.
Check out more deals below, but be warned that the current sales door could slam shut at any time, so if you see something you like, dive in!
- Amazon (UK): 60% off the Echo Dot
- AO: £105 off the Sonos Move
- Argos: Speakers for less than £30
- AV.com: Big discounts on hi-fi gear
- Bose: £90 off surround sounds
- Currys: £150 off the JBL Boombox 3
- John Lewis: Google Nest Mini for £22
- Marshall: Emberton for less than £90
- Very.co.uk: Echo Pop for £17.99
Black Friday speaker deals: Editor's picks
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2: Were
$999, now $549
There's 45% off the RRP of the Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition bookshelf speakers at Amazon right now - that's a massive $450 saving. They are absolutely packed with audio tech, sound amazing and look just as good.
House Of Marley Get Together:
$169.99, now $129.99
This excellent portable Bluetooth speaker from House of Marley delivers clear audio thanks to its high-output woofers and one-inch tweeters - and you’ll get 8-hours of playback from a full charge thrown into the bargain. It also looks fantastic with its bamboo finish. Save 24% at Amazon.
Was $399, now $299
For a limited time you can save $100 on the original Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker, which we awarded 4 stars to in our review. This comes with all the Sonos audio pedigree you'd expect (you'll know what we mean if you have any of their home theatre gear) and it has the bonus of being a portable powerhouse. And the best bit? Built-in Trueplay tech means it will tune itself to the room or space you're in for optimum sound, every time.
Marshall Uxbridge + Kilburn II:
Was $520, now $329.98
The Marshall Uxbridge Bluetooth speaker sounds amazing and it also has Amazon Alexa functionality built in, so you can control your music with the power of your voice. This deal also includes a Marshall Kilburn II with a combined saving of $190 - a great deal if you're looking for a home speaker and a handy portable device.
Samsung MX-ST40B: Was
$499, now $229.99
This is a deal that’s hard to ignore - $270 off the price of this floor standing, wireless Samsung Bluetooth speaker. It’s powerful at 240W and can be used either indoors or out. It’s perfect for festive parties - especially as it has LED lighting effects.
Bose SoundLink Micro: Was
$119, now $99.99
A great little portable Bluetooth speaker in blue that’ll happily drop into your bag or backpack - and it can even clip on to the handlebars of your bike as it’s waterproof thanks to its IP67 rating. You’ll get 6 hours of playback and it can be charged via Micro-USB.
JBL Flip 5:
Was $129.95, now $69.95
This 46% off offer on the JBL Flip 5 at Amazon is definitely worth a closer look. It's a waterproof speaker available in a variety of colours and not only does it rock, but you'll also get 12-hours of battery from a full charge.
JBL Boombox 3:
Was £499, now £349 at Currys
We loved the JBL Boombox 2 when we reviewed it, but the Boombox 3 is even better, offering cleaner sound, improved battery life (around 30 hours) and support for Bluetooth 5.3. Currys was previously selling this portable speaker for £499, but you can currently get it for £349 – a tasty saving of £150. As we write this, we have no idea how long this sale will last, so you’d best get in now to avoid disappointment.
£149, now £89.99
Marshall has been making musical equipment for donkey’s years, so it’s no surprise that its Emberton speaker is so good. Packing a significant punch despite its teeny size, this super-portable unit also offers 20 hours of listening off a single charge. Marshall have cut £60 from the RRP and for less than 90 sheets, this is a top deal.
Sonos One (Gen 2):
Was £199, now £149
There are some great discounts to be had on Sonos gear at the moment, but we’re particularly excited about Amazon’s £50 discount on the second generation model Sonos One, which we have as part of our home theatre setup – this is a speaker with multi-room capability and voice assistance, not to mention best-in-class sound quality.
Marshall Acton II: Was
£239.99, now £150.99
Amazon have knocked 37% off the price of their Acton II wireless Bluetooth speaker. This is a great performer and a good size if you’re looking for a desktop speaker. The wireless connection has a range of 30ft and sports a classic Marshall cab look.
JBL Charge 5:
Was £179.99, now £129
Amazon has 28% off the RRP of the powerful and portable JBL Charge 5 Stealth Edition speaker, available in a variety of colours including black and camo. Blast out some serious sounds this festive season with 20 hours of non-stop music playback from a full charge.
Black Friday Bluetooth speaker deals: FAQ
When is Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday always takes place on the day after the US celebrates Thanksgiving, meaning this year’s sales event will take place on Friday November 24 – followed swiftly by the Cyber Monday speaker deals on November 27.
Black Friday used to be an American-only shopping spree, but it’s an idea that has caught on globally in a massive way, meaning you’ll able to grab a deal or two elsewhere in the world, wherever you are.
What deals can I expect?
Last year’s Black Friday speaker sales savings on models from huge brands including the likes of Marshall, Bose, Ultimate Ears, JBL and Sonos. It's also guaranteed that we'll see fantastic deals on smart speakers, like Amazon's Echo range. Often these speakers are bundled with free subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited. So, if you're looking for a deal that bags you a cool products and a great value extra, this could be one to look out for.
But it's not just wireless and smart speakers up for grabs at bargain prices on Black Friday. Our experts will also be on the lookout for hi-fi speakers to go with your record player rig, as well as soundbars to add an extra flourish to home tv and film streaming.
In terms of when the deals will start, you can bet your bottom dollar the discounts will start coming much earlier than Black Friday itself, with many early deals rearing their heads from October onwards. And if you don't get what you want on Black Friday, Cyber Monday should throw up some alternative bargains that could last well into the following week.
How do I find the best deals?
Prices drops will vary across the board during this month's sales, so finding out where the best Black Friday speakers deals are taking place could be a bit of a challenge. However, here at Louder, we'll have our finger on the pulse so we can point you in the direction of some cracking bargains.
We also recommend you find the RRP of the product you're after so you’ll be able to see at a glance where the biggest savings can be made.
But what is it that makes a great deal? A drop in price might be obvious, but also keep your eyes peeled for extras that are often included in the price. It could be a two for one offer, a fresh subscription plan or an added bonus such as a free gift.
We've been covering these events for a while. These are those most common types of deals to look out for:
- Single item - A single product with a great discount
- Site-wide discounts - A single discount percentage on a large range of products across a site
- Discount codes - Load your basket to a certain value and redeem a discount code for money off your basket contents
- Added value deals - These include multi-buy discounts, or additional products or software for free when you buy certain items
Where can I find the best speaker deals?
Online retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Curry's, Best Buy and Walmart will make sizeable discounts available to music fans, as will the official websites of brand such as Bose, Sonos and Marshall.
We're keeping this page updated with the biggest and best offers we see, so keep us bookmarked and check back regularly.
Are Black Friday deals worth it?
On the whole our experience of covering deals year-round tells us that Black Friday is the best time of year to find genuinely good offers on the top brands, the best gear and the widest range of offers. It's a very lucrative time for the big online retailers, so they save their best deals for this time of year.
We only cover deals that we know are decent and represent the best prices of the year, so if you're drowning in options and don't know which offers are genuinely worth your hard-earned cash, if we've not covered it on Louder then it's probably a hard pass.
Do bricks and mortar shops have Black Friday sales?
The convenience and speed of online shopping means that often the best place to pick up deals is by heading to your favourite retailer's website, but you will find great deals in physical stores too. Basically, everyone gets involved in Black Friday price cutting.
Buying in a physical store is particularly beneficial if you want to test a piece of gear before you buy - recommended when you're planning on spending a serious amount of cash.
Whether you buy online or in-store, you should always check the refund policy of the place you're shopping. This will give you extra peace of mind if you're making a big purchase, or something more impulsive that you may wish to return down the line.
Black Friday speaker deals: Shopping tips
With so many Black Friday speaker deals flying around, to grab the top choice bargains, it really does pay to do a little prep work before you wade into the sales. Here's a handful of tips, base don our years of experience covering this event, to help you get the jump on the deals
1. Make notes: First off, make a note of the products you’re interested in and mark down their current price. This will let you see at a glance how much of a saving there is on a product you really want. Amazon’s list function really come into its own here as you can create individual folders to keep everything neat and tidy.
2. Decide your budget: It’s easy to be tempted to dive right into a great deal when you see it, but keep your budget in mind before flinging your chosen product into the basket. You don’t want to overpay for something you might find cheaper elsewhere. Here at Louder, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for awesome deals across the internet and posting them right here for you to see.
3. Sell older products in advance: If you’ve got your heart set on on upgrading a bit of kit, selling your older model before the Black Friday speaker deals kick in could net you a decent chunk of change to spend on that shiny new bit of tech when the sales get under way.
4. Sign up to retailers’ mailing lists: One of the quickest ways to get a heads up about what’s going on sale or when the savings are due to begin is to sign up to an online retailer's mailing list. Getting this info early could steer you in the right direction of a top deal on a product you really want quickly. Sure, constant emails after the event can get a bit annoying, but you can always unsubscribe at any time you want. And of course, don't forget to keep this page bookmarked and check back regularly, too.
How we choose deals
We’ve reviewed many music products here at Louder over the years, with our team of experts and enthusiasts covering everything from headphones, speakers and turntables, to earplugs, books and smartphones.
That’s given us a broad overview of what’s going on across the musical landscape and allows us to compare and contrast products and pick out items that excite us and things we think you’ll like too. That means there's no room for tinny-sounding headphones or speakers that don’t cut the mustard.
Why you can trust us
Here at Louder, we’ve been covering big sales events including Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day for a number of years and have also created a wide range of buyer’s guides and product reviews. In those we dig deep into the essential specs of a product and also give hands-on information about how it performs, how easy it is to use and if it’s good value for money.
We test headphones, speakers and record players in a real-world environment - our living rooms or out on the streets as we feel this gives a more genuine insight into how you’ll be using the product. If we’re recommending a pair of earplugs for musicians, we test those either in the studio or up on stage to give accurate information.
We also give pros and cons for products in our buyer’s guides, while all our reviews always feature a couple of alternative options to give you as much choice as possible when it comes to choosing something that's going to be right for you.
That means, when recommending which deals you should shop, we have the knowledge to point you towards products that we rate, at the best prices.
Black Friday Bluetooth speaker deals: Last year's deals
Sony SRSXG500 portable speaker:
Was $499, $349.99
The beauty of many Bluetooth speakers is the ability to take your music on the go - whether that's around the house or out and about. This powerhouse from Sony dishes out 30 hours of playback per charge, is water and dust resistant for even the worst spillages and includes a useful built-in carry handle. It's was $50 off at Best Buy.
Marshall Stockwell II:
Was £189.99, now £169.99
There’s was a nice 11% saving on the Black & Brass edition of Marshall’s Stockwell II wireless portable speaker at Amazon. It's a super smart-looking speaker which will give you 20 hours of music from a full charge and if you’re in a rush, 20 minutes charge will give you six hours. It also sounds great!
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