Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s £5 or £500 off, saving yourself a few quid never gets old – and while we can’t quite promise to save you as much as the latter, there are definitely some deals to be found out there on wireless headphones.
We’ve used the knowledge of our sister sites What Hi-Fi and TechRadar to highlight only decent pairs, so you’re not going to be spending your hard-earned on any old rubbish, even if it is cheap.
Bose QC 35 II headphones
The Bose QC35 II shows why the company is so popular amongst travellers (not that kind) and commuters, with class-leading noise cancellation and balanced sound. They may not be the most detailed or exciting-sounding headphones but they will sound great to most listeners. John Lewis include a two year warranty.
These over-ear headphones offer decent sound quality, a swanky retro design and are apparently pretty comfy to boot. A built in mic lets you take your phone calls as you go, and have been designed to hold a long-lasting battery.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Say our experts on TechRadar: "Certainly worth their money. Their high-end wireless technology means you can listen to anything, anywhere on any device without compromising on an immersive sound experience." They've got a frequency range of 20 to 20,000Hz – and not only can you customise the headphones to your listening preferences through seven different ear tips, you can download the corresponding Beoplay app to further customise your the sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 truly wireless Bluetooth earphones
And if Bang and Olufsen is your thing, then these much raved about earbuds could be right up your alley. High-quality kit with a big saving.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones
No nonsense quality headphones from the masters, now almost half-price. According to our in-house experts on TechRadar, the H4s are solid wireless headphones without all the confusing tech and novelty nonsense that many manufacturers build in to their headphones these days. The H4s don’t have active noise cancelling, jaw-dropping battery life or aptX HD. But they are comfortable, sound and look good, and last a solid 19 hours between charges.
Beats by Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless
The Beats Solo 3 Wireless were the first fruits of Apple's deal to buy the Beats brand – in terms of actual products at least – and it was only a matter of time before that Cupertino mobile know-how would be baked into Dr Dre's personal audio line. The Solo 3 takes an existing Beat Audio line and gives them a sprinkle of Apple's magic dust: with 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless are your perfect everyday headphones. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback.
House Of Marley Liberate XLBT Midnight Bluetooth Headphones
"Emancipate yourself from cable slavery," says HMV, "with Bluetooth headphone wireless technology." Well, it made us chuckle. And if you're a fan of these thoughtfully-made headphones, then this is a steal. The inserts for each earpiece use wood approved by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), while the headband, earpieces and carry pouch all use ‘REWIND’, the company’s own fabric, blended from reclaimed hemp, organic cotton and fibres from recycled plastic bottles.
Marshall Mid A.N.C. (Active Noise Cancelling) Bluetooth headphones
The Marshall Mid ANC are handsome headphones for those who want to stand out from the crowd with an interestingly designed rock'n'roll headphone from a company who've been changing the way we hear rock music since the 60s.
Sony MDR-XB950B1 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
These Sony headphones let you hear your favourite tracks in new depth with extra bass, enhancing all your low-end frequencies for deep power on every track, and let you listen over Bluetooth for up to 18 hours.
Sony WI-SP600N wireless sports headphones with noise cancelling
These Sony WI-SP600Ns pack cutting-edge tech into a wireless in-ear headphone. The sporty and active theme behind these is obvious, given the IPX4-rated sweat resistance, but throw in noise-cancellation and an ambient sound mode, and you should get a pretty versatile pair of wireless earbuds here.
Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BTBK On-Ear Bluetooth headphones
A great make, a cool design, and now a price that's well below the £100 mark. Great over-ear wireless headphones with 30 hours battery time.
JBL Harman E55 bluetooth headphones
Like the AKG’s above, JBL Harman’s E55 cans come in various Beats-style colours, but you’ll save a significant chunk of cash by sticking with plain old black. And what difference does it make when they’re stuck on your head anyway? Bass could be a bit more refined but with solid wireless reliability and a big sound, these will certainly do the job.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 Bluetooth
Skullcandy’s products can tend towards the garish but, with the ultra chunky neckband removed, the Smokin Buds 2 are fairly unimposing. Battery life could be better and wireless signal isn’t always as reliable as you’ll find elsewhere, but for this price you get a full, fun sound that doesn’t disappoint.
Optoma NuForce BE Sport3
Designed for gym bunnies but still perfectly happy out on the high street, Optoma’s NuForce BE Sport3 have plenty going for them. Well made, comfortable and with good sound isolation so your music doesn’t get drowned out by external racket, they also have great battery life. Chuck in a 35% discount and it’s hard to work out what you’re waiting for.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Got a seriously long-haul flight coming up and fancy a pair of cans that’ll last you from check-in to baggage reclaim? Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 have a battery that’ll keep going for a whopping 24 hours – and they’ll last even longer with the noise-cancelling turned off. The faux wood finish might not be for everyone but with big discounts available, the price tag is getting there.
Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth
While they might not be the fanciest-looking of Jabra’s Move Wireless headphones, these black ones offer the biggest saving. These lightweight on-ears have a not-too-shabby 8-hour battery life and sound more than good enough for your commute, although they can be a bit leaky, so be wary of bothering others.
With their excellent sound quality and cutting-edge tech, Sony’s WH-1000XM2 are up there with the very best Bluetooth headphones you can buy, so 40% off looks like a bit of a bargain – go for the gold pair for an even bigger deal. Smarter noise-cancelling means they automatically adjust depending on how cacophonous the environment you’re in is.
Sony WI-1000X Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling headphones
Not the biggest discount on this list but when the headphones are this good they’re definitely worth including. Knocking £60 off the asking price, these high-end in-ears have some of the same tech as the over-ear WH-1000XM2, including noise-cancelling and support for Google Assistant, although in a more portable package. That neckband isn’t for everyone, mind.