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Best Memorial Day sales 2022: Save big on headphones, speakers, vinyl records, TVs and more

Best Memorial Day sales 2022
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The official Memorial Day 2022 sales are now under way – when some of the biggest US websites offering deals on a variety of music and tech products. We've been digging through the bargains and pulled out the ones that have really caught our eye.

Straight off the bat, there's discounts on the awesome Philips Fidelio X3 headphones (opens in new tab), the powerful Marshall Acton II Bluetooth speaker (opens in new tab) and the hugely popular Apple Watch Series 3 (opens in new tab).

Looking for cut-price vinyl, headphones, turntables or speakers? Don't forget that Amazon Prime Day is landing at some point in July and we’ll be sharing all the best offers on our Prime Day vinyl deals, Prime Day headphones deals, Prime Day turntable deals and Prime Day speakers deals pages. Check out more discounts for music fans in our Prime Day music deals hub.

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Best Memorial Day sales: Headphones

The Philips Fidelio X3: Were $349 now $169.99 (opens in new tab)
This is an amazing saving on the Philips Fidelio X3 – a set of over-ear headphones we have a high regard for here at Louder. Comfortable and delivering balanced audio, this deal made us sit up and take notice.

Apple AirPods (3rd gen): Were $179, now $149.99 (opens in new tab)
Any time there’s a discount on Apple AirPods is a reason to celebrate. Walmart have knocked $30 from the list price on the 3rd generation model making this an ideal time to dive in.

Beats Powerbeats Pro: Were $249.95, now $179.95 (opens in new tab)
Walmart have cut the price on the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro by $70. These brilliant Bluetooth earbuds come in a variety of colours and a charging case is included.

Sony WF-C500: Were $98, now $68 (opens in new tab)
We’re big fans of Sony’s range of wireless earbuds – and if you’re looking for top sound at a great price, then the Sony WF-C500 are worth a look - especially at this price at Walmart.

Bose QuietComfort: Were $279, now $199 (opens in new tab)
Walmart have cut the price on these highly regarded Bose earbuds. Both the black and white editions have been reduced this Memorial Day and come highly recommended.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: Were $199.99, now $99.99 (opens in new tab)
If you’re on the hunt for a great pair of in-ear headphones, then this deal might be music to your ears. Walmart have cut $100 from the RRP of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. For this price, you can’t go wrong.

Bose QuietComfort 45: Were $329, now $279 (opens in new tab)
Walmart have another top deal in the shape of the Bose QuietComfort 45 over-ear headphones. The $50 off sale includes both the Black and White Smoke editions.

Best Memorial Day sales: Speakers

Marshall Acton II: Was $279.99, now $225.99 (opens in new tab)
Marshall’s range of speakers have been a big draw for rock fans thanks to their classic design and great sound - and this is a sweet deal over at Amazon on the Acton II Bluetooth speaker. It has a wireless range of up to 30ft so you can stream your favourite sounds directly to it.

Marshall Stanmore II: Was $379.99 now $299.99 (opens in new tab)
Marshall’s big and bold Stanmore II is a great choice if you’re looking for a substantial-sounding speaker for your home. Iconic looks coupled with a classic Marshall sound. Get this deal at Amazon.

Marshall Emberton: Was $321 now $232 (opens in new tab)
Walmart have knocked down the price on the Marshall Emberton portable Bluetooth speaker – the audio giant’s top-selling speaker. A great option for outdoor listening thanks to its 20 hours of battery life.

Marshall Uxbridge: Was $219.99, now $179.99 (opens in new tab)
There’s a neat $40 saving on the Marshall Uxbridge speaker in black with Amazon Alexa over at Best Buy right now. It connects easily to Wi-Fi, and can be controlled via voice as well as by easy-touch buttons on the speaker. 

Marshall Kilburn II: Was $299.99, now $279.99 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have knocked $20 off the price of the smart Marshall Kilburn II portable speaker. A single charge nets you 20 hours of music and it’s loud - perfect for summer parties.

Anker Soundcore speaker: Was $139.99, now $99 (opens in new tab)
Walmart have knocked $40 off the price of the cool little Anker Soundcore portable speaker. It has 18 hours of play time, is waterproof thanks to IPX7 and it has LED lights.

Best Memorial Day sales: Vinyl

Rush: Moving Pictures: Was $299.98 now $252 (opens in new tab)
Rush's classic Moving Pictures celebrates its 40th anniversary in style with this fabulous package containing live tracks and more. Get it from Amazon.

Queen: Greatest Hits Vol 1: Was $35.98, now $31.97 (opens in new tab)
There only a few dollars off this edition of Queen's Greatest Hits, but it’s a pretty neat double vinyl pressing as it’s a Walmart exclusive and comes on white and red vinyl.

Metallica: And Justice For All: Was $64.99, now $45.95 (opens in new tab)
The 180g remaster of Metallica's brilliant ...And Justice For All is on sale right now at Amazon with a tasty 29% discount. It's also on double vinyl.

Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon: $32.98, now $28.96 (opens in new tab)
This is the 2016 stereo remastered edition of Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side Of The Moon album. It’s pressed on 180g vinyl and is a must-have for any music fan. Buy from Walmart.

Motorhead 1979 Box Set: Was $175, now $138 (opens in new tab)
This brilliant box set is crammed full of brilliance from 1979. It contains Motorhead's Overkill, Bomber, live tracks and more. Totally essential. Nab it over at Amazon. 

Rage Against The Machine: Was $25.98, now $17.79 (opens in new tab)
Another nice saving at Walmart, this time on the 20th anniversary reissue of Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled debut album. This is a classic that needs to be in your vinyl collection.

AC/DC: Back In Black: Was $18.97, now $25.98 (opens in new tab)
Is this AC/DC’s greatest album? It’s certainly up there thanks to tracks like Hells Bells and You Shook Me All Night Long. Grab this discount at Walmart.

Keith Richards: Main Offender: $199.98, now $107.50 (opens in new tab)
This deluxe reissue of Keef’s 1992 solo album Main Offender is stuffed full of cool content, including live cuts, an 88-page book, rare pics, a guitar pick, sticker and more. It’s on sale at Amazon.

Bob Mould: Distortion: Was $186.99, now $138.32 (opens in new tab)
This collection brings all of Bob Mould’s work recorded between 1989 and 1995 together. That means lots of solo stuff and Sugar tracks. Amazon have cut the price by 26%.

Best Memorial Day sales: Music streaming

Hulu: $1 per month for 3 months (opens in new tab)
Hulu is offering 85% off the monthly price of their ad-supported service. It usually costs $6.99 per month, but this neat deal slashes that price right back. Hulu is home to a wide range of films, TV shows, comedies, dramas, kids programmes and it has its list of Originals.

Best Memorial Day sales: Smartwatches

Apple Watch Series 3: Was $309, now $199 (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch has become a huge success since it launched in 2015 and with good reason. It's a terrific smart watch bursting with features, and closing the move, exercise and stand rings has become an obsession for many. Walmart have knocked $110 RRP.

Best Memorial Day sales: TVs

Toshiba 4K UHD TV: Was $369.99, now $299.99 (opens in new tab)
Best Buy have a sweet Memorial Day deal on this 4K UHD Toshiba TV. This model has a 55” screen and has all your favourite streaming apps built in. It’s also an excellent TV if you’re lucky enough to own a PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Best Memorial Day sales: Collectables

Funko x Iron Maiden: Was $24.99, now $19.98 (opens in new tab)
This Pop! Vinyl package shows Eddie in his Powerslave pose. The package also comes with a print of the album cover - and you can grab it now on sale at Amazon.

Funko Pop AC/DC Back In Black: Was $79.99, now $65 (opens in new tab)
Amazon have chopped $14.99 from this awesome Funko AC/DC Back In Black set. Angus, Malcom, Brian, Cliff and Phil are here along with a replica front cover that can be hung on your wall. 

Star Wars: Baby Yoda: Was $62.99, now $31.50 (opens in new tab)
Calling Star Wars collectable fans - this model of The Child, aka Baby Yoda from Hasbro, can only move, but it can also make more than 25 different sounds. It can even take a “Force Nap”. There's a more than 30 Credits off at Best Buy.

How to spot the best Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day deals will be spread across multiple websites and if you’re looking to grab a bit of a bargain on tech such as headphones, turntables, Bluetooth speakers, smartphones or anything else, we have a few recommendations. First, find out the RRP of the product you’re after. That way you’ll be able to see at a glance how much money your actually saving.

It’s also worthwhile keeping a list of the products you have your eye on and check back regularly throughout Memorial Day to see if that must-have product has been slashed in price. Deals are likely to change as the day progresses so keep tabs on those products. 

As for what makes a good deal, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a cut in price – although that will be the main focus. There could be two for one offers on or added extras included with an item. Streaming sites such as Amazon Music Unlimited or Hulu can sometimes give you three months for the price of one etc. 

We’ll be keeping a lookout for products we love here at Louder and we'll bring them to your attention as soon as we find them – so keep us bookmarked too!

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Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.