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Prime Day music deals 2022: the dates confirmed and all the latest info for music fans

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Amazon Prime Day's 48-hours of sales have been confirmed as taking pace on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July this year. If you're looking for ways to save cash this year and fuel your music-listening hobby on a budget - whether hunting down cheap vinyl, streaming for less or upgrading your headphones - there's sure to be an offer for you. 

Right now you, the best deal at Amazon is up to 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited free for Prime users (opens in new tab) (3 months for non-Prime). That'll save you a whopping £/$35.96 over the four months, after which you can cancel, or start paying £/$8.99 per month - that makes it one of the cheapest music streaming services on the block right now.

In the past we've seen fantastic Prime Day music deals on gear including in-ear headphones such as AirPods, wicked deals on over-ears from Bose, Sony, Beats and more, cut-price turntables, and even some cheeky multi-buy offers on vinyl. If you're into stream, it's highly likely there will be some offers on Amazon Music, too. 

This is your page to find all the latest early offers in the lead up to the event. Then, once the official Prime Day deals start landing, we'll be sharing all the best ones right here. Below, you'll find the last place to find great deals on music gear, and we'll keep updating this page as we find out more.

Looking for something in particular? Check out Louder's guides to the loudest Bluetooth speakers, the best headphones for music, the best budget turntables and the cheapest vinyl records around.

Prime Day music deals: US quick links

There are no official Prime Day deals live just yet, but here's where you can make significant savings right now:

Prime Day music deals: UK quick links

Prime Day music deals: When is Prime Day 2022?

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Amazon Prime Day is usually a mid-summer event, however in 2020 it was pushed to later in the year for obvious reasons. For 2021, Amazon Prime Day returned to June. For Amazon Prime Day 2022, the event has been officially confirmed as taking pace on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July

For more of the latest news and info, you can check out the Prime Day hub page on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that Prime ‘Day’ is actually now a 2-day event, offering 48-hours of mega deals, sales and discounts.

Prime Day starts at 00.01am BST on Tuesday 12 July and ends at 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 13 July. If you're in the US, Prime Day kicks off at 00.01am PT on Tuesday and ends 11.59pm PT on Wednesday.

Do you need an Amazon Prime subscription?

The short answer is yes. In order to take advantage of Amazon’s best Prime Day music deals you need to be a Prime subscriber. While we’re not condoning this behaviour, we've heard that you can sign up for a free trial nearer the event, bag all the bargains you can handle, then cancel once you’re satiated. But you didn’t hear that from us...

Amazon Prime Members get faster delivery of orders, exclusive deals and access to Prime Music and Prime Video, so if you’re a regular shopper, it could be worth signing up anyway.

If you've already had a free trial, as of right now, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription (opens in new tab) will cost you £7.99/$14.99 (which can be cancelled at any time) and a yearly option is £79/$139.

There's also a student plan (opens in new tab) that currently costs $7.49/£3.99 per month or $69/£39 per year.

But it's worth noting that not all the action takes places on Amazon, with plenty of non-Amazon retailers slashing prices and making the most of the buzz surrounding Prime Day. You might not need that Prime membership after all.

Where to find the best Prime Day music deals

If you’re a music fan (if not, you've clearly landed on Louder in error) then there will be countless Prime Day music deals to sink your teeth into. Whether you’re after a new pair of budget wireless headphones, you’re planning on upgrading your record player, or grabbing an ace budget turntable, stocking up on cheap vinyl records or you’ve got your eyes on a new smartwatch for music, it’s definitely worth putting some budget aside for a bargain once Prime Day rolls around. 

Heck, it's not just music stuff up for grabs, either. Maybe you have a weekend of live music planned this summer and need one of the best festival tents. You're sure to find money off tents and camping gear this Prime Day. 

Amazon devices sell super well around Prime Day too, so if you’re in the market for an Amazon Echo Studio – our top pick when it comes to the loudest Bluetooth speakers – or one of the dinky Echo Dots, then you’ll be sure to find the best prices come Prime Day.

What else should I look out for on Prime Day?

With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, it's likely you'll find money off Amazon's own products. So, if you've been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo device, Prime Day could be the time to get a big discount. 

We're hoping to see big money off the fantastic-sounding Echo Studio, in addition to the compact Echo Dot. In fact, quite often Amazon will roll out great value bundles that combine Echo speakers with up to 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited thrown in. So, if you're looking to upgrade your smart speaker system and bag free access to a great music streaming service, Prime Day is the time to strike.

Amazon is also responsible for Ring Video Doorbells, Kindles and Fire TV sticks, amongst others, so keep your eyes peeled if you're ready to make your home smarter. 

And while 'Prime Day' is exclusive to Amazon and Prime members, plenty of other retailer get in on the discounting action across those two days too. 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's deal highlights

If you'd like a better idea of what to expect, here are some of last year's Prime Day music deal highlights:

UK deals

Sennheiser HD 450BT: Were £159, now £129 save £30
There’s a saving of £30 on the classy Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones on Amazon. Closed back cans with active noise cancelling PLUS 30 hours of music, this is a great deal. 

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ : £119.95, now £99.95
For the first time ever, save £20 on a pair of our favourite budget earbuds. They boast comfortable fit, ridiculously good battery life and unbelievable sound for the money. If you buy one thing this Prime Day, these should top your list. Offer ends on 24 June, or earlier if stocks run out. 

Apple AirPods Pro: Were £219, now £179, save £40
If you want super fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling to turn down the outside world, these are the buds to go for. They're currently available with a massive £40 discount at Laptops Direct.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £349.95, £294.95
The team over at Bose have lopped an impressive £55 off the price of their awesome 700 series. These are seriously good cans and are in our list of the best headphones for music for good reason.

House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable: £229.99, £219.99
The price was better during Prime Day itself, but there's still a tenner off this sustainably crafted bamboo record player. It also boasts Bluetooth pairing for hooking up to your wireless headphones or speaker, plus USB recording so you can digitize your favourite records.

Pink Floyd: The Wall remastered: Was £27.99, now £25
The Wall is one of Pink Floyd’s best-loved albums and is right up there with The Dark Side Of The Moon if you ask us. This remastered edition has been pressed on double 180g vinyl and Amazon now have a small discount on it right now.

US deals

Beats by Dr. Dre: Were $349.99, now $189.99
Best Buy have lifted the lid on this stunning deal on this pair of Beats Studio³ Camo Collection wireless noise cancelling over ear headphones. Save a whopping $160 right now.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's speaker deals

UK deals

JBL Boombox 2: Was £399, now £299
The JBL Boombox 2 has a place in our loudest Bluetooth speakers guide thanks to its massive sound. Over at Currys PC World, you can save £100 on it right now!

Amazon Echo /w TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb: £89.99,£69.99
Start up your smart home with this cracking deal on the Amazon Echo with a TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb. The device itself is great and once plugged in, you'll be unsure how you ever managed without it.

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker: Was £299.99, now £249
If you live and breathe rock and roll you almost certainly appreciate the history of legendary amp brand Marshall. But did you know they make killer Bluetooth speakers too? The Stanmore II not only looks the part - and comes in black, natch - but it is capable of stream music from your phone with a range of up to 10 metres. What's more, it boasts a 50 watt class D amplifier driving its almighty subwoofer.

Sony SRS-XB33: Was £150, now £119
Yet another thunderous speaker is this offering from Sony: The SRS-XB33. Best of all, you can have one right now with 25% off courtesy of Amazon. It boasts chest-pumping bass and plenty of audio depth. Great value and it’s also portable.

US deals

JBL Xtreme 2 speaker: Was $349.95, now just $229.95
This is a serious saving on a speaker of this calibre. Take advantage of this Amazon deal right now and you'll get your hands on an IPX7 waterproof, durable and portable Bluetooth speaker with an added bass radiator for clear, punchy low-end. Heck, you can even connect up to 100 Xtreme 2s together, if that's your kind of thing. 

Audio Pro Addon T3: Was $199, now $149
This chunky noise maker has 25% off the list price thanks to the team at Amazon. Build quality is brilliant and it boasts awesome audio.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's headphone deals

UK deals

Sony WF-1000XM3 in-ear headphones: £220, now £144
Until the new WF-1000XM4s were announced recently, the XM3s were some of the very best true wireless earbuds around. Amazon have knocked £76 from the RRP.

Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Case: £199, now £154.99
Apple might have moved on to other models in their popular AirPods range, but don’t forget these – they’re still pretty great... and Amazon have made them even better by knocking 22% off the RRP.

Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £109, save £21
Marshall are one of the most recognised names in rock, and their home audio range is as good as you’d expect. The Major IV Bluetooth headphones are an awesome pair of cans and you can get them right now on Amazon with a few quid off.

Marshall Monitor II ANC: Were £279, now £219, save £60
A huge £60 saving - this time when you buy from Marshall direct. Not only do these Active Noise Cancelling-toting cans sound great, but you'll get up to 30 hours of wireless playback with ANC activated... and up to 45 hours without it.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II: Was £194.98, now £179.99
The now-iconic QC35s are on their second generation model now and are some of the nest noise-cancelling cans you can spend your hard-earned on. At the moment Amazon is selling them with a tasty discount.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £349.95, £253.99
You can save £95 right now over on Amazon on a pair of Bose's 700 series. These are seriously good cans and are in our list of the best headphones for music for good reason.

Philips Fidelio X3: Were £299, now £249.95
Here at Louder, we love the Philips Fidelio X3 wired headphones. They’re robustly built for indoor use, are comfortable to wear and have superb sound. Amazon have reduced them by 17%.

JBL Tune 700BT: Were £69.99, now £49.38
There’s a big saving on these Bluetooth crackers from JBL on Amazon, and for this price, we’d be tempted to buy two of them! A great set of headphones for an unbelievable price.

JBL Tune 700BT: Were £69.99, now £49.38
There’s a 30% saving on these Bluetooth crackers from JBL on Amazon, and for this price, we’d be tempted to buy two of them! A great set of headphones for an unbelievable price.

Sennheiser CX 400BT: Were £169, now £89, save £80
If you prefer Sennheiser’s earbuds to a pair of over-ear headphones, then Amazon have a treat for you. They’ve chopped a massive £80 from the RRP with these comfy fits now coming in at less than 100 bucks. Boom!

Sennheiser Momentum 3: £369, now £339, save £30
Amazon have reduced the price of the brilliant Sennheiser Momentum 3, knocking £30 off them. These are in our list of the best headphones for music thanks to their robust sound and audio balance.

Sennheiser HD 450BT: Were £159, now £129 save £30
There’s a saving of £30 on the classy Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones on Amazon. Closed back cans with active noise cancelling PLUS 30 hours of music. Nice.

Shure SE112-GR-EFS: £46.50, now £33.99, save £12.51
There’s a nice wee saving on these Shure sound isolating earbuds at Amazon. They might be cheap, but the bass on these things is off the charts – perfect to get you pumped up while at the gym.

US deals

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: Were $149.99, now $99.99
Best Buy have chopped a good chunk of change from the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. They’re water resistant, have built in mic and a battery life of 11 hours. True wireless at a great price.

Beats Solo Pro headphones: $299 now $149 at Walmart
There are two levels of noise cancelling on board the Solos: Active Noise Cancelling for shutting almost everything out, and Transparency mode which lets in some of the outside world. Despite being power hungry settings, you'll still get up to 22 hours playtime. They look mean and lean, too.

Philips Fidelio X3: Were $289, now $279.99
They’re on sale in the UK, and now US music fans can grab a deal on the brilliant Philips Fidelio X3 thanks to a neat saving over on Amazon. Turn it up!

Skullcandy Indy True Wireless Earbud: $84.99, $42.77
Another brilliant deal from Amazon US on these Skullcandy earbuds. A 50% saving taking them to less than 40 bucks is quite a deal, especially when you factor in the fact they’re sweat resistant and have a 16 hour battery. Available in Mint, Black, Deep Red or Indigo

Sennheiser CX 400BT: $199.95, now $129.95
Amazon US have a 35% saving on these True Wireless earbuds from Sennheiser. Fab sound, great battery life and you can adjust all your setting on Sennheiser’s dedicated app on both iOS and Android.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's turntable deals

UK deals

House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable: £229.99, £219.99
The price was better during Prime Day itself, but there's still a tenner off this sustainably crafted bamboo record player. It also boasts Bluetooth pairing for hooking up to your wireless headphones or speaker, plus USB recording so you can digitize your favourite records.

Lenco LBT-188 Bluetooth record player: £199, now £181
The team at Currys PC World have knocked almost 20 quid from this cracking Bluetooth record player. It’s compact, has a lovely wooden finish and features in our best Bluetooth turntables (opens in new tab) guide.

Victrola VSC 580BT: Was £89.99, now £79.99
There’s a tenner of this compact 3-speed portable turntable from Victrola right now at Amazon. It’s a great price and perfect if you’re starting your vinyl journey.

Sony PS-LX310BT: Was £200, now £194
OK, so there’s only 3% off Sony’s brilliant budget turntable, but to get the PS-LX310BT for less than 200 notes is pretty great. It sounds fantastic and is just a fun record player - especially at this price.

US deals

Crosley T400A Stereo Turntable: Was $99.95, now $62.99
Best Buy have put a spin on the price of the Crosley T400A by cutting more than $36 from the list price. Belt-driven, it has two speeds and comes with a phono cartridge.

Victrola Bluetooth Stereo Turntable: $59.99, now $53.99
Best Buy have knocked a few dollars from the list price of this compact Victrola Bluetooth stereo record player. It has three speeds, a headphone jack and is one to kick-start your vinyl journey.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's vinyl deals

UK deals

Guns N’ Roses: Greatest Hits: Was £32.50, now £31.41
Guns N’ Roses popular Greatest Hits album was released on double coloured vinyl. Not only is it packed with classic tracks, but it’s a thing of beauty too. It’s on sale at Amazon and although the saving is slight, our advice is be quick, as this pressing regularly sells out. 

Pink Floyd: The Wall remastered: Was £27.99, now £25
The Wall is one of Pink Floyd’s best-loved albums and is right up there with The Dark Side Of The Moon if you ask us. This remastered edition has been pressed on double 180g vinyl and Amazon now have a small discount on it right now.

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Moon: £19.72, £17.74
One of the world’s most famous albums has had 10% knocked off the RRP – and if you don’t already have it, this is a great pick up. It’s a classic for a reason thanks to tracks like Time, Money and Us And Them.

Rush: A Show Of Hands: Was £35.90, now £29.51
Amazon have chopped 18% off the RRP of one of our favourite live albums: Rush’s A Show Of Hands. It was recorded during the band’s late 80s tour in support of their 12th studio album Hold Your Fire. It’s worth the price alone just to hear Alex Lifeson’s spine-tingling outro solo to Mission, presented here in all its glory.

Pink Floyd: Live At Knebworth 1990: £35.99, now £28.58
Amazon have knocked an impressive 27% off the price of this double Pink Floyd live album which was released earlier this year. It’s pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and comes with a 16-page booklet.

US deals

Def Leppard: The Hysteria Singles: $99.98, now $72.99
This brilliant box set contains all the 7-inch singles from Def Leppard’s massive Hysteria album and was released to coincide with the record’s 30th anniversary. Also includes a booklet with an intro by frontman Joe Elliott.

George Harrison: All Things Must Pass: $199, now $170
This new 8LP deluxe George Harrison box set brings together 70 tracks from the late Beatle’s career and includes dozens of demos and jams alongside a 60-page book and more. On sale with $28.99 off right now at Amazon.

AC/DC: Power Up: Was $34.98, now $19.80
AC/DC's long-awaited 17th studio album Power Up was released in November last year and it gave everyone a much-needed boost after a pretty awful 2020. The boys at their very best – and there’s 43% off the 180g vinyl at Amazon. 

Queen: Greatest Hits: Was $64.76, now $50.59
All of Queen’s best-loved tracks collected in one compilation. At Louder, we had this on cassette back in the day and while we tend to favour full albums rather than best-of, this is well worth your money. There are 17 tracks spread across 2LP, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now and Killer Queen. Buy it from Walmart.

Ghost: Meliora Deluxe: Was $46.99, now $41.28
In our opinion, Ghost’s Meliora is a modern day classic. It’s packed with fantastic tracks including He Is and Cirice and right now, Amazon have cut the price on the deluxe edition by 12%.

Anthrax: For All Kings: Was $52.61, now $40.78
Anthrax returned with For All Kings in 2016 - the follow-up to their 2011 LP Worship Music. The album was Anthrax’s first with guitarist Jon Donais and features Evil Twin and the blistering title track. It's on sale over at Walmart.

AFI: All Hallow’s EP: Was $29.18, now $22.98
Here’s a very early Halloween treat - AFI’s 1999 All Hallow’s EP has a few dollars off at Walmart. And this is even better: This edition is presented on 10-inch orange vinyl. Get in quick!

Prime Day alcohol deals: Last year's alcohol deals

UK deals

Talisker 10 year old: Was £44, now £39.49
Talisker 10 is a classic malt and was until fairly recently, the only distillery on Skye. It's a wonderful dram, with a smoky, coastal character, but that punch of peat is balanced beautifully with soft fruit notes. Amazon have it on sale.

Glengoyne 10 year old: Was £36.99, now £32.49
Glengoyne is a beautiful distillery situated just outside of Glasgow and it produces un-peated malts. The 10 year old is the entry point and will give you a good indication of the distillery's character. Available on Amazon.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask: Was £44, now £37.20
Attention peatheads! The Laphroaig Quarter Cask doesn't mess about and will smack you about the chops with its medicinal, peaty character. This is a step up from the standard 10 year old thanks to a higher ABV, even though it doesn't carry and age statement (which it should really, but don't get me started). Get it at Amazon.

Naked Grouse Blended Whisky: Was £27, now £26
Away from the single malts and on to a blended malt at an amazing price. The Naked Grouse is an easy-going, non-peated, everyday sipper which is well worth the money.

Johnnie Walker Double Black: £42.50, now £29.90
The Double Black shares many of the characteristics with the Johnnie Walker 12 year old but with the smokiness ramped up. No age statement on this blended whisky, but a dependable dram which for less than 30 notes is a must-buy.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon: Was £32, now £23
While Scotch whisky is my thing, I’ve always enjoyed bourbons and ryes. The Woodford Reserve is a delicious drop and it’s choc full of sweet vanilla and coffee notes. Definitely one to sip over the summer. For this price, you can’t go wrong.

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.

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