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The best Prime Day headphones deals 2020: today's biggest bargains on Sony, Beats, Bose, AirPods, Marshall and others

The best Prime Day headphones deals 2020: all the latest bargains on Sony, Beats, Bose, AirPods and others
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Farewell, Amazon Prime Day... we'll see you again next year for more epic bargains on headphones of all shapes and sizes. We hope that Louder helped steer you in the direction of some fab deals this week and we'll have even more coming up in the weeks and months to come.

All the headphone deals below were the best Prime Day deals we saw this week, but we’ve kept them here so you can take a look should you want to keep your eye on them for another time. Some of the deals are still live, too, so if you're quick, you may be able to land a late deal.

We’ve now got a few weeks to catch our breath before Black Friday descends on November 27 and Cyber Monday on November 30 – but you can be sure than Team Louder will be on hand once again to show you to some of the best deals around.

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Prime Day headphones deals: Top 10 deals

Can't be bothered to shop around? We've done the hard work for you. These are the only Prime Day headphones deals you need to know about:

AirPods Pro | Was £249, now £199
Another great Laptops Direct discount, especially seeing as AirPods Pros have been out for less than a year. If you're looking for fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling, these are the buds to go for.View Deal

Bose QuietComfort 35 II | Were £229, now £209.99
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 £30 discount.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones | Was £330, now £238.79
Save over £100 on these market-leading noise-cancelling cans that have topped more best headphones lists than we've had hot dinners. They deliver 30 hours of battery life, too.View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 | Was £150, now £89.95
Get killer sound, water resistance and hours-long comfort for less than 90 quid. Choose from a black or stone finish.View Deal

AirPods Pro | Was $249, now $128
This amazing deal for the top flight AirPods Pros is live on Amazon right now. If you're looking for fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling, these are the buds to go for.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones | Was $348, now $257.96
Save over $90 on these market-leading noise-cancelling cans that have topped more best headphones lists than we've had hot dinners. They deliver 30 hours of battery life, too.View Deal

Marshall Major III headphones: Were $149.99, now $99.99
Touted as "the next chapter in the revolutionary history of Marshall", the Major III Bluetooth headphones are their classic model redesigned with a sleeker look and an ergonomic fit. They've also scored an average of five stars from almost 50 user reviews.View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 | Now $89.95
If you’re in the US, the Melomania 1’s are also discounted. Snap them up before they sell out!
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Prime Day headphones deals: AirPods

UK deals

AirPods Pro | Was £249, now £214.97
Another great Laptops Direct discount, especially seeing as AirPods Pros have been out for less than a year. If you're looking for fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling, these are the buds to go for.View Deal

AirPods 2 + Wireless Case | Was £199, now £159
Save £41 on the 2nd-gen AirPods complete with wireless charging case at Amazon right now. If you already have a wireless charging pad for your phone, this deal is a no-brainer.View Deal

AirPods 2 + Charging Case | Was £159, now £129
This deal at Laptops Direct slashes £30 off the awesome 2nd-generation AirPods with the standard charging case. They're still a strong seller so are rarely discounted. Best act fast!View Deal

US deals

AirPods 2 + Wireless Case renewed | Was $199, now $114.95
Save $$$s on the 2nd-gen AirPods complete with wireless charging case at Amazon right now. If you already have a wireless charging pad for your phone, this deal is a no-brainer.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Sony

UK deals

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones | Was £330, now £238.79
Save over £108 on these market-leading noise-cancelling cans that have topped more best headphones lists than we've had hot dinners. They deliver 30 hours of battery life, too.View Deal

US deals

Sony WH-CH710N headphones: was $199.99, now $88.00
These Sony noise-cancelling headphones come in relatively cheap considering their feature-set at the best of times, and even more so at their current price. They also have adaptive noise cancellation, fun, energetic sound and a 35-hour battery life.
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Sony WHXB900N headphones: was $248.00, now $116.85
These wireless noise-canceling headphones were created to bridge the Extra Bass series and the premium WH-1000XM3 cans. "There aren't many headphones out there in the market that are able to provide this kind of listening experience," say the experts at TechRadar.
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Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones | Was $348, now $257.96
Save over $90 on these market-leading noise-cancelling cans that have topped more best headphones lists than we've had hot dinners. They deliver 30 hours of battery life, too.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Bose

UK deals

Bose QuietComfort 35 II | Was £229, now £209
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 £20 discount.View Deal

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 | Was £349, now £289
If the QC35s don't quite deliver the goofs for you, then the Bose NC700s are the pinaccle of noise cancelling tech. £61 is a great discount for headphones we'd gladly pay full price for.View Deal

US deals

Bose QuietComfort 35 II | Was $349, now $209.99
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 an incredible $150 discount.View Deal

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 | Was $399, now $289
If the QC35s don't quite deliver the goofs for you, then the Bose NC700s are the pinaccle of noise cancelling tech. $20 doesn't seem like a huge discount, but believe us when we say these snazzy are worth it, even at full price.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Beats

US deals

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones | Was $199, now $169
On Amazon right now you can save $30 off these stylish wireless headphones, straight out of Dr Dre's lab. Featuring Apple's W1 chip and excellent Bluetooth connectivity, these stealthy cans are tuned for your listening pleasure.View Deal

Beats Solo Pro headphones: was $299.99, now $199.99
When it comes to style and design the Beats Solo Pro remain unrivalled in the headphones space. We love the choice of available colours – which is handy, as dark blue, light blue, and red are all available at this much cheaper price.View Deal

Beats Solo Pro headphones: was $299.99, now $199.99
As above, but the grey, black and ivory colourways are slightly more expensive.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Marshall

UK deals

Marshall MID A.N.C.: Were £239.99, now £137.00
If you’re looking for a new set of cans with active noise cancelling technology, then look no further than these. These Marshalls offer fabulous sound and boast close to 20 hours of wireless play when ANC is engaged – and 30 when played normally.View Deal

US deals

Marshall Monitor headphones: Were $249.99, now $119.99
Crisp sound, good Bluetooth functionality with a strong 30 hours of battery life, convenient built-in controls and 55% off make these a strong contender for those looking for a pair of slick new wireless headphones. Plus, they're Marshall, so they just look cool.View Deal

Marshall Major III headphones: Were $149.99, now $99.99
Touted as "the next chapter in the revolutionary history of Marshall", the Major III Bluetooth headphones are their classic model redesigned with a sleeker look and an ergonomic fit. They've also scored an average of five stars from almost 50 user reviews.View Deal

Marshall MID A.N.C.: Were $279.99, now $169.99
If you’re looking for a new set of cans with active noise cancelling technology, then look no further than these. These Marshalls offer fabulous sound and boast close to 20 hours of wireless play when ANC is engaged – and 30 when played normally.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Cambridge Audio

UK deals

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 | Was £150, now £89.95
Get killer sound, water resistance and hours-long comfort for less than 90 quid. Choose from a black or stone finish.View Deal

US deals

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 | Now $89.95
If you’re in the US, the Melomania 1’s are also discounted. Snap them up before they sell out!View Deal

Best Prime Day headphones deals: Audio Technica

UK deals

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBB: Were £109, now £89.99
These special edition cans were built for those using pro monitors and are now coming in at less than £100. Audio, as you would expect, is spot on, while they’re comfy to wear – even during long listening sessions.View Deal

Audio Technica ATH-M50XGM: Were £109, now £94.99 
We love the look of these chunky cans – and luckily they deliver where it matters… the sound. That’s proven by the fact that pro sound engineers use them. If all that wasn’t enough, they come with a case to keep them in tip-top condition.View Deal

Best Prime Day headphones deals: Bowers & Wilkins

UK deals

Bowers & Wilkins PI4 headphones: was £269.99, now £149.99
If you're looking for something a little more lightweight, the PI4 Wireless In-Ear Headphones come with noise cancelation, a 10-hour battery life, and magnetic clips on the earbuds that pause your music when fastened together.View Deal

US deals

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 headphones: was $399.99, now $349.99
If you’re looking for class-leading wireless, noise-canceling headphones, these cans are well worth considering – especially with this significant discount. Silver and space grey are currently included in the offer.View Deal

Best Prime Day headphones deals: Sennheiser

US deals

Sennheiser HD 458BT headphones: was $199.98, now $99.98
Sennheiser are well-known for their high quality sound, and these cans are no different. They're also equipped with noise cancelling, 30-hour battery life, a sleek new look and are comfortable to wear.View Deal

Prime Day headphones deals: Streaming

Amazon Music HD: Premium Quality Audio: 90 days free
Listening to the artists you love in either High Definition or Ultra High Definition will take the experience to another level. Sign up to Amazon Music HD now, you'll get the first 90 days for free.View Deal

When is Prime Day?

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

This year, Prime Day will take place on October 13 and 14. Usually Prime Day kicks off in July, but for obvious reasons that didn’t happen this year. 

The 13 and 14th of October will be when some of the biggest bargains will be unleashed, but previous experience indicates that you can expect to start seeing great Prime Day headphones deals kicking in well before then. Just take a look at the handful of deals above to see what we mean.

With Black Friday coming the following month in November, the discounts will come hard and fast right the way through until Christmas. Talking of the C-word, Prime Day could be a great opportunity to get the jump on your Xmas gift buying – no-one likes paying the price of leaving things to the last minute.

Do I need a Prime subscription?

Will I need an Amazon Prime subscription to get involved?

If you want to pick up a bargain straight from Amazon, then yes. If you don't want to pay the subscription fee, one workaround is to sign up for a free trial closer to the time, grab your gear, then cancel once you’ve filled your boots. 

A monthly Amazon Prime subscription currently costs £7.99/$12.99 (which can be cancelled at any time), while a yearly option is better value at £79/$119.

Keep your eyes on non-Amazon retailers too as not all the action will happen on Amazon, with plenty of other big stores taking advantage of the buzz created by Amazon around Prime Day.

Where to find the best deals

Where can I find the best Prime Day headphones deals?

Deals will be everywhere around Prime Day 2020, and navigating through the noise can be as stressful as it was trying to buy tickets for Slipknot’s last UK tour. We’d recommend heading straight for Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis in the UK, and Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy in the US. Traditionally they have been the first choice for picking up the best Prime Day headphones bargains.

If you can’t be arsed doing the research yourself, this page is the place to look. We’ll have deals snipers stationed everywhere in the lead up to and during the event and publishing our best finds right here.

A quick word of advice: if you come across an epic deal on a pair of AirPods, or some killer wireless headphones, don’t sit on it for too long on as these deals are almost always stock- or time-limited.

How to prepare

How can I prepare for Prime Day?

With that in mind, we’d suggest doing your research well ahead of time, so when the right deal comes along you’re ready to pull the trigger. Check out our buyer’s guides (see below), work out what you need from your next pair of headphones and set a budget. Offers will be flying at you from all angles and you don’t want to get blinded by choice. 

What deals to expect

What Prime Day headphones deals can I expect?

Whichever headphones you’re after, it’s likely you’ll find a good deal on them somewhere around Prime Day.

If you’re on a budget, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 or AKG Y50BTs. If noise cancelling is your bag, then the Sony WH-XB900N or Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. Bluetooth headphones are great options when budget is tight but you still want great audio and awesome battery life.

You should be able to save some decent cash on Apple AirPods Pros too, while you can’t go far wrong with a pair of the Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds or Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones, both consistently high scorers in our reviews.

If you’re a vinyl fan, the ‘phones to go for right now are the Beyerdynamic Amiron or Sennheiser HD660S.

Buying guides

Can’t wait until Prime Day? Start your research today by exploring our headphones buying guides:

What else should I look out for on Prime Day?

Want an Echo device? We strongly advice you wait for Amazon Prime Day. We're hoping for big discounts applied to the fantastic Echo Studio smart speaker, in addition to the compact Echo Dot. Last year, not only could you get your mitts on a cut-price Echo device, but Amazon was chucking in free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service, too.

2019 deal highlights

2019 highlights: Prime Day headphones deals

Sony WH-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones £330, £269
Rock up to to 30-hours of music listening per charge with these none-more-black cans. Other features include noise cancelling, high-res audio and Alexa/Google Assistant voice control.View Deal

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless: £380, now £175
Last year you could own a pair of premium wireless over-ear headphones for a massive £204 off the retail price. These puppies boast 22-hours battery life and active noise cancelling for improved isolation.View Deal

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless earphones: £89.99, £56.49
It's rare to find a genuinely decent pair of in-ear 'phones without busting that bank, which made this deal even tastier. You could get over £30 off and enjoy dynamic sound and rugged style.View Deal

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones:  £450, now £225
The H9is are an updated version of the Beoplay H9s, which impressed TechRadar with their battery life and luxurious design – and the new limited edition H9is are even more luxurious, with a travel-inspired design.View Deal

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones: £199.95, now £109.95
The ultimate in airport fashion, these bad boys from Bose remain were the travellers's favourite in 2019, and at this Prime Day price they were an absolute steal. They're comfortable, they're robust, and they cancel noise better than most.
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Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones: £199.95, now £124.95
Identical to the above, but white. Wear these and you'll not only look like a seasoned jet setter, but you'll look like you've just stepped off a yacht in Monaco. High-falutin' hi-fi with a classy exterior.  
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Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones: was £249.95, now £142.99
Dr Dre might not be an actual doctor, but he knows a thing or two about ear furniture, as the huge success of the Beats range demonstrates. The Solo3s were available at this price in a vast range of colours.  View Deal

AKG K92 High Performance Headphones: £49, now £34
Prime Day was the opportunity to get a pair of 5 star headphones at an unbeatable price. Our sister mag What Hi-fi gave the K92s 100%, claiming "AKG has struck gold – the K92s might just be the best value headphones we've heard in years."View Deal

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones: were £249.95, now £119.99
We have these and can confirm that they are, to use a technical term, the dog's bollocks. We bought ours when they were slightly more expensive, so Prime Day was a great opportunity to snag them at a reasonable price.View Deal

Beats X wireless headphones: £110 £64.99
You could save £20 off these tough Dre BeatsX wireless headphones last year. They offer rich low-end and 8-hours battery life. They're available in satin silver, but the black model is best, obvs.View Deal

Jabra Wireless Sports Earbuds: was £169.99, now £118.99
We've got too many pairs of headphones. Ones for long haul. Ones for the daily commute. Ones for work. But we don't have any for the gym, and these Bluetooth beauties look just right. Comes with built in Alexa, so you check if you're still alive.
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Sennheiser Bluetooth Headphones: was £179.99, now £99.99
These black and red bluetooth wireless headphones have been given the once-over by our friends at What Hi-Fi, who say, "If you want wireless convenience combined with excellent sound quality, this is another pair you’ll seriously want to consider."View Deal

AKG K271 Over Ear Closed Headphones: £87, now £54.99
These pro-standard headphones came at a bargain price during Prime Day 2019. Powerful, with a rich and detailed sound, they're serious headphones that will block out the world, keep the sound in, and last a long time too (their cable is replaceable).View Deal

Sennheiser HD 599 SE Headphones: was $199.95, now $99.95 
Top of the Sennheiser 500 range, these open back headphones are a set of deluxe cushioned hi-fi listeners for the home. They come with cables for home and on-the-go and had one of the best discounts on Prime Day 2019.View Deal

Marshall Monitor Headphones: was $249, now $129.99
Yes, they're Bluetooth, and yes, they'll give you 30 hours of playtime before you need to recharge them, but the main reason to buy these cans last year was because you'd look like you had a couple of Marshall stacks clamped to your skull, and that's priceless.View Deal

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones: $229.95, now $159.00
The ultimate in airport fashion, these bad boys from Bose remain the travellers's favourite, and at this Prime Day 2019 price they were an absolute steal. They're comfortable, they're robust, and they cancel noise better than most.  
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Sony WH-CH700N Headphones: was $199.99, now $89.99
Wireless Bluetooth noise cancelling over-ear headphones with Alexa voice control, described by our What Hi-Fi buddies as "just short of being exceptional", but with 50% off the usual price on Prime Day they were an absolute bargain.View Deal