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The best Amazon Prime Day deals on headphones

What is the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 deal on headphones? The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX is ZDNet's top choice.
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Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer on
Reviewed by Elyse Betters Picaro

If you're in the market for a new set of headphones in 2022, you won't want to miss out on Amazon Prime Day.

The annual shopping event, a small lead-up to Black Friday week, is open to Prime subscribers and offers customers a range of discounts on headphones, whether you want to be wired, noise-canceling setups for gaming, earbuds, high-quality audio for video calls in your home office, a slimline model suitable for commuting and travel, or a budget-friendly pair of headphones. 

Check out our top Amazon Prime Day deals on headphones below:

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  • Current price: $350
  • Original price: $499

There's no argument that Bang & Olufsen, as a brand, isn't often expensive. However, when sales events such as Prime Day come around, you can pick up the firm's headphones with a more affordable price tag. This year, Bang & Olufsen is offering the Beoplay HX wireless over-ear headphones for a discount of $149 and if you want to upgrade to premium headphones, you should consider this deal.

The Beoplay HX offers 30 hours of playback on a single charge, active noise cancellation technologies, a lightweight design featuring lambskin and memory foam, 40mm speakers, and create a passive seal around your ears for immersive listening. 

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  • Current price: $69.99
  • Original price: $99.99

For those of you looking for a gaming headset, the Razer Barracuda X wireless model is on sale over Prime Day. Razer is a popular brand with gamers when it comes to peripherals and headsets, and the Barracuda line is no exception.

The Razer Barracuda X is a wireless headset featuring a detachable microphone, memory foam ear cups, Razer TriForce 40mm drivers for dynamic audio, and multi-platform connectivity. 

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  • Current price: $89.99
  • Original price: $119.99

Jabra is a brand well-known for developing headphones and earbuds suitable for leisure and work, and over Prime Day, you can pick up a pair of Jabra Elite 4 earbuds for a discount. Available in three color choices, these earbuds come with microphones to pick up calls on the move, up to seven hours battery life per bud, and noise cancellation technologies. 

A Jabra feature I particularly like is the hear-through setting which lowers your music level slightly while also allowing you to hear what is going on around you. 

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  • Current price: $228
  • Original price: $349

Sony has waded into the Prime Day fray with a hefty discount on a pair of premium headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are Bluetooth-enabled and contain Dual Noise Sensor technology, together with a dedicated processor for effective noise cancelation. Sony has also included 40mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) for high-quality audio.

A touch sensor controls your music stream, and you can use the inbuilt microphone for picking up phone calls while you're on the move. You can also expect up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge.

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  • Current price: $119
  • Original price: $199

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds are on sale over the Prime Day event. These in-ear earbuds come equipped with an 11-mm woofer and 6.5-mm tweeter, provide reasonable sound quality, and come with long battery life -- extendable via your smartphone's wireless charging. In addition, Samsung has included four ambiance levels and active noise cancellation. 

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  • Current price: $99
  • Original price: $249

While not traditional headphones or earbuds, Amazon Echo Frames are also worth considering if you're looking for an upgrade. The frames use modern open-ear audio technologies to stream music and podcasts rather than enclosed, over-ear cups, while also keeping music audible just to you rather than everyone in your environment.

 The frames can connect to your smartphone for receiving notifications and come with the Alexa voice assistant.

SENNHEISER Momentum 3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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  • Current price: $249
  • Original price: $399

The SENNHEISER Momentum 3 wireless noise-canceling headphones are on sale with a $150 discount at Amazon. While not officially part of the Prime Day sale, the Momentum 3, available in black or white, stands out due to its list of smart technologies: integration with the Alexa voice assistant, seamless on/off and pause functionality, and control via a smartphone app.

Furthermore, the Momentum 3 has active noise-cancellation technologies that make the headphones invaluable for gaming or work purposes, and the over-ear headphones' leather cups ensure comfort.

What is the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 headphones deal?

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX is currently ZDNet's top choice for a headset over Prime Day. While a premium product, the headphones have a classic look, a comfortable design, and offer high-quality audio to match its price tag.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Day 2022 headphone deals?

Headphones are no longer just useful when you're out and about or are commuting to and from work. Now, with hybrid work models and remote-only job roles becoming permanent parts of the landscape, we also need headphones suitable for video calls and to reduce distracting noise levels in our environment. 

When we chose these Amazon Prime Day deals, we tried to keep a variety of functions in mind, as well as accessories suitable for a range of budgets.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon Prime Day, a major sales event in summer ahead of the annual Black Friday shopping week, began in 2015, and its popularity enshrined a new, y tradition for the e-retailer. 

Since Prime Day's launch, other vendors, including Walmart, Target, eBay, and Best Buy, have jumped on the bandwagon and run their own short sales events -- with a few companies even choosing to start ahead of Prime Day to capture bird customers.

Amazon Prime Day 2022 started on July 12 at 3 am EDT and will continue on July 13, running for a total of 48 hours. 

How do you find great deals on Amazon?

Amazon Prime Day is not just a sales event: it's an opportunity for the e-commerce giant to lure more shoppers into signing up for a Prime subscription. 

Prime offers better delivery terms, access to music and TV streaming service, and -- such as in the case of Prime Day -- access to exclusive sales. While this service costs $139 per year (or $14.99 per month), you can still access the sales by signing up for Amazon's 30-day free trial or by signing up for a month and canceling quickly after the event, which means you won't be on the hook for the full subscription.

For more tips, visit our Prime Day tips and tricks hub.

What are the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals?

Top deals by category

Are there other Amazon Prime Day 2022 headphone deals worth considering?

While we can't shine the spotlight on every worthwhile headphone deal over the Prime Day event, you might also want to consider the other price cuts we've found that are noteworthy. These additional headphone deals are listed below:

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