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25 best headphone deals happening right now: AirPods, Beats, and Sony sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but holiday shopping is far from it. Luckily, the best part about Thanksgiving is the leftovers -- and here are the best leftover holiday deals on headphones and wireless earbuds.
Written by Christina Darby, Associate Editor on
Reviewed by Amy Lieu

If your holiday season would get a lot happier with a pair of headphones to either blast or block out cheesy Christmas songs, look no further. While headphones and earbuds are essential accessories, their pricing can be more than practical. 

With Cyber Monday coming upon us, you may either want to get ahead of the frenzy or at least have something to block out the noise. Luckily, we compiled a list of the best deals so you can beat the holiday rush -- maybe while wearing your new Beats. 

Latest holiday headphone deals

The last time this page received an update, these were the latest headphone deals worth checking out:

Best Cyber Monday headphone deals

Below are finds for the biggest Cyber Monday deals on earbuds and over-the-ear headphones. 

  • Current price: $129
  • Original price: $179

As someone who is picky about which earbuds they use to exercise with, trust me when I say that these Bose buds are worth the money and the hype. With an in-canal fit and soft silicone tip, the buds don't fall out of your ear no matter how much you sweat or give you uncomfortable pressure build-up mid-way through your workout. Of course, Bose doesn't disappoint on their renowned sound quality. The audio is clear even when you're running against strong winds. Bottom line: If you're in the market for some quality workout earbuds, I recommend grabbing these while they're on sale. 

  • Current: $90
  • Original: $150

Don't sleep on beats this holiday season -- especially during a sale! These water-resistant, noise-canceling buds come with three soft eartip sizes for a more custom fit as you listen to top quality sound. While Apple may own Beats and they do make a great addition to Apple ecosystems, they're compatible with Samsung devices, too. 

  • Current price: $25
  • Original price: $50

Don't let the price tag fool you, these JBL earbuds pack a lot of punch for a prime price. Using JBL's renowned audio, the buds have a deep bass sound that gives you that "I'm at a live concert" feeling. With an ergonomic shape, JBL also promises that these buds won't give you ear-pressure buildup after a long wear. 

  • Current price: $200
  • Original price: $250

Apple's first pro generation of true wireless earbuds are already a classic. With active noise cancelation (ANC) and comfortable silicone tips, you can customize it to better fit your ears and lock in wherever and whenever. Working seamlessly with other Apple products such as Mac computers and iPhones, these are the perfect addition to your Apple ecosystem. 

  • Current price: $417
  • Original price: $549

Not only do the AirPods Max seem to be a streetwear statement this winter, they're also equipped with the hotly contested active noise cancelling (ANC) feature. With a built-in microphone, you can still make hands-free calls even though they're not your typical buds. The max's also have up to 20 hours of battery, so you can use them from work to working out and anywhere in between with a single charge. Buy a used pair from Amazon and save over $100 on this year's hottest headphone trend. 

  • Current price: $67
  • Original price: $99

These SkullCandy earbuds are tiny but mighty. With a small and comfortable in-ear fit, they still pack in a heavy bass with excellent active noise-cancelling technology. If you have small ears but are a big fan of audio, check these out while they're on sale. 

  • Current Price: $65
  • Original Price: $130

Active noise cancelling with a pure bass sound and 35-hour battery life, JBL's over-ear, wireless headphones promise a solid performance that will last. Save on the lightweight and foldable headphones so you can wear them on the go this holiday season, and beyond. 

  • Current price: $148
  • Original price: $200

We all know Sony delivers solid sound quality. It's no surprise these noise-canceling earbuds live up to that promise. With a lightweight feel and fast charge to boot, saving on these is a no brainer. 

More Amazon holiday deals

Looking for some more holiday deals  on headphones for the holidays? Here are some holiday sales we found happening over at Amazon.

Walmart holiday headphone deals

Walmart has some pretty nice deals coming up, but for now, check out this sweet deal on some used AirPods Pro and a few honorable mentions. 

Best Buy holiday headphone deals

Here are some other AirPods and Apple Beats Cyber Monday deals happening right now at Best Buy:

How did we choose these holiday headphone deals?

We went looking for these deals as if we were shopping for ourselves. By using discount codes and extensions and looking through retailers' websites, these were the best holiday deals we could find for products we would all enjoy. 

What are the best holiday deals 2022?

ZDNET scoured holiday sales to find the best deals this year:

Our experts split out the best deals by retailer, brand, and category, which you can see below.

Holiday deals by retailer

Holiday deals by brand

Holiday deals by category


Here are some of the cheapest deals we found:

Cyber Monday live blog deals still available

Finally, if you'd like to see the Cyber Monday deals from our live blog:

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