As of Nov. 13, here are the best deals on headphones ahead of Black Friday:
Early Black Friday headphone deals
These days, you may be able to buy anything under the sun during Black Friday, but the sale remains one of the best times of year to pick up a brand new pair of headphones or earbuds on a steep discount.
Whether you’re looking for premium active noise cancellation workhorses or earbuds to wear while working out, you have a lot of options. Searching for the best deals can be a full job in itself — which is why we’ve made it our job. We’re scouring the best deals from the biggest retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and the biggest brands, like Sony, Bose, and Beats, making sure that if there’s a headphone deal worth hearing about, we’ve got it on our list.
Below, we’ve gathered up the best early Black Friday headphone, earbud, and speaker deals ahead of the official day on Nov. 24. Check out some of our top picks:
Best Black Friday headphone and earbud deals
Why we like it
If you’re buying your first pair of premium noise-canceling headphones (or are doing serious upgrade), the Sony WH-1000XM5s are sure to deliver. While there are plenty of great options on the market (and on the list below) with ANC, these Sony headphones stand out for their excellent sound quality and 30-hour battery life. While these Mashable Choice Award winners have hit a sub-$300 price before, if you want them in your hands and on your ears ASAP, this $72 markdown isn’t a deal we see all too often.
Why we like it
Even at their full price, the 2023 Echo Buds are a solid pair of budget headphones that deliver on sound quality, are easy to integrate with Alexa, and won’t make a huge dent in your bank account. Whether you’re looking for a pair of headphones to take to the gym without too much worry, or simply don’t want to drop $100-plus, the Echo Buds are a worthwhile choice. Despite being budget friendly, they have 20 hours of battery life with their charging case and five hours of playback per charge (the $200 AirPods Pro have 30 hours and six hours, for comparison).