From Bose to Sony: The best year-end headphone deals you can score right now at Amazon

Rudie Obias
·6 min read

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The moment has come to snag your dream headphones at an awesome price. (Photo: Amazon)
The moment has come to snag your dream headphones at an awesome price. (Photo: Amazon)

When it comes to headphones, you get what you pay for. If you want amazing audio, cushy comfort and stunning good looks, you’re going to have to shell out some dough. Except today. Because the end of the year is a magical time when it comes to headphones and other essential tech goods. Retailers want to move merch and make room for to new product lines, so they drop prices on existing tech radically.

Amazon has incredible deals. So now’s the moment to make your move, and get crisp sound, thumping bass, intuitive functionality, and refined noise-canceling capabilities—for a steal.

We scoured Amazon’s year-end offerings and rounded up the best deals on headphones and earbuds from all major brands, including Beats, Bose, Sony and more.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Find irresistible deals on headphones and earbuds below.

Noise-canceling headphones

Only $278 for these Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones! (Photo: Amazon)
Only $278 for these Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones! (Photo: Amazon)

Right now, you can snag these Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones on sale for $278, or $72 off at Amazon. Sony really did it up by giving these headphones 30 hours of battery life. And if you’re in a rush you can get five hours of use on a 10-minute charge. Smart control touch sensors are built into the ear cups, which by the way are extremely plush and comfortable, according to Amazon shoppers.

“I can't say enough good things about these new Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones. Honestly, it's like Baby Jesus singing to you in Heaven,” shared a transported five-star reviewer. “Imagine if you will, Aaron Neville and Alison Krauss had a baby, and that baby grew up to be a singer, this is what these headphones sound like. Crystal clear, complete noise canceling, deep base, customizable equalizer in the iPhone app, 30 hours of battery life, super fast charging and comfortable!”

Check out more deals on noise-canceling headphones below:

Bluetooth headphones

Save 40 percent on these Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 40 percent on these Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon is offering an incredible deal on these epic Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones in light blue. They’re $120 off, bringing the cost down from $300 to just $180. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on these guys.

Sync to just about any smartphone or laptop (totally easy and effortless) and you’ll get audio like you’ve never experienced before—crisp and clear, with heart-thumping bass. These super-sleek pro-level headphones are noise-canceling too; they can block out just about all background and ambient noise.

“These are the best Beats so far,” wrote a delighted Amazon reviewer. “Sound is really crisp. Very worth it. The Noise Canceling feature is so good. You basically cannot hear anything around you!”

Check out more deals on Bluetooth headphones below:

Earbuds

Save 40 percent on these Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 40 percent on these Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale from $250 to just $150—their all-time lowest price ever—the Beats Powerbeats Pro (in Lava Red) have everything a great pair of wireless headphones should have: a compact build, a nine-hour battery life, stylish and functional ear hooks that provide a secure fit and, most important, top-notch sound with rich bass. They also feature the brand’s ‘Fast Fuel’ technology that gives about an hour-and-a-half of battery life on a five-minute charge. Now that’s fast. They’re back in stock on January 14, but order now to score the sale price.

“First, I need to start with the fact that I’m extremely picky when it comes to headphones and I’ve bought over 20 pairs from Amazon from brands to no brands,” one enthusiastic reviewer shared. “These are the first pair of headphones that I’ve worn to the gym that have not needed a single adjustment!....The seal is great and it just doesn’t move!”

Check out more deals on wireless earbuds below:

Gaming headsets

This HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Gaming Headset is only $30! (Photo: Amazon)
This HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Gaming Headset is only $30! (Photo: Amazon)

On sale from $40 to just $30, this HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wired Gaming Headset has a durable frame and super comfy ear cushions, so you can spend hours playing your favorite games without feeling fatigued. This is the ideal headset for clear, robust audio, whether you’re a PC, Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo gamer. Its built-in microphone is also noise-isolating, so it can clearly pick up your voice.

“These headphones are amazing,” raved a delighted Amazon shopper. “I bought them for my wife and she loves them. Not only does she use them for gaming, but also for listening to music and videos because the quality is just great. They block out most background noise, so they are great for immersive gaming sessions. I use them sometimes to watch relaxation videos because they do a great job of noise isolation. Highly recommend!”

This top-rated gaming headset is also compatible with macOS, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices.

Check out more deals on gaming headsets below:

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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