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Believe it or not, finding the right pair of over-ear headphones isn’t as easy as it seems, but with Prime Day delivering spectacular deals from June 21 thought June 22 you now have plenty of discounted options to buy. Of course, you have to narrow down which features matter most, such as style, comfort, and price. Reaching that perfect balance between functionality, fit, and affordability can turn into a seemingly endless treasure hunt, but we’re here to help get you on the right track.
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So that you don’t have to spend hours scouring the web and reading countless reviews, we did the heavy lifting for you and rounded up eight of the best over-ear headphones for music, movies, TV, podcasting, gaming, taking phone calls, and more. Building a personal soundscape should feel like you’re immersed in an unforgettable sonic experience, and if you haven’t joined Amazon Prime yet, you can sign up today for a free 30-day trial ($12.99 a month thereafter) and cancel at anytime. For more sound suggestions check out the best headphones for gamers, and Prime Day deals on tech items. Below, find the eight best Prime Day discounts on over-ear headphones.
Razer’s Opus wireless headphones are THX-certified with advanced noise cancelling technology. They feature an adjustable leatherette headband and comfortable plush leatherette memory foam ear cushions for a comfortable fit, and you can use them for at least 25 hours before they’ll need to be recharged. There’s also a 3.5mm jack option to connect them to devices, an airplane adaptor, and a holding case.
There’s not really much that needs to be said about the high-fidelity sound quality of Apple AirPods Max over-ear headphones. They work great and feature up to 20 hours of listening time. You can buy them in a bunch of different colors including pink, green, sky blue, and silver.
Now would be the time to try out a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550-II headphones because they’re on sale! The noise-cancelling headphones are perfect if you travel a lot (they include a carrying case, USB charging cable, and audio cable). They feature 30 hours of battery life, which means you can fly from one country to another without having to charge your headphones. Apart from superior sound quality, these headphones include special sensors to detect when you have them on. For incoming calls, simply touch the ear cup (swivel the ear cup to turn them off). The touchpad over the right ear cup has volume, play, stop, pause, and track skipping controls. You can also access voice assistants such as Siri, Hey Google, and Alexa with a single touch of a button.
In the world of noise-cancelling headphones, Bose is among the best, and these particular headphones are on sale for 50% off the regular price. Bose 700 noise cancelling wireless headphones feature crisp sound, one touch capabilities, 11 levels of active noise cancelling channels, and up to 20 hours of battery life. The lightweight, stainless steel headband, and titled ear cups are designed so that the headphones fit comfortably, especially if you’re wearing them for several hours at a time. Included with each pair: USB charging cable, audio cable, and carrying case.
An affordable and stylish over-ear headset, these headphones are great for anything from working out, or mowing the lawn, to traveling, or playing video games. Zihnic’s wireless headset features noise reduction technology, plush earmuffs, 14 hours of music time, and a built-in mic so that you can use them with your phone, TV, or PC. These rechargeable headphones are available in seven different colors including red, blue, and black.
Looking for another super affordable option? This basic model from OneOdio features soft ear-cushioning earmuffs that swivel 90 degrees, and comes with dynamic bass sound perfect for doing, mastering, monitoring, mixing, broadcasting, tracking, and personal listening. They’re flexible, making them comfortable even for long working sessions, and come with two different cables — with answer/end button and in-line microphone for hands-free phone calling — and are compatible with with professional mixers, instruments, as well as smartphones and computers. If you sign up for Amazon Prime during Prime Day, you’ll get an extra $6.20 off the price.
The Cowin E7 Noise Cancelling Headphones are perfect for travel, work, or play, and they’re available in eight colors including green (pictured), purple, pink, and blue. The wireless headphones have advanced active noise reduction technology to help quell airplane cabin noise, city traffic or a busy office, so that you can focus on what you want to hear, enjoy your music, movies, and videos. When the summer weather heats up, you’ll want to take the headphones off every one to two hours so that your ears can relax to promote better hearing enjoyment. The headphones are $10 off the list price, but customers can save an additional $12 when they sign up for a Prime membership.
Featuring that signature Bang & Olufson surround sound, the H4 2nd Generation wireless, over-ear headphones combine style and durability, with up to 19 hours of battery life on a single charge. These sleek and comfortable headphones will transform your listening experience with quality sound and acoustic performance, and you can get them for 50% off the regular price.