Okay, you know the drill: Black Friday is approaching, suggesting to businesses that it’s acceptable to spam customers’ inboxes. Unfortunately, Black Friday has degraded into a series of subpar, clickbait discounts. I’ve picked several Black Friday audio deals that are now available, rather than wasting time searching through a deluge of advertising emails.
Earbuds are the best early Black Friday audio deals
Apple AirPods Pro ($52 off):
The AirPods Pro is the headset to have if you have an iPhone. Active noise cancellation (ANC), automated play/pause, and a slew of other software capabilities are included.
Apple AirPods (2nd generation) ($40 off):
With the stemmed, unsealed design, these earphones are similar to the AirPods (3rd generation). With the case, you get touch controls, H1 chip compatibility for hands-free Siri, and a battery life of up to 24 hours.
Bose Sport Earphones ($30 off):
Thanks to the stabilizing wing tips and tapered ear tips, these IPX4-rated earbuds fit comfortably in the ear. So long as you stay away from the pool, you can run circles in Bose’s exercise earphones without fear of water damage.
Earbuds Bose QuietComfort ($80 off):
While the size may deter some listeners, those who buy these earbuds will be pleased with the active noise cancellation and music quality. In the Bose Music app, you can even build a custom EQ to tune the sound to your preferences.
JBL Club PRO Plus ($20 off):
These earbuds provide excellent noise cancellation and a user-friendly sound. On Android or iOS, you can also get a full app experience.
JBL Endurance Peak II ($20 off):
This is an excellent set of training headphones for those who like a more secure fit. When running outside, you may utilize either earphone in mono mode.
JBL Live PRO Plus ($50 off):
Includes a set of stemmed earphones as well as a small wireless charging case. You get hands-free Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and the ANC strength adapts automatically according on how noisy your environment is.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus ($50 off):
These earbuds aren’t the flashiest in the group, but their battery life outlasts the competition. Direct Spotify access, a bevy of EQ choices, a low-latency Game Mode, and more are all included.
MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 by Sennheiser ($100 off):
These earphones, as well as the USB-C charging case, exude elegance.
Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless ($20 off):
The CX Plus True Wireless has stronger ANC than the MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 despite its cheaper price. Although the design isn’t as complex, these earphones nonetheless look and sound amazing.
Sony WF-1000XM4 ($31 off):
Is one of the best ANC true wireless earbuds available, and it’s on sale for $31 USD in time for Black Friday audio deals. Sony’s noise-canceling earphones perform better than Apple’s famous AirPods Pro, and the mobile software is compatible with both Android and iOS.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II ($250 off):
This headset is a few years old, but it still keeps up with the best of them, and in certain cases, it outperforms the Bose QC 45. Bose has enhanced the ANC over time with a number of firmware upgrades. The headset is controlled solely by buttons, with the Bose Connect app providing a little more flexibility.
Bose QuietComfort 45 ($50 off):
When it comes to noise cancellation, the Bose QC 45 is unrivaled among Bose’s headphones. All of the features of the QC 35 II are included in a nearly identical package, with the addition of a USB-C port and support for the newer Bose Music app. There is one caveat with this headset: turning off the ANC also turns on the transparency mode.
Sennheiser HD 350BT ($40 off):
Non-noise canceling headphones are hard to come by these days, but the HD 350BT is a decent choice if you just want a headset that works.
Sennheiser HD 450BT ($80 off):
This headset looks almost identical to the HD 350BT, but it has active noise cancellation. This headset will appeal to listeners who desire something modest for their commute, despite the fact that the ear cups are small.
Sennheiser HD 599 Open Back ($100 off):
This is a classic open-back headset with a brown faux-leather headband and an ivory finish. This is a wonderful wired choice if you want all of your music to sound amazing.
Sennheiser PXC 550-II ($155 off):
If you want the most bang for your money in noise cancelling headphones, the PXC 550-II is the way to go. It’s a direct competitor to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and costs a little less.
Skullcandy Hesh Evo Wireless ($49 off):
It’s a basic wireless headset with 22 hours of battery life, an over-ear design, and a carrying bag. You get a USB-C cord with your purchase and only need to charge it for 10 minutes to enjoy 180 minutes of playtime.
Sony XB910N ($101 off):
If you prefer bass, this ANC headset is for you. It incorporates some of the greatest characteristics of the Sony WH-1000XM4 into a more compact, bassier chassis.