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Best Black Friday Headphone Deals in 2023: Where to Find the Best Sales

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Updated November 28, 2023

Whether for video meetings, online presentations, gaming, enjoying music, or trying to catch some peace or zzzz’s while traveling or commuting, a good pair of headphones is necessary. With its steep sales, Black Friday deals are consistently a smart time to save on technology and other big-ticket items. So if you’re looking to invest in a new pair of headphones for yourself, now is the time to buy.


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Best Black Friday noise canceling headphone deals

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones

Bose is renowned for its Noise Canceling headphones, and they’re having their biggest sale of the year with award winning headphones up to 40% off for Black Friday, We like this Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones which have garnered thousands of four-star-plus reviews for their “signature active noise canceling technology” and plush cushioned comfort that fits well for long wear. The 2021 model is now on sale for $199, down from $329 at Bose.com and buying from Bose.com gets you a 90-day risk-free trial, 2-year exclusive Bose.com warranty, and a holiday price match promise.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones with Apple W1 Headphone Chip

Walmart is dropping its Black Friday sales early this year on November 22, like these Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones with Apple W1 Headphone Chip, which you can score for only $99—beginning November 22nd—down from the usual price of $349.95, over 70% off. 

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Apple W1 Headphone Chip- Matte Black

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Apple W1 Headphone Chip- Matte Black

Sony WH1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones 

Black Friday is a good day to invest on higher prices items you’ve been coveting, that are now on sale, like these Sony WH1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones now $100 off at Best Buy, selling for $249.99 down from $349.99 available in silver, midnight blue, and black.

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones 

If you prefer over-the-ear headphones for more immersive sound, the AirPods Max offer 20 hours of charge time in one go and features such as active noise-canceling. (They made our list of the best headphones of 2023 and best wireless headphones.) Available at Amazon and Best Buy for $449.99, down from $549.99

JBL Live 660NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-The-Ear Headphones 

Garnering hundreds of five-star reviews, fans love the comfort, minimal design, and superb sound quality of these headphones. On sale for 50% off at Best Buy, available for $99, half off the usual $199.99.

Best Black Friday deals on wireless headphones

Beats by Dre Solo 3 headphones 

Best Buy has killer deals on headphones like Bose, Samsung, and JBL. You can pick up the cool Beats by Dre Solo 3 headphones on sale for $70 off, available now for $129.99 down from $199.99, available in black, citrus red, and rose gold.

HD 350BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphone

With deep bass and all day comfort, these wireless headphones are ideal for work or weekend, On sale now at Macy’s, down to $69.95 from the usual $119.95. 

Best Black Friday earbud deals

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation with charging case 

A great way to get Apple headphones for under $100. The AirPods 2nd generation feature the H1 headphone chip and offer 24 hours of playtime with use of the lightning charging case. Now at Walmart for $89.99 down from $129.99

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation)

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation)

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Lightning

Apple undoubtedly made earbuds cool, and if you’re in the market, Walmart will have great discounts on Apple earbuds (and other Apple products), including the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Lightning, marked down to $169, a $30 savings, on November 22. These earbuds feature next-level noise cancellation, a crisper audio experience, and an extended battery life that have made them highly rated and consistently popular. 

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) - Lightning

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) - Lightning

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) 

Opt for the 3rd Generation AirPods to get 30 hours of playtime with the lightning case, as well as the upgraded feature of personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. Now on sale at Walmart for $139.99, down from $169.99. 

LG TONE Flex Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Neckband Earbuds HBS-XL7 

We polled friends, family, and colleagues, and scoured for reviews and so many loved the neckband-type headphones for work citing their subtle appearance on Zoom calls, ease of wear, and long battery life. Amazon has lots of sales on headphones across the board like the LG TONE Flex Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Neckband Earbuds HBS-XL7 on sale on Amazon for $109.99, discounted at 27% from the usual $149.99 price.

LG TONE Flex Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Neckband Earbuds HBS-XL7 - 32-Bit Hi-Fi DAC, Meridian Audio, Black

LG TONE Flex Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Neckband Earbuds HBS-XL7 - 32-Bit Hi-Fi DAC, Meridian Audio, Black

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless Earbud Headphones 

Known for its seamless device connection and stellar fit and comfort, you can score these well-reviewed earbud headphones for $70 at Best Buy for $159.99, down from $229.99.

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 Auto-Adjustable Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

With almost 100% noise reduction, these lightweight and ergonomic nois- canceling earbuds are a steal available now for $54 on Amazon, almost 50% off. 

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, Reduce Noise by Up to 98%, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, 10H Single Playtime, Hi-Res Sound, Comfortable Fit, Wireless Charge

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, Reduce Noise by Up to 98%, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, 10H Single Playtime, Hi-Res Sound, Comfortable Fit, Wireless Charge

Best Black Friday gaming headphone deals

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Gaming headphones put you right in the action, and help to keep the noise and intensity in the game, and not reverberating throughout the house. Gaming headsets can be expensive, but Amazon is offering big deals on name brands including the highly rated (over 5,000 four-star Amazon reviews) Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headsets which are on sale at Amazon for $89.99 down from $199.99, a sweet 55% off. 

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback - Auto-Adjust Headband - Chroma RGB - Retractable Mic - For PC, PS4, PS5 - Black

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: THX Audio & Haptic Feedback - Auto-Adjust Headband - Chroma RGB - Retractable Mic - For PC, PS4, PS5 - Black

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX Wireless Multiplatform Gaming Headset 

We love the pink color of these highly-rated gaming headphones with 48 hour battery shelf life.

Save $30 on these extra comfy headphones on sale for Black Friday at Best Buy for $89.99, down from $119.99.

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Arctic Camo Multiplatform Gaming Headset 

Designed for multiplatform use, these comfy headphones are compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5™, PS4™, and PS4™ Pro, Nintendo Switch™ and PC & Mobile devices with 3.5mm Connection. 50% off beginning November 22 at Walmart, on sale for $20.00, 50% off the usual $39.95 retail price.

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Arctic Camo Multiplatform Gaming Headset for Xbox X Xbox S PS5 PS4 NSW Mobile & PC

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Arctic Camo Multiplatform Gaming Headset for Xbox X Xbox S PS5 PS4 NSW Mobile & PC

SteelSeries - Arctis 9 Wireless Gaming Headset for PC, PS5, and PS4 - Black

Gamers rave about the great sound quality of this affordable gaming headset. On sale for 50% off now for Black Friday at Best Buy for $99.99, half off the usual $199.99 retail price.

Best Black Friday fitness headphone deals

Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones 

Thes best working out earbuds are sweat-resistant, won’t fall out of your ear when running or moving, and have superb sound quality. Best buy is having rock bottom deals for Black Friday like these Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones on sale at Best Buy for $109.99, $70 off from the regular $179.99.

JVC Fitness True Wireless Headphones

Perfect as a stocking stuffer or gift for your favorite runner,  these fitness earbuds from JVC are currently 50% off at Best Buy, available for $19.99 down from $39.99.

TREBLAB X3 Pro - True Wireless Earbuds with Earhooks 

With thousands for four-star ratings, these wireless earbuds are praised for comfort, sound, and price. And now even more affordable on sale for $47.97, over half off normal $99.97 retail price. 

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, Reduce Noise by Up to 98%, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, 10H Single Playtime, Hi-Res Sound, Comfortable Fit, Wireless Charge

Soundcore by Anker Space A40 Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, Reduce Noise by Up to 98%, Ultra Long 50H Playtime, 10H Single Playtime, Hi-Res Sound, Comfortable Fit, Wireless Charge

TREBLAB Z2 | Over Ear Workout Headphones with Microphone 

If you prefer over-ear headphones, the well-reviewed Treblab Z2’s are for you! Also doubling as noise canceling, the headphones are sweatproof, have a 35 hour battery life, and look cool. 

TREBLAB Z2 Wireless Headphones Over Ear - Active Noise Cancelling, Signature-HD Sound w/Deep Bass, 35H Battery Life, Bluetooth 5.0, Workout Headphones for Sport, Running, Gym w/Microphone, ANC

TREBLAB Z2 Wireless Headphones Over Ear - Active Noise Cancelling, Signature-HD Sound w/Deep Bass, 35H Battery Life, Bluetooth 5.0, Workout Headphones for Sport, Running, Gym w/Microphone, ANC

SHOKZ OpenRun Sport Headphones

Available in four sporty  colors, the popular headband earphones are sweat proof and sound great, perfect for your next workout. Now 31% off. Available for $89.95 down from $129.95

SHOKZ OpenRun (AfterShokz Aeropex) - Open-Ear Bluetooth Bone Conduction Sport Headphones - Sweat Resistant Wireless Earphones for Workouts and Running - Built-in Mic, with Headband

SHOKZ OpenRun (AfterShokz Aeropex) - Open-Ear Bluetooth Bone Conduction Sport Headphones - Sweat Resistant Wireless Earphones for Workouts and Running - Built-in Mic, with Headband

Best Black Friday sleeping headphone deals

Perytong Headband Headphones

We scoured the interwebs for the best sleeping headphones deals, and found tons on Amazon for all types of needs and sleepers including the Perytong Headband Headphones that gave almost 50,000 four-star reviews and are now 50% off on Amazon, only $19.99 down from $39.99.

Perytong Headband Headphones

Perytong Headband Headphones

Soundcore Sleep A10 Earbuds White

You can fall asleep listening to music, then switch to sleep mode automatically. On sale at Best Buy for $89.99, a $40 savings.

SleepPhones  Wireless Bluetooth Sleep Headphones

Get these popular sleep headphones with 24 battery life, stylish look and color, and optimal comfort for 20% off today with code “Cheerful20.”

SleepPhones  Wireless Bluetooth Sleep Headphones

SleepPhones Wireless Bluetooth Sleep Headphones

Best Black Friday kids headphone deals

Made-for-Amazon kids bluetooth headphones

Amazon is currently offering up to 77% off their Made-for-Amazon kids bluetooth headphones during an invite-only deal—so if you’re a Prime member you can score big. Invites will be sent between November 19 and November 22, 2023.

Made for Amazon, Kids Bluetooth Headset Ages (3-7)

Made for Amazon, Kids Bluetooth Headset Ages (3-7)

JBL JR310 Kids Wired On-Ear Headphones

Made with JBL Safe Sound, these headphones are designed to protect your little child’s ears by never going over 85dB. On sale for only $12.99, (almost 50% off from $24.99) you can’t beat the price, comfort, and color of these headphones.

Best Black Friday earplug deal

And for the times you want less sound not more, especially at concerts and such, the Vibes Hi-Fidelity highly-rated and virtually invisible earplugs are on sale now at Amazon for 36% off, available for $21.71, down from the usual $33.39. 

Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs - Invisible Earplugs for Music Concerts, Musicians, Motorcycles, Airplanes, Raves, and Work - Noise Reduction and Hearing Protection - Fits All Ears - Clear

Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs - Invisible Earplugs for Music Concerts, Musicians, Motorcycles, Airplanes, Raves, and Work - Noise Reduction and Hearing Protection - Fits All Ears - Clear

What you need to know for Black Friday

When is Black Friday 

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, this year it falls on November 24, 2023, and has been considered the kick of the shopping season. Deals traditionally begin at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving night/Black Friday morning, which many stores open 24 hours or open early like 6 a.m. to welcome shoppers, though some retailers are starting their “Black Friday” deals early. The sales usually last until Sunday night at midnight, which this year is November 26, 2023. Then, Cyber Monday deals take over on Monday November 27, 2023.

What deals should I expect on headphones for Black Friday 2023? 

We’re seeing big discounts from 10% to up to 57% (over half off) on new and older generations of the best wireless headphones and earbuds for work, study, gaming, leisure, and travel. Even brands that rarely go on sale like Apple are being discounted alongside popular names like Bose, Beats, Sony, Samsung, Skullcandy, and many more at Big Box and online retailers Black Friday sales like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy—and brand websites, too.

What kind of headphone deals did they have last year?

Headphones, like other personal electronics, are a popular Black Friday deal—and usually the discounts are pretty significant. Over at Target we saw Beats Studio 3 Noise Canceling headphones for $149.99 down from $349.99, a 57% savings. Bose’s highly-rated QuietComfort 45 headphones were down to $249 from $329.99 at Best Buy. And First-Gen AirPods Pro were $159, down from $249 at Walmart. 

How to get a good deal on headphones on Black Friday

We recommend signing up emails and text alerts for brands and retailers that are selling the best headphones you’re looking for, usually found at the bottom of their website.

Many sites also have deals right on their homepage, so be sure and bookmark those for updates. 

Amazon will be dropping new deals as fast as every five minutes throughout Black Friday. Our own shopping experts recommend setting Google Alerts, searching by model number on electronics, and paying attention to junk or spam folders in case you missed any deal announcements.

Loyalty also can pay off with membership programs offering exclusive deals and shopping windows. For instance, Walmart+ members will receive a three-hour head start on the hottest deals on Black Friday, meaning early access and more choices.

Best Buy’s “My Best Buy Plus” and “My Best Buy Total” members can receive extra savings and exclusive notice on deals.

Amazon is offering ‘invite-only deals” where “Prime members get exclusive access to hot limited-time deals.” If you’re not a Prime member, you can get a free 30-day trial by visiting amazon.com/prime.

How to choose the best headphones for you?

Choosing the right headphones is really about four things: comfort, sound, use, and budget. 

Headphones are a unique and funny thing in that everyone's ears are shaped differently. Some people prefer old school wire earphones because earbuds feel weird or have trouble staying put when working out. Comfort is key for noise-canceling headphones with soft cushioning and easy adjustment for head size and placement. 

Quality of sound, as well as connectivity and battery life are factors to consider and might affect price.

Also, consider how you intend to use your new headphones or earbuds. Looking to focus during commutes and co-working spaces, craving killer sound for gaming, need something inconspicuous for Zoom meetings or the best headphones for sleeping? Knowing your “how” will help determine your “what".

Last, how much are you willing to pay? Knowing what you can realistically afford and need can help you stick to a budget among so many amazing deals.

Where to find Black Friday deals on headphones

We expect up to 60% deals on headphones at box stores and online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and more.

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