It is that time of the year again, and we are here with headphone deals that will save you a chunk – again. Thanks to the shopping rage that is Black Friday, every manufacturer is currently slashing prices of their products and it is salivating, to say the least. If you are like me and have been drooling on some really hot looking over-ear headphones through your laptop screen, now’s the time.
We have tried and tested dozens of choices, visited and revisited reviews, testers and more to figure out what’s best. By the time you are through with our list and buyer’s guide, you’ll have enough choices on your hands. Nonetheless, keep in mind that there are only so many areas that you can cover in a budget. So it will still be a trade off between how much you can pay and what features you can get in that price range.
Black Friday Headphone Deals For The Ultimate Drools
Indeed if you are eyeing the ear candy that are the latest Bose bluetooth earbuds, you’ll want to have a thicker wallet. But keep it low profile and you might be able to get the comparable quality of sound and swag for a lot less! We have previously written about the best gaming headsets in the market, but that was before the Black Friday deals were on.
For instance, we came across these AKG stock headphones that were able to beat competitors with twice the asking price. Then there also were the Bowers and Wilkins P9 Signature which cost 20 times as much and had a smaller feature set. In short, the best headphones don’t necessarily need to be the most expensive ones too – if you know where to look.
Best Noise Cancellation Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones
Best of the Black Friday Deals!
Noise cancellation is always a consideration when using over-ear headphones. Although it is not built like it, these Bose headsets were unbeaten in terms of noise canceling features. The sound quality is great as always, and so is the comfort level.
Best of The Budget Headphone Deals
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass
Smaller Price Tags, Bigger Responsibilities
It is astonishing how these Sony headphones are able to compete on quality with high-end products, despite such a low asking price of their own. Thanks to the Black Friday deals, these wireless headphones are even cheaper now.
A decent set of Sennheiser headphones would cost you somewhere around $300. But thanks to the Black Friday deals, you only need to spend half as much. If you are looking for some of the strongest bass making ear cups, you have come to the right place. And for the Sennheiser Urbanite XL that is true in case of bass as well as treble.
So much so, that for some of the testers the entire audio output was a bit too brute. But then again, some of us prefer strong delivery over a more relaxed sound. Another area that we have in our subconscious mind when buying over-ear headphones is noise cancellation. While the Sennheiser Urbanite XL isn’t as good as the Bose Bluetooth earbuds we tested, it wasn’t too bad either.
We wanted to include a Bang and Olufsen Beoplay headphones model in our headphone deals list, but the Sennheiser model became our alternative. It is a pretty well-made headset, with a dedicated touch control panel as well as a massive 25 hour playback time.
If compared to the best noise canceling headphones that Bose manufactures, that battery timing is more than double! For extra peace of mind, the company gives you two years warranty. Now that the Urbanite XL is at exactly 50% discount, let’s just say it is great value for money at the time being.
- Great Bass
- Good Build Quality
- Touch Control Panel
- Long Battery Timing
- A Little Brute on Ears
- Big Size
For a while now, Bose headphones have been known for their exquisite sound quality. But another area that they have excel at is immersive playback thanks to their superior noise cancellation. QuietComfort 35 II aren’t cheap noise canceling headphones, but they sure are the best among on-ear headphones like these.
The wireless headset has a good range as well as a good playback time once fully charged. To be specific, you can take it at a distance of 30 feet and play through the night. While the company promises 10 hours of battery life, we are sure anything between eight and ten hours is what you will get.
In case you didn’t know before, this is the second version of QuiteComfort 35, with the only difference that the newer version is supported by Google Assistant. A handy feature for your driving and workout sessions. As far as the discounts are concerned, you can expect to save about $50, it is available at $299.
If we really had to find problems with this model, we could say that the plastic build could have been improved. Or that the price point might not be a green light for some. Yet, it is the best noise canceling model, so we believe it is worth the price.
- Noise Cancellation At Best
- Good Quality of Sound
- Very Comfortable
- Google Assistant Support
- Simplistic Build For The Price
- Plastic Body
- Not For Budget Buyers
In order for you to get your hands on the signature sound of the Beoplay headphones, you are bound to spend at least a couple of hundred dollars. But not when Black Friday’s headphone deals are in full swing we’ll help you save at least a third. The infamous Bang and Olufsen H4 is at 33 percent discount complete with its luxurious looks and superior sound.
In case you don’t know already, the Beoplay Headphones are a premium build with aluminum, steel and leather use. The premium looks aren’t the only selling point though. It comes with a very clear, hard-hitting, and customizable sound output. Thanks to the ToneTouch feature, you can adjust how the sound gets to you on the go.
Moreover, it has a good 19 hours of playback time, which despite not being the best we tested, is one of the good ones. If you decide to get one of these headphone deals, make sure the box comes with all promised accessories like the USB Cable and the Audio Cable. Since these are bluetooth headphones, you’ll not have to deal with all those wires getting tangled like it’s their life goal.
Black Friday 2018 has brought us some highly welcome prizes. With the superior build quality of the Beoplay model, as well as Bang and Olufsen’s superior sound quality, this is one of those prizes you shouldn’t miss!
- Superior Build Quality and Material
- Signature Beoplay Quality
- 19 Hours Battery Life
- Expensive If Not Under The Black Friday Headphone Deals
If premium products are what you want, Beyerdynamic might just have what you need. Even with an impressive range of 30 feet, the Bluetooth transmission (Qualcomm aptX HD undo AAC) and Tesla technology used by the headset ensures unmatched sound quality over the air. These truly are the most high-end product in the headphone deals at offer.
The German over-ear headphones promise up to 100dB sensitivity which we tested on both wired and wireless connections. The Amiron Wireless headphones come with the choice of either using the 1.2-meter cable or connecting the Bluetooth. These are not the best cheap headphones, not at all. In fact, everything about these shouts premium except for the noise cancellation.
Where it aces the sound quality, it fails to compete with other cheap noise canceling headphones. But if you were looking for the best possible sound quality without using a cable, go no further.
Moreover, the extra padding on the ear cups makes it easier for the users to keep listening for longer hours. Although we aren’t sure if you’ll be able to drain the 30-hour battery in a go since the headset weighs 380 grams! It might not be recommended for traveling and workouts due to the weight, but otherwise, the sound detail doesn’t get better than this.
- Sound Quality is An Absolute Pleasure
- Top Quality Build
- Best Sound Over Wireless Connection
- Average Noise Cancellation
- Quite Bulky
The successor to Sony’s MDR-XB650BT, over-ear headphones is even better and doesn’t ask too much in terms of price. Among the half a dozen products tested by the time of writing, the Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass wireless headphones had the longest playback time. In comparison to the others, it gives you 30 hours of back to back playback. The closest any product got to this was the Sennheiser Urbanite XL with its 25 hours of battery time.
Build quality wise, it was right up there with the best noise canceling headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones. Although parts of the design include metal in it which wasn’t the case with the Bose headphones. Thereafter, what the Sony wireless headphones take a lead on Bose is the inclusion on a built-in mic.
As a result, you can shift between listening to music and taking calls on the go. In order to get your music to you just the way you want, there is a companion app too! Called Sony Headphones Connect, the app allows you to adjust the sound settings as per your wishes.
Do you know what is the best part? These beauties are inexpensive. Even without the Black Friday discounts, you could buy the Sony headset for less than a 100 dollars, and now you can expect another 20 percent discount on that thanks t the ongoing headphone deals!
- Great Battery Time
- Very Affordable
- Good Quality of Audio
- Build Doesn’t Use the Best Material
- Not A High-End Product in Terms of Sound Quality
Some of the best Apple devices have dropped the 3.5mm port in favor of the Lightning port. Some others don’t even come with Lightning, which means what you need are some good Bluetooth headphones.
You should consider this even when deciding what design you want. For sports headphones, you’ll need them to have ear clips or neck bands, so that they stay in place. Last but not the least, noisier surroundings mean you cannot ignore noise cancellation features – and the list goes on.
Yet, getting a decent pair for below $100 isn’t a miracle. In fact, you might be able to find the best cheap headphones for $50 thanks to the Black Friday deals these days. Nonetheless, the rule of thumb is that you’ll pay more for a greater feature set. Every bluetooth headphone will cost more than a wired headphone.
While that is the case with some of the products, we cannot say that about every Black Friday deal being made.
It happens that vendors hike up the prices of certain products before starting to make discount offers. Then they go on to slash the hiked prices, giving the impression of huge discounts. In the case of our list, make sure you pick the right headphone deals by comparing the discounted price with the actual price of that product, not with what they discounted it from.
Which type of headphones are better for a gym routine?
Usually, a regular gym goes would prefer in-ear headphones rather than over-ear headphones because of the increased portability. Among in-ear headphones, you should also pick a design that suits you. For instance, ear clips will keep the earbuds in place when you are working out.
Similarly, having a neckband helps keep the weight balance and so the wireless headphones don’t fall all the time. Also, since you are constantly moving in the gym, some good Bluetooth over-ear headphones would suit you more. There are some for all these features in the headphone deals we have shared above.