It's a great time buy some new headphones. Here, we bring you top tips and the best deals we've seen on headphones so that you're fully primed for Christmas, Boxing Day and beyond. We've found the biggest discounts on Sony, Beats, Bose and more

We'd recommend looking for a good deal on more expensive headphones, rather than buying a pair that's cheap all year round. Not only is the build quality likely to be quite poor on headphones with an RRP of £30 or less, but they'll also offer a bad audio experience that we're sure you'll want to avoid. There are still some decent cheap pairs from the likes of Sony and Philips though.

There are thousands of headphones deals out there and only more to follow when the sales seasons fully hit, so it can be tricky to know which are true bargains and which are worth buying. Here, we bring you our pick of the best ones to save you the trouble.

Best headphones deals

See the best deals we've found and check out our deals site for even more discounts on headphones and keep an eye on all the Best Christmas tech deals.

Headphones deals: What to look for

Headphones can cost anywhere from £5 to £500+ depending on your needs and budget. Whatever you’re listening to is the same but spending a bit more can drastically improve the comfort and quality of your listening experience.

Whether on-ear, in-ear or over-ear, there are some great audio bargains to be had. Though remember that headphones are discounted all year, so make sure you don’t buy just for the sake of it.

Make sure you do a bit of research and pick out what you’d like to save money on, particularly with Beats; there are so many different models that what looks like a good deal could be a lower priced item with not much money off its normal, lower RRP.

We've picked out our top ten for this article but if you want to see even more deals from various different retailers, we'd recommend checking out the following online stores:

If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Sign up for Prime now.

Headphones and earphones deals for students

Another great resource to help you snag deals is Tech Advisor's Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section has deals from some of our favourite audio brands. Right now, you can 25% off Jabra audio products and snag up to 25% off Ultimate Ears.

You can also save up to 25% (or more) from big brands such as Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more.

See all Tech Advisor student deals here.

Best headphones deals

1. Cambridge Melomania 1

From: Amazon

Was: £150

Now: £99.95  (£50.05 off)

Grab a third off one of the best pairs of wireless earbuds around. We gave them a rare five stars in our review.

2. Sony WH-1000XM3

From: Amazon

Was: £330

Now: £240  (£90 off)

These Sony smart headphones with Alexa have almost £100 off right now, making it the lowest price ever. We gave them a rare 5 star review and a Tech Advisor Recommended award.

3. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (early 2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £199

Now: £158.97  (£40.03 off)

Laptops Direct has the best AirPods deal at the moment and you can get the non-wireless charging case model for just £128. This is a solid deal (Apple is still asking the full £199 for this model, but be aware that AirPods Pro have since been launched.)

4. Bose QuietComfort 35 II

From: Amazon

Was: £329.95

Now: £249  (£80.95 off)

There's 25% off these Bose, which are one of the best noise cancelling headphones on the market. They come complete with Alexa built-in. Read our QuietComfort 35 II review.

5. Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

From: Amazon

Was: £299.95

Now: £199  (£100.95 off)

Our reviewer gave the Studio3 wireless headphones 4.5 stars and an Editor's Choice award. One of the best pairs of Beats you can get.

6. JBL Tune 120 TWS

From: Amazon

Was: £79

Now: £59.99  (£19.01 off)

Decent true wireless earbuds for a fraction of the price compared to big name rivals. These have 16 hours total battery life and touch controls.

7. Sony WH-XB900N Extra Bass

From: Amazon

Was: £230

Now: £129  (£101 off)

These bass heavy over-ear headphones have noise cancelling, Alexa and a 30 hour battery life. At almost half off, that's a great deal.

8. RHA TrueConnect

From: Amazon

Was: £149.95

Now: £99  (£50.95 off)

There's over a third off the RHA TrueConnect. We gave them 9/10 in our review. Also available in blue and white. If Amazon runs out of stock then head to the official store.

9. Sony MDRZX310

From: Amazon

Was: £25

Now: £12.99  (48% off)

If you just need a pair of decent wired headphones without spending much then these Sony cans will do the trick.

10. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 In-Ear

From: Amazon

Was: £89.99

Now: £39.95  (£50.04 off)

Stylish and great sounding in-ear headphones for an affordable price.

11. JVC HA-S180

From: Amazon

Was: £19.99

Now: £12.49  (38% off)

Not only are these JVC headphones lightweight and foldable, they also have strong sound and a 1.2m cable. Great for kids or if you just need a cheap pair of cans.

12. Philips Hi-Fi headphones

From: AO

Was: £39

Now: £29  (£10 off)

If you want comfortable over-ear headphones without spending too much then these Philips Hi-Fi will fit the bill.

13. Sony WH-H900 h.ear Wireless

From: Amazon

Was: £250

Now: £149  (£101 off)

These Sony over-ear noise cancelling headphones look and sound great. Other colours are available

14. Beats X Wireless

From: Amazon

Was: £109.99

Now: £79.99  (27% off)

Read our Beats X review for more information.

15. Marshall Mid with active noise cancelling

From: Amazon

Was: £239.99

Now: £139  (£100.99 off)

These stylish headphones have are half price and have active noise cancelling and Bluetooth.