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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £59.99 (£30 off)
This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is designed to provide bigger, better sound at outdoor events, and is available in a huge range of colours.
Sony MDR-ZX330BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Now: £49.99 (£40 off)
These Bluetooth headphones from Sony are available at a good price from Amazon.
Earin True Wireless Bluetooth Headphone
Now: £49.99 (£50 off)
The Earins are incredibly small but provide detailed sound with excellent mid tones, a clear high end and a tight bass. They also come with a charging/storage 'capsule', just like the AirPods. Product details here.
Jabra Elite 65t
Now: £128.24 (£22 off)
These are an excellent alternative to the AirPods - they got 4.5 stars in our review - and are available at a good price from Amazon.
Winberry Metal AirPods Case
This protective AirPods cover is silicone on the inside and aluminium on the outside, and looks pretty nice. There are six colour options.
Now: £99 (£70 off)
If you want style and great audio then Marshall knows how to do both. The Acton is similar to the Stanmore featured in our best Bluetooth speaker chart.
LG ThinQ WK7
From: Currys PC World
Now: £99 (50% off)
An excellent half price deal on this Google Assistant smart speaker from LG
Now: £59.99 (£40 off)
This Sony Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and can be connected to up to 100 others for a huge party.
Funcl W1 True Wireless Earbuds
Now: £24.50 (with code IDGEXCLUSIVE)
Get 50% off these wireless earphones with our exclusive code IDGEXCLUSIVE.
OnePlus Valentine's Day Bundle
Was: From £595.95
Now: From £575.95 (Up to £20 off
OnePlus is bundling its OnePlus 6T phones with its Bullets Wireless earphones and case for Valentine's Day. You can get discounts on other accessories too.
Currys PC World Big Clearance Event
From: Big Clearance Event
Now: Up to 40% off
Save hundreds of pounds off across computing, TVs, audio and more. We saw £400 off the 15.6in MSI Stealth Thin GS65 gaming laptop.
There are enough speakers and headphones out there that you can always find audio gear with serious price reductions. But it's equally easy to get misled into a deal that isn't as good as it looks - here's what to look for.
Most likely you'll be in the market for a Bluetooth speaker so you can play music wirelessly from your phone, tablet, computer, or similar.
The best Bluetooth speakers start from around £150 (before discounts or deals), though you can also find plenty of Bluetooth speakers below £100, and you should look for features like 360-degree audio, Wi-Fi support, and a long battery life if you want something portable.
If you'd rather something to pair with your TV, a soundbar is often the simplest option - they feature a variety of inputs and even Bluetooth support to serve as a general speaker too. Otherwise, there's always 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems if you're really committed.
Finally, a word about smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. These usually aren't the best speakers around, but their voice controls and smart home integration are undoubtedly appealing - just don't expect them to match the sound quality of top speakers at the same price.
Headphones come in even more varieties than speakers these days, but you're often looking for the same sort of features.
It's likely you've considered picking up wireless headphones, which now have enough battery life to avoid being inconvenient - though the sound quality still can't quite match a cable. There are also more niche headphones designed specifically for sport or for kids.
No matter what type of headphones you buy, look for a wide frequency response, balanced sound profile (unless you know you like your audio with particularly heavy bass or treble), and make sure it's got the right sort of cable to fit your device.