Headphones Deals

Now's the perfect time to grab a bargain if you're shopping for headphones. Whether you're looking for expensive audiophile cans or cheap earbuds, we've rounded up the best headphone deals out there right now. 

We've also expert buying advice to help you pick the right pair for you, whether they're wired or wireless, in-ear or on-ear, and budget or bank-breaking.

Best Headphones Deals

Headphones Deals

Sony Extra Bass Sports

Sony Extra Bass Sports

From: Currys PC World

Was: £34.99

Now: £19 (£15.99 off)

These already cheap Sony headphones designed for sports use are even cheaper.

Apple iPhone XR plus AirPods (2016)

Apple iPhone XR plus AirPods (2016)

From: Three

Now: £49 upfront, £52 per month

These are the first-gen AirPods, but there isn't a huge difference between them and the 2019 models - and if you're in the market for an iPhone XR this deal (with 4GB of data) may appeal. Three also does AirPods bundles with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)

From: EE

Now: £14 a month for 11 months

By bundling the new AirPods with your EE contract, you make a small saving on the £159 RRP and spread the cost out.

Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods

Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods

From: Apple

Now: £79

Buying the wireless case on its own makes your 2016 AirPods compatible with any Qi charging pad. It also works with the 2019 AirPods, of course.

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2019)

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2019)

From: Apple

Now: £199

Paying extra for a wireless charging case allows you to use any Qi-compatible pad with your AirPods. You can save £40 if you settle for a plain charging case, however.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)

From: Apple

Now: £159

For many people, the best option will be to buy direct from Apple. These are the 2019 'Pods, at the same RRP the company sold the originals for. Getting a wireless charging case adds £40 to the price.

Fitbit Flyer - Wireless Headphones

Fitbit Flyer - Wireless Headphones

From: Wiggle

Was: £109.99

Now: £86.99 (with code NEWGB)

Get the Fitbit's wireless earphones for around £87 with code NEWGB, which works for any purchase of £50 or more (new customers only). Code expires 31 December, 2019, see details here.

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2019)

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2019)

From: John Lewis

Now: £199 (2-year warranty)

John Lewis is selling the 2019 AirPods at the RRP (£199), but its two-year warranty is twice what Apple offers and you get three months of Apple Music.

Jabra Elite 65t

Jabra Elite 65t

From: John Lewis

Was: £149.99

Now: £125 (£25 off)

These are an excellent alternative to the AirPods - they got 4.5 stars in our review - and are available at a decent price from John Lewis.

Earin True Wireless Bluetooth Headphone

Earin True Wireless Bluetooth Headphone

From: Amazon

Was: £99.99

Now: £47.99 (£52 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.

Winberry Metal AirPods Case

Winberry Metal AirPods Case

From: Amazon

Was: £16.99

Now: £9.99 (£7 off)

This protective AirPods cover is silicone on the inside and aluminium on the outside, and looks pretty nice. There are 11 colour options.

Icetek Silicone Skin Case for AirPods

Icetek Silicone Skin Case for AirPods

From: Amazon

Now: £6.08

This AirPods accessory pack (one of the picks in our Best AirPods cases roundup) is good value. You get a protective silicone cover for your charging case, and an 'anti-loss' connecting wire for precarious situations.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

From: Amazon

Was: £299.95

Now: £239.99 (£60 off)

Our reviewer gave the Studio3 wireless headphones 4.5 stars and an Editor's Choice award. Well, here's a chunky saving on the attractive 'Shadow Grey' colour option.

VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones

VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones

From: Amazon

Was: £25.99

Now: £16.99 (£9 off)

After another price cut this looks like a really nice deal on a solid pair of earphones. More details here.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

From: Amazon

Was: £379.99

Now: £189.99 (£190 off)

These stylish wireless on-ear headphones, which Amazon is offering at 40% off, have a 22-hour battery life.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 In-Ear

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 In-Ear

From: Amazon

Was: £89.99

Now: £59.95 (33% off)

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

Sony MDRZX310

Sony MDRZX310

From: Amazon

Was: £25

Now: £15.99 (36% off)

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

Beats Solo3 Headphones (Neighbourhood Collection)

Beats Solo3 Headphones (Neighbourhood Collection)

From: VERY

Was: £249.99

Now: £159.99 (£90 off)

Very's Bank Holiday Sale slashes £90 off the Beats Solo3 Wireless on-ear headphones (which our reviewer gave four stars out of five).

Sony MDR-ZX330BT Wireless

Sony MDR-ZX330BT Wireless

From: Amazon

Was: £90

Now: £49.99 (£40 off)

These Bluetooth headphones from Sony are available at a great price from Amazon.

Headphones Deals 2019

The cost of headphones is the tax we all have to pay for listening to music, audiobooks and podcasts as we lug about. But not all headphones are made the same. From true audiophile performance through wireless headsets to inexpensive wired earbuds there is much to choose from - and you can spend as much as you like. If you want to score a great deal on headphones, earphones or earbuds, here's what to look out for. 

Headphones: wired or wireless, in-ear, over ear and more

The names given to the various types of headphones may seem self-explanatory, but it is easy only if you know how. 'In-ears' are small earbuds that fit into your ear canal. They are generally considered the most convenient (especially for exercisers), with the best audio exclusion, but not everyone finds it comfortable to have a speaker inserted in their ear.

'On-ear' headphones have a headband, and the cup sits on your ear. They can be more comfortable, but sound can leak. 'Over-ear' have larger cups so encompass your ear. These can be especially comfortable to wear, and typically have the best noise isolation. But you will notice them, and they can be bulky to carry about.

Most headphones are wired, but wireless headphones are available. Usually these connect via Bluetooth. In the past Bluetooth headphones often produced a cold or soulless sound, but these days that is rarely the case. Bluetooth headsets are usually over ear, as they need a bit of bulk for all the technical gubbins. But pairing them is pretty straightforward these days. The only real challenge is battery life: you will need to charge up your headphones, and Bluetooth does drain your smartphone battery somewhat.

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