We’re officially in the holiday sweater portion of the year, which makes is a fantastic moment to give yourself (or others) an audio upgrade. There are some pretty awesome Cyber Monday deals on speakers, headphones, and other gear this year. From steeply discounted new models to massive price cuts on older (but still great-sounding) stock, you can get fantastic sound quality for a lot less right now. Below you’ll find the creme-de-la-creme of Cyber Monday audio deals, handpicked by the Gear reviews team.
Note: We will update this post with new deals throughout the day. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we
cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.
Updated December 2: We adjusted a few prices, removed expired deals, and added information about the AirPods’ current shipping delays on Amazon.
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Sonos One Speaker for $149 ($50 off)
Sonos speakers are some of the best functioning and easiest to set up smart speakers you’ll find (and this is our favorite), but they can be a bit spendy. If you’ve been thinking about starting your system, today is a good day, as you can get $40 off the Sonos One SL (Amazon), which lacks the microphone of the One, but has the same great multiroom music functionality.
Bose Home Speaker 300 for $199 ($60 off)
This home speaker has Alexa built-in and has never sold for less. We included this speaker’s big brother in our roundup of the best smart speakers, and the 300 performs nearly as well.
UE Wonderboom for $40 ($59 off)
This tiny little speaker is rugged, has great battery life, and sounds pretty damn great for its size. Snag one for $60 off, and have a new outdoor listening companion.
UE Boom 2 for $70 ($110 off)
This speaker used to sell for more than $150 and was our favorite Bluetooth speaker for several years. The Boom 3 now leads our picks (and is also $30 off), but this one is still great. It’s loud, water-resistant, and quite portable. The Boom 2 regularly sells for closer to $100. This discount is still a great one, beating previous deals we’ve shared by $10.
Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speakers for $279 ($70 off)
If you’re after a pretty and great-sounding set of computer speakers to complete your recent office rennovation, now’s a good time to snag these Audioengline HD3s. I like that they feature a built-in digital to analog converter (DAC), which means they’ll make your computer’s tunes sound that much sweeter. They’ve also got Bluetooth, and you could even connect a turntable via the RCA input in the back. A great Swiss Army Knife for the office.
KEF Q150 Bookshelf speakers for $300 per pair ($300 off)
These gorgeous bookshelf speakers from KEF were easily among the best you could buy for the money when they were $600. Now that they’re half off, they’re a ridiculous steal (if you’re into hi-fi audio, that is). They feature the company’s acclaimed Uni-Q driver array, which puts the tweeters in the middle of the woofers, for more even sound.
JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $30 ($40 off)
The JBL Clip 3 is an IPX7 water-resistant speaker you connect to your phone via Bluetooth to play music. The clip works like a carabiner, making it easy to attach to a backpack, bicycle, just about anything. It comes in a wide-range of colors, there are music playback buttons on the device itself, and it charges by Micro USB. A full charge should keep the speaker going for about 10 hours.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $278 ($72 off)
With fantastic sound, more than 30 hours of battery life, and insane noise-canceling, the WH-1000XM3 are our favorite wireless headphones, period. The XM3’s only flaw is that they aren’t great for phone calls.
1More Stylish Wirefree Earbuds for $65 ($34 off)
With extremely comfortable eartips, 6.5-hours of battery life, and great sound, the 1More Stylish are our favorite wirefree earbuds right now. They’re a great value at $100, but at $65 they’re an absolute steal. Check out our full writeup on this deal.
Apple AirPods Pro for $235 ($14 off)
These are Apple’s newest AirPods, and we really, really like them. A lot. The discount isn’t the greatest, but it’s probably the best deal you’ll find on AirPods Pro this holiday season, since they’re brand new. These are temporarily out of stock, but you can still order them at the discounted price and they will ship once available again.
Samsung Galaxy Buds for $100 ($30 off)
Reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp is still fond of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends), due in large part to how comfortable they are when compared to other wirefree options. They’ve also got AirPod-beating specs, like a sweat resistance rating, and six hours of battery life between trips to their wireless charging case—which can steal juice off the back of Samsung’s new phones.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds for $200 ($50 off)
Until the dawn of the AirPods Pro, the Powerbeats Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) were the best Apple-made earbuds. They’re still pretty great for workouts, have great battery life, and they’re $50 off right now. Have at ’em.
Bose QC35 II Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $279 ($70 off)
Bose’s noise reduction tech remains about the best in the business, and these hyper-comfortable QC35 II headphones (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are still some of the best to travel with, offering a welcome reprieve from the sounds of the outside world.
Jabra Elite 85H Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $199 ($101 off)
The Jabra Elite 85H are some of our favorite noise-canceling headphones for a reason: With a sweat-resistant coating, 36 hours of battery life, they’re some of the most rugged headphones you’ll find.
Jaybird Tarah Wireless In-Ears for $50 ($50 off)
Fellow WIRED reviewer Adrienne So likes the Tarah so much, she calls them the best running headphones you can buy. They weigh just half an ounce, and comfortable earfins keep them snug in your ears during your hardest workouts.
JBL Live 650 BT NC Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $100 ($100 off)
JBL’s known for delivering great performance for affordable prices, so these noise-canceling headphones—which have 30 hours of battery and Google Assistant or Alexa at the push of the button—already offered great value at $200. At $100, they’re an absolute steal.
Marshall Major III Wireless On-Ears for $80 ($20 off)
I’ve always liked the energetic sound and rock-and-roll aesthetic of Marshall’s headphones, but the reason I love these most (besides their 30 hours battery life) is their controls. They rest on top of your ears and use a simple, eraser-style joystick for everything from playing/pausing to volume adjustment. It makes them a joy to wear. No more searching for buttons!
Beats Studio 3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for $200 ($150 off)
They’re a little bass-ey, but if you are after some well-made, stylish, and functional headphones, the Beats Studio 3 are a good—albeit expensive—option. But with a $200 price point at Best Buy, they’re actually a good value. Just don’t expect the same noise-canceling quality you’ll find on the Sony WH-1000XM3 above.
Apple AirPods With Wireless Charging Case for $140 ($19 off)
We do not recommend you buy the standard AirPods. Yes, they connect to Siri and sync well with an iPhone, but they don’t sound great and don’t fit all ears comfortably. Get the Pro version if you can, or the 1More pair that we recommend above. But if you want cheap AirPods anyway, this price match brings the non-Pro version of Apple’s AirPods down less than what the first generation Pods are selling for. These are temporarily out of stock, but will ship when Amazon gets them.
JLab JBuds Air Sport for $35 ($35 off)
We like JLabs’ cheap wirefree earbuds because they have good specs (in this case an IP66 rating and 6 hours of battery life) and aren’t as flimsy as other affordable options. The Air Sport are also great for workouts, with comfortable ear clips that keep them secure.
Other Audio Deals
Check our Cyber Monday TV and Home Theater Deals for discounts on soundbars and surround systems ewe like.
Audio-Technica LP-120 Turntable for $225 ($25 off)
This entry-level turntable from Audio-Technica offers some of the best price-to-performance you’ll find in the analog audio world. It even has a USB connection, which makes ripping your folks’ favorite records for posterity a breeze.
Fluance RT-81 Turntable for $210 ($40 off)
This Fluance turntable is a great option if you’re looking for something a bit more stylish than the Audio-Technica model above. It’s also great for beginners, with a built-in phono preamp, and very few frills to speak of.
Cyber Monday Retailer Sales Pages
We’ve sifted through most of these major sales for you. But if you prefer to browse for more deals, here are some retailers to check.
- Best Buy
- B&H Photo Audio
- Microsoft Store
- Home Depot
- Cyber Monday Coupons
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