One of our favorite must-have accessories as TPG reporters is a good pair of reliable headphones.
Whether you are frequenting airport hallways and plane runways or walking in your neighborhood, headphones are an item that you should never leave home without.
Since Amazon’s Black Friday sales are now live, there are plenty of great deals on some of the best headphones around. Of all the headphones currently available on Amazon for Black Friday, here are our top picks.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) — $229.99 (normally $249)
Apple’s AirPods Pro are a TPG favorite due to their sound quality and noise-canceling capabilities. They’re a must-have travel device for many on our team and are currently available for a slightly discounted price.
To buy: Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) for $229.99
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) — $99 (normally $129)
The second-generation AirPods are also on sale for just under $100 if you don’t care about having the latest technology.
To buy: Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) for $99
Soundcore by Anker Sport X10 True Wireless Bluetooth Sport Earbuds — $69.99 (normally $79.99)
Designed for exercise, these wireless earbuds from Anker are a budget-friendly option under $70. They have a lightweight build that stays in place for all your workouts, from walks to high-impact exercises.
To buy: Soundcore by Anker Sport X10 Earbuds for $69.99
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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II — $199 (normally $279)
This wireless earbuds version of Bose’s QuietComfort over-ear headphones offers Bluetooth and noise-canceling capabilities. They are on sale at the same price they were for Amazon Prime Day.
To buy: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II for $199
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones — $129 (normally $199.95)
Though not quite the half-price deal we saw on Prime Day, saving 35% on these Beats wireless and noise-canceling headphones is still a good deal. This is especially true when you get quality sound and roughly 40 hours of battery life. Choose from black, silver, red or rose gold for a cushioned headband, which folds up neatly in its accompanying soft case.
To buy: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for $129
Beats Studio Pro Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones — $169.99 (normally $349.99)
Usually retailing for just under $350, you can currently buy these Beats Studio Pro wireless headphones and save $180. With up to 40 hours of total battery life (plus four hours of playback time from 10 minutes of charge), this pair of headphones will provide for both music and business needs. The voice-targeting microphones filter out background noise, and active noise-canceling and transparency modes help with all your sound needs.
To buy: Beats Studio Pro Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones for $169.99
Google Pixel Buds Pro Noise Canceling Earbuds — $119.99 (normally $199.99)
Google’s Pixel Buds Pro remain at their Amazon Prime Day price of $199.99, meaning you can get a savings of $80. Highlights include active noise-canceling technology, an 11-hour battery life (or 31 hours with the charging case) and the capability to ask Google for directions while simultaneously texting and controlling your music hands-free. You can also charge them wirelessly with Google’s Pixel Stand or other QI-enabled chargers.
To buy: Google Pixel Buds Pro for $119.99
Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones — $248 (normally $283.99)
The Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones pack up to 30 hours of battery life and can quickly charge in just 10 minutes to offer you five hours of crystal-clear playback.
Buy: Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones for $248
Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds — $128 (normally $199.99)
The Sony LinkBuds S are the world’s smallest and lightest noise-canceling headphones. These micro earbuds are ergonomically designed so you can comfortably wear them all day, even on the longest flights or commutes.
Buy: Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds for $128
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds — $159.99 (normally $229.99)
For a smaller noise-canceling option, try these earbuds from Samsung. They use “intelligent active noise cancellation” to quiet all distractions outside your ear so you can tune into your music and phone calls. They are a worthy Apple AirPods alternative.
Buy: Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $159.99
Best credit cards to use for Amazon purchases
Before you add these items to your cart, be sure to use a credit card to maximize your Amazon purchases this Prime Day and beyond, including:
- Prime Visa: Earn 5% cash back on all Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, among other retailers.
- Chase Freedom Unlimited: Earn 3% cash back on drugstore and dining purchases, and 1.5% cash back on all other purchases, including Amazon. Plus, use your card for all your purchases and at the end of your first year, Chase will automatically match all the cash back you earned. There is no limit to how much you can earn. Every dollar in cash back rewards you earn is a dollar Chase will match.
- Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card: Earn an unlimited 2 miles per dollar spent on every purchase, every day.
Also, check to see if you have any targeted offers to save up to 50% off an eligible Amazon purchase by using as little as 1 point from one of your rewards credit cards.
We expect some of these headphones to remain on sale through Cyber Monday unless they sell out before then. So, if you have a particular pair in mind, aim to grab them sooner rather than later.
For the latest deal updates, regularly reference this post.