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Black Friday is right around the corner, which means that your favorite headphone brands are going to see some huge discounts. From sturdy Beats earbuds to studio-caliber Sony headphones, we’ve seen all kinds of enticing audio deals from big-name retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. For your safety and convenience, many of these retailers are offering access to early Black Friday sales to help customers beat the crowds, shipping times and long lines.

If you’re not sure which headphones to buy or how much you’re willing to spend, great news — we’ve rounded up the best headphones and earbuds deals of Black Friday 2022.

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The Best Black Friday Wireless Headphones Deals

The Best Deal Overall: $150 Beats Studio3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Beats Studio3 Over-Ear Noise Canceling Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

It’s hard to beat Target’s 57% discount on Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones, which are currently $149.99 when you order online. These Apple M1 chip-outfitted cans usually retail for $349.99 and rarely fall below $200, so definitely take advantage of this new record low price.

The Best Bose Headphone Deal: $80 Off Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones

Bose quiet comfort 45

Best Buy and Target are offering the same Black Friday Bose QuietComfort 45 deal this year — you can scoop a pair of Bose’s top-rated noise-cancelling headphones for $249, a solid $80 discount from the usual $329.99 MSRP.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen QC45 headphones at this record-low price, but sub-$275 discounts are fairly rare. If you spot an even lower price on the latest generation of Bose’s widely-acclaimed Acoustic Noise Cancelling over-ear headphones, move quickly before it’s too late.

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The Best Sony Headphone Deal: Save 50% on Sony WH-XB910N Headphones

Sony - WH-XB910N Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-The-Ear Headphones - Black

Best Buy’s Black Friday sale features a hearty 50% discount on Sony WH-XB910N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. We’re still waiting for a major holiday price cut on Sony’s widely acclaimed WH-1000XM5 headphones, but you can get this budget-friendly WH-1000 series alternative for $123 (originally $249.99).

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The Best Beats Headphone Deal: $200 Off Beats Studio3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Beats Studio3 Over-Ear Noise Canceling Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Most retailers are focusing on the Beats Solo3, which makes Target’s current Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones deal that much sweeter. Shop now if you want to save nearly 60% —they’re just $149.99 when you order online.

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The Best JBL Headphone Deal: Take 55% Off JBL Live 650 Headphones 

JBL Live 650BTNC Headphones, Black - Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

The JBL Tune line is heavily represented in several Black Friday sales, but we’re impressed by Amazon’s JBL Live 650 deal — these headphones are normally $199.95, but you can snag your own pair for just $90.

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The Best Black Friday Wireless Earbuds Deals

The Best Deal Overall: First-Gen AirPods Pro Hit Record Low Price

Apple airpods pro

We won’t see many significant discounts on the brand new AirPods Pro 2 for a while, but it’s just as well — the new AirPods release made way for Walmart’s record-breaking Black Friday deal on first-generation AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging.

You can get your own pair for just $159 (down from $249) when you buy online at Walmart. 

The Best Bose Earbuds Deal: $80 Off Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Noise Cancelling True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Shop the Walmart Black Friday sale if you want to save 40% on a pair of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, currently marked down to $179 from $279. We haven’t seen many QuietComfort deals since Bose entered true wireless earbuds arena, especially anything below $200.

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The Best Sony Earbuds Deal: $250 Sony WF-1000XM4 Bundle Deal

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones (Black) with Kratos Wireless Charger

The value of this bundle deal depends on how much you need a wireless charger, but you can get a new pair of Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Earbuds with a Kratos Wireless Charger for $179.99 (originally $279.99 and $29.99, respectively) at Walmart right now. Several retailers are selling the standalone earbuds for the same price.

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The Best Beats Earbuds Deal: Beats Studio Buds + Free Apple Subscriptions for $100

Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds - Black

Right now, Best Buy has the best Beats earbuds deal of Black Friday 2022. Shop now and get a pair of Beats Studio Buds and a suite of free Apple services (for new and returning subscribers) for just $99.99, marked down from $149.99. The Apple subscription bundle includes three months of Apple TV+ and up to four months of Apple Music and Apple News+.

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The Best Samsung Galaxy Earbuds Deal: $80 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

You can save $70 on Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Earbuds during Target’s Black Friday sale — these serviceable AirPods alternatives normally cost $170. This deal is online-only, as Target doesn’t sell these in stores. 

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The Best JBL Earbuds Deal: Save $50 on JBL Tour Pro+ Earbuds

JBL Tour Pro+ True Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Earbuds (Black)

There’s stiff competition for the top JBL earbuds deal of Black Friday, but Walmart’s JBL Tour Pro+ Noise Cancelling Earbuds deal is the one to beat — they usually cost $150, you can get them for $99.95 right now. 

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Airpods: AirPods Pro (First Generation) for $159

Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case (1st Generation) (4.5) 4.5 stars out of 1358 reviews

Recent AirPods and AirPods Pro updates are always great news for those looking to save on older generations, especially during Black Friday. You can get first-generation AirPods Pro for just $159 at Walmart, a solid $90 price drop from the usual $249 MSRP. 

Do Airpods Go On Sale for Black Friday?

Yes, every year retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy offer Airpod discounts or deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We often see big markdowns on older models to make room for newer releases. While it’s unlikely that the latest Airpod model will have a deal, we know for sure you will be able to find a sweet deal on older Airpods. If you see a great deal, buy it as soon as you can because these tend to sell fast.

Where Can I Find the Best Deals on Wireless Earbuds for Black Friday 2022?

You can often find incredible deals from major stores such as Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy on a variety of headphones, including AirPods, Bose QuietComfort, Beats and numerous Sony products.  Many of these retailers will also typically offer similar prices in order to remain competitive. What’s even better is that stores like Best Buy and Walmart offer price matching, so take advantage of a store’s policy to get the best price out there. If you are looking to purchase headphones as gifts, Black Friday is the best time to stock up during your holiday shopping.

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Kim Martin

Before joining the digital world, I was a fashion and beauty magazine editor in NYC (yes, just like Carrie Bradshaw, with fewer shoes) where I worked with Aol, Business Insider, NBC, and oversaw many site launches. I left NYC for Maui to surf before relocating to sunny LA. Since joining Slickdeals, my proudest Frontpage deals have been Starbucks ground coffee (@$3/bag), a $30 parka (regularly $179), and a 12-pack of top-tier T.P. for $4. I'm a total foodie who once worked with the best restaurants in NYC (Le Bernardin and others). Also a very proud adopted dog owner obsessed with all things dogs.