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The biggest shopping weekend of the year is finally here, and we've scoured holiday sales listings to bring you the best deals on popular and highly rated headphones for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Below you'll find deals from Best BuyCostcoTarget, and Walmart. Some of them are already live, while others start on Black Friday. 

A number of popular models are on sale at an unusual discount. You can pick up the Apple AirPods for $129, about $30 off the usual price. Costco will be selling the ever-reliable Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II for $269, or $80 less than typical retail.

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But remember that it helps to do a little reconnaissance first. Just because a retailer says a product is on sale doesn't mean you'll actually get a discount, and the last thing you want is to bring home a pair of headphones that look great but sound terrible.

Before you make a purchase, check out the latest from CR's headphones ratings—available to CR members—and take a few minutes to consult our Black Friday shopping tips.

Here are the best Black Friday deals on headphones and earbuds.


Go to 
Consumer Reports’ 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider shopping tips, and much more.
 

In-Ear Bluetooth Headphone Deals

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen; With Regular Charging Case)
The deal:
$129-$134 at WalmartStaples
CR’s test results: (similar model) Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) with wireless charging case
Unlike the new AirPods Pro, the second generation AirPods don’t get high marks for sound in Consumer Reports’ testing. But there’s no denying the appeal of these true wireless earphones for many Apple fans. And with the launch of the newer model, we’re seeing some rare discounts on these headphones for Black Friday. The best deals so far are from Walmart and Staples, where you can pick them up for about $30 off the usual $160 price.

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen; With Wireless Charging Case)
The deal:
$144 at Target
CR’s test results: Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) with wireless charging case
These are identical to the AirPods listed above, but the charging case they come with can be powered wirelessly. That means if you have a wireless charging pad (sold separately), you can power the case cable-free just by setting it down. They usually sell for $200.

Apple Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earphones
The deal:
$200 at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples
CR’s test results: Apple Powerbeats Pro
The Pros are the latest in the popular Powerbeats line of earphones, and they’re the first to ditch the cable connecting the two earpieces for a true wireless design. Their audio quality is just so-so; according to our tests, the bass is unnaturally loud, distorting the true sound of music. Still, Beats are popular, and these earphones could make for a great gift. They typically sell for $250.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
The deal:
$100 at Amazon, Target
CR’s test results: Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
These aren’t noise-canceling headphones, unlike some of Bose’s more popular models. That doesn't mean they aren't solid headphones, though, and in our tests they stand out for sound quality. This is about $30 dollars off what you usually have to pay for them.

Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones
The deal:
$99-$109 at Amazon, Best Buy
CR’s test results: Jabra Elite 65t
Want outstanding true wireless earphones (think no cords or cables) that don’t cost a fortune? This deal makes the Jabra Elite 65t a fantastic option. They sound great and come with a number of appealing features. Usually they sell for about $170, but you can pick them up for around $100 at Amazon and Best Buy.

JLab Audio JBuds Air True Wireless Earphones
The deal:
$30 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: JLab Audio JBuds Air
Great headphones don’t have to cost as much as a fancy steak dinner. These true wireless earphones don’t look quite as good as some competitors, and their controls can be a bit tricky to use. But they deliver high-quality sound, especially considering the price. They’re always a great deal at their $50 retail price, but this Black Friday pricing makes them a no-brainer.

1MORE Quad Driver Wired Earphones
The deal:
$120 at Amazon
CR’s test results: 1MORE Quad Driver
The 1MORE Quad Driver is an exceptional deal even at the typical price of $170. These are some of the best-sounding headphones in Consumer Reports' ratings, in-ear, over-ear, or otherwise. You can pay hundreds more for headphones and earbuds that sound worse. But this discount makes the earphones a really compelling option. They come with accessories such as a carrying case and a variety of ear tips to help you find the right fit.  

Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earphones
The deal:
$118-$119 at Amazon, Best Buy
CR’s test results: Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds are true wireless earphones, the same style popularized by the AirPods without a cord connecting to earpieces. Despite what you might hear from Apple fans, our testers say the Buds' sound quality blows the AirPods out of the water. In fact, they’re one of our top-rated headphones of any style. This isn’t a hefty discount, and you can pick them for about $10 more any day of the year, but it might be worth pulling the trigger if you’ve been thinking about a new pair. It will be on sale at Best Buy, but you can get a similar discount at Amazon right now.

Over-Ear and On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal:
$199-$279 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target
CR’s test results:
Beats by Dre Studio3
The Beats by Dre Studio3 deliver above average sound and superb noise-canceling. But at their usual price of $300, they typically don’t make our lists of top picks because there are cheaper models that perform just as well or better. For around $200, though, the Studio3 is definitely worth the cost of entry. The best deal we've seen is at Best Buy, but they're on sale at Amazon and Target as well.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $269-$279 at Amazon, Costco, Best Buy
CR’s test results: QuietComfort 35 Series II
Bose launched an upgraded model this year, the Bose 700, knocking the QuietComfort 35 Series II from its flagship status. The newer headphones have appealing improvements and new features, but the QuietComfort 35 Series II gets the same fantastic ratings for sound and noise-canceling in our tests. That means you’ve got a great opportunity here to score a deal. We’ve seen these headphones at this price a few times lately, but they usually sell for $350.

Jabra Move Style Edition wireless headphones
The deal: $60 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Jabra Move Style Edition
At its normal price, this model is already one of our top picks for headphones under $100, and right now you can get it for $40 off. The Jabra Move Style Edition is an on-ear Bluetooth model with a sleek appearance and better-than-average sound. It comes with convenient features such as controls for call, playback, and volume, and the option to forgo Bluetooth and use the detachable audio cable included with your purchase.

Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $250 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Jabra Elite 85h
The 85h delivers fantastic noise-cancellation and dependable sound, and it's available for about $50 off the usual price at Amazon. Features include a detachable audio cable for wired connections, a monitor mode to let in outside sound, a quick-charge function, and an option that Jabra says will automatically adjust the level of noise cancellation based on your environment. Keep in mind there are a few noise-canceling models we like better that can be found for less, but these sleek-looking, feature-rich headphones may still be an appealing option for many shoppers.

JBL LIVE 650BTNC Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $99 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: JBL LIVE 650BTNC
This model has gotten a fair amount of attention recently, and for good reason. They don’t match the best noise-canceling headphones in our ratings, but they still get high marks from our testers, which is impressive considering how much cheaper they are than most competitors. Most often you’ll have to pay $200 for this pair, making this deal an incredible value.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $278-$279 at Amazon, Best Buy
CR’s test results: Sony WH-1000XM3
For years, Bose was essentially the only game in town for top- quality noise-canceling, but Sony has been hot on their tail. This is one of the most popular models on the market, and while we still think Bose’s flagship model sounds better, the Sony delivers great sound and noise-blocking performance. This is a good price; they usually sell for about $350.