Best Black Friday earbuds deals 2024: huge price cuts still live on Sony, Beats and more

Apple AirPods Pro 2 and Bose Quietcomfort Earbuds 2 next to a sign saying Black Friday Earbuds Deals
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Black Friday earbuds deals are still live at all the major retailers now, which means you still have a chance to pick up some record-low discounts on buds from the biggest names, including Sony, Bose, AirPods, Beats and more. 

2023’s Black Friday earbuds deals have turned out to be particularly juicy and we're expecting to see a lot of these continue to be in the best Cyber Monday deals. There’s never been more choice in the budget arena – many options we’ve reviewed like the JLab Go Air Pop ranked among the best Black Friday deals – and at the premium end things are looking great too. The AirPods Pro 2 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 have seen major discounts. 

We’ve been keeping an eye on deals prices all year, so as prices drop, we'll tell you which deals are really great new price cuts, and which are actually just what we expect to pay for certain earbuds in general throughout the year. We’ll continue to highlight all the best Black Friday earbuds deals right here – and be sure to check out our list of the best Black Friday headphones deals if you want on-ear and over-ear options too.

Black Friday earbuds deals – quick links (US)

Best Black Friday earbuds deals in the US

Apple AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C): $249.99$234.99 at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C): was $249.99 now $234.99 at Amazon
That's right, the newest USB-C AirPods Pro 2 are discounted. You're getting the same great sound quality and smart features for Apple devices as the previous AirPods Pro 2, but with boosted dust resistance and the future-proofed new charging port. Although they saw a 24% discount over Cyber Monday proper, this 6% deal is certainly better than nothing, right? 

Sony WF-C700N:$119$89.99 at Best Buy

Sony WF-C700N: was $119 now $89.99 at Best Buy
Five-star earbuds for under $90? You better believe it. We absolutely loved the audio quality of these comfortable, lightweight buds, and were impressed by the features and app control. This is the cheapest we've seen these buds, but whether they last until Cyber Monday is not a certainty so we wouldn't delay.

Earfun Air Pro 3:$99now $55.99 at Amazon

Earfun Air Pro 3: was $99 now $55.99 at Amazon
Excellent 4.5-star review? Check. Noise cancellation? Oh yes. Whacking great saving? Also yes – it's 44% off their MSRP. You have to be an Amazon Prime member to get this deal even during Cyber Monday, (30-day free trials are available and we'll link to that below) but if you're prepared to sign up, this is a top deal on some great earbuds containing hi-res audio codec support and tech to future-proof your listening for quite some time. 

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II:$279$199 at Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: was $279 now $199 at Amazon
If you want the best noise-blocking power you can get for the price, these deliver it. They also sound superb, and have a ton of useful smart features. But the headline is the noise cancellation, and you can't get better for under $200. Actually, you basically can't get better, period. Oh, and this is the cheapest they've ever been – we'd be surprised if they go any lower.

Beats Fit Pro:$199.99$179.99 on Best Buy

Beats Fit Pro: was $199.99 now $179.99 on Best Buy
We are big fans of these headphones as they're great for working out. In fact, we rate them as the best wireless earbuds for sports, giving them four stars in our Beats Fit Pro review. They're essentially like the AirPods Pro but adapted to be better suited for sports with an IPX4 waterproof rating. This isn't quite the cheapest they've been – they fell to under $150 early in 2023, and to $159.99 over Cyber Monday proper – but it's still a decent $20 saving.

JBL Live Pro 2 $149.95 $74.95 at Amazon

JBL Live Pro 2 was $149.95 now $74.95 at Amazon
In a loving ode to these earbuds, TR's audio aficionado Becky Scarrott wrote: "For eradicating extraneous chit-chat and low-level constant office irritations, I've not heard better for $150 to date. And you can quote me on that." Only now, that price is down to just $75 as long as the blue pair works – and for clarity, we've only ever seen them dip to $99.95 before today. This is a truly rock-bottom deal on 'buds that only arrived in June 2022. Our advice? If you're looking for noise cancelling earbuds, you'll struggle to better them for customisable and effective ANC with all the whistles and bells. 

Black Friday earbuds deals – quick links (UK)

Best Black Friday earbuds deals in the UK

Sony WF-C700N earbuds:£99£74.99 at Amazon

Sony WF-C700N earbuds: was £99 now £74.99 at Amazon
Simply the best cheaper noise-cancelling earbuds you can buy – that's what I said in my five-star review of these April 2023-release earbuds. And I stick by it too. They're lovely and small, they're comfortable, and although you don't get on-ear volume control or Sony's higher-res LDAC support, they've never seen a discount like this before – which is a whopping 24% off the asking price. They briefly dropped to £75.99 for Prime Day earlier in the year, so this deal means an extra pound stays in your pocket. Tidy. 

JLab Go Air Pop: £24.99 £17.99 at Amazon

JLab Go Air Pop: was £24.99 now £17.99 at Amazon
Before we get carried away, the JLab Go Air Pop are not the last word in sonic brilliance. But they also aren't half bad – in fact they're alarmingly good for their lowly asking fee. If this is truly where your budget maxes out, you'll get reliable Bluetooth connectivity, killer battery life, comfortable and light earpieces and solid music on the go. It would be churlish to expect more – and this deal (which applies to various colorways) is a whole £2 cheaper than we've ever seen them. 

Earfun Air Pro 3:£99£69.99 at Amazon

Earfun Air Pro 3: was £99 now £69.99 at Amazon
No need to be a Prime member to get this deal at Amazon if you live in the UK! Excellent 4.5-star review? Check. Noise cancellation? Oh yes. Whacking great saving? Well – they dropped to 50% off their January 2023 RRP for Cyber Monday, but this is still a fair saving on some great earbuds with hi-res audio support and tech to future-proof your listening for quite some time. 

Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds: £90 £43.69 at Amazon

Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds: was £90 now £43.69 at Amazon
This is the cheapest that these earbuds have ever been to our knowledge, though only by a couple of pounds. Still, half price is superb for a pair of buds we awarded a four-and-a-half star score to when we reviewed them at release. Are they world-beating buds? No, but they sound great for the price, feature excellent app integration and controls, and are exceptionally comfortable. They don't have the best battery life, but it's tough to complain at this price. We should be clear, it's been standard to find these for around £50 for a while, rather than the full £90, but this is still a great price.

Sony WF-1000XM5:£259£219 at Amazon

Sony WF-1000XM5: was £259 now £219 at Amazon
Sony's latest flagship buds only launched recently, and now they're at their lowest-ever price in this deal. They offer great sound quality, solid active noise cancellation, and great customization and app control, all in a new smaller and lighter design compared to Sony's previous premium buds. You can read our full review here.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II:279£199 at Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: was £279 now £199 at Amazon
If you want the best noise-blocking power you can get for the price, these deliver it. They also sound superb, and have a ton of useful smart features. But the headline is the noise cancellation, and you can't get better for under £200. Actually, as long as the lack of multipoint or wireless charging doesn't bother you (and you don't have tiny ears) you basically can't get better, period. 

JLab JBuds Air Pro:£69£29.99 at Currys

JLab JBuds Air Pro: was £69 now £29.99 at Currys
JLab always delivers excellent bang for your buck from its earbuds, and here you get useful features such as multi-point pairing and a built-in charging cable (though it's regular USB, not USB-C). This is comfortably the cheapest that these buds have ever been, to our knowledge – better than half price is fantastic for bargain hunters.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro:£219£149 at Currys

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: was £219 now £149 at Currys
This is the joint lowest these buds have ever been, which is a fantastic price for some premium earbuds that we gave 4.5 stars to in our review. They're capable of hi-res audio when used with Samsung phones, but they just sound great and offer strong ANC for everyone else. They're also really nicely made, and are comfortable to wear.

Nothing Ear (2):£129£99 at Amazon

Nothing Ear (2): was £129 now £99 at Amazon
This is the first time these cool earbuds have dropped under £100, and that's a great price for their lush transparent design, enjoyable sound and good active noise cancellation, all of which we called out in our review. If want something like AirPods but with their own edge, these are a great buy.

Sony LinkBuds S earbuds:£180£119 at Amazon

Sony LinkBuds S earbuds: was £180 now £119 at Amazon
Exceptionally small, light, comfortable earpieces with a great control app plus a slew of well-implemented on-ear control options. They're not the most dynamic or zealous listen we've ever heard, but for this money the sound is still up there with best-in-class. Although we briefly (very briefly) saw them dip to one penny below £100 in October last year, this 34% off price is still a solid bet from a trusted name in audio – particularly if you have smaller ears.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: £139£69 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was £139 now £69 at Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are back down to a record-low price at Amazon for Cyber Monday. These affordable buds feature active noise cancellation, effortless pairing with your devices and great sound quality for the price. They're a solid alternative to the pricey AirPods if you just want some simple and effective buds and don't mind the in-ear bean-shaped design.

Black Friday wireless earbuds deals: FAQs

When did the Black Friday earbuds deals start in 2023 and when is Cyber Monday?

Although Black Friday was on November 24 2023, stores have continued vying for your precious cash after that, well past Cyber Monday and into the gift-buying season. Also, based on previous years, we expect that deals will quite likely remain well into December. 

Where are the best Black Friday earbuds deals?

Short answer: you can find the most worthwhile ones from retailers across every corner of the internet right here! We’ll curate our favorite deals in this article, based on our experience with the buds and our knowledge of the best prices, the second we spot a good deal.

But if you mean more broadly, then in the US we suggest keeping your eyes peeled for our Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart coverage. This won’t exactly come as a revelation, but in our experience, these retailers are delivering the lowest prices on big brand products. In the UK, it’s the same for Amazon, Currys and AO.

Don’t expect to see big discounts if you go direct to the stores of companies such as Apple and Bose, though. Apple resolutely sold things at full price on Black Friday, so be sure to check our best AirPods Black Friday deals list for any still available. 

 some deals still live
Best Buy: money off big-name earbuds
Walmart: some discounts still live
Crutchfield: limited offers available now

always great for low prices select deals on Beats
Currys: price-matched low prices
Very: some decent Beats and Sony deals

What Black Friday earbuds deals have we seen in 2023?

Let’s start with Black Friday AirPods deals, since these are so popular. We saw some really juicy deals on AirPods Pro 2, at $20 cheaper than we've ever seen them, because the older Lightning-connected model is now been superseded by the new USB-C model. 

But the audio specification of the two is the same, it's a stone-cold bargain. We've also seen some record lows on the AirPods 3, which are in line to be replaced next year with a USB-C version too. 

AirPods Max is an interesting one – again, we suspect a new version will come next year, so record-matching discounts of up to $200 felt likely – but we’ve been surprised by how shallow discounts on AirPods Max have been so far… 

Sony is a big player this Black Friday, no question. This year, the company introduced the Sony WH-CH520 and Sony WH-CH720N affordable headphones, plus the wallet-friendly Sony WF-C700N earbuds, and all are great – and have seen excellent discounts. And the same is true for the Sony WH-1000XM4, which hit record-low prices this Black Friday, having had big permanent price cuts since the arrival of the Sony WH-1000XM5.

Bose is a tough one. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a perennial sales favorite, but we've seen few discounts. However, the Bose QuietComfort 45 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have seen their prices slashed following the introduction of the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.

Now, Beats: Beats Studio Buds Plus and the new Beats Studio Pro got some choice Black Friday discounts to keep them competitive, and Beats Fit Pro had brief flash deals.

At the more affordable end of things, JBL always has a big Black Friday presence, and the Live Pro 2 saw a whopping 50% off discount in the US. And for super-cheap earbuds, the Earfun Air Pro 3 and JLab Go Air Pop saw record low prices, with the former dropping to just $9.88 at Walmart. No really!

For Australian deals, see our best cheap headphones deals page.  

Becky Scarrott
Audio Editor

Becky became Audio Editor at TechRadar in 2024, but joined the team in 2022 as Senior Staff Writer, focusing on all things hi-fi. Before this, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.  

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