The best Black Friday wireless earbuds deals still available 2022

Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM4 on orange background
(Image credit: Sony/Apple)

Black Friday is over for another year, but there are still some Black Friday wireless earbuds available online for you to snap up.

Right now, you can still grab a decent bargain on any number of Black Friday deals. That includes some of the best wireless earbuds around, with offers from the likes of Bose, Sony, Google, and even Apple ready to be purchased by any last-minute shoppers.

If you're in the market for a new pair of in-ear headphones, then, you've come to the right place. Below, we've rounded up the last of the best Black Friday wireless earbuds. That includes a selection of price cuts on some of the best budget wireless earbuds and best Black Friday Airpods deals, which will certainly make for a good Christmas and/or Holiday season gift for a family member or friend.

Looking for other headphone deals? Check out our round-up of some last-minute (and cheap!) Cyber Monday earbuds deals. If you're ready to proceed, though, let's begin.

Black Friday earbuds deals (US): quick links

Black Friday wireless earbuds deals still live in the US

AirPods Pro: was (opens in new tab)

AirPods Pro: was $169.99 now $159 at Walmart
(opens in new tab)This is a return to the lowest price we've ever seen for the original AirPods Pro, which offer solid noise cancellation, adjustable silicone ear tips and a handy charging case. The second generation model launched earlier this year with a number of upgrades but is almost $100 more expensive, so this is a more affordable way to get some of Apple's premium earbuds.

Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was $279.99 now $229.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Black Friday offers like this $50 saving don't last for long. Although we have seen them briefly at this price before, (a few weeks ago at Amazon, if you must know) the deal was over in a flash, leaving some of the TechRadar team disappointed. Thankfully, it's here again and this time it's at Best Buy. Sony's immersive LDAC, excellent ANC, eight hours on battery life from just the earbuds and stunning sound quality? Yes please. 

Jabra Elite 7 Pro true wireless earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite 7 Pro true wireless earbuds: was $199.99 now $119.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
These Jabra earbuds have got a massive 40% price cut, making this an amazing time to buy these in-ear headphones, which boast 30 hours battery life, decent water resistance and some basic ANC support. In our review, we called the Elite 7 Pro buds “terrific value”, and this additional discount makes that truer than ever.

was (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds: was $149.99 now $89.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
When they launched, we called these "the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever made", and though they've now been surpassed by the Beats Fit Pro for that accolade, they're incredible value with this $60 saving – the cheapest we've seen yet. For under $100 you're getting impressive sound quality and solid active noise cancellation, plus a suite of extra features on both iPhone and Android. The call quality isn't perfect and the battery life is just fine at a total of 15 hours but if you just want to disappear into your music, these literally sound and, importantly, feel great.  

Google Pixel Buds A Series: was (opens in new tab)

Google Pixel Buds A Series: was $99 now $64.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
They're newer than the Pixel Buds (2020) although not as new as the Google Buds Pro, and although our dedicated review (opens in new tab) of these June 2021 earbuds wasn't glowing, the slick design and inbuilt Google Assistant is compelling for this new low price – and yes, this is the biggest discount they've ever seen. 

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was $129.99 now $199.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
These AirPods have only been $10 cheaper once before, so it's a good buy for Apple fans at this price. You do get the last generation model originally launched in 2019 but these are still some of the best wireless earbuds to connect across the entire Apple ecosystem. The audio quality is reasonable and battery life is just four hours, but the included wired charging case provides a further 20 hours.

was (opens in new tab)

JLab JBuds Air Pro earbuds: was $59.99 now $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Even at the original price, the Jbuds Air Pros are an impressive offering for a pair of budget buds. The audio here is surprisingly punchy with a bass-focussed sound and there's an ultra long 36 hour(!) battery life as well as impressive multipoint connectivity. Add in motion detection so that the buds know to pause when they are out of your ears, and these are extraordinarily feature-rich for the price – and then that price fell by half!

was (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM3: was $199.99 now $149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Just because the WF-1000XM4s have come muscling in doesn't mean that everything that came before should be ignored. The WF-1000XM3's are still truly exceptional noise-cancelling earbuds now that they're at a lower price, with a fun audio profile and excellent noise cancellation. There's 6 hours of charge in each bud, too. A vast variety of ear tips means you're always going to find the perfect fit and the Sony Headphones Connect app is an excellent companion for tweaking settings. A proximity sensor too understands when you've got your buds in and will pause your tunes when you take them out. 

Black Friday earbuds deals (UK): quick links

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: was £219 now £189 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro only arrived in stores on August 26, and this is the first time we've seen them discounted. They're small, they're comfortable, the two-way speaker design provides impressive and detailed 24-bit audio and the ANC is seriously good for this level. The one downside is the battery life, at only 5 hours from the buds and up to 18 in the case. Our advice? If you're a Samsung Galaxy smartphone owner, they're a no-brainer at this new low price… 

Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was £250 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Woohoo! Black Friday offers like this don't come along very often. Although we briefly saw them dip to £169, this is a whole £10 cheaper than we've ever seen them, and if you don't want to be left feeling sad (like some of the TechRadar team during Black Friday) strike now, friend! Sony's immersive LDAC, excellent ANC, eight hours on battery life from just the earbuds and stunning five-star sound quality all for £91 off the RRP? Yes please.

was (opens in new tab)

Beats Fit Pro ANC earbuds: was £219.99 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Any reduction on these four-star rated earbuds is a good one this Black Friday – but this is a great little deal. The Beats Fit Pro deliver a distinctly AirPod like experience at a cheaper price than Apple's latest Pro generation. The active noise cancelling is excellent and you can also make the most of spatial audio on Apple Music. An IPX4 rating means these are sweat proof for trips to the gym and the design means they won't be leaving your ears any time soon. 

Image (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-C500 true wireless earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds "great value for money" – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they're an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can't at this new low price-point. They're also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and we've never seen them this cheap – until now. 

Image (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser CX earbuds: was (opens in new tab)£119.99 now £69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
As you'd expect from Sennheiser, these CX earbuds deliver excellent audio with ultra rich baselines. There's no noise cancellation here and it's important to note too that these aren't designed with smaller ears in mind. But these are exceptionally feature rich. The audio performance is excellent with beautifully clear vocals and the Sennheiser app is useful for any EQ changes. Add in a 27-hour battery life and aptX functionality and the CX buds are a great investment.    

1More Evo ANC earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

1More Evo ANC earbuds: was £179.99 now £1199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
At TechRadar, we want you to know what you're buying, which is why we'll nudge you towards our full, in-depth review (opens in new tab) if you need more info. In a nutshell though, you're getting 1More's best earbuds to date: dual drivers, adaptive active noise cancellation, LDAC hi-res audio support, six mics for calls/ANC duties plus a 28-hour total playtime. Again, they're not the cheapest earbuds in 1More's ouevre, but they are the best.

was (opens in new tab)

JBL Tune 230NC ANC earbuds: was £79 now £44 at AO (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)JBL is always a reassuring brand that manages to deliver a great balance between functionality and price point. The 230NCs at this price are an absolute steal, delivering a bright punchy sound and an impressive eight hours of ANC music in each earbud before you have to stick them back in the case. Including the case, you've got 24 hours in total which is a solid offering at this price. The ANC isn't a patch on more expensive buds but you won't need to worry about these at the gym.

Sony LinkBuds S earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

Sony LinkBuds S earbuds: was £180 now £119 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 the best in show. They're currently 34% off, and although we briefly (very briefly) saw them dip to one penny below £100 in October, at this price they're a solid bet from a trusted name in audio – particularly if you have smaller ears.

was (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was £179 now £59.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a serious saving on some highly rated buds. The Galaxy Buds live have great audio quality and a serious dollop of bass if you like your music with added boom. The battery life of 28 hours is especially good and these come in four different colours if you don't want to go Apple-style white. The call quality is excellent too and these little buds even use bone conduction for better call clarity when you're on the move and end up somewhere noisy.  

Huawei FreeBuds 4 ANC earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

Huawei FreeBuds 4 ANC earbuds: was £129.99 now £79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)This is a great price for the comfy open-fit design of the FreeBuds 4. Especially if you don't like jamming silicone earbud tips into your ears. They have a brilliant polished sound and are especially feature rich if you have a Huawei phone. Handy volume controls sit on the stem and there's 22 hours of battery altogether with four hours at a time of ANC powered music in the buds. You can also handily pair them with multiple devices at once and call quality is excellent thanks to dual mics. 

JLab Go Air Pop earbuds: was (opens in new tab)

JLab Go Air Pop earbuds: was £20 now £17.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
These fantastic little true wireless earbuds were a stone cold steal when we first reviewed them, but thanks to John Lewis' early Black Friday deals, you can now save an extra 10% on these excellent affordable and comfortable buds, which boast Bluetooth 5.1, wearer-detection, three effective EQ profiles, on-ear volume control and a whopping 32-hour battery life. Bargain! (Oh, and if you prefer to shop at Currys, the deal's live (opens in new tab) there too!) 

£219.99 (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite 85t earbuds: was £219.99 now £169 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has slashed the price of the Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds to £169. That's an impressive saving on these top-quality buds. Available in 5 different colours and the recipient of a highly respectable four-star review from this publication, not only are the Jabra Elite 85t a stylish pair of earbuds, but they also provide excellent audio performance, effective noise cancellation and are a great alternative to Airpods.  

Should you wait for a Cyber Monday wireless earbuds deal? 

It's expected that slightly older AirPods and wireless earbuds will see the biggest discounts over Black Friday and into Cyber Monday, but the top-tier 2022 releases probably won't to see the kind of huge, drop-everything-and-run "60% off!!" deals you might hope for. 

The discounts we expect across the class-leaders such as the newer Pro-suffixed and third-generation Apple AirPods tend to be more in the 20%-off region… and these can happen at any time, not just during Black Friday. 

Know this also: it's highly likely that prices will drop at one retailer in the weeks leading up to Black Friday to beat competing online merchants to the punch. Then, these other retailers will follow suit or discount a similar product, and this will continue while stocks last – or the sales event officially ends.

Our advice? If you see a deal you're happy with, irrespective of its proximity to Black Friday, you should strike while the iron is hot. 

Want a set of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro or Sony LinkBuds S and seen a deal? Grab it with both hands, be happy with it and, if you find that the price of your chosen 'buds does drop by another $10/£10 a couple of weeks later, don't beat yourself up about it – you're a trend-setter and you got that box-fresh earbud enjoyment earlier anyone else, right? 

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II held in hand

Bose's new QuietComfort Earbuds II mean the originals could see a discount over Black Friday (Image credit: Simon Lucas / Future)

Black Friday wireless earbuds deals: our predictions

When will the best Black Friday wireless earbuds deals start in 2022?

Black Friday is over for another year, but there are still lots of deals available - we’re rounding them up in our best Black Friday deals page.

Where will the best wireless earbuds deals be?

We'll bring you all the best Black Friday wireless earbuds deals when the time comes, finding the lowest prices from all the top retailers.

In the US, third-party sites such as Amazon and Walmart are likely to offer the best discounts, with both having offered unparalleled prices on earbuds in the past. In the UK, it's a similar story – sites such as Amazon and Currys are bringing the best wireless earbuds deals for Black Friday.

What about going direct to Bose or Apple? Well, neither is a firm supporter of Black Friday. The Apple store doesn't offer direct Apple Black Friday deals, for instance, although it is known to offer gift cards and freebies when you purchase select devices. 

US Black Friday wireless earbuds deals
Amazon:
see the latest wireless earbuds prices (opens in new tab)
Walmart: today's best wireless earbuds deals (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: browse current wireless earbuds offers (opens in new tab)
Crutchfield: the latest wireless earbuds deals (opens in new tab)

UK Black Friday wireless earbuds deals
Amazon UK:
see today's wireless earbuds prices (opens in new tab)
Currys: latest wireless earbuds deals (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: all today's wireless earbuds offers (opens in new tab)
AO.com: check the current wireless earbuds prices (opens in new tab)

How good will this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday wireless earbuds deals be?

As we've mentioned before, this is a delicate question because it depends on what exactly has caught your eye. 

AirPods simply aren't the kind of product that see 50% off or more – but other 'buds  may receive significant price cuts. Wireless earbuds with a sub $200 / £150 MSRP launched a year ago or more are the sweet-spot for Black Friday. 

To know these is to be at a significant advantage, which is just another way in which we can help… 

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro on white background

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro probably won't see a huge discount – but they might see a minor price drop…  (Image credit: TechRadar)

What wireless earbuds Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals do we expect in 2022?

We're straying into subjective territory here, but we think you can find a great pair of wireless earbuds with all the features between $100/£100 and $150/£150. Most times of the year, that price would be a lot higher, but Black Friday typically offers sale prices of 50% or more off the best true wireless earbuds.

If your budget doesn't quite stretch that far, don't worry. Sony, Jabra, Cambridge Audio, and Lypertek all offer budget-friendly headphones that don’t skimp on the specs for under $100 / £100, and get full marks from us.

But what about the super cheap earbuds you see on Amazon? Do some research, and if you haven't heard of a brand before, check out our reviews to see if you should bother with their headphones.

Buying tips: 3 wireless earbuds to look our for on Black Friday

The best AirPods, Airpods pro, against a white background

(Image credit: Apple)
Expect great discounts now the new model is out

Specifications

Weight: 5.4g
Drivers: Dynamic
Battery life : 24 hours

Reasons to buy

+
Good noise cancellation
+
Comfortable in-ear fit

Reasons to avoid

-
More expensive than better rivals
-
Battery life is pretty low

The AirPods Pro bring active noise cancellation, a snug fit, and an improved design to the company's previous true wireless earbuds. They're not quite the best true wireless earbuds out there (that honor goes to the Sony WF-1000XM4), and at $249 / £249 / AU$399 they aren't cheap, either – but because they've just been superseded, there might be discounts on Black Friday… 

If you’re an iPhone user looking for some well-fitting earbuds with strong sound quality, you could do a lot worse than the latest AirPods. The redesign means they’re far less likely to fall out, and the additional microphones provide strong noise-cancelling (particularly when commuting), as well as a useful Transparency mode, which really does let the outside world in.

The sound quality of the AirPods Pro has certainly improved since the previous iteration. There’s a notable emphasis on vocals and bass, meaning these earbuds are better for pop fans than those who enjoy a more natural presentation that lends itself to classical music or more orchestral sounds.

Read our full Apple AirPods Pro review

Sony WF-1000XM4

(Image credit: Sony)

2. Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds

The best true wireless earbuds you can buy today

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed
Weight: 7.3g
Frequency response: 20-40,000Hz
Drivers: 6mm
Battery life : 8 hours (earbuds) 16 hours (charging case)

Reasons to buy

+
Rapid, full-bodied and eloquent sound
+
Truly useful features
+
Impressive call quality

Reasons to avoid

-
Unremarkable battery life
-
No aptX support

Sony is largely responsible for the rude health of the active noise-cancelling earbuds market, and with the WF-1000XM4, the company has combined performance, ergonomics, and build quality more effectively than ever before. 

Compared to their predecessors, the Sony WF-1000XM3, the new wireless earbuds offer enough quality-of-life features to make them worth upgrading to, even if they are more expensive. 

While other true wireless earbuds surpass the Sony WF-1000XM4 in particular areas – noise cancellation, for example – no other model comes close to offering such excellent quality across the board. That’s why the Sony WF-1000XM4 are hands-down the best true wireless earbuds you can buy today.

Read our full Sony WF-1000XM4 review

The cambridge audio melomania 1 plus true wireless earbuds, with the earbuds on the left and the charging case on the right

(Image credit: Cambridge Audio)

3. Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus

Mind-blowing sound without the wires

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed
Weight: 9.2g
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Drivers: 5.8mm
Battery life (on-board): 9 hours (earbuds) 41 hours (charging case)

Reasons to buy

+
Stunning audio performance
+
Great app
+
Easy controls

Reasons to avoid

-
No active noise cancellation

Cambridge Audio may be best known for its high-end audio equipment, but the past couple of years has seen the British company branch out into the world of true wireless earbuds. 

Its first offering, the Melomania 1, are among the best wireless earbuds you can buy, thanks to their stellar sound quality, However, the new Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus are a worthy upgrade, putting many other earbuds in the shade for audio performance, battery life, and ease-of-use. 

While the design of the Melomania 1 Plus hasn’t deviated too far from its predecessors, there’s a clear step up in terms of audio performance, with levels of detail and clarity that could rival some of the best over-ear headphones

A helpful app, easy controls, and excellent connectivity just makes us love them even more. The only downside is that there’s no active noise cancellation. However, when these earbuds sound this good, we doubt you’ll miss it much. 

Read more: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus review

How can I get the best wireless earbuds Black Friday deals on the day?

1. Don't head directly to Apple – or Bose (or Sony) 

Sorry to tell tales, but one place you probably won't find the best deals on Black Friday is direct from the manufacturer. 

AirPods from Apple? We wouldn't – nor would Bose be our first port of call if we wanted a set of QuietComfort Earbuds. Apple's Black Friday deals usually involve gift cards or a free trial of something like Apple Music, while Bose discounts from Bose are so rare, we'd sooner go looking for hen's teeth in a field. 

But don't despair! The deals are out there – you just need to go through third-party retailers such as the ones listed above. 

2. Older models are much more likely to be discounted 

It has been mentioned it already, but the biggest discounts are likely to come on older models. 

Did the set of earbuds you had your heart on recently get superseded by a second (or third-) generation iteration? Maybe the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro (which now have a younger, Buds 2 Pro sibling) or the Sony WF-1000XM3 perhaps – because, yup, there's an XM4?

Good news – the slightly older product may not be approaching end-of-line just yet, but it may well get a Black Friday discount. 

3. Scroll various retailers before you buy

It might sound rudimentary, but it's always a good tip to do as much research as your busy schedule allows before clicking 'buy'.

Seen your chosen wireless earbuds for the price you wanted to pay? Ready to buy? Take a breath… and take a moment to scroll through deals from other big retailers. You never know: maybe Crutchfield, Currys or Best Buy decided to undercut the deal you saw with an extra $10/£10 off.

Becky Scarrott
Senior Audio Staff Writer

Becky is a senior staff writer at TechRadar (which she has been assured refers to expertise rather than age) focusing on all things audio. Before joining the team, 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.  

With contributions from