Forget earbuds, for ANC headphones on a budget go for this Prime Day Bose deal

Bose Noise Cancelling Heaphones 700 on green background with Prime Day heading
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Amazon's Prime Day Early Access sale is well into its second day of deals shenanigans – Prime Day 2, day 2, if you will – and with Prime Day deals coming in this thick and fast, it's hard to keep up. Black Friday may be on the horizon, but I'm not sure any of us will need it after this… 

With so many Prime Day over-ear headphones and earbuds deals washing up on the picturesque, sandy beach that is Prime Day, how do you know which is worthy of your precious coin? 

Allow me to humbly suggest the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (see our review for just how good they are) because right now, they are reduced to just $269 or £179, meaning up to 40% of the MSRP stays right in your wallet! 

The keen eyed will note it's not a Sony product – although the all-new five-star WH-1000XM5 headphones, unveiled in May 2022, are currently just $348 in the US, or £295 in the UK and are just two of of the 16 best Prime Day headphones deals live right now.

That is because I want to bring supreme quiet and calmness into your lives, in the shape of quality cans from the people who invented active noise cancellation: Bose. 

Missed out on this deal? Don't forget to see how the latest Bose promo codes can help you.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: $379

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: $379 $269 at Amazon
Save 29% - These are fantastic and stylish noise-stopping headphones for this price. And the discount is superb – prior to today we've only seen them drop to $299. We love them: they look great, they're comfortable, they sound excellent, and Bose's noise cancellation is superb.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £299

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £299 £179 at Amazon
Save 40% - Again, excellent ANC headphones for this price. The discount listed by Amazon here is a bit misleading – they general cost between £200 and £250 – but this deal still excellent, because it's nearly the cheapest they've ever been (they hit £169 once). And they've only been this cheap three times ever, for very limited periods. We love them: they look classy, they're comfy, they sound excellent, and Bose's noise cancellation is superb.

Let me be frank (yes, you can still be Garth): the 700s are in a category all of their own when it comes to ANC – I have heard it. At full whack, the bottom falls out the room and you're living in your head. It is quite something. 

Maybe you love ANC but you're looking for earbuds in the Amazon Prime Day Early Access October sale? I wouldn't. If you want truly awesome ANC, go for an over-ear design. 

The brilliant Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offer superb and highly adjustable noise nixing, plus great audio quality. Until now, they haven't managed to  beat Sony's equivalents in terms of battery life and price, but now they've achieved the latter they are a tempting proposition indeed. 

Quick bit of history: the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 launched on June 30 2019, and were a bit of an experiment for Bose. Arriving in between editions of its famous QuietComfort line, the 700 featured a bold new design and a more intricate approach to noise cancellation controlling – and they remain a firm favorite among members of the TechRadar team today because of it.

Bose's reputation for making some of the best noise-cancelling headphones was cemented here (let's not forget, the company pioneered the tech back in the 70s, to help pilots land airplanes) and that's why they take a prime position in our best wireless headphones guide. 

And even though the newer Bose QuietComfort 45 are with us now, the 700 still trounce the QC 45 in most areas, for me. We love how controllable the noise cancellation is through the app – more controllable than the QC45, oddly – and we prefer the more modern design. 

They don’t fold up into the headband – and I believe you shouldn't care. These cans are for flights, working from a busy home, or any time you need good quality audio alongside excellent ANC. Remember, the new Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless and Bowers & Wilkins PX8 do not fold either, and these are yet to feature in Amazon's October Prime Day extravaganza…

My advice? If silence is golden in your home, this is the deal for you. 

Not sure? Keep checking our Prime Day live blog for the deals as and when they drop. 

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.