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Noise-cancelling headphones deals: listen in peace without the high price tag

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Noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for when you want to lose yourself in your music without any distractions – but they can be pricey. However, these Prime Day deals prove that you don't have to break the bank in your quest for audio nirvana when seeking out over-ear headphones.

Our top deal in the US is on the Sony WH-1000XM4 (AKA the best headphones you can buy today), which have been reduced from $348 to $248 (opens in new tab), saving you $100.

There are great deals in the UK, too, with the Sony WH-1000XM4 also being discounted to £240 (opens in new tab) – though you'll need to act fast, as Prime Day has officially ended in the UK, and these deals probably won't last long. (Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for noise-cancelling headphones deals in your region).

It's not just about over-ear headphones, either. There are plenty of fantastic deals on noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, from the Apple AirPods Pro to the Jabra Elite 85t, meaning there's a Prime Day headphones deal out there for everyone.

Today's best noise-cancelling headphones deals on Prime Day in the US

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Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones: $348 $248 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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– These wireless headphones deliver excellent noise-cancellation and surprisingly great sound quality all in a lightweight, comfortable design. We think they're amazing and they can proudly claim their place at the top of our best headphones of 2021 list.

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AirPods Pro: $249 $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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We haven't seen the AirPods Pro drop down to this $189.99 position for a long time - they've been stuck at $199 for a few months now. However, you've got another chance to grab these premium ANC earbuds for an extra $10 off right now. Move fast, though, because these are likely to sell out.

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AirPods Max: $549 $522.16 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're after a pair of Apple's particularly expensive headphones, you'll find the AirPods Max in Green, Red, Pink, and Space Gray for $522. We saw the over-ear headphones drop to $499 earlier this week, so we recommend holding off to see if Amazon matches that all-time low price later on. If you're looking to save even more money, Walmart has the silver AirPods Max on sale for $519 (opens in new tab).

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Echo Buds (2nd Gen): $119.99 $79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Amazon's Prime Day sale has the all-new Echo Buds on sale for $79.99. Amazon's wireless earbuds feature active noise cancellation and work with Alexa to stream music, make calls, get directions, and more.

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Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: $369 $290.76 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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With an expansive, convincing sound, sturdy build, and good ANC, the Aonic 50 are well worth considering if you need a pair of great-sounding over-ear headphones. 

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Sony WF-SP800N earbuds: $199.99 $89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $111
– If you need music to get you through your workout and enjoy sitting back and relaxing to your favorite albums, these true wireless earbuds could be perfect for you. With sweat-resistance, active noise cancellation, and support for Sony's spatial audio format 360 Reality Audio this earbuds deal is one you won't want to miss out on.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: $199.99 $169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro were only released earlier this year, and this $30 discount has been seen a handful of times since then. That means this $169.99 sales price is unlikely to be beaten in next week's Prime Day headphone deals, especially since these buds have never dipped below this position in their short time on the market so far.

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Sony WH-XB900N headphones: $248 $118 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $130
– These wireless headphones deliver overpowering bass and incorporate balanced mids and detailed highs. For noise-canceling headphones they have an impressive battery life and a strong audio quality. That's great value especially considering Amazon has dropped them back down to their lowest price yet today.

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Jabra Elite 85t: $229.99 $169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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– The fantastic Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds are back down to their lowest price ever on Amazon US and with their great audio capabilities and powerful active noise cancellation you won't find many reasons to not pick these up.

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Beats Studio 3: $349.95 $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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While this price dropped to a record low of $169, this is still a great deal on the Beats Studio 3, which come with noise cancellation, a 22-hour battery life, and an eye-catching design.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: $329.99 $229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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These Bose cans are among the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy in 2021, and with $100 off, they're a steal, boasting fantastic ANC, great audio performance, and a sleek design. 

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Panasonic RZ-S500W true wireless earbuds: $179.99 $79.99 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save $100 – These brilliant wireless earbuds offer great noise cancellation, a comfy fit, and clear voice calls – and an IPX4 water resistance rating means you can use them while working out.

Today's best noise-cancelling headphones deals on Prime Day in the UK

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Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones: £349 £240 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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– the best headphones you can buy in 2021 may have previously dropped to £233, but this is still a great deal. Coming with a stellar sound performance, excellent noise cancellation, and a ton of audiophile-friendly features, the XM4 are well worth buying at this price.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones: £330 £197 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Sony's older over-ear headphones pack great noise cancellation, quality sound and high battery life in one fantastic package, even if they have been usurped by the XM4.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds: £220 £144 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Featuring industry-leading noise cancellation and fantastic battery life, the Sony WF-1000XM3 have consistently ranked as TechRadar's favorite pair of wireless earbuds – until the WF-1000XM4 came along. This may not be the lowest price – that appeared earlier at £129.99 – but it's still a great deal.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £349.95 £253.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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These Bose cans are among the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy in 2021, and with £95 off, they're a steal, boasting fantastic ANC, great audio performance, and a sleek design. 

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JBL Tune 600BTNC: £89.99 £49.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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If you're after something on the cheaper side but don't want to give up features like active noise cancellation the JBL Tune 600BTNC offer up excellent value for money at £49.95. We grabbed a pair of these over Black Friday last year and they offer a surprising level of audio quality considering their budget price point.

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Jabra Elite 85t: £219 (opens in new tab)£189 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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– The fantastic Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds deliver great audio capabilities and powerful active noise cancellation – you won't find many reasons to not pick these up.

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Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones: £159 £129 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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With this deal you're getting a great pair of cups with excellent sound, good noise cancellation and a comfy fit to boot.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise cancelling headphones: £199.99 £179.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones have already beaten their Prime Day price last year, with an additional £20 discount offering up a new record low. That means these are an excellent buy.

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Shure Aonic 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: £339 £210 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Need a pair of great-sounding over-ear headphones? These Shure headphones come with active noise cancellation, a reassuringly sturdy build, and excellent audio performance.

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AirPods Pro: £249 £187.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is the lowest price we've ever seen on the AirPods Pro true wireless earbuds at Amazon, however you will find them for £179 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab). It's worth remembering that you're paying £5 for delivery here, though, so we would keep a close eye on this device in next week's offers to make sure you're getting the best price possible - Amazon may well match that £179 sales price.

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Panasonic RZ-S500W true wireless earbuds: £149.99 £99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Available in white and black, these brilliant wireless earbuds offer great noise cancellation, a comfy fit, and clear voice calls – and an IPX4 water resistance rating means you can use them while working out.

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Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds: £149.99 £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) - SOLD OUT
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This is the lowest price we've ever seen for these excellent earbuds, and they come with a good battery life, compact build, comfy fit, and active noise cancellation like the AirPods Pro.

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No matter where you live, you'll find all the lowest prices for noise-cancelling headphones from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

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Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.