I’m the anti-hero Taylor Swift sings about. I listen to the same song over and over and over again, scratching that part of my brain that just loves every moment of it. Luckily for me, this Cyber Monday, there are speaker deals from Sonos and Google that will sound good with every replay. There are also plenty of deals on headphones from our favorite brands, like Jabra, Apple, and Beats, to drown my tunes out. If you’re looking to listen to whatever you want with the best sound possible, we’ve assembled all the best Cyber Monday headphone and speaker deals here.
Updated November 29 at 2 am: We’ve removed old deals, as well as updated prices and links throughout.
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Check out our roundups of the Best Wireless Earbuds and the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones for more.
Apple Airpods Pro (2nd Gen)
These earbuds may seem like the AirPods Pro you bought a few years back, but the second generation (9/10 WIRED recommends) come with some much-needed upgrades, including longer battery life and better overall sound quality. Plus, the noise cancellation is top-notch in the industry right now, giving you all the opportunity to drown out the rest of the world and binge that new true-crime podcast you’ve been dying to start.
Sometimes, you just gotta drown out the rest of the world. The Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds (7/10 WIRED Recommends) offer up great noise cancellation and eight hours of battery life. They sound great and are a great option for folks trying to focus during work calls, listen to their favorite audiobook, or stream the entire Taylor Swift discography before the Eras tour.
The Sony WH-1000XM5 (9/10 WIRED Recommends) may sound like a mishmash of letters, but they also hold high regard amongst the WIRED staff. This pair of wireless headphones consistently ranks as our top choice in the category, offering great sound, good looks, and 30 hours of battery life. That means I could listen to “Karma” 514 times before my fixation or battery life give out.
Neckband earbuds are convenient. You don’t need to quickly find a place to store them once you pop ’em out of your ear. Just let them dangle loose! The Beats Flex offer quick pairing with iPhones and access to Siri, and feature long 12-hour battery life. They sound great too. These charge via USB-C and will work perfectly fine with Android devices.
The Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are super comfortable wireless earbuds to wear, have great sound (especially bass), and sit in an egg-shaped case that supports wireless charging. Battery life is solid—seven hours—and the active noise canceling does a decent job of silencing the outside world. There’s also a good transparent mode to let ambient sounds in so you’re more aware of your surroundings.
The Linkbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have an eye-catching design—they have a tiny doughnut in the center to let ambient noise in through the bud. These earbuds are great for anyone constantly worried about missing out on all the surrounding noise when riding a bike or going for a run. This design works better than any other bud that WIRED editor and resident AV expert Parker Hall has tried.
Beats Fit Pro
A good soundtrack can set the tone for your workout sesh, and the Beats Fit Pro Wireless (9/10 WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorite earbuds for exercising, especially for iPhone users. These are comfortable to wear, the battery lasts a while, and the noise cancellation is perfect for tuning out any huffing and puffing going on on the treadmill next to you.
If you’re looking for earbuds that fit a smidge more securely, the Beats Powerbeats Pro (8/10 WIRED Recommends) fasten over your ears for a snug grip. They’re great for workouts, or even for someone who’s on the go and doesn’t want to worry about a bud breaking free while they power walk down Fifth Avenue. Unfortunately, the case isn’t pocketable, but the Powerbeats Pros still create great sound and noise isolation with a battery that lasts nine hours.
Jabra Elite 7 Wireless Earbuds
Our top workout earbuds, the Jabra Elite 7 Wireless Earbuds are a pair of great-sounding noise-canceling buds. What really makes them great for the gym are the silicone tips, molding to fit your inner ear and stay comfortably in place. Recently, these were as low as $75, but for $20 more we still think they’re worth it.
One of the only things we didn’t like about the Jabra Elite 85T (9/10, WIRED Recommends) was the high price. With this sale, they’re nearly perfect. They have a comfortable design, physical buttons for controls, a wireless charging case, and great noise canceling. You even get a two-year warranty against water damage.
Some of our favorite cheap headphones are even less expensive. Coming in at $15, the Jlab Go Air Pop headphones last for up to eight hours before needing a charge, and they sound good enough. Unlike many cheap headphones, they actually have a ton of cute colors to choose from, so you can listen in style while you’re at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung users take note—the Galaxy Buds2 Pro (9/10 WIRED Recommends) give you the best experience with your phone, and they’re on sale right now. With unique Samsung app integration, dynamic sound, and great noise cancellation, these are some of our favorite wireless earbuds. You even get two mics for making better phone calls—extremely helpful for juggling work, friends, and family.
We have historically not been fans of bone-conduction headphones, which eschew traditional speakers to deliver sound to your eardrums by vibrating the bones next to your ears. However, WIRED senior reviews associate editor Adrienne So and reviewer Eric Ravenscraft are big fans of the Shokz OpenRun Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends). The controls are simpler, the headphones are smaller, and above all—no skull buzzing!
The Amazon Echo Buds (8/10 WIRED Recommends) are a nifty little pair of earbuds with Alexa inside, so you can ask the voice assistant anything you’d ask an Echo speaker. The audio quality is solid, the fit is customizable, and they even come with a wireless charging case. They may not have the best-of-the-best noise cancellation, but this pair will satisfy at this price.
Back Bay Tempo 30 Wireless Earbuds
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Don’t put the Back Bay Tempo 30 Wireless Earbuds on the back burner. This pair performs well and is so affordable that WIRED editor Adrienne So feels bad recommending any other workout earbuds. The Tempo 30s are waterproof, feature noise canceling, and last for eight hours.
We’re fans of nearly all Logitech items, and this headset is one of our new favorites. It connects via a 3.5-mm cable, Bluetooth, or the included wireless dongle. The plush earcups and lightweight construction make this super comfy to wear, even for long periods of time—a hard-to-find feature when it comes to wireless headsets.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
These earbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) live up to their name. The noise cancellation is almost supernatural, the sound is pretty good, and they’re more lightweight than ever before, making them comfortable in your ears for long periods of time.
You can get the impressive noise cancellation of the earbuds above in these over-ear versions. The battery life is solid, they’re comfy, and sound pretty good, too.
The holidays bring plenty of houseguests and hubbubs. The Bose Sleepbuds 2 can help you catch some z’s when your favorite aunt pours just one more glass of sherry to talk about the good ol’ days. Not only do they passively cancel the noise around you without completely blocking it out, but they also play peaceful sounds like rain and white noise to help you drift off.
The 1More Colorbuds (8/10 WIRED Recommends) are a cute pair of earbuds that sound great, fit comfortably, and have aptX and ACC compatibility. They’re usually pretty affordable, and this sale knocks the cost down even more. These stylish earbuds come in four different colors, but as of now the green and black pairs have the best price.
Former WIRED editor Jeffrey Van Camp couldn’t help it—he loved the Beats Studio3 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones (8/10 WIRED Recommends). Though they bordered on being too bass-heavy, the headphones still sounded great no matter what he listened to. The Beats Studio3 pair easily with your iPhone, look really good, and offer noticeably good noise cancellation.
We don’t like Apple’s basic AirPods, and this is the older second-generation version, so we like them even less. Still, maybe your kids have been clamoring for AirPods, or maybe you want a spare pair. They’re uncomfortable due to the plasticky design, and you can do better at this price.
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UE Boom 3
The UE Boom 3 (9/10 WIRED Recommends) is our favorite overall Bluetooth speaker. It’s waterproof, has a 100-foot Bluetooth range, and sounds pretty darn great, with improved bass from its predecessor. You can also sync up multiple speakers in this line to create a surround-sound experience for parties.
This elegant, petite portable Bluetooth speaker is more than just a pretty face. The first-generation Beosound A1 is one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, so we imagine the second generation would be just as good. With its leather strap and excellent controls, we love how dainty yet durable this audio accessory is. It’s usually pretty pricey, so this is a good opportunity to level up.
This headset from Bang & Olufsen is the company’s first accessory designed just for Xbox. It comes with near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One, along with Dolby Atmos support. You can also use them as a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones, complete with a companion app that has an equalizer function and the ability to switch between the console and Bluetooth.
Sonos is good at speakers. Like really, really good. The Sonos One is a voice-controlled speaker with some of the best sound quality around, seamless setup and integration in your Sonos app, and sleek styling. If voice control isn’t for you, the Sonos One SL is $159 ($49 off) and gives you all the goodness without any of the microphone mania.
A portable Bluetooth speaker adds a little extra fun to your picnics and parties. We love the regular Roam (9/10 WIRED Recommends), and we think the Roam SL is just as good without voice control. The only downside is that the wireless charging pad ($49) isn’t included.
There are cheaper portable speakers out there, but if you prefer Sonos, the Move (8/10, WIRED Recommends) sounds outstanding with boomy bass. It’s powered by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, has an 11-hour battery life, and has microphones that help adapt its sound to the environment you’re in. (Those mics also support Google Assistant or Alexa.) The speaker is splash-resistant as well.
Shower Power Pro
Anyone who knows me knows one thing: this former theatre kid loves to belt out her favorite broadway tunes in the shower. While I usually DJ in my own head, my personal karaoke power hour would be much better with the Shower Power Bluetooth Speaker in the shower. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says this speaker sounds just OK, but what really rocks is that it’s hydro-powered. You connect it to your shower head, where the rushing water of your shower spins a turbine that powers the speaker, so you never need to recharge it.
I’ve had a JBL Bluetooth speaker for years, and it’s yet to fail when my friends are over, or when I’m just jamming out by myself. The Flip 6 isn’t in our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers, but its cousin the Clip 4 is. Regardless, JBL produces great sound across the board, so we think this is a great deal. If you’re looking to save a little extra, the JBL Flip 5 is also on sale for $70 ($30 off).
Though we haven’t tested this exact model, the Sony SRS-XB12 Bluetooth Speaker is similar to our favorite pocket-sized portable speaker. It features 16 hours of battery life, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and a detachable strap. It does come in three colors—unfortunately, only the black version is on sale today, though.
Marshall Stockwell II
If the School of Rock quote, “One great rock show could change the world,” resonated with you, then Marshall Bluetooth Speakers may be your best bet. The Stockwell II delivers great sound, includes a battery gauge, and has a stylish look that mimics the company’s iconic instrument amplifiers. The Marshall Emberton is also on sale for $100 ($50 off) at Amazon and Target.
Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker (8/10 WIRED Recommends) is connected to the company’s voice assistant, so it can start a timer, answer your burning questions about capybaras, or play a radio station, all with voice commands. But it’s a great Wi-Fi speaker for the home, and it’s especially handy to be able to ask Google Assistant to play your tunes. You can pair two of them for stereo sound.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
If Google’s not your thing, the fourth-generation Amazon Echo (8/10 WIRED Recommends) is also $50 off right now. Not only does the Echo sound good and fill up the space, but it also has a 3.5mm output that lets you connect it to any of your larger sound systems. We think it’s the best overall in the Echo lineup, with its unique, spherical shape.
Sometimes you want to know what the weather is, the latest headlines, and answers to any other queries first thing in the morning. The Echo Dot (5th Gen), the newest version of our favorite Alexa device for the bedroom, is perfect for this. And if your curious kids wake up with more questions than you can answer, the Echo Dot Kids (5th Gen) is also on sale for $30 ($30 off).
Anker’s big ol’ boombox gets shockingly loud. The 80-watt stereo sound is nice and bassy without sacrificing too much clarity. The speaker itself is relatively hefty at just over five pounds, but it still should be what most folks consider “portable”. The waterproof housing, built-in power bank, and 20-hour battery capacity ensure the party can go for a long time, wherever you’re at. There’s also an app that lets you tweak audio settings if that’s your thing.
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We’ve tried the Pro-Ject T1 BT (7/10, WIRED Recommends) and this model on sale doesn’t include Bluetooth connectivity. That might not be an issue though since it’s gorgeous, minimalist, and well-built. The setup is really easy, the tonearm doesn’t wobble, and there’s a built-in phono preamp so it’ll work with most speakers with little effort.
Corinne Bailey Rae once said, “Girl, put your records on.” But what happens when you don’t have anything to actually put your records … on? The Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT Turntable is a great starter solution for you. It costs less than others, and it sounds just fine for anyone testing the turntable waters. It also pairs with Bluetooth speakers, so you can listen in any room. I definitely think Corinne would approve.
This pretty turntable is just one of many discounts you’ll find from Fluance right now. It’s a little chunky in its design and takes up a good amount of room, but it includes a phono preamp so it can connect to just about any stereo.
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