A good pair of headphones or earbuds can be hard to find, be it because you have a long list of necessities or because you’re waiting for a great deal. If you fall mostly into the latter category, Amazon Prime Day deals might be able to help you. While there are a slew of headphones and earbuds on sale during the shopping event, only a handful are actually worth your time and money. We’ve picked out the best deals on headphones and earbuds that we could find and we were pleasantly surprised to see that many of our favorite music makers are among them.
NEW Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 - $199.99
Microsoft’s excellent Surface Headphones 2 are down to $199.99 for Prime Day, which is the lowest they’ve ever been. We gave them a score of 88 for their comfortable design, flexible noise-cancellation, good sound quality and long battery life.
NEW Jabra Elite 85h - $179.99
One of our gripes with the Jabra Elite 85h headphones was their high price tag, but they’re much easier to recommend now that they’re on sale for $180. Jabra’s noise-cancellation tech is good enough to rival Sony and Bose, and these cans earned a score of 84 from us in part for that as well as their custom EQ and ANC modes, comfortable design and fantastic 36-hour battery life.
AirPods with wired charging case - $115
Apple’s AirPods with the wired charging case are down to $115 at Amazon today, which is a new low. There are many reasons why AirPods have become so popular over the past couple of years, but one of their best features is their ability to quickly and seamlessly pair and switch between Apple devices. We gave them a score of 84 for their improved wireless performance and solid battery life.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones + $25 gift card - $298
Our favorite pair of ANC headphones is on sale for $298, an all-time low since they debuted a few months ago. You could get the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones by themselves, but Amazon also has the option to bundle them with a $25 gift card — for the same sale price. We gave the WH-1000XM4 a score of 94 for their excellent active noise-cancellation tech, immersive sound quality and multi-device connectivity.
Sony WHCH710N headphones - $88
The WHCH710N were already some of Sony’s best value headphones but now they’re a steal at only $88. Normally $198, these cans have decent sound quality but they truly shine with Sony’s noise-cancellation technology that automatically adjusts the cancellation levels for your environment. Combine that with a comfortable design and a 35-hour battery life and you get a strong pair of headphones made better by this deep discount.
Beats Powerbeats Pro earphones - $174.95
The Powerbeats Pro are the Beats earbuds to get if you want the best sound quality and fit (when it comes to in-ear buds) available, and now you can get them for an all-time-low price of $175. We gave these a score of 86 for their improved sound, ambidextrous on-device controls and exceptional battery life. And with Apple’s H1 chip inside, they’re incredibly easy to pair with and switch between Apple devices.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones - $199.99
If you’ve had your eye on a pair of Bose’s QuietComfort headphones, now’s the time to grab the 35 IIs while they’re at an all-time-low of $200. Bose’s noise cancellation technology is up there with the best of the best and the QuietComfort 35 IIs use it to block out most ambient noise around you. These wireless headphones also have a noise-rejecting microphone system for clearer calls and Alexa voice command support.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds - $119.99
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ are $30 off for Prime Day, bringing them down to $119. These are the much improved follow-ups to the original Galaxy Buds and Samsung made them better in basically every way. We gave them a score of 83 for their solid audio quality, improved call quality and wireless range, good battery life and deeper iOS integration. Yes, that means these buds work just as well with iPhones as they do they Android devices.
Sony WHXB900N headphones - $123
The midrange Sony WHXB900N headphones fall to $123 for Prime Day, which is $125 off their normal price. While this member of Sony’s Extra Bass family doesn’t have as powerful active noise-cancellation as its higher-end headphones, they still get the job done and block out a good amount of noise. We gave them a score of 83 for their solid sound and call quality as well as their support for Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant.