Headphone Deals - 2018
Headphones unlike TVs, don't have a set release schedule. Their price does usually drop over time but not in the same planned and dramatic manner. Here are the best deals we've found on some of the headphones we recommend.
See also our list of TV deals.
Reviewed Headphones on Sale
Beats Studio3 Wireless
$204.95 - dropped by $145 - The Beats Studio3 Wireless are above-average for a lot of use cases. They have the same stylish and polished design of the previous Studio Wireless but with an improved noise cancellation performance. Their audio reproduction and ANC automatically adapts to the listener and the environment which is a great feature when done right but can sometimes be a bit inconsistent.
Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear
$59.99 - dropped by $20 - The Bose SoundTrue Ultra are above-average in-ear headphones for most use cases. They have a decent sound quality that packs a lot of bass and a comfortable earbud fit that you can wear for hours. They're stable for sports, lightweight and compact. They also barely leak and block a good amount of noise but since they're wired they may not be as convenient for everyday casual use as some of the more recent wireless models from Bose like the QuietControl 30.
$85.03 - dropped by $73 - Bordeaux Pink - The Sony h.ear on MDR-100AAP are average over-ear headphones, with an eye-catching design and a decent sound. They're lightweight and fairly stable, but they struggle a little in loud environments. They don't block much noise and also leak a little at higher volumes.
Plantronics BackBeat PRO
$115.94 - dropped by $28 - The Plantronics Backbeat Pro are an above-average pair of headphones. The ergonomic design is great, and the build quality is solid if a little stiff. The sound profile caters more to bass-heavy music genres but still offers passable audio reproduction. They have one the best wireless ranges and latency that we've measured to date.
Bose SoundSport Free
$199.00 - dropped by $50 - The Bose SoundSport Free are good headphones for sports and have a good audio reproduction for critical listening. They're comfortable earbuds with a semi-open design for runners but this also makes them a bit worse for commuting since they do not block a lot of noise.
NAD VISO HP50
$179.99 - dropped by $70 - The NAD HP50 are good critical listening headphones with a unique look and a decently durable design. They have a well-balanced sound and a stable fit that's good enough for sports, but they're a bit too tight on some heads. They also do not block a lot of noise so they won't be the ideal headphones to use on loud, noisy commutes but on the upside, they do not leak much.
Turtle Beach Stealth 600
$87.00 - dropped by $13 - The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 are good gaming headphones with a surprisingly balanced sound for critical listening. They have one of the lowest latency measured so far, which makes them suitable for gaming and watching videos, as long as the dongle is compatible with your device. Unfortunately, like most gaming headphones, they're not made to be used outdoors or for sports.