December holiday savings make it possible to score the best headphone deals of the year. Now is a great time to snag those ear cans or earbuds you’ve had your eye on for yourself or that special someone you know.
As retailers clear out their inventory, we’re seeing notable discounts on audio wearables. In some instances, the price cuts are lingering deals we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
So if you skipped either of these savings events, there are tons of headphone deals you can take advantage of now. Save big on today’s best headphones from Apple, Bose, Jabra, Samsung, Sony, and more.
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We tested these buds and in our Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review, we were impressed by their extremely comfortable design, great sound and powerful active noise cancelling and ambient modes.
Samsung engineers outfitted the Galaxy Buds 2 with dynamic two-way speaker consisting of a tweeter and a woofer. This ensures crisp highs and deep lows when you’re listening to your favorite tunes. Design-wise, the Galaxy Buds 2 sit are a cross between the Galaxy Buds Pro and the Galaxy Buds Live. Like its siblings, the Galaxy Buds 2 have a high-gloss plastic finish.
With a weight of 0.17 ounces and measuring 0.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches, the Galaxy Buds 2 have a smaller footprint than competing earbuds. They are smaller and lighter than the Google Pixel Buds Series-A (0.18 ounces, 0.8 x 1.2 x 0.7 inches), AirPods Pro (0.19 ounces, 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches) and Bose QC Earbuds (3 ounces, 1.5 x 1 x 1.1 inches).
We give the Galaxy Buds 2 an overall rating 4.5 out of 5 stars and our Editor’s Choice award cosign.
Apple’s $549 AirPods Max headphones combine powerful tech with gorgeous design. It employs Apple’s powerful H1 chips, nine microphones, 40mm drivers, and tons of sensors.
In our AirPods Max review, the headphones’ beautiful design, great sound, and powerful noise-cancelling impressed us. We gave them an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor’s Choice award.
Design-wise, the AirPods Max are minimalist and chic. Made of premium materials, they sport the familiar bold, clean lines we expect from Apple products. At 13.6 ounces and 7.4 x 6.6 x 3.3 inches, the AirPods Max are heavier than competitors. They weigh more than the Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 Headphones (9 ounces, 8 x 6.5 x 2-inches) and the Sony WH-1000XM4 (8.9 ounces).
Despite their weight, the AirPods Max are remarkably comfortable. Mesh fabric covered memory foam earcups keep the ears dry during long listening sessions.
Priced at $379, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver outstanding noise-cancelling performance for music and phone calls. These over-ear style wireless ‘phones feature intuitive touch controls, a powerful microphone system and digital assistant support.
In our Bose 700 review, we were floored by their detailed, accurate sound, and excellent noise cancelling function. We gave the Bose 700 a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and the Editor’s Choice award for their overall performance and sleek, low-profile design. Their lightweight frame and cushiony, leatherette ear pads provide maximum wearing comfort. At 9 ounces, they’re lighter they’re on par with the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones (8.9 ounces) and heavier than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II (8.3 ounces).
Sony WH-1000M4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are priced at $349.99 and are a direct Bose 700 competitor. They provide long-wearing comfort, top-notch noise cancellation, and up to 30-hours of battery life.
In our WH-1000XM4 review, we loved the headphone’s excellent sound quality and light, comfortable frame. We also found its powerful active noise cancelling quite impressive. We gave them a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and the Editor’s Choice award for its overall performance. At 8.9 ounces, the Sony WH-1000XM4 weighs about the same as the 9 ounce Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
Apple’s $249 AirPods Pro remains one of our top picks for the best wireless headphones. They feature water-and-sweat resistance, hands-free Siri, and transparency mode.
As we note in our AirPods Pro review, they have a comfortable design and pair instantly with Apple devices. They also deliver clear sound and decent noise cancellation. We gave the AirPods Pro an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5-stars and the Editor’s Choice award co-sign.
Priced at $179, the Google Pixel Buds 2 are among the more affordable true wireless earbuds out there. These second-generation earbuds bring a host of enhancements over Google’s A-Series Pixel Buds.
In our Google Pixel Buds 2 review, we were impressed by its rich, precise audio and stylish, durable comfortable design. We also like the earbuds’ seamless translation technology and gave the Pixel Buds 2 an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
During real-world testing, the Pixel Buds 2’s 2mm dynamic speaker drivers output relatively rich, warm audio with crisp details. Although they lack active noise cancellation, their tight seal fit does a decent job at blocking out surrounding noise.
At 0.18 ounces and 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 inches, the Pixel Buds 2 have a smaller footprint than its competitors. It’s a tad lighter and smaller than the Apple AirPods Pro (0.19 ounces, 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches) and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus (0.2 ounces, 0.7 x 0.9 x 0.8 inches).
No longer available directly from the Google Store, the Pixel Buds can be found at retailers like Best Buy and Walmart.