Black Friday 2018: Best Headphone Deals From Beats to Bose

This is the perfect time of year to upgrade your dirty old white Apple earbuds to just about anything else. Want to finally get the Sonos system you’ve been dreaming of? It’s on sale. From Bose to Beats, here are the best audio and headphone deals we’ve found for Black Friday. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates.

Note: Deals tend to flow and out of availability at a rapid rate during Black Friday. Please bear with us. We will continue to update this list as we learn about new deals, and items sell out. You can read more WIRED Black Friday deals guides here.

Our Favorite Headphones Deals


Black Friday’s deals do not disappoint when it comes to premium headphones and earbuds. For more information on some of our absolute favorite headphones (many are on this list), read our Best Wireless Headphones and Best Workout Earbuds guides.

Master & Dynamic MW50+ for $319 ($80 off) with code BFD20

Master & Dynamic, Best Buy

Everything that premium audio equipment manufacturer Master & Dynamic makes is on sale for Black Friday. Orders under $500 are 20 percent off with code BFD20, and orders over $500 are 30 percent off with code BFD30. Our pick are these over-ear cans with soft lambskin, a metal frame, and beryllium drivers.

Bose SoundSport Free for $169 ($80 off)

Walmart, Amazon, B&H

A lot of amazing Bose products are on sale this holiday. I picked the Bose SoundSport Free as one of the best-sounding and most comfortable wireless workout buds. If you like the wired version, those are on sale as well.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II for $299 ($50 off)

Jet, Dell, Amazon (Maybe!)

Bose’s killer travel headphones are also included in the Bose sales. Almost nothing can match the noise canceling abilities of these cans.

Beats Studio3 for $210 ($140 off)

Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Target

This is a phenomenal bargain on some very underrated and very shiny headphones. They are bassy like most Beats but they sound great.

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 for $130 ($20 off)


This is the completely wire-free version of one of my favorite workout headphones.

Sony WH1000XM2 Noise Canceling for $200 ($150 off)


We’ll update this deal as it goes live. But this is a hefty discount on noise canceling headphones that are on par with Bose’s. These aren’t the absolute newest version, but they still have fantastic battery life and killer sound.

RHA MH650s for $45 ($15 off)


We loved the RHA MH650s when we tried them; they seem like a much more expensive pair of headphones than they are. A few other models, such as the T20, are also 25 percent off.

Jaybird Run for $150 ($30 off)

Amazon, Best Buy, Target

We loved the Run’s rich, detailed sound. You can also use only one earbud or the other, which is useful if you like to run outside and keep track of incoming cars.

Our Favorite Audio Deals

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There are a lot of other audio deals going on during Black Friday weekend. Here are some of our favorite speaker and soundbar deals. Our Black Friday TV guide may have more soundbars in it, and you can learn more by reading our Best Smart Speakers, Best Bluetooth Speakers, and Best Soundbars guides.

Sonos One for $174 ($25 off)

Amazon, Sonos

We here at WIRED like Sonos. A lot. If you’re trying to start building your Sonos home system, the Sonos One is a great place to start. Sonos products don’t go on sale very often, but from November 22 through November 26, you can also get $50 off the Beam, and $100 off the Sub.

Apple HomePod for $250 ($100 off)

Best Buy

We had a few major problems with the Apple HomePod: It’s only for Apple devotees, and it is too darn expensive. But it sounds amazing, and now it’s $100 off.

Lenovo Smart Display Speaker for $99 ($100 off)


Lenovo’s Smart Display is one of the Best Google Speakers you can buy. The screen on it makes it good for recipes in the kitchen, visual news reports, YouTube, and actually reading the answers Google gives.

Polk Audio Assist for $149 ($50 off)

Amazon, B&H

The Polk Audio Assist is on our list of favorite Google speakers. In fact, my colleague Jeffrey Van Camp calls it one of the best mid-range Google speakers around.

Polk Audio Command Bar for $199 ($100 off)

Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Adorama

Have you ever wanted a soundbar with with an Echo Dot smushed in the middle of it? The Command Bar had a few key Echo features missing, but my colleague Jeffrey Van Camp otherwise rated it a great smart soundbar for the price.

Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar for $300 ($40 off)

Amazon, eBay

Although we had a few minor quibbles with Q Acoustics M4 soundbar, we loved its power, warmth, and fantastic value. On Black Friday, that price tag gets even better.

Bose SoundLink Revolve for $180 ($20 off)

Amazon, B&H

More Bose! Our pick is the SoundLink Revolve, which shoots sound out all directions, has a 12-hour battery life, and sounds incredible.

Bose SoundLink Micro for $70 ($30 off)

Amazon, Target

And yet more Bose. The SoundLink Micro sounds extraordinary when compared to other tiny speakers. But it’s small enough to clip onto a bike’s handlebars, and has a stretchy silicone strap that lets you do so.

Google Home Mini for $25 ($24 off)


We rated these irresistible, tiny smart home accessories as one of our Best Smart Speakers.

Amazon Echo Sub Bundle with Two Echo Pluses for $330 ($100 off)


My colleague Lauren Goode liked the Echo Sub when she listened to it. This is a great price for a complete smart home sound system.

Black Friday Sale Pages for 2018

We’ve sifted through the mess of deals, but if you want to look for yourself, here are some links. Many of these prices may not be live until day-of.