Our smartphones have outlived the Walkman, iPod, and even stereo systems, to some degree. So it makes sense to treat your iPhone or Android device to a quality pair of headphones, whether you're a hardcore audiophile or just an everyday music lover. This doesn't come cheap, of course, so why not buy them on Black Friday?
We've rounded up the best places to find the best deals on headphones this holiday season. Most of these deals are running from Thursday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 26, but you'll want to check out the circulars for each store to be sure, as some of these are doorbuster deals on Black Thursday and not the weekend. Also, some of the deals are available right now, thanks to Amazon.
Amazon has begun their "Countdown to Black Friday," which means there are deals you can snag right now. Some of these deals will expire before the real holiday shopping weekend actually comes, so we'll make sure to keep you updated on what's actually still discounted.
- 25 % off Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones
- 20% off Sennheiser HD1 wireless noise-canceling headphones
- 29% off Sennheiser HD1 headphones for Apple devices
- 27% off Sennheiser HD 206 closed-back headphones
- 40% off Bose QuietComfort 25 acoustic noise-canceling headphones for Samsung and Android devices (black)
- 13% off Bose SoundLink wireless headphones (either color)
- 47% off JayBird BBX1MB BlueBuds X Sport (black)
- 51% off Bose SoundSport Apple device headphones (energy green)
- 39% off Bose SoundTrue Ultra Apple device headphones (charcoal)
- 27% off Panasonic wireless Bluetooth headphones
- 12% off Panasonic Ergofit earbuds
- 30% off House of Marley EM-JE083-SB Bluetooth earbuds
- 39% off House of Marley EM-JE083-CP Bluetooth earbuds
- 21% off House of Marley EM-JE083-BA Bluetooth earbuds
- 33% off House of Marley EM-JE083-DN Bluetooth earbuds
- 84% off Apie Wood Corded Earbuds
- 36% off Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Earbuds
- 56% off RCA HP161BL Stereo Earbuds
- 30% off Anker SoundBuds Slim+
- 89% off Apie Wireless Sports Earbuds
- 82% off MGLSSB Wireless Earbuds
- 82% off Apie Wireless Earbuds
- 72% off QCY Noice Cancelling Sweatproof Earbuds
- 48% off QCY Magnetic Wireless Earbuds
- 60% off Beamin Lunar8 Earbuds
- 68% off AICHOC Sport Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- 33% off Earhythm Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- 49% off MOPS Sport Sweatproof Earbuds
- 53% off Mpow Cheetah Earbuds
While you can find Bose deals at a variety of stores, why not buy directly from the manufacturer itself? Bose has some great deals on its own headphones this Black Friday. Check out what they're offering below:
- $50 off SoundSport In-Ear Headphones – Apple devices
- $50 off SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones – Apple devices
- $50 off SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones – Samsung/Android devices
- $120 off QC25 Noise Cancelling Headphones – Samsung/Android devices
- $120 off QC25 Noise Cancelling Headphones – Apple devices
Target has the brand that most people are probably looking for this year — Beats. These headphones are as fashionable as they are fun to listen to, but they usually come with a high price tag. That's why Target hopes to snag your business with some sweet deals on Beats.
The retailer is selling Beasts Studio2 headphones for $159.99. They are normally $379.99, which, by anyone's calculations, is a lot of savings. Also on deck are the Powerbeats3 earphone. While not as dramatic of a price cut, they are going to be on sale for $159.99 on Black Friday. If anyone on your list is asking for these headphones, Target is the place to go.
- $220 off Beats Studio2 wireless over-the-ear headphones
- $40 off Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones, plus $20 Target gift card
- $60 off Beats Solo3 wireless over-the-ear headphones, plus $30 Target gift card
- $25 off Skullcandy Ink'd wireless in-ear headphones
- $50 off Beats urBears in-ear headphones (doorbuster)
Best Buy has the same great deal on Beats Studio2's that Target does. While Best Buy doesn't offer a special on Powerbeats3, they do have deals on other earphones. You can get a pair of Jaybird Freedom F5 or Bose SoundSport headphones for just $49.99, a pair of JLab Audio Epic Air earbuds for $99.99, or Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones for $79.99. Best Buy is the place to be for earphones.
- $100 off Jaybird Freedom F5 wireless in-ear headphones
- $50 off Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones
- $50 off JLab Audio Epic Air wireless earbud headphones
- $50 off Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones
- $30 off Skullcandy Method wireless in-ear headphones
- $40 off Sony XB50BS wireless in-ear headphones
- $30 off Insignia NS-CAHBTEB02 wireless in-ear headphones
- $30 off JAM Ultra wireless in-ear headphones
- $20 off ifrogz Impulse wireless in-ear headphones
- $100 off Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbud headphones
In addition, Best Buy offers plenty of on-ear headphones other than Beats Studio2. Bose QuietComfort 25s are only $179.99, Sony headphones are $99.99 to $124.99, and Skullcandy headphones are $$49.99 to $99.99. Best Buy is looking to get your headphone business, that's for sure.
- $220 off Beats Studio2 over-the-ear headphones
- $100 off Bose QuietComfort 25 over-the-ear headphones
- $125 off Sony XB950N1 wireless over-the-ear hheadphones
- $100 off Sony XB950B1 wireless over-the-ear headphones
- $50 off Skullcandy Hesh 2 Unleashed wireless over-the-ear headphones
- $100 off Skullcandy Crusher wireless over-the-ear headphones
- 50% off all JBL Everest 2.0 wireless headphones
NewEgg actually has a decent selection of headphones this Black Friday. If you're looking for a pair of Bose, NewEgg is offering a pretty decent deal. There's also deals on Sennheiser, Philips, and Polk Audio. By far the largest price cut comes with the Klipsch Reference on-ear headphones, which are only $29 total.
If you're looking for good deals on Skullcandy headphones specifically, you might want to check out Kmart. Plus, you get $5 cash back on your Skullcandy purchase. However, that cash back comes in the form of points to the store. If you don't feel you'll shop at Kmart further, there really won't be much difference where you buy your headphones.
- $25 off Skullcandy Uproar wireless on-ear headphones (doorbuster)
Sears is also offering Skullcandy headphones this Black Friday, though, without any cash back like Kmart, though Sears has a members program too to accumulate points.