The holiday season is almost here – but, before the celebrations begin, there’s the Black Friday weekend to enjoy. With Cyber Monday to follow, you have a great chance to get your hands – and ears – on some incredible offers on headphones and electronics over the weekend of November 23.
In the weeks that follow, you may wish to tune into a favorite holiday playlist or tune out altogether and listen to the music you love all year round. Helping you to enjoy your music with the highest quality audio around, at a seasonally reasonable price, we’ve reviewed some of 2018’s best-selling headphones for you to consider in the forthcoming sales frenzy.
Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector
Still a best-seller on Amazon with a price of $27.80, the standard EarPods are a cheaper alternative to wireless AirPods, which Apple sell at $159.00 (or $144.98 at Walmart). Of course, many people still prefer a wired connection when it comes to headphones. While this can involve occasionally unraveling a wire that’s been wedged and wound in a pocket, it does cut back on the worry of misplacing one half of your audio at a time. The EarPods will work with any device that has a 3.5mm jack, fit comfortably, and offer exceptional sound quality – even when not paired with an Apple device.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
However, if you have decided to move on from the wired connection, there are other options in abundance. Perfect for people who enjoy a full, vibrant bass when they’re working out, the Bose SoundSport In-Ear headphones are secure and sweat-resistant. Gently nestling in your ear canals, so you don’t have to repeatedly jam them in while on the move, you can already get a pair for $199.00 and may see them cheaper during the Black Friday weekend. As with all Bose products, a high-quality and rich, atmospheric sound awaits your ears.
Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
For a more robust, over-the-ear fit, Beats Studio3 headphones sit comfortably and distinctly over the head. The playback on a full battery comes in at almost 24 hours - and, with 3 hours of battery life from a single, 10-minute charge, they are exceptionally low-maintenance. The contained Apple W1 chip enables the headphones’ innovative noise-cancelling technology, which continues to recalibrate based on head movement, fit, and the shape of your ears. These headphones, currently available at $349.95, are cool, lightweight and intelligent.
Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones
With some of the big brands out of the way, these waterproof, wireless earbuds are currently the best-selling – and most-wished-for – headphones on Amazon. Priced at just $19.99, they offer rich bass and noise-cancelling technology, and come with a pair of memory-foam ear tips which adapt to the ear canal for a consistently snug fit, even when you are exercising. They will most likely need charging once a day, with a playback of only 7-9 hours, but once you’ve fit this into your daily routine, you’ll be able to enjoy audio suited to any environment every morning.
Contixo Kid Safe Foldable Bluetooth Headphones
If you’re looking for a new set of headphones for the kids, you can’t go wrong with Contixo’s ‘kid safe technology’. With an 85db volume control for safe listening, these foldable, over-the-ear headphones will not interfere with a child’s ear canal or risk damaging their hearing. Available from $19.95, in 7 wonderfully vibrant colors, they make a perfect Christmas gift – especially for the child who has to tolerate a lot of travel over the holiday season and so may want to tune out from time to time - by tuning into music.
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Headphones
Not everybody listens to music on the move – and, especially as the nights get colder, it can be wonderfully relaxing to listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks at home. The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphones are simply the perfect accompaniment to an evening engrossed in audio. Used by professionals in the music industry, they provide a luxuriously spacious sound – comparable to live studio acoustics – but their price is a high-end $699.00. An upgrade on previous products by Beyedynamic, these headphones carry the same level of quality sound with them wherever they go.
Sony Extra Bass Wireless Blutooth Headphones
If your life involves being away from home for a long time, however, Sony’s ‘Extra Bass’, over-the-ear headphones are the perfect audio accompaniment for leisurely travel. With up to 30 hours of battery life, commuters can comfortably take long calls without the worry of being cut off during crucial communication. Accompanied by cushioned ear cups for maximum comfort, they also provide a lightweight, foldable design that will fit nicely into a laptop bag or briefcase. Already available at $99.99, these stylish headphones are available in an ocean blue, but look suitably sleek and professional in matt black.