Black Friday is a special day for enthusiasts of all types.
It is a particularly important day for music lovers, as its huge discounts greatly drop the barrier of entry into high quality headphone listening.
This year, sales are more widespread than ever. You’ll find massive discounts on all sorts of headphones, from audiophile over ear monitors, to durable sport earbuds, to mid-range noise cancelling cans.
Between wired and wireless pairs, on ears and earbuds, entry level and high end, there is something for everyone. If you’ve already got a nice pair for yourself, then you can consider headphones for a nearly universal Christmas gift.
The clock is ticking on these holiday deals, so read on below and start saving on headphones now.
1. $180 Off Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphones
If you are ready to enter the world of audiophile-grade gear, you must be ready to completely empty your wallet.
More realistically, a smart shopper can find a studio-grade pair of cans and still have money leftover for a DAC.
The Sennheiser HD 650 is particularly worth mentioning, as it is discounted by over $180, almost approaching its all-time low.
To describe the clarity of its sound would waste my time, for you simply have to hear it to understand it.
This open-ear headphone puts sound fidelity above all else. Just don’t listen to anything too embarrassing, because everyone will be able to hear it.
Price: $315.35 (37 percent off MSRP)
2. $50 Off Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones
Bose headphones are a bit of a joke among elite headphone communities. But it isn’t because of their sound. In fact, most agree that they sound great. The downside is usually the price tag.
However, this is the time of the year where MSRP goes out the window, and anything is on the table.
When you shave $50 off the price of the SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones, they become an awesome budget pick.
You get a well-rounded sound, passive noise isolation, and a comfortable fit.
Just note that if you have an Android phone, the version with optimized inline controls for your phone type is not on the same sale currently. Bummer.
Price: $79.00 (39 percent off MSRP)
Price: $119.00 (8 percent off MSRP)
3. $100 Off Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones
Sony’s XB950B1 headphones are a great pair of wireless over-ear headphones for listeners who crave that skull-rattling bass sound to amp up hip hop and electronic music.
The overall sound is nice too, and you can always turn off the low-end boost when you want to enjoy the natural balance of an acoustic track.
At almost half its normal price, these headphones are an excellent purchase, as you’d be hard-pressed to find headphones with this kind of thump and an 18 hour battery life for under $100.
Price: $98.00 (51 percent off MSRP)
4. 50% Off Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset
I know what you’re thinking. A gaming headset looks very out of place next to high end OEMs and top of the line noise cancelling headphones.
But the fact of the matter is that the Logitech G933 headphones sound pretty good.
The sound is tuned more towards picking up nuanced sounds in video games, but there is nothing to dislike about improved stereo separation and an impressive dynamic range.
The microphone, LEDs, and built-in audio mixing are the icing on the cake.
These are sure to sell fast, so snag one now while they are half off.
Price: $99.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
5. Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Headphones
Urbanears may not carry the same legacy as big players like Sennheiser, but they are a solid budget pair of over-ear headphones that just got budget-ier.
Their Plattan headphones are their first Bluetooth wireless pair, and it sets the bar high with sleek touch controls, and a well-rounded sound that works for all types of listening.
The headphones sound great at $100, and even better at $50, where they blow the regular competition out of the water with its wider frequency range.
Price: $50.00 (50 percent off MSRP)
6. $100 Off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Like Bose, Beats is another headphone company that overall offers a really enjoyable signature sound, but earns ridicule for its extreme price tags.
Well fret not, bargain hunters, you can pickup Beats’ iconic Solo3 wireless headphones on a major deal this Black Friday.
For under $200, you’re getting an extremely comfortable pair of headphones, which gives a little extra love to the low-end in its otherwise balanced sound.
Price: $198.99 (33 percent off MSRP)
7. 43% Off Sony Premium Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphone
Though Sony obviously isn’t the biggest name in noise cancelling headphones, they will become one if they keep having sales as good this one.
These headphones produce accurate high-quality audio while eliminating external noise which distracts from the music.
These wireless headphones free you from the cord as well as the cacophony of the world around you. Plus they have a 20 hour battery life.
This sound doesn’t normally come so cheap, but at almost $170 off, now’s the time to spring for these beauties.
Especially if you need some peace and quiet.
Price: $228.00 (43 percent off MSRP)