Cheap Headphone Deals for August 2018

Best Headphone Deals: If you’re looking to grab a new pair of headphones for cheap, we’ve got just the deals for you. Check out what the UK’s biggest online retailers have to offer on the personal audio front.

Here’s a harsh fact that you may or may not have discovered for yourself: even if you’ve spent £1,000 on a shiny new smartphone, the audio experience out of the box will likely suck. That’s because the vast majority of mobile handset manufacturers cut corners on the bundled earphones.

Put simply, if you listen to music on the go at all, you owe it to yourself (and especially to your ears) to seriously consider investing in a set of headphones.

Even an entry-level set of cans or ear-buds, if carefully selected, can boost your audio experience to the next level. Spend a little (or a lot) more, meanwhile, and you’ll unlock whole new layers of detail and depth in your music that you probably didn’t even realise was present.

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If you really want to enter the latter territory, of course, you’re going to have to spend some money. That’s why securing the best headphone deal is of paramount importance.

There are various types of headphones for different situations, of course, and we’ve done our best to cover the entire spectrum with the following deals round-up. So, whether you’re after a high-end wired set for home listening or some bluetooth ‘buds for taking out and about, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top picks for headphones on the cheap.

All prices were correct at time of publishing but you won’t want to delay as many of these bargains quickly return to their regular price.


Best Headphone Deals – Amazon

Right now, Amazon has a trio of great deals on active noise-cancelling headphones from three of the biggest brands. If you’re a regular commuter, any of these will be a great choice if you want to block out the world.

Best Amazon Headphone Deals (Price: Low to high)

Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Fitness - Red

A big saving on these sports-friendly wireless headphones. These are currently the lowest price they've ever been on Amazon.

AKG K92 Closed-Back Headphones

Half price for these AKG K92 headphones is an incredible deal – but you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member.

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black

Beats often gets a bad rap in audiophile circles for their ‘style over substance’ ways. But the sound profile of the Solo 3 is certainly lively, and they have some of the best iPhone integration around thanks to the custom W1 chip inside.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Around-Ear Noise Cancelling Wired Headphones for Apple Devices - Black

The wireless Bose QuietComfort 35 II might now be on the market, but with the Bose QuietComfort 25 you get similar class-leading noise cancellation performance in a wired package for a lot less money.

Sennheiser PXC 550

You can currently bag a bargain on Sennheiser's excellent noise cancelling headphones from Amazon with a whopping saving. They look great, sound fantastic and now with a lower price they're an absolute bargain. There's two levels of noise cancelling and you can tweak the sound to your liking with a companion app.

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series 1)

One of the best pairs of noise cancelling headphones ever made for the price. These actively cancel out noise for perfect silence – ideal on a flight or train journey. They also have that Bose level balance and audio quality too. While there is a better second gen pair out, these are still phenomenal and now affordable, too.

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Over-Ear Noise Cancelling High Resolution Headphones with Gesture Control, Activity Recognition, 30 Hours Battery Life - Black

The second-generation model of our all-time favourite active noise-cancelling headphones. We awarded these 10/10 Editor's Choice in our review. These are the best noise-cancelling cans going, and now for a bargain price.


Best Headphones Deals – Argos

Best Argos Headphone Deals (Price: Low to high)

JAM Transit Fitness Wireless Sports In-Ear Headphones

If you're after a wireless pair of headphones for sports, these are an absolute bargain that can cope with all the sweat and rigours of exercise.

Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones

Or if you have a bigger budget, go for these sports headphones that deliver trademark Bose sound quality.


Best Headphones Deals – Currys

Best Currys Headphone Deals (Price: Low to high)

Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Black

If your budget isn't as high, consider these Sony active noise-cancelling headphones. They have a whopping 35-hour battery life and has Google Assistant.

Bose SoundLink II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – Black

This is a decent set of Bluetooth headphones with the usual level of Bose comfort and sound quality. If you buy them from Currys, you also get a 6 month Deezer Premium subscription

B&O Beoplay H8 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Black

A big saving on these noise-cancelling cans with serious Scandi style from a premium brand. 14 hours of battery life will get you through all but the most long-haul of flights in peaceful bliss. Currys currently have these for £50 cheaper than Amazon, too.


Best Headphones Deals – John Lewis

One of the best parts about buying from John Lewis is its excellent 2-year guarantee on headphones.

Best John Lewis Headphone Deals (Price: Low to high)

Panasonic HTX80BE Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote, Tan

A handsome set of wireless mid-range headphones with a distinctly retro look, decent comfort and great battery life.

B&O Play Beoplay H2 Headphones Deep Red

Top quality audio brand B&O have designed a great looking pair of headphones here that pack in a mic and remote. The 40mm drivers and bass ports make for rich and full sound and the lambskin build ensures constant comfort. You can also get these for the same price from Amazon, but the extended 2-year warranty from John Lewis make them our retailer of choice.

Sony WH-H900N h.ear on 2 Wireless Bluetooth NFC Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation, Black

If your budget doesn't stretch to the above noise-cancelling pair, consider this more entry-level pair of noise-cancelling headphones now at a lower price. Amazon has price-matched this, but thanks to the extended 2-year warranty we think John Lewis is the better option.

B&O Play Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones Vapour

B&O quality audio and design in a wireless package all for well under £300? Yes it is possible. Enjoy superb sound safe in the knowledge the battery will keep going for a good 19 hours even when using the Bluetooth triple button controls. There's also a 2-year warranty on these headphones.

Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth NFC High Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote, Black

You can pick up these second-gen award-winning noise-cancelling headphones for a fantastic price if you're willing to trade in a pair of your old headphones. John Lewis isn't fussy what you trade in, so dig out a pair of old pack-in headphones and you're laughing. Use the code SONYTRADE30 to take part in this promotion.


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