Best Headphones Deals for January 2019: Cheap wireless headphones and more

Best Headphones Deals: Are you after a set of cheap headphones to help make your 2019 swing? We’ve provided a handy guide to the latest headphones deals from the UK’s best online retailers.

If you listen to music on your smartphone, you owe it to yourself to upgrade from the terrible stock headphones that shipped with your handset. They’re almost invariably awful.

Even those that ship with your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone are pretty mediocre, as it’s an area where manufacturers seek to keep their margins low.

Spending any kind of money on a set of headphones will yield a dramatic improvement in sound quality. Obviously the more you’re prepared to spend, the better the results.

We’ve scoured the internet for the best headphones deals in the UK, from across the entire spectrum. Whether you’re after a high-end wired set for home listening or cheap wireless headphones for taking out and about, you’ll find something below.

All prices were correct at the time of publication, but do tend to change quickly. Act fast if you want to snap up a bargain.

Best Headphone Deals – Amazon

Best Amazon Headphone Deals

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones

There's just under £60 off on B&O's stellar wireless over-ears

Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

Best Headphones Deals – Argos

Best Argos Headphone Deals

Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones

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

Beats by Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones- Asphalt Grey

Buy these punchy wireless headphones, and you can get a pair of Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 in-ear wireless earphones (worth £149.95) for free.

Best Headphones Deals – Currys

Best Currys Headphone Deals

Bose QuietControl 30 Noise-Cancelling

This is the same lower price as on Amazon, but if you buy these smart noise-cancelling earbuds from Currys you get a 9 month Deezer Premium pass.

Marshall Major II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black

Stylish wireless headphones with strong battery life and punchy bass, all at a very tempting price.

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

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote, Gunmetal/Black

A fine set of audiophile wireless headphones (still a relatively rare sentence) with a hefty amount of money knocked off.

Sennheiser GAME ZERO Gaming Headset with Microphone for PC & Mac, Black

This premium gaming headset has been reduced to clear at John Lewis. They feature extra large memory-foam padded ear pads and a noise-cancelling microphone.

Best Headphone Deals – eBay

Best eBay Headphone Deals

Beats by Dre Studio 3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones - Red

These noise-cancelling wireless over-ear headphones boast great build quality, a comfortable fit, and excellent connectivity for iPhone users.

Choosing a headphone deal

If you’re after a pair of headphones you should be crystal clear what type you want, as the come in a number of different shapes and sizes.

First you need to consider form factor. Over ear headphones can offer fantastic audio quality and the best noise isolation, but they’re pretty chunky as a result. On ears are a little smaller but offer less impressive noise isolation, so if you’re walking around London or in an office you’ll still hear a lot of background noise. In-ear are the most discrete option and are the form factor most people opt for.

Then you need to consider what you want them for. If you’re after a pair to use in the office or while traveling, you’ll want a set with ANC (active noise cancelling) which will help block out background noise, like the hum of an engine. If you want to use them in the gym, you’ll want to invest in a sports set with sweat resistance and wing or clip tips. If you plan to use them with your phone, given how few modern handsets have a 3.5mm jack, you’ll probably want to think about going wireless.

After all that you’ll want to think about price. As a rule of thumb headphones are an area where you get what you pay for, so if you care about audio quality it’s always worth investing a little bit more. The difference between some £70 and £100 sets is palpable.

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