There’s no shortage of headphones on the market, from hefty cabled over-ear cans for audiophiles to lightweight wireless models for sports, that won’t fall out when you run. In between there’s on-ear, in-ear, noise-cancelling, smartphone headsets and more.

Here are the best deals around at the moment, sampled from headphones previously featured by IndyBest.

Noise-cancelling headphones deals

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The first version of Quiet Comfort 35 headphones from Bose were chosen as one of our Best Buys when they first appeared. Now, the second edition is out and now these headphones have a dedicated button to activate Google Assistant to control music playback from your smartphone (Apple or Android) with your voice. The audio quality is unchanged from the first version, as is the price, £330. Right now, though, you can snag a pair for £279. Available in black or silver.

PRC Direct: Buy now for £279 (RRP £330)

John Lewis: Buy now for £329 (RRP £330)

Sony MDR-1000X

Sony’s noise-cancellers are amazing value right now, and continue to offer a great balance of strong audio and neat features ideal for inflight use: cover the right headphone with your hand and your music playback plus the noise-cancelling cuts out, making it much easier to hear whether you’ve just been offered chicken or beef.

Currently, they’re reduced from the original £360 sticker price to just £229.97 – a whacking £130 off the original price and still £30 less than the reduced price some stores have recently offered these cans for.

Amazon: Buy now for £269.90 (RRP £360)

Currys: Buy now for £229.97 (RRP £360)

Wireless headphones deals

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

From the moment it was launched, the Momentum range from Sennheiser has been highly successful, especially this wireless pair which built on earlier models by cutting the cord. They’ve never been cheap (£380 at launch for the over-ear pair, £299.99 for on-ear) but are great value right now at £299.99 for the bigger, over-ear pair or £219.99 for the on-ear model.


Amazon: Buy now for £209.99 (RRP £299.99)

John Lewis: Buy now for £219.99 (RRP £299.99)


John Lewis: Buy now for £299 (RRP £380)


These headphones are basically the same as the AKG Y50BT, with the same 20-hour battery life and useful carry-case. Usually the price is over £100, so the £59.99 in Argos is a good discount.

Argos: Buy now for £59.99

Running in-ear headphones deals

Jabra Elite Sport

Usually retailing for £229.99, these cute little waterproof sports headphones, supplied with nine sets of custom buds to ensure the perfect fit, are reduced at Amazon by £50 to £179.99. Note that this is for the black model, if you fancy grey with fetching lime green details, the discount is more modest, (around £4).

Amazon: Buy now for £179.99 (RRP: £229.99)

Headphones for music lovers deals

Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless

These headphones are the successor to the Beats Solo 2 headphones liked in the IndyBest music lovers’ headphones round-up. They cost a bit more (usually £249.95) than the predecessors but if you like the thought of ultra-violet coloured cans, they’re reduced to £199.99. other colours come at different prices. Gloss black or silver cost £204, others are more.

Amazon: Buy now (ultra-violet) for £179 (RRP £249.95)

Amazon: Buy now (gloss black) for £195 (RRP: £204)

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