Some of our favorite headphones and speakers are already on sale ahead of Prime Day


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Best headphone and speaker deals ahead of Prime Day

Best noise-canceling headphones deal

Sony ULT Wear headphones

$178 at Amazon
(Save $21.99)
white sony headphones

Best AirPods deal

Apple AirPods Max

$449.99 at Amazon
(Save $100.01)
green airpods max

Best wireless earbuds deal

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

$179 at Amazon
(Save $100)
soapstone bose quietcomfort earbuds II

Best Bluetooth speaker deal

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

$63.99 at Amazon
(Save $36)
black wonderboom 3 speaker

Prime Day isn’t for another couple of weeks, but you don’t have to wait until July 16 to score a good deal on headphones or speakers.

Though the deals that are live now aren’t officially tied to the sale, they give folks who aren’t Prime members or who don’t like dealing with the chaos of Prime Day to save some cash. So far, we’ve seen markdowns on headphones from Sony, Apple, and Bose, as well as on Bluetooth speakers from JBL and Ultimate Ears.

We’ll be keeping this post updated with this best deals at Amazon in the lead up to Prime Day, so check back if you don’t see anything catching your eye quite yet.

Best noise-canceling headphones deals

Sony ULT Wear headphones

at Amazon

Save $21.99

Why we like this

Check out our full review on the Sony ULT Wear headphones.

Though not a huge discount on its face, the Sony ULT Wear headphones offer a very competitive price point when they’re not on sale, making this $22 markdown even more enticing. In her review of the headphones, Mashable Deputy Shopping and Reviews Editor Miller Kern compared these headphones against Sony’s $399 WH-1000XM5 headphone and found that “the ULT Wear’s sound was fuller and felt more like surround sound.” You’ll also get plenty of bass coming through on these headphones, along with active noise cancellation.

More noise-canceling headphones deals

Best AirPods deals

Apple AirPods Max

at Amazon

Save $99.01

Why we like this

Check out our full review of the AirPods Max.

In all honesty, the AirPods deals at the time of writing aren’t too thrilling, but this AirPods Max one is the best of the bunch. We generally consider these AirPods to be way too expensive at full price, but markdowns like this one make them (somewhat) more of a reasonable buy. You’ll get easy pairing with any Apple device, great sound and ANC, and if you like the look of them, the style bonus. However, they don’t have a wired connection, nor can you turn them off, so their battery life suffers.

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Best wireless earbuds deals

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

at Amazon

Save $100.00

Why we like this

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are down to their lowest price ever, according to the price tracker camelcamelcamel. Though these earbuds were released in 2022, they remain an Editor’s Choice award winner at our sister site PCMag (also owned by Ziff Davis) thanks to their “astoundingly effective noise cancellation” and sound signature that’s great for “anyone who likes rich bass and bright highs.” At $179, these earbuds are much more affordable than newer premium models while offering you a similar product, minus extras like turning the ANC off or wireless charging for the case.

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Best Bluetooth speakers deals

black wonderboom 3 speaker

Credit: Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

at Amazon

Save $36.00

Why we like this

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 is a great value speaker when it’s at full price, making it an absolute steal at $63.99. The price cut comes as Ultimate Ears has just released their next gen of the speaker (we’re currently testing it to see if it belongs on the list of our favorites), but it doesn’t seem there’s a stark difference between the two speakers. If you need a speaker that’s compact, rugged, and don’t care too much about having customizable EQ or a companion app, the Wonderboom 3 will check your boxes.

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