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Amazon Cyber Monday sale: 9 headphones on sale today

Nov. 28, 2022
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This post has been updated with new information. These prices were accurate as of Nov. 28 and will vary after that time.

When you're trying to relax on a flight, sometimes all you want is to tune out everyone else around you.

From fussy babies to talkative neighbors to someone watching a movie without headphones — to maybe even 100 ukuleles — flights can be chaotic. Your best bet is to have some solid headphones at the ready, so you can watch your shows or drown out everything else.

If you’re in the market for new headphones, here are nine of our best picks for travel headphones that are currently on sale as part of Amazon's Cyber Monday deals.

Though anyone can shop at Amazon, Prime customers get free shipping. You can try Prime for free for 30 days if you haven’t been a Prime customer in the last 12 months.

Students can try Prime for a discounted monthly rate of $7.49, instead of the normal price of $14.99 per month.

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Bose headphones

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones$229 (regularly $329)

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The QuietComfort headphones, one of Bose's over-ear options, are on sale now. They come with both a Quiet Mode for full noise canceling and an Aware Mode so you can hear your music while also staying attuned to everything else around you.

Currently available for $100 less than the retail price, you can pick these up in white or black; they advertise up to 24 hours of battery life with a 15-minute charge giving you three additional hours of use.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds — $99 (normally $129)

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These popular wireless headphones have garnered more than 38,000 (mostly positive) reviews on Amazon.

They feature impressive noise cancellation and high-fidelity audio. They’re also sweat- and weather-resistant, making them a popular choice for running, working out and other outdoor activities.

The structure of the earbud tips helps keep the headphones in place. Other features include easy connectivity to Bluetooth and near-field communication with voice commands. The headphones offer up to six hours of battery life per full charge.

Beats headphones

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones $263.99 (regularly $349.95)

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At less than $200, Beats Studio3 noise-canceling headphones are a pretty fantastic deal.

Standout features are the top-notch quality, the approximately 22 hours of battery life and the “Fast Fuel” recharge, which provides three hours of playback after just five minutes. With a cool design and variety of colors, they are also a nice fashion accessory. A cushioned headband and ergonomic fit add comfort, and the headphones fold up neatly into a large pocket or the included soft case (which has a carabiner that you can attach to a carry-on if space is tight).

Read more: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 review: Why I will never fly without them

Beats Fit Pro — True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds — $159.95 (regularly $199.95)

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Available with a $40 discount, these popular earbuds are made for comfort, whether you’re taking calls or running miles. They come with three listening modes, are water-resistant and have up to six hours of listening time (up to 24 hours with a charging case).

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones — $449.99 (regularly $549.99)

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Though not quite as good of a deal as some of the other contenders on this list, Cyber Monday is one of the only times you'll find Apple’s noise-canceling, over-ear headphones available at a discounted rate.

Currently priced at $449, these are Apple's top-of-the-line over-ear headphones. They have advanced sound quality options, including theater-like surround sound. However, they're perhaps known more for their fit — thanks to their knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions.

Though these offer up to 20 hours of listening time, you can store these headphones in ultra-low power mode with their corresponding Smart Case, as you would with your iPhone.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)$199.99 (regularly $249)

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With what is Amazon’s lowest price on the second-generation AirPods Pro, these provide improved noise cancellation (twice as much, according to Apple) thanks to their M1 chip, as well as a redesigned acoustic vent and microphone. There’s also a new touch control that allows you to control your music and adjust the volume directly from the stem. Perhaps the greatest enhancement is the battery life boost, which gives you six hours of listening time per charge. The battery case provides a whopping 30 hours of listening time.

Apple AirPods (2nd generation)$79 (regularly $159)

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At half-off their normal price, it might be time to test Apple’s omnipresent, long-stemmed earbuds.

The second generation offers a few extra features over the original model, though naturally less than the $200-plus newest model. Convenient sensors allow you to pause and resume music by taking the earbud in and out, while the “Hey Siri” feature activates hands-free voice control. Apple advertises a battery life of about five hours, and the headphones come with a magnetically closing charging case. Note that the original buds do not have any noise-canceling capability, unlike the Pros (above).

Budget-friendly headphones

Sony WF-C500 Wireless Earbud Headphones — $58 (originally $99.99)

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If you are looking for a solid pair of headphones around the $60 price mark, these are a great option. There have decent sound quality, a reliable 10-hour battery life — another 20 hours with the charging case — and they are water-resistant. You can tailor the sound quality via the app, and the ergonomic design will fit most adults comfortably.

Soundcore by Anker Life P3i — $35.99 (originally $59.99)

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At 40% off, this Amazon shoppers’ favorite is a great deal when you need headphones that will simply get the job done.

Anker’s Bluetooth, noise-canceling earbuds have plenty of bells and whistles. Each pair offers four microphones to reduce external noise, customizable equalizer settings via the Soundcore app and a nine-hour battery life on a single charge (36 hours with the charging case). A quick 10-minute charge will also give you a two-hour battery boost.

Bottom line

Amazon's Cyber Monday sale runs through the end of Nov. 28, though items may sell out before the end of the day.

For even more ways to save, be sure to read:

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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