Best Prime Day 2020 headphone deals: Save $100 on Bose QuietComfort 35 II, $50 on AirPods Pro and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is formally right here and runs by way of Wednesday, Oct. 14. Between Amazon’s hefty financial savings and comparable gross sales from Walmart and Best Buy, now is a superb time to be on the hunt for any sort of headphones, from wi-fi ear buds to epic over-the-ear noise cancelling headsets with cozy ear cups.. 

To this point, we’re seeing deep reductions on Sony headphones that we have historically seen round Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sony has lowered costs on final yr’s WF-1000XM3, in addition to the newer WF-SP800N, which is water resistant and options noise cancellation. The entry-level WF-XB700 Additional Bass is on the lowest worth we have ever seen, $78. We’re additionally seeing Apple headphones return to a low worth of $199 (at the same time as a new AirPods Studio over-ear headphone stays rumored). 

We count on to see extra wonderful headphone reductions all through Tuesday and Wednesday, so in case you’re out there for a particular sort of headphone, say ones with Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancellation or true wireless earbuds, maintain checking again.

Word that you’re going to have to be an Amazon Prime member to get these unique offers.

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New iPhones were unveiled Tuesday, and they’re going to come with out wired headphones within the field for the primary time ever. Within the meantime, Apple’s present prime of the road noise-canceling true wi-fi headphones at the moment are again to promoting at $199. That is nonetheless expensive, however it’s $50 off what you may pay on the Apple Retailer, and $20 lower than their common worth at Amazon.


Sony’s newest noise-canceling headphones get a $50 low cost for Prime Day and Amazon throws in a $25 reward card to sweeten the deal.

The brand new WH-1000XM4 has improved voice calling (in comparison with the WH-1000XM3) and in addition provides multipoint Bluetooth pairing so you possibly can join to 2 gadgets — equivalent to your cellphone and PC — on the similar time. That signifies that if a name is available in when you’re utilizing the headphones together with your laptop, the audio will swap to your cellphone whenever you reply the decision.

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 most likely nonetheless have the sting for voice calls, however the 1000XM4 headphones are arguably a tad extra snug and still have another slight enhancements to noise cancellation and sound that make this mannequin a fantastic all-around selection.

Read review.


When Bose launched its new flagship Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones, it did not drop the QuietComfort 35 II from its headphone lineup, and that is nonetheless a prime noise-canceling mannequin. Whereas I believe the 700 performs higher general, there are individuals who choose the QuietComfort 35 II. 

Whereas the QuietComfort 35 II lists for $350, it is normally on sale for $300 or much less. Nonetheless, $199 is concerning the lowest worth we have seen for it. It is also on sale at Finest Purchase.

The usual AirPods with the wired charging case have been promoting for $125 on Amazon. However for Prime Day, the value is $115, making an additional $10 financial savings. Whereas I would prefer to see them hit $99, that is about the most effective worth you may see for the usual AirPods. The Airpods with the wi-fi charging case are on sale for $150 (they record for $200 but additionally promote for lower than that).

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Beats Powerbeats Professional record for $250 however normally promote for $200. These earbuds are $175 for Prime Day, which is about as little as we have seen them. Word that solely the black and white fashions are on sale for $175.

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The WF-1000XM3 earbuds record for $230. They briefly dipped to $170 earlier this yr, however at $178, they’re nonetheless the most effective sounding wi-fi earbuds on this worth vary and in addition characteristic energetic noise cancellation expertise to cut back ambient noise.

The one downside is the WF-1000XM3 earbuds aren’t rated as sweat-proof or waterproof headphones. That stated, I’ve used them for mild exercises with a little bit of a sweat on the gymnasium with out a drawback. They use Bluetooth with assist for AAC, however not aptX.

Word that we have been anticipating Sony to launch the next-generation WF-1000XM4, however at this level, we might not see these earlier than 2021. 

Water resistantNo (lacks IPX certification).

Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review.

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It took some time, however now we lastly have a brand new true wi-fi noise-canceling sports activities mannequin from Sony: the WF-SP800N. Funnily sufficient, I wrote on the finish of my principally optimistic assessment that I would prefer to see them extra within the $160-$175 vary. They have been lately right down to $127, however the present $148 worth continues to be $50 beneath record, and $20 beneath their common road worth.

This is not fairly the WF-1000XM3 with a water resistant physique. It is lacking Sony’s QN1e processor, however there’s nonetheless quite a bit to love about it, together with excellent sound, stable noise canceling and good name high quality. It is positively a big improve over the WF-SP700N, which got here out in 2018, and its “arcs” (sports activities fins) lock the buds in your ears. Simply be sure to get a good seal from one of many included ear ideas or else each the sound and noise canceling shall be lackluster.

Water resistantSure (IP55 splash-proof).

Read our Sony WF-SP800N review.


The WF-XB700 is within the firm’s Additional Bass line and lists for $130. I’ve tried them and actually appreciated their match. Their sound high quality would not measure as much as that of the WF-1000XM3 or WF-SP800N (it lacks some readability), however in case you like bass, they’re first rate sounding earbuds. I assumed they have been a bit of costly at $130. At $52 off, or $78 — matching their all-time low — they’re a way more attractive choice.

Water resistantSure (IPX4 splash-proof).

Read our Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass first take.

First printed earlier this yr. Up to date to replicate the return of sale costs and Prime Day.

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