21 Cyber Monday Audio Deals

21 Cyber Monday Audio Deals

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Whether you’re in search of headphones that bring the best possible sound quality, noise-cancelling options to gain a bit of peace and quiet, portable speakers for tunes at outdoor gatherings, workout-worthy earbuds for at-home exercise, or surround-sound speakers to upgrade your Netflix experience, we’ve vetted the best of the audio deals out there.

Serious Sonos deals

A Sonos One speaker shown against a neutral background.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Sonos One Smart Speaker (Gen 2)
Deal price: $150; street price: $200
Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Sonos One SL Speaker 2-Pack + $10 Amazon Gift Card
Deal price: $258; street price: $360
Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker
Deal price: $130; street price: $180
Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Sonos Five Speaker
Deal price: $400; street price: $500
Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Sonos is our top pick among wireless multiroom speaker systems, and many of Sonos’s speaker options are on steep discount now. In terms of pure savings, the two-pack of Sonos One SL speakers is the best of the bunch: You’ll net a nearly 40% discount when you factor in the $10 Amazon gift card it comes with. You can also get a single One SL for 25% off. We praise these speakers for their great sound, but be aware that the SL series lacks voice-assistant control. You get voice control with the Sonos One Smart Speaker (Gen 2), which is similarly great-sounding, and the larger Sonos Five, which is powerful enough to fill big spaces with music. Wireless systems like these are by far the easiest way to bring your favorite albums, podcasts, and broadcasts to every room where you want to hear them.

Exceptional exercise earbuds

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150
Photo: Rozette Rago

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150 Wireless Earbuds
Deal price: $100; street price: $125
Read our review of the best headphones for running.

Poly (Plantronics) BackBeat Fit 2100
Deal price: $40; street price: $60
Read our review of the best headphones for running.

Our top pick for the best headphones for running, the Poly (formerly Plantronics) BackBeat Fit 3150 features durable, securely-fitting earbuds that were an easy favorite among our testers. They also help keep you safe by allowing some outside noise through—so you can hear traffic and other potential perils while you exercise outdoors. This $100 pricing pops up every once in a while, and matches the previous low. The less-expensive Poly BackBeat Fit 2100 is equally durable and sweat-resistant and has the same great audio quality, but the earbuds are connected by a headband (versus two independent buds), and you have to plug them into a cable for charging. If that doesn’t bother you, they’re a great, more affordable choice.

Wonderful, wireless audio

The Jabra Elite 85h headphones, shown against a mustard yellow background.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth Headphones
Deal price: $150; street price: $250
Read our review of the best bluetooth wireless headphones.

If you’re interested in upgrading your audio experience, this big price drop offers an excellent chance to save on our top Bluetooth wireless headphones pick. The Jabra Elite 85h headphones has exceptional sound quality for music and movies—the best we’ve found among noise-cancelling wireless headphones. And although this set’s noise cancelling is not absolute top-of-class, it’s more than good enough to satisfy most needs. Long battery life, intuitive setup, and easily accessible controls complete the package. And each of the four finishes is discounted.

A soundbar that streams more than sound

The Roku Streambar, shown with its remote, against a white background.
Photo: Roku

Roku Streambar Soundbar (Best Buy)
Deal price: $100; street price: $130
Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

Roku Streambar Soundbar (Target)
Deal price: $100; street price: $130
Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

The Roku Streambar is a high-quality speaker and streaming device all in one, letting you get your audio and visuals all through a single port on your TV. Although senior staff writer and audio expert Brent Butterworth says the Streambar is not quite a sonic powerhouse, the 14-inch soundbar sounds much clearer, louder, and fuller than the built-in speakers you’ll find on most TVs (and better than most other inexpensive soundbars). It’s easy to set up and works reliably well, and comes with a built-in Roku Streaming Stick+ (which usually costs $50 on its own and is our favorite streamer), so it’s like getting an additional HDMI soundbar for just $50.

Workout headphones that’ll outlast your workout

Jabra Elite 75t Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds (Black)
Photo: Rozette Rago

Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds (Amazon)
Deal price: $150; street price: $200
Read our review of the best workout headphones.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3150 Wireless Earbuds (Best Buy)
Deal price: $100; street price: $125
Read our review of the best headphones for running.

Koss FitClips KSC32i Headphones
Deal price: $10; street price: $20
Read our review of the best workout headphones.

Combining quality sound, sweat and dust resistance, and a battery life of more than seven hours, the true wireless Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds will outlast even the longest workouts. They’re the top pick in our guide to the best workout headphones, and unlike some Bluetooth earbuds, these earbuds don’t have a cord between them that can tangle, make noise, or bang against your neck annoyingly when you run or jump, and still stay comfortably in your ears throughout your reps. If the Jabra set’s price is making you sweat even before you start your workout, the Koss FitClips KSC32i Headphones are a great corded budget pair with a hook-over-the-ear design that’s comfortable and secure.

A tough little speaker

UE Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Photo: Rozette Rago

UE Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Deal price: $50; street price: $80
Read our review of the best portable bluetooth speaker.

UE Megaboom 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Deal price: $100; street price: $180
Read our review of the best portable bluetooth speaker.

Matching the lowest price we’ve seen, our top portable Bluetooth speaker pick, the UE Wonderboom 2, is down to $50. We don’t see deals like this often—the last time we saw this pick for $50 was in February—so jump on it if you’ve been waiting for one. The Wonderboom 2 was the consensus best in our blind tests, with clear vocals and adequate bass. And because the Wonderboom 2 is highly water-resistant (submersible to 1 meter), rugged (will survive falls off camp tables), buoyant (canoe-friendly), and compact (think: grapefruit-size), it’s a great companion for outdoor adventures.The larger, louder Megaboom 2 is also on a deep discount.

Bluetooth headphones with an extra charge

The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, shown against a mustard yellow background.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Sony WH-1000XM4 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones + Power Bank
Deal price: $278; street price: $348
Read our review of the best bluetooth wireless headphones.

The Sony WH-1000XM4 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones + Power Bank is back down to $278, matching the lowest price we’ve seen. This is another terrific pair of headphones—an also-great pick in our guide to the best Bluetooth headphones—and it comes with a bunch of useful features, including an automatic speak-to-chat function that cuts your music when you make a call. With a bit of fiddling of the equalizer, you can make these headphones sound excellent, too. One downside: This set is not as effective as its competitors at cancelling airplane noise.

Best-ever Bose

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Photo: Rozette Rago

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Best Buy)
Deal price: $300; street price: $360
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Soapstone) (Amazon)
Deal price: $300; street price: $360
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Soapstone) (Amazon)
Deal price: $300; street price: $360
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Target)
Deal price: $300; street price: $360
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (refurbished) (eBay)
Deal price: $250; street price: $300
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

For pure noise-cancelling performance, the Bose 700 headphones are Wirecutter’s top pick (and “the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones set that Bose has ever released,” as we note in our guide). This sale matches the lowest price we have ever seen for this set (albeit only in the white or soapstone color). These headphones are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods, and you can adjust the noise cancellation on a 1-to-10 scale—it’s a useful feature not only because you don’t always want or need maximum sound-blocking, but also because many people experience “ear suck,” a feeling akin to ear-popping during a flight, when noise cancellation is too aggressive. The audio quality is not as good as that of the other headphones listed here, however, so if sound quality is a priority over noise cancellation for you, look to the other headphones deals first.

Best noise-cancelling earbuds

The 1More Dual Driver ANC Pro.
Photo: Rozette Rago

1More Dual Driver ANC Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
Deal price: $108; street price: $150
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

If you like the neckband design, this is an excellent deal on our pick for the best noise-cancelling earbuds. The 1More Dual Driver ANC Pro pair offers a 20-hour battery life (16 hours with noise cancelling on) and great noise reduction. It normally sells for around $150—don’t miss out on this deal, which matches the previous lowest price we’ve seen.

Music with muscle

Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
Photo: Rozette Rago

Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth Speaker
Deal price: $300; street price: $425
Read our review of the best home bluetooth speaker.

Our upgrade home Bluetooth speaker pick, the Marshall Woburn II, is down to $300 in all colors—matching the low we’ve seen for this model. In our guide, we call it the “muscle car” of home Bluetooth speakers because it delivers powerful bass that smaller speakers can’t achieve. (Can confirm: The Woburn II in Wirecutter’s test kitchen rattles the silverware drawers when it’s cranked up.) Both the Woburn II and the smaller Acton II, which is also on a nice sale, are larger than our other portable Bluetooth speaker picks, however—they’re more practical for use around the home and yard than for the campground or beach.

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Amazon Echo Buds + 6 months Amazon Music Unlimited
Deal price: $80; street price: $130
Read our review of the best wireless bluetooth earbuds.

A notable competition option, these earbuds will appeal to folks who primarily rely on the Amazon ecosystem. When they’re connected to your phone, the Echo Buds’ always-listening Alexa function makes them an Echo device you can wear. Matching the previous low we’ve seen, this bundle also comes with 6 months of free Amazon Music Unlimited, but do note there is an auto-renewal at the end of the 6 months. If you don’t wish to continue with the service, cancel the subscription before the 6 months period or you will be billed.

Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker (4th Generation) 2-Pack
Deal price: $50; street price: $100
Read our review about what is Alexa.

The Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker is our upcoming budget pick for the best Alexa smart speaker, and if you’re already looking to invest in more than one, you can grab two for the price of one with this deal from Best Buy and Amazon. On Amazon, add two speakers to your cart and use code DOT2PACK. The Dot is a great way to bring Alexa into other parts of your house cheaply, but know that the speaker quality isn’t top notch. If that’s not a big concern, you’ll be able to use this model to stream music, make calls, and send messages. The guide will soon be updated to reflect our new picks but this is a good chance to get ahead of the game.

Beats Solo3 Bluetooth Headphones
Deal price: $120; street price: $175
Read our review of the best bluetooth wireless headphones.

Beats Solo3 headphones are a good Bluetooth option that pair easily, have a 40-hour battery life, and offer nice highs and mids with a slight bass boost. A notable competition option from our Bluetooth headphones guide, our writers specifically only like this model when you can find them under $150, so this $120 is a nice chance to save if you’ve had your eye on a pair.

Fosi Audio BT20A Mini Stereo Amplifier
Deal price: $63; street price: $78
Read our review of the best mini stereo amplifier.

A mini stereo amplifier is designed for someone who wants to build a great-sounding stereo system that takes up very little space and even less cash. We think our top pick, the Fosi Audio BT20A, is the best way to get started in affordable stereo sound. It can play loud enough to fill a large room, and it includes features such as Bluetooth connectivity and tone controls. A rare discount, it’s down to a new low price of $63 from $78 when you clip the on-page coupon.

Polk Signature Series S15 Speakers
Deal price: $115; street price: $200
Read our review of the best surround-sound speakers for most people.

A pick from our guides to surround-sound speakers and gear to build your own home theater, the Polk Signature Series S15 speakers are available once again for $115. These bookshelf speakers are an instant upgrade to the tinny sound of built-in TV speakers, providing rich, clear audio. The S15 set typically sells out fast at this price, so jump on the deal if you’ve been thinking about upgrading.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Deal price: $200; street price: $300
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Deal price: $200; street price: $300
Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

A notable-competition option with noise-cancelling features that rank amongst the best available, the QuietComfort 35 Series II set is once again available for $200—matching the previous low. These Bose headphones are extremely comfortable, and they sounded great in our tests. However, they lack the adjustable noise cancellation of the 700 series, which helps prevent the eardrum-suck phenomenon.

Onanoff BuddyPhones Explore Kids Headphones
Deal price: $21; street price: $25
Read our review of the best kids headphones.

Down to $21 with the on-page coupon, this is a new low price for our runner-up pick for the best kids headphones. Although the BuddyPhones don’t have the best sound quality, these corded headphones are a comfortable and lightweight option for toddlers. A young child will quickly outgrow just about everything, but we think this pick nicely balances quality and affordability, so you’ll still feel like you’ve gotten the most out of your purchase despite its shorter lifespan.

TaoTronics TT-BR009 Bluetooth Adapter
Deal price: $16; street price: $26
Read our review of the best bluetooth headphone adapter.

If you love your wired headphones but also want the option of using them with a Bluetooth device, a Bluetooth adapter is a simple solution. Down to $16, this discount is the best we’ve seen on our runner-up pick. The TT-BR009 sounds nearly as good as a wired connection and has a battery that lasts nearly 15 hours. The only design gripe we have: There’s no clip, so it can be hard to use on the move.

Koss Porta Pro Headphones
Deal price: $20; street price: $35
Read our review of the best headphones.

A former pick and a longtime budget audiophile classic, the Koss Porta Pro headphones are back down to their low of $20. Although you may experience some sound leakage with this set, this is an overall solid deal on a good pair of wired headphones.

Q Acoustics 3020i Bookshelf Speakers
Deal price: $268; street price: $300
Read our review of the best bookshelf speakers for most stereos.

Available again for $268, this deal is another solid drop on the top pick in our guide to the best bookshelf speakers for most stereos. The Q Acoustics 3020i set offers great build quality and a fantastic sound that reliably delivers strong bass and accurate, clear vocals. These speakers are a bit larger than our previous top pick, but they’re still relatively compact. If you’re looking for new bookshelf speakers, this is a rare deal on all colors.

Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Earbuds
Deal price: $25; street price: $60
Read our review of the best wireless bluetooth earbuds.

Back down to the lowest price we’ve seen at $25, these comfortable, water-resistant earbuds feature solid sound quality, a 5-hour battery life, and Tile integration. Due to reported issues with their USB-C charging case, we did temporarily pull these from our guide earlier this year, but we reinstated them after Skullcandy assured our writers that they’ve resolved the issue and all defective cases are out of circulation. If you want to try them out, this is a great deal that includes a two-year warranty and eligibility for Skullcandy’s lost-earbud exchange program.

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