We’re in the throes of Amazon Prime Day right now, and will continue to be so until it ends tomorrow (Tuesday, July 16) at midnight. Many of you know that Amazon Prime Deal is largely about sifting through the crap and finding the deals on the products that you really care about (or just really need). While some categories don’t have much to offer, you can find some pretty good deals on some pretty great wireless headphones right now.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 are our pick for the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy right now; we named them as a 2018 GP100 award winner this past December, which we give annually to the 100 best products of the year. Right now, they’re just $298 for Amazon Prime Day, $52 less than their normal price.
Here’s what you need to know: Sony released the WH-1000XM3 this past fall and they’re better than the Sony WH1000XM2 in every way. They sound better. They’re better at noise-cancellation. They have modern perks, like USB-C charging. And right now, you can nab them for under $300.
Jabra Elite 85h
The Jabra Elite 85h are the company’s newest noise-canceling over-ear headphones; released a few months ago, they’re direct competitors to the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) and the Sony WH-1000M3. Aside from their excellent sound and noise-canceling abilities, the Elite 85h come with a few other impressive features going for them: customizable EQ, ambient modes and USB-C charging.
If you’re in the market for over-ear noise-canceling headphones and you want a good deal, Amazon is selling the Jabra Elite 85h for $250 right now.
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II
If you’re in the market for some excellent yet affordable wireless headphones, check out the Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II. They’re significantly more affordable than the company’s noise-canceling headphones, like the QuietComfort 35 (Series II) or the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, and they still sound great. They’re also lighter and (arguably) more travel-friendly. Normally $230, Amazon is selling them for $159 right now — which is their lowest price ever.
Microsoft Surface Headphones
The Surface Headphones were released in the fall of 2018 and they are Microsoft’s first-ever noise-canceling headphones. They’re direct competitors to other wireless noise-canceling headphones in the $350 price range, like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II or the Sony WH-1000M3, but they look very different and have a pretty unique feature. The earcups actually act as big control dials and, by rotating them, you can adjust between 13 different levels of noise cancellation. Or you can simply change the volume. It’s an easy on-ear solution to something that requires tentative taps or opening an app on your smartphone.
For Prime Day, Amazon is discounting the Surface Headphones heavily; you can pick up a pair for under $200. If you’re looking for a good on noise-canceling wireless headphones, this looks like a fantastic one.
Beats Solo3 Wireless
Apple is currently running a series of “Back to School” promotions; one of them is, if you buy an iPad Pro or iPad Air, you can get a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones ($200). If you don’t feel like spending nearly $500 on an iPad, however, you can get a sweet deal on those same wireless headphones on Amazon right now. During Prime Day, Amazon is selling the Beats Solo3 Wireless for $140 — that’s $60 off.
The Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones have the same W1 chip as the first-generation Apple AirPods. This means your iPhone can automatically detect them, making the headphones super easy to pair. Other than that, the Solo3 Wireless are just solid, no-frills wireless headphones. If you don’t care about noise-canceling and don’t want to spend a huge chunk of change, the Amazon deal on the Solo3 Wireless is actually a pretty good right now.