THIS IS A perfect time of year to upgrade your dirty old white Apple earbuds to just about anything else. Want to finally get the Sonos system you’ve been dreaming of? It’s on sale. From Bose to Beats, here are the best audio and headphone deals we’ve found for Black Friday.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals guides for a lot more sales.)

Handpicked WIRED Black Friday Guides:


Bose QuietComfort 25 – $179 ($100 off)

Date: Available Now   Buy on Amazon and Microsoft Store  At $100, this almost qualifies as a stocking stuffer from one of the undisputed noise-canceling kings. Know anyone who needs a break from the constant family socializing? Give them the gift of sweet, sweet silence.

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones – $49 ($50 off)

Date: Available Now   Buy on Amazon  For those of us who are squeamish about digging too deep into our ear canals, it’s a little hard to find secure in-ear buds. That’s why we’re including these, even though they don’t have the touted Bose noise-canceling qualities (which, for some, might seem like the only reason to buy them).

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats 3 – $129 ($70 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

These Beats in-ear sport neckbuds are wireless and ready for your next workout. They’re also $70 off their normal $200 price!

Beats by Dr. Dre BeatsX – $99 ($50 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on B&H Photo

Featuring the new Apple W1!


UE Megaboom – $170 ($130 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Best Buy

Okay, it may seem nonsensical to buy this version of UE’s insanely popular, portable, shockproof, and waterproof Bluetooth speakers when their new Wi-Fi-enabled and Alexa-compatible line debuted barely a month ago. But this is still one of our favorite picks and retains the “Double Up” feature that allows you to sync up with multiple speakers, which the new Blast line currently does not. So there.

Sonos Speakers – ($25 – $100 off)

Date: Nov. 23-27

Buy Sonos One for $175 ($25 off) on Sonos, Amazon

Buy Sonos Play:1 for $150 ($50 off) on Sonos, Amazon

Buy Sonos Playbar for $600 ($100 off) on Sonos, Amazon

Buy Sonos Playbase for $600 ($100 off) on Sonos, Amazon

Sonos is discounting quite a few of its speakers over Thanksgiving weekend. We highly recommend the Sonos One because it has Alexa support, as well as the Play:5, Sonos Playbar, and Sub. If you really don’t care about Alexa, the Play:1 is also available and the Playbase, which is great if you want your soundbar to sit below your TV (though the Playbar sounds nicer).


Audio Technica Turntable with USB – $229 ($70 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on B&H Photo

If you wanted to get into vinyl, make 2018 your year to jam out! This high-quality Audio Technica is aimed at DJs and home Hi-Fi users alike.

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