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You can't beat the discounts on headphones and earbuds from this year's Memorial Day sales — but you'd better hurry! Today's the last day to take advantage of these deep discounts! Whether you prefer wireless buds or a gaming set, the deals have your jam covered. Treat yourself to an upgrade or pick up a graduation or Father's Day gift. Heck, grab a couple on sale and stash them for upcoming birthdays — the prices are that good.
Our roundup highlights next-gen winners that one-up older models on sound quality, comfort, functionality and design. When you listen to your Spotify playlist with these selects, you may even catch something you never heard before. Our noise-canceling picks are especially great if you're stuck in endless Zooms and have a lot of chaos in the background (hello, dog barking at every car on the street).
For our list of the 30 best Memorial Day deals on headphones and earbuds, we scoured the sales at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. You'll find all the favorite brands in here—Apple, Samsung, Bose, Jabra, Beats, Sony, plus some small-but-cool makers.
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Save $150 on stylin' Beats Studio3
We're swooning over these Beats in shadow gray, one of the colors that's just $200 — 43% off the original $350 price. And their talents match their looks: Apple's W1 chip and Bluetooth technology give you 22 hours of listening time with fewer dropouts than the competition. They fold conveniently for travel and come with a carrying case. Another genius feature? Fast Fuel — a 10-minute charge gives you three more hours of play when the battery runs low. Setup and controls are pretty seamless.
Countless Amazon reviewers rave about the sound quality of these over-the-ear headphones. "They blew me away. Sounds like I have two mini subwoofers on my ears when I play hip hop or EDM. They're worth the money, I’m telling you. It’s like when you saw HDTV for the first time!" Other reviewers praised the battery life: "The battery life is outstanding. I can get a few days in without charging and still have life left in the battery. I typically charge at 20% and only charge up to 90-95% to help extend battery life." Another reviewer added, "Use them at the gym around 5 times a week and I find that i’m rarely charging these."
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Save nearly $70 on Apple Airpods Pro
Apple AirPods are the holy grail of earbuds: One recent survey found that nearly three-quarters of teens have a pair. For graduation, upgrade them to the "pro" model or pick up a pair for yourself at $180, more than $50 off the usual price. They're sweat and water resistant and come with three sizes of silicon tips for a customizable fit. The wireless charging case is convenient, and gives enough juice to last throughout a busy day.
Amazon reviewers can't get enough of this model for themselves or their grandkids. "The sound quality is superb and to me, the best feature is noise cancellation. I was on my bike trainer for several minutes the first time I wore them and realized I could barely hear the chain. I switched to 'transparency mode' and could hear it quite well then switched back and smiled when 95% of the noise disappeared," said one customer. Added another, "My 15-year-old grandson absolutely loves these! Says the sound is 'sick.' Papa scores big on this gift!"
These fan-fave Bose buds are $80 off!
Here's something you probably didn't know: There are true-wireless earbuds out there that are not AirPods.
Bose, of course, is best known for speakers and nearly as well known for its QuietComfort over-the-ear headphones. That, er, quiet comfort also extends to AirPods-like earbuds, and right now the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds are just $199 at Amazon — they're $80 off.
Physically, the Bose 'buds look a little different than AirPods, which employ more of a "pipe" design. Here, in addition to silicone eartips that create a seal to help diminish outside noise, you get little "wings" that help the earbuds stay in your ears. Bose supplies three different sizes to help you achieve the best fit.
On the feature front, the QuietComfort earbuds match AirPods Pro in pretty much every way: active noise-canceling (ANC), wireless charging case, transparency mode (for when you want to let outside sounds in), touch controls and a sweat-proof design.
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A top-notch headset for 40% off
Up your game with the latest version of this popular headset, which is 40% off the original price when you apply the coupon. It works with Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and more. Unlike the plain black headsets, this item has red and blue light effects! The noise-isolating mic also stands out, it's clear and adjustable. A mom of a pre-teen gamer raved that her son "loves the bass and clear sounds. The lights was a wow factor for him. They are sturdy. Other gamers can hear him clearly. Well worth it." Adds a mom of an 8-year-old, "They hook up great with his switch for Fortnite. They also light up (only when on a PC) and have great sound!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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