Best cheap noise-cancelling headphones deals for September 2021: deals on Bose, Beats, Sony, AirPods and more

The only noise you can hear is the sweet sound of the best noise cancelling deals

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If you're looking for the best cheap noise cancelling headphones deals, these are they. We've got the current lowest prices for all the top models from the big names, with the prices pulled live from retailers. 

These include the best noise cancelling headphones overall, which tend to be fairly premium models – but with the deals you'll find here, you can get them for a bargain price, naturally.

In the back to school season, noise-cancelling headphones deals are especially popular. They're great for listening to music while getting to school or uni, and can help you concentrate on work even when there's noise all around you – these days, they're a uni essential.

Most of the top noise-cancellers are over-ear headphones, but increasingly the best true wireless headphones include noise cancellation, and some are incredibly impressive considering their small size. We actually have a dedicated page for the best AirPods Pro deals, because these in particular are just so popular. The same goes for our page of the best Bose deals – people associate Bose with noise-cancelling cans so strongly, though they're by no means the only game in town.

Here are the latest prices on the most popular noise-cancelling headphones.

Best Sony noise cancelling headphones deals

Best Sony WH-1000XM4 deals

Sony's latest and greatest NC headphones are just fantastic, as our Sony WH-1000XM4 review attests. Top-tier noise stopping, excellent sound quality, really comfortable, and with some great app-enabled features.

Best Sony WH-1000XM3 deals

Sony's previous generation headphones are still available, and these are possibly the best bang-for-buck noise-cancelling headphones on the planet. They're very nearly as good as the newer version, but are much cheaper. Read our full Sony WH-1000XM3 review for more!

Best Sony WF-1000XM3 deals

These are Sony's in-ear true wireless buds with noise-cancelling, for those want something lighter and smaller than big over-ear ’phones. Our Sony WF-1000XM3 review talks about how great they are, especially now the price is a little lower.

Best Bose noise cancelling headphones deals

Best Bose NCH 700 deals

Bose pretty much defined the first era of noise-cancelling headphones, but then the world started to move on, and Bose modernised its designs. These are the result, and our Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review talks about how a smart new design and some really clever extra features make these a great choice.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II deals

A bone fide classic in the tech world, these brought noise-cancelling headphones truly into the mainstream. And they're still around, at a tempting lower price. The noise-cancellation is still strong, and the sound quality is still impressive – they still sell well, for good reason.

Best Beats noise cancelling headphones deals

Best Beats Studio3 Wireless deals

These premium headphones from Beats offer noise cancellation that's incredibly effective, considering it's not what you might consider a core feature for the brand. It's right up there with the other models we've chosen here, especially when battling against wind noise. Now that Beats is Apple-owned, these come with Apple's wireless chip in, which means they pair especially easily with iPhones and iPads, and you can switch between devices without any re-pairing shenanigans. On Android, they behave like any other Bluetooth headphones. Regular deals on Beats products make these extremely competitive when the price drops.

Best Beats Studio Buds deals

Beats' first true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation are here! They've only just been released, which means we're not expecting much in the way of big discounts yet, but hope springs eternal. Aside from ANC, you've got an eight-hour battery life (with lots more from the case), and fast pairing with both iPhone and (for the first time) Android.

Best Best Solo Pro deals

Again packing top-level noise cancellation, these are pretty similar to the Beats Studio3 overall, including the use of Apple's wireless special sauce. But they're more of an on-ear design, so are a bit different for comfort – take the pick for your preference, in that sense. Again, you often see big price drops that make these superb value for money.

Best Apple noise cancelling headphones deals

Best Apple AirPods Pro deals

Apple's high-end true wireless headphones offer some of the best sound in the business, along with simply fantastic noise cancelling. They not only cut out outside noise, but they also have a mic facing into your ear to customise the sound to make sure everything is coming out just right. Read our five-star Apple AirPods Pro review to see exactly why we rate them so highly.

Best Apple AirPods Max deals

Apple's first over-ear headphones offer simply stunning sound and god-tier noise cancellation, but you have to pay twice as much as some of the models here to get it.  Our full AirPods Max review talks about how their extreme levels of engineering both make them excel in so many areas, but also push the price up. They're so new that you're unlikely to see much of a discount at the moment, but keep your eye here for the best prices!

Duncan Bell
Duncan Bell

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years and fitness ever since he became middle aged and realised he could no longer rely solely on his boyish good looks. He used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."
Pre-lockdown Duncan was widely regarded as the best-dressed man ever to work for T3 – admittedly not saying much. Post-lockdown he is looking forward to wearing clothes other than shorts and hoodies again very soon, assuming he can still fit into them. He currently writes about cycling, fitness tech that isn’t too heavy, and all things kitchen and home related.