Best cheap Beats deals for December 2021

Get the best Beats deals on Studio Buds for travel, Studio3 for noise cancelling, PowerBeats Pro for the gym, and more

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Welcome to the best Beats deals on the web. Beats headphones might not be as omnipresent as they once were, but these days the sound quality and value for money they represent has improved immensely.

It's still true that if you're into hip-hop, rock and pop, Beats headphones are a great choice, but nowadays they sound mighty fine with jazz and even classical thanks to greatly improved engineering, tuning and wireless technology. Beats headphones used to have a fairly terrible reputation among 'audiophiles' for the quality of their sound compared to their cost, but most recent Beats by Dre headphones sound good to excellent.

The Beats Studio Buds are some of the best wireless earbuds around, Powerbeats Pro are arguably the best running headphones you can buy, Studio3 Wireless are right up there with any of the best noise cancelling headphones, and there are more great options..

Today's best Beats by Dr Dre headphone deals

Beats Studio Buds

These are really well-priced true wireless earbuds, yet are absolutely packed with features. There's active noise cancellation, an eight-hour battery life, plus the same easy pairing with iPhone that all recent Beats headphones have… but now there's also Android Fast Pairing. They're new in summer 2021, so we don't expect major price drops yet, but if there are, you'll find them here.

Beats Flex

Beats Flex are the cheapest Beats headphones ever, bringing 12-hour battery life and solid connectivity from Apple's W1 chip, all at a low-low price. They're very much like Beats X, but for the budget conscious. As a result of the low price, you don't see so much in the way discounts on them regularly, but you'll see any price drops below.

Beats Solo 3 Wireless

best beats solo 3 wireless deals

The Beats Solo3 Wireless is iconic. Instantly recognisable, it's also a well-built wireless headphone that sounds good in both wireless and wired modes. They are comfortable to wear and the battery life provides up to 40 hours of listening time. The remote control built-in to the right ear cup is intuitive and easy to use. But the newest feature is the W1 chip, Apple's new Bluetooth technology, that improves battery life and makes pairing the headphones with Apple effortless. These are always getting discounts including RIGHT NOW.

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Best Beats by Dr Dre deals: Powerbeats Pro

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Powerbeats Pro are a 'game changer' for Beats; the quality of them is over and above anything the brand has produced before. Designed for workouts and running, the clever design of these true wireless buds means they stay still in your ears during even the most arduous physical jerks. Battery life is way better than most true wireless buds at 8-9 hours and they recharge incredibly fast. Admittedly the battery case provided is on the large side. What's even more impressive is that in terms of audio quality these are easily good enough to use outside of the gym. In fact, the overall combination of comfort, fit, sound, convenience and battery life makes them probably the best pair of earbuds you can buy right now.

Beats Beats headphones deals: Studio 3 Wireless

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Beats Studio3 (or Studio 3) Wireless

The Studio 3 is the Beats by Dre flagship: a luxe pair of cans with excellent sound and noise cancelling to rival Bose QC35 and Sony WH1000XM3. The noise cancelling adapts to the sound around you, helping to completely wipe out the rest of the world – the big, pillowy earcups help here, too. It's generally agreed these are the best sounding Beats headphones, but they aren't cheap. Even more reason to look out for a Black Friday deal on them – several retailers are offering £100 off the RRP. 

Beats Solo Pro

Best Beats Solo Pro deals

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The latest addition to the Beats fam, these are the on-ear brothers of the Studio 3 Wireless. There's similarly impressive noise cancelling – although the fact the brilliant Studio 3 are physically larger means they remain Apple's best NC headphones – and an impressively natural sounding Transparency Mode, so you can listen in on travel announcements and conversations.

Our only reservation we have with the Solo Pro is, like all on-ear headphones, it can pinch spectacles against your head, but it's better than many rivals in that respect. With Beats' usual exceptional battery life and its new, much improved signature sound – still full and weighty, but not just pure 'oomph-oomph-oomph' – Solo Pro is a great pair of cans. 

Best deals Beats X Wireless

Beats X Wireless

Available in black or white (the grey and blue variants appear to have been dropped, even on the Beat by Dre website), these in-ears were announced just after the iPhone 7, the AirPods and alongside the superb Beats Solo 3 Wireless over-ear headphones, all of which feature Apple’s W1 wireless chip which augments Bluetooth for easy reconnection to your iOS device as well as easy device switching between your iCloud-registered devices.

Best Black Friday deals Powerbeats 3 Wireless

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless deals

If you're living the active lifestyle and need a lightweight way of delivering tunes to your skull you might want to consider the older but probably still popular Powerbeats 3 Wireless headphones. The 12-hour battery life is great for multiple lengthy workouts between charges and the wireless tech is excellent for tangle-free times.

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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.