Best cheap Beats deals for August 2021

Studio3 for noise cancelling, PowerBeats Pro for the gym, but what's the cheapest you can get them for?

Best Beats deals

Looking for a great deal on what is still probably the most popular headphone brand on the planet? We will rock you with the best Beats deals on the web. Beats by Dr Dre headphones might not be as omnipresent as they once were, but since becoming an Apple subsidiary 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 Powerbeats Pro are arguably the best true wireless earbuds you can buy, Studio3 Wireless are right up there with any of the best noise cancelling headphones, and the likes of the brand flagship Solo 3 and gym-friendly Powerbeats are very solid. The new Solo Pro is also superb although sadly so new that you're unlikely to see many deals on it.

Cheap Beats deals are a perennially popular online search, and in the run-up to back to school season, we're likely to see even more people looking for bargain Beats headphones. There are noise-cancelling headphones that help you to concentrate, in-ear buds that make it easy to listen to music on the bus, and all at a range of prices, including affordable options for students. Here are the best deals we can find.

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.

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre solo 2 wireless

Beats Solo 2 Wireless

Despite lower stocks, there are still some fab deals on the Beats Solo 2 thanks to the newer Solo 3 model. These little headphones are very versatile. They have been designed to fold inwards to make them easy to pack into your bag. The rubber-topped headband creates a firm grip around the head for those who want to wear them running. But more importantly they have some of the best noise isolation through the outer coating creating a seal around the ear. 

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre pro

Beats Pro

Here we have the first of our wired options, Beats Pro. On first impressions the size and weight of these headphones stand out. Designed for people mixing in studios, these headphones may not appeal to the more casual user. That said, the build quality is strong and these will withstand any clumsy drops or knocks. 

The headphones are connected through a single cable which can be inserted to either earcup. The spare port can then be used by another set of headphones, allowing you to share music with your friends at the same time. 

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre studio

Beats Studio 2

The Studio's 2 are lighter with sleeker edges and greater attention to detail than the originals. One new feature is the rechargeable battery that gives 20 hours of listening time. If you enjoy classical music or more delicate sounds, the subtle hiss when the ANC is on may be a little irritating. Though the sound quality overall has been improved and the bass levels restrained, giving a much more balanced sound. 

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre solo 2

Beats Solo 2

The Solo 2 offers a good balance of performance and portability. Significant improvements to the sound quality have been made, though these probably aren't for the audio purists. The cups are on-ear rather than over-ear which could affect comfort and will definitely affect isolation from outside sounds. 

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre mixr

Beats Mixr

The earcups on these over ears rotate so you can do your skillful mixing uninhibited. The bass in these cans is supposed to be particularly 'big' and you can share what you're listening to with dual-port daisy chaining.

Best Black Friday deals beats by dre urbeats

Beats urBeats 2

If you want cheap Beats by Dre, this is as good as it gets really. It's a standard pair of earphones which come with tangle-free flat cables as well as a clicker and built-in microphone for taking calls.

Best Black Friday deals powerbeats 2

Beats Powerbeats 2

These earphones are made for using while exercising. They're designed to not fall out of your ears and they're sweat and water resistant. Meanwhile, RemoteTalk controls allow you to easily take calls or change your music without having to fiddle.

Best Black Friday deals Beats by Dre EP

Beats by Dre EP

Sitting at the lower end of the range and priced accordingly, the lightweight, wired Beats EP headphones are still very finely tuned, which means you'll be able to hear your music just as the artist intended. 

Black Friday sales around the web (UK)

  • Amazon.co.uk – huge sale across all departments
  • AO.com – save on household appliances large and small
  • Argos – big deals with same-day home delivery
  • ASOS– savings on over 850 brands
  • Boohoo – up to 80% off everything
  • B&Q – save on paint and other DIY essentials
  • Bose – save up to 45%
  • Currys – save on 4K TVs, laptops and much more
  • Dyson – clean up on vacuums, fans and hair care
  • eBay.co.uk– knock-down prices and voucher codes
  • Ernest Jones – save on luxury watches and jewellery
  • Goldsmiths.co.uk – up to 50% off watches and jewellery
  • John Lewis – deals on Dyson, Sonos and more
  • Le Creuset – premium cookware gets tasty discounts
  • Lego – 30% off sets
  • Lovehoney.co.uk – up to 50% off sex toys and lingerie
  • New Look – 20% off everything
  • Topshop – up to 50% off
  • Topman – up to 30% off
  • Nike – new sneakers at sneaky low prices
  • Schuh – save big on shoes, boots and trainers
  • Simba – up to 40% off mattresses and sleep bundles
  • The White Company – quality bedding at reduced prices
  • Very – deals on Nike, Nintendo and other top brands
  • Wiggle – huge savings on cycle clothing, running gear and swimwear

Black Friday sales around the web (US)

  • Apple – see the latest Apple offers here
  • Best Buy – massive savings across every department
  • Dell.com – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
  • eBay.com – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
  • Home Depot – save on furniture, smart home devices and more
  • HP – save up to 30% on select products
  • Lowes – save up to $500 on select appliances
  • Lenovo – deep discounts on gaming laptops, student laptops and more
  • Microsoft – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
  • Newegg – get your computer parts for less 
  • Nordstrom – deals on Hunter, UGG, The North Face and more
  • Target – Target is going big on Black Friday this year
  • Walmart – save big on tech, home appliances and much more
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.