Best cheap noise-cancelling headphones deals May 2024

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

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Here you can find the best noise-cancelling headphones deals from across the web right now, we've collated the latest prices to save you the trouble of hunting for discounts on the top models from the biggest names in audio. 

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

You're actually very well placed to find some incredible price cuts right now because the best Black Friday deals are making their yearly appearance, with savings to be made on everything from Bose to Apple and Sony

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.

Best Sony noise cancelling headphones deals

Best Sony WH-1000XM5 deals

Sony's very latest pair of noise-cancelling headphones are so new that deals on them will be hard to come by, so if you do spot one here then be sure to act fast. The sound is confident, the noise cancellation is best-in-class and the design is both minimalist and modern. They actually managed to pick up a coveted 5-star rating in the Sony WH-1000XM5 review.

Best Sony WH-1000XM4 deals

The slightly older generation of Sony's 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 third 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-1000XM4 deals

Not everyone is after over-ear noise cancellers, and that's okay because Sony actually makes the best in-ear ANC earbuds too. As you can read in the Sony WF-1000XM4 review, these earphones are a crowd-pleaser boasting expressive sound, crystal clear call quality and of course, very effective ANC. 

Best Sony WF-1000XM3 deals

These are Sony's older 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 45 deals

Bose's QC45 wireless headphones are an impressive pair, and they'll make the perfect travel companion because the noise-cancelling is top-tier. Forget having a huge array of features, you won't need that here because they focus on keeping you fully immersed in the sound. Read the Bose QuietComfort 45 review for more.

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 Beats Fit Pro deals

The newest buds in Beats' range include very impressive noise-stopping power – a really noticeable upgrade over the capabilities of the Beats Fit Pro. The overall sound is a step up too, and the wing-tip fit means they're even more solid in the ears. You can read our full Beats Fit Pro review here.

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 is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan 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."