The Prime Day headphones deals actually worth your attention

Amazon's best headphones and earphones deals hand picked this Prime Day

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It's Amazon Prime Day 2022, which means you're going to be seeing huge volumes of deals pieces appear all over the internet. Thing is, these are often so busy that it's hard to see the wood for the trees. Not so here: at T3 I've spent days trawling through Amazon's best headphones deals so you don't have to. 

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In addition to the fuller Best Prime Day Headphones Deals piece that I've collated, this shorter deals post is to highlight what I believe are best-of-best deals for headphones and earphones during the sale. So if you've been holding out for over-ears or in-ears, at premium or budget price points, these are the, er, prime picks I'd recommend this Amazon Prime Day.

Prime Day 2022: The best over-ear headphones deal

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: was £349.99, now £175 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This is definitely the one to beat in my view. I've already written about why this is my top pick deal for Prime Day 2022 (opens in new tab) in a separate post.

These super over-ear headphones are half price, which is enough of a temptation to make me buy them over even Sony's WH-1000XM4 (opens in new tab) instead (plus the Sony cost much more!).

It's the superb active noise-cancelling (ANC) that really sells these Bose over-ears, along with great design and comfort, in a package that's really hard to rival. 

Prime Day 2022: The best in-ear headphones deal

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Sony WF-1000XM3: was £220, now £75.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Despite being replaced by the XM4 model more recently, this is a great example of how Prime Day can highlight great products that are a generation older and deliver incredibly good value as a result.

You only need to look at the huge 65% off the original list price (the black finish will cost you more though) to know that this is a mega discount. 

But that's not to take anything away from these earphones' prestige: awarded a full five-star review upon release in 2019, T3 sees them as top-tier true wireless earbuds. 

Prime Day 2022: The best budget headphones deal

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Nothing Ear 1: was £99.99, now £59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Yes, you can buy earphones for even less than this. No, they probably won't be as good. I wanted to find a pair for approximately £50 that really deliver in terms of sound, design, and also feature active noise-cancelling (ANC). Nothing's Ear 1 earbuds tick all of those boxes. 

It's a canny discount for the upstart's first product (the Phone 1 was also unveiled to coincide with Prime Day – here's my first impressions of that phone (opens in new tab)) and they represent a great in-ear option for a small asking price. 

So avoid those unknown names and ultra-budget earbuds and take my advice: buy a pair of these from Nothing instead. You won't regret it – and neither will your bank balance!

Prime Day 2022: The best premium headphones deal

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX: was £449, now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
I pondered over this for some time, as if you're going to be forking out more cash than your average then you want the best of the best. I believe that's what B&O provides, in particular from a materials and build quality perspective. 

The Beoplay HX exude quality from the off: they look sublime, wear really well, and the sound quality is second to none. You'll get noise-cancelling tech, too, albeit not as powerful as from the likes of Bose or Sony, so if that's an issue for you then look back up to my top over-ear recommendation instead.

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK

  • Argos.co.uk (opens in new tab)  – cheap garden and DIY equipment, toys, tech and more
  • AO.com (opens in new tab) – major deals on appliances, including fridges, ovens and coffee machines
  • Currys.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– epic deals! Up to 30% off hundreds of items
  • Dell.co.uk (opens in new tab) – 'Black Friday in July' event; laptops from £249
  • eBay.co.uk (opens in new tab) – save on new or refurbished gadgets and home appliances
  • Very.co.uk (opens in new tab)  – deals on electricals, fashion and home
  • Lovehoney.co.uk (opens in new tab) – up to 50% off a wide range of sex toys
  • Goldsmiths.co.uk (opens in new tab) – watches and jewellery half price
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab) – great savings, including some big Le Creuset discounts 
  • Le Creuset (opens in new tab) – seasonal offers on high-end cookware
  • Nike (opens in new tab)  – up to 40% off trainers and sportswear
  • ASOS (opens in new tab) – summer savings knock up to 80% off 
  • Schuh (opens in new tab) – up to 70% off shoes, sandals and trainers
  • The White Company (opens in new tab) – quality bedding at reduced prices
  • Simba (opens in new tab) – save big on mattresses and sleep bundles
Mike Lowe
Mike Lowe

Tech Editor at T3, Mike handles all things tech – from phones, tablets and laptops, to gaming and computing. He's been working as a consumer technology journalist for the best part of 15 years, previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, and has provided freelance work to publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more over the years. In addition to his tech expertise, Mike is also a bit of a travel fiend, having travelled the globe extensively for both personal and work-related pursuits. You'll always find him setting up a new mobile phone, or critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next get-away.