Noise-canceling headphones are your best friend if you value concentration at home. It doesn't matter if it's virtual learning or video work meetings (if you have that luxury), noise-canceling headphones help you focus on the task at hand. Or at least they provide a brief moment of relaxation, especially if you buy a premium pair on sale at an amazing price. For example, you can buy the Sony WH-XB900N wireless over-the-ear headphones for just $148 at Amazon. That's the best price we've seen on these since last holiday season.
These are the best Black Friday deals on headphones as of Nov. 10: OUR TOP PICK: Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones -- save $70 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash We've said it before and we'll say it again: Black Friday is super weird this year. What used to be a pre-crack-of-dawn dash to different stores has turned into a monthlong online shopping extravaganza that began with a Dell ad drop less than a day after Prime Day. But one thing that isn't changing in 2020 is the fact that these Black Friday sales are bringing us some of the year's top deals on headphones from brands like Apple, Samsung Beats, Bose, and Sennheiser -- the star of the show, at least so far, being an all-time-high discount on the former's AirPods Pro. Here's what's caught the Mashable Shopping team's collective eye at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Kohl's (yep, Kohl's) as of Nov. 10: Save $70 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash See Details Long-lasting and remarkably comfortable, these wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation changed the game when they dropped last fall. We were so convinced we'd already seen the best Black Friday deal on the AirPods Pro when they dipped down to $199, but Amazon's managed to scrounge up an even higher discount: At just $194 (or $55 off), they've never been this cheap before.
The concept of noise-canceling can be a bit confusing. I mean, sure it would be great not to hear the construction outside my window, but will I be able to hear a car beeping at me while I cross the street? The idea is even more perplexing with over-the-ear headphones that would seem to block out absolutely everything, leaving you feeling a bit more secluded than you were hoping. Don't worry, this isn't what happens. Noise-canceling is much more glorious than you think it is -- especially with Beats.
These are the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones as of Nov. 29: BEST AIRPODS DEAL: Apple AirPods with wired charging case -- save $49.01 Headphones are life savers these days. A pair with good noise cancelling capabilities can mean the difference between a good work day and a distracted one, and a pair with high-quality sound will make sure all your Zoom calls come through loud and clear. If you missed the Black Friday deals, don't worry -- there are plenty of headphones on sale for Cyber Monday, too. If you're looking for AirPods Pro, they're currently out of stock at Amazon and Walmart, but could be restocked for Cyber Monday. These classic Bose headphones have some serious noise cancellation, with three different levels to choose from.
Everybody needs a decent pair of headphones that work for them and satisfy their audio needs. What else are you going to do on your commute, listen to your thoughts? No thanks, we'd rather catch up on our podcast backlog, please. The thing about headphones, though, is that they really run the spectrum in terms of quality and price -- and then you have to decide if they're the right fight for you (pro-tip: Just because they're expensive, doesn't mean they're the best). If you need help picking out a pair, scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look at our shopping guide.