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Best Prime Day Headphone Deals: Early October sale deals

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If you missed out on buying headphones during Prime Day and are stuck waiting for Black Friday to pick up a pair, you’re in luck. Amazon has announced a second Prime Day on the horizon, which makes it an excellent opportunity to pick up some great Prime Day Headphone deals. The new Prime Early Access Sale is billed to be just as massive as Prime Day, meaning we’ll see some of the same excellent deals on headphones as we did during the last Prime Day deals a few months ago.

Much like last Prime Day, this new event will take place over two days on October 11-12, so you’ll have to be relatively quick to pick up those Prime Day headphone deals. It’s also only available to Amazon Prime members, which is unfortunate, but there’s always a 30-day free trial you can try to take advantage of. Either way, you can get some early headphone deals shopping before the mad rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, we’ve already started to see some great Prime Day headphone deals leading up to October 11th and we’ve rounded them up below.

Today’s best Prime Day headphone deals

Beats Solo 3 Headphones — $131, was $200

A side angled view of a man wearing Beats Solo3 headphones.
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With all the advantages that come with the Apple W1 chip yet working with Android as well as iOS devices, the Beats Solo 3 are a great option for many users. Packed full of features, you get to enjoy your music in a superior fashion than before. That’s thanks to things like spatial audio which means with the right music and setup, you can feel immersed in what you’re listening to and more of a part of it than with other headphones. As well as that, you get fine-tuned acoustics that maximize clarity and balance.

None of this would matter much if the Beats Solo 3 felt awful to wear, but they’re great. Designed with comfort in mind, they have comfort-cushioned ear cups made for everyday use and an adjustable fit so you can tweak things just how you need them to be. They look great too, appearing smaller than you would expect while offering lots of functionality. For instance, there’s a battery life of up to 40 hours with a quick five-minute charge giving back three hours of playback. That’s ideal if you’re prone to forgetting to recharge every once in a while.

Other features include fantastic support for Apple devices so that you just need to hold them near to your iPhone to hook them up to it and all other Apple devices. Compatible with Android devices, too, they take hardly any time to pair up. With built-in controls on the cup, you’re always in control of what’s going on. The only thing you really miss out on here is active noise cancellation but if this isn’t a priority for you, the Beats Solo 3 are a great option, combining style and great sounds.

Beats Studio 3 — $230, was $350

Beats Studio 3 Wireless
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The Beats Studio 3 are high-performance wireless headphones that are powered by Apple’s W1 chip, which is the same one used in the first-generation AirPods, and it enables the audio sharing feature between any headphones or earbuds powered by the W1 chip or the H1 chip. They’re compatible with both iOS and Android devices though, expanding their potential audience. The headphones deliver energy and clarity for vocal-heavy music, and there’s no hint of distortion in your music if you decide to turn up the volume to the maximum. Their real-time audio calibration preserves premium audio quality, and they’re compatible with Spatial Audio for an immersive experience when listening to music, watching movies, or playing video games.

You’ll be free from distractions while you’re wearing the Beats Studio 3 with their pure adaptive noise-canceling feature, which blocks external noise without sacrificing the quality of the audio that you’re listening to. For your convenience, you can use the wireless headphones’ on-ear controls and microphone to take calls, control your music’s playback, and activate Apple’s Siri, for a wide range of voice commands.

You’ll get up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge for all-day playback, and if you need to recharge the wireless headphones, Fast Fuel technology will replenish 3 hours of usage after just 10 minutes of being plugged in. The Beats Studio 3 offer several color choices, and they come with a fully integrated headband and earcup pivots for a sleek and minimalist look. This design follows with the controls, which are nearly invisible, and the slender profile that doesn’t make them look bulky while they’re on your head.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones — $319, was $350

A woman wearing the Bose QuietComfort 45 around her neck.

Bose features heavily amongst the best noise-canceling headphones around. The company knows how to get the most out of noise cancellation technology as demonstrated by these headphones. The headphones have external microphones and enhanced signal processing to know exactly how to cancel out the noise you don’t want to deal with. For those times when you do need to listen out, an Aware Mode means you can pick up the necessary sounds without having to take the headphones off. It’s as convenient as it sounds proving very beneficial while commuting.

In addition, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones sound great, with depth and fullness. There’s also adjustable EQ which means you can set the bass, mid-range, and treble levels to your personal preference, or opt to pick out one of many preset options instead. The Bose Music app is a breeze to use with a guided setup, so it doesn’t take long to find the right sounds for you.

Elsewhere, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones have everything else you could need. With voice pickup, you get clearer conversations every time when taking calls. A smart noise-rejecting algorithm filters out environmental sounds so it’s even useful for professional calls. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones feel great to wear, too, thanks to soft ear cushions and head band. Made from a mixture of synthetic leather, impact-resistant nylon, and custom cast-metal hinges, you can wear these all day long without a problem. Given their flexibility, you almost certainly will too as the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones soon fits into your lifestyle, whether you’re talking, working, or simply relaxing with music.

Apple AirPods Max — $479, was $549

A man wearing Apple AirPods Max as well as a mask, while sitting against a wall.
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The Apple AirPods Max are expensive but exhibit fantastic quality. We called them the most fun headphones ever because that’s exactly what they are. They look super stylish and modern because they ooze class at every turn. They offer an Apple-designed dynamic driver so you get phenomenal high-fidelity audio at all times. Alongside that is exceptional active noise cancellation. Simply put, these headphones will block out essentially all outside sound no matter what, so you can focus on what you’re listening to. When you do need to check back into the world, there’s always the headphones’ transparency mode. It lets you return and listen in and interact with the world once more, all in moments.

The features keep on coming with spatial audio a real highlight. Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking means that the music ‘follows’ you around so you get theater-like sound that surrounds you, making you feel like you’re at a live venue rather than listening to your headphones. It’s truly remarkable stuff and sounds amazing. Alongside that is computational audio which combines custom acoustic design with the Apple H1 chip so you get more reliable service and a fantastic listening experience.

It all takes hardly any time to set up, too, with on-head detection, effortless setup and seamless switching between all your Apple devices. You can even easily share audio between two sets of AirPods on your Apple devices. Up to 20 hours of listening time with ANC and spatial audio enabled is fairly respectable with an ultra low-power mode ensuring that storage won’t drain your battery by any means. They’re incredibly comfy to wear as well, thanks to a knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions that cocoon your ears. Simply put, these are straightforward headphones that mean you can spend more time enjoying and less time tweaking controls or worrying about maintaining the battery.

Should you shop these Prime Day headphone deals or wait until Black Friday?

Adding an extra big sales event — one from Amazon no less — has given a lot folks pause since there are now Prime Day headphone deals to consider. Unfortunately, many are likely to stick to the original plan of buying headphones on Black Friday rather than taking advantage of the new Prime Day, but that might not be the wisest choice. You see, while Black Friday is also a big sales event where electronics are going to have great discounts, the truth is that it’s an overstock event, and deals will be in limited supply, so by the time you get around to grabbing a pair of headphones, the deal may very well be over.

On the other hand, if you grab one of the earlier Prime Day headphone deals, not only can you get a good deal, but the return window will still be open during Black Friday, meaning you can return your item and grab the newer, better deal. It’s a win-win situation that doesn’t force you to choose between buying a pair of headphones now and buying them when the Black Friday headphone deals roll around. In fact, there are already a ton of great Prime Day deals you can take advantage of.

While you’re at it, be sure to get updated on the latest information on headphones so that you can pick the best Prime Day Headphone deals that fit your needs and budget and grab it soon as they go on sale. For example, look at our roundup of best headphones, and you can even browse our collection of headphone reviews to see if you find something that you particularly like, such as the Sony WH-1000XM5, which are easily some of the best headphones on the market. Similarly, if you travel a lot, our roundup of the best noise-canceling headphones will help, and if you’re a gamer, then looking at our list of best gaming headsets is also a good idea. There are many great options out there, and we’re sure you can find something that fits your specific needs.

Beyond that, if you have an idea of what you want and the deals above don’t cut it, there are still lots of great headphone deals to pick up, and if you want to wait a couple of months, then the Black Friday headphone deals will serve you well.

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