Black Friday 2021: The best deals for your daily listening needs

Looking for a new pair of earbuds for your gym routine? Check out the hottest deals out there for Black Friday 2021.

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With prices being what they are, it’s no surprise that everyone’s looking to pick up a little upgrade on Black Friday this 26 November, and the shopping spree will only keep going till Cyber Monday on 29 November. This rolling list will cover some of the best deals out there for your lifestyle audio needs, from headphones to wireless earbuds to loudspeakers.

Be sure to check back as more deals get announced!

The latest Black Friday deals at a glance:

  • Astro A40 wired gaming headset + MixAmp Pro TR – Take control of your gaming audio with a 32% discount
  • Razer Kraken Kitty Edition (Pink) – Cool, cute, and powerful, and only £65.99
  • JBL Flip 5 – Get £30 off the pocket powerhouse
  • 64 Audio – Up to 30% off and free 2-day shipping on domestic IEM orders
  • Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones – From $399.95 to $247
  • Beyerdynamic – Save up to 50% on selected items
  • Samsung HW-A430 2.1-Channel Wireless Soundbar – Upgrade your home theatre experience for $130
  • Jabra – Up to 50% off on selected bluetooth products
  • Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Mic – From $99.99 to $79.99
  • AirPods Pro – $197, down from $250
  • Samsung MXX T40 2ch Sound Tower – $180 is all it takes for Samsung’s imposing sound tower
  • Sony WH-XB910N headphones – Discounted down to $148
  • Sonos – Up to $49 discount on wireless speakers and multi-room sets
  • Nura – Up to 30% off personalised audio products
  • M1 MacBook Air – Save $100 on the still-powerful 2020 MacBook Air
  • Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset – $70 for all your gaming audio needs
  • 4th Gen Echo Dot – Amazon’s portable speaker will run your smarthome for $29
  • Klipsch T5 True Wireless earbuds – Add some style to your earbud game for $70
  • Bose – Save over 30% on a selection of popular products
  • Sony C500 – Newly released just weeks ago, only $78 for Black Friday
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro — Now only $149.99
  • Sony WF-1000XM4 – From $280 to $248 for a limited time

Astro A40 wired gaming headset + MixAmp Pro TR – 32% off on Amazon.

If you’re one to take gaming audio seriously, consider picking up the Astro A40 wired gaming headset. With manually adjustable EQ , as well as compatibility with spatial audio and Dolby Audio, there’s something to love whether you’re a competitive gamer or one who just enjoys single player experiences. ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Gaming Headset

Image: AstroCheck out the deal on Amazon.

Razer Kraken Kitty Edition (Pink) – Over 50% off at £66.99

Looking to complete your streaming look with some cat ears? The Razer Kraken Kitty Edition comes packed with streamer-friendly features like RGB lights that respond to specific emojis and chat shout-outs, and is no slouch in the audio department either with THX Spatial Sound built-in.

Razer Kraken Kitty Edition
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Check out the deal at Amazon.

JBL Flip 5 – Get £30 off the pocket powerhouse

JBL’s Flip line of portable speakers has been hailed for being affordable but powerful, and the 2020 JBL Flip 5 was highly lauded upon release for being a reliable portable speaker with plenty of power and durability. The Flip 5 may lack some of the features of the 2021 JBL Flip 6, but it remains a solid piece of hardware that will power up your party or your hike.

JBL Flip 5
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Check out the deal on Amazon.

64 Audio – Up to 30% off and free two-day shipping on domestic IEM orders

64 Audio, the Vancouver-based company that supplies the in-ear monitors of some of the biggest names in the industry such as Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, and John Mayer has launched its annual Black Friday deals early. This includes discounts on custom and universal IEMs, as well as free 2-day shipping on all domestic IEM orders. All universal IEM orders will also come with a free Pearl Premium Cable worth $199. Discounts on some of 64 Audio’s top-of-the-line offerings like the 18-driver A18t are hard to come by so take advantage of these deals, which will be active through Cyber Monday.

64 Audio U18t IEM
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Check out the deal at 64audio.

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones

The Momentum 3 builds upon the brand’s iconic Momentum line with its excellent build quality and design. If you’re looking to pamper your ears, these cans support three high-quality Bluetooth codecs: AAC, aptX, and aptX Low-Latency. The Momentum 3 boasts a 17-hour playtime with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) on, making it the perfect companion for commuters and frequent flyers. They also come with fast charging, which is a huge plus compared to other ANC headphones — just 10 minutes of charging will yield up to 90 minutes of listening.

In addition, the Momentum 3 comes with an auto On/Off fold and Smart Pause feature that detects when the headphones are stored or not in use. At its current price tag, the features are hard to beat.

Check out the deal on Amazon.

Save up to 50% on selected Beyerdynamic products

From gaming headsets to microphones to in-ears and more, Beyerdynamic has got the whole spectrum of audio products covered this Black Friday. This includes the DT 1990 Pro, Beyerdynamic’s flagship studio reference open-back headphones which uses 45mm tesla transducers, promising a richly detailed and natural sound. The DT 1990 Pro also features memory foam filled ear pads to ensure maximum comfort during long listening sessions.

There are also many last chance and outlet deals to be snagged up if you’re on a budget but are keen to upgrade your studio sessions.

Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro Headphones
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Check out the deals on Beyerdynamic’s website

Samsung HW-A430 2.1-Channel Wireless Soundbar

A surge in interest in home cinematic experiences during the pandemic has led to the popularisation of soundbars. If you are looking to upgrade your home theatre system for the next HBO Max movie premiere, the Samsung HW-A430 2.1-Channel Wireless Soundbar now allows you to do so without breaking the bank.

Featuring Dolby Audio, each soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer and a universal remote that can connect to and control multiple compatible devices from soundbar to TV to set-top box. Turn on the bass boost feature with the push of a button to make every scene feel like a blockbuster.

Samsung Soundbar Speaker HW-A430
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Check out the deal on Bestbuy.

Jabra is offering up to 50% off on selected bluetooth products

Looking for top quality audio products at epic prices? Jabra’s latest Black Friday deal has got you covered. The Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Earbuds, in particular, has caught our attention with a whopping $80 slashed from its original prices. For users who do not mind the lack of aptX support, the 85t — with its famed adjustable noise-cancelling feature (11 levels!) — is the perfect companion for music and calls. These little guys also offer up to 5.5 hours on a single charge with ANC on, and are wireless charging enabled.

There are new offers every week on the site so be sure to head there early.

Jabra Elite 85t Wireless Earbuds
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Check out the deals at Jabra’s website.

Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Mic

The Blue Yeti Nano is a USB condenser microphone perfect for broadcast-quality podcasting, YouTube recording, Twitch streaming and even Skype calls. It features two mic capsules that provide greater detail and depth to your voice, as well as a no-latency headphone output for live monitoring. The mic’s compact design minimises clutter on your workspace and its plug-and-play compatibility with PC and Mac devices lets you dive right into the creative process.

Each purchase also comes with Blue VO!CE, the brand’s very own voice modulation software. If you’re just starting out, the suite of broadcast vocal effects available on VO!CE will help you achieve professional on-stream sound quality in no time.

Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Mic
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Check out the deal on Bluemic.

AirPods Pro

With the AirPods Pro 2 looking quite a long way off, there’s no better time to pick up a pair given that there’s a hefty $53 discount. The AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation, which is now expected from most earbuds but was a rare feature at the time Apple introduced the AirPods Pro. Adaptive EQ and Transparency Mode are also among the features boasted by Apple’s flagship earbuds, making them a great choice for those with active lifestyles.

Apple Airpods Pro
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Check out the deal on Amazon.

Samsung MXX T40 2ch Sound Tower

Samsung’s highly rated MXX T40 is a rather imposing addition to your audio setup, given that it looks like the multi-levelled monolith the final boss of a game might reside in. Boasting 300W of power and Samsung’s two-way sound system, you can expect the MXX T40 to output some very impressive sound for meetings and small parties.

The MXX T40 also features Bluetooth connectivity for two devices simultaneously and can seamlessly switch between the two devices, and can be connected to multiple MXX T40 towers for Group Play. It’s also got a wireless port for that one guy at the party who loves to play DJ.

MXX T40 Sound Tower
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Check out the deal on Samsung.

Sony WH-XB910N headphones

The WH-XB910N belongs to the Super Bass line of headphones and supports Sony’s LDAC audio codec. It features noise-cancelling and multipoint Bluetooth pairing, meaning it can be paired with both your phone and laptop to seamlessly switch between the two when you need it to.

The Quick Attention Mode feature will allow you to cup the headphone can to activate transparency mode, which could be very useful both in the house and in the outdoors. With $102 in savings to be had, it may not be the latest of Sony’s offerings, but it’s a very solid one.

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Check out the deal on Amazon.

Sonos is offering up to $49 off it’s wireless speakers and multi-room sets

Sonos has always had a reputation for putting out solid and reliable speakers, and if practicality is your first instinct, these deals might be up your alley. Their Sonos Move and Arc sets, Sonos Roam, and Sonos One SL are among the products receiving this discount, so be sure to take your time in selecting your ol’ reliable.

Sonos Arc
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Check out the deals at Sonos.

Nura offering up to 30% off Nuraphone, Nuratrue and Nuraloop

Personalised audio brand Nura is offering up to 30% off three of its headphone products – Nuraphone, Nuratrue and Nuraloop. All three listening devices make use of Nura’s personalised sound tech, which analyses your ear to create a unique hearing profile to give you a listening experience tailored to you. In our review of the Nuratrue wireless earbuds, we said: “Nuratrue is a clever system that provides a listening experience tailored to the listener and literally to the shape of their ear canals. Sonically they are excellent, with bags of power and clarity across all frequencies.”

Nura’s deals start on the 26 November, so make sure you sign up before then to take advantage of the brand’s savings.

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Check out the deal at nuraphone.com

M1 MacBook Air

The M1Max and M1Pro chips are all the rage right now, but Apple’s M1 MacBook Air remains one of the most competent lightweight laptops you can get, perfect for meeting your content creating needs on the go. This ultra-thin laptop weighs only 1.2kg, but with a 13.3-inch Retina Display and the M1 chip powering it, the $100 discount up for grabs now is sure to be a hot ticket. Be sure to refresh often as stock will be updated as sales move along.

Check out the deal on Amazon.

Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset

Gaming headsets have come a long way, and investing in a set that fulfils all your multiplayer needs while still delivering great sound and functionality is an increasingly attractive option. The Alienware 7.1 gaming headset delivers on all of those needs with great versatility, featuring a Discord-certified boom mic, active noise cancellation, a USB DAC connector, and a 3.5mm jack, which makes it compatible with all gaming consoles, computers, and smartphones.

The headset also boasts Alienware’s Immersive Audio and custom-tuned drivers to offer 7.1 surround sound. Installing Alienware’s Command Centre program will also open up a host of customisation settings for your input and output, as well as access to the equaliser.

Check out the deal at Dell’s website.

4th Gen Amazon Echo Dot

Investing in a smart home does take a bit to set up but once everything is fixed in place, having a command centre becomes the most involved choice in the process. Apple’s HomePod comes to mind as an option, but the 4th Gen Amazon Echo Dot offers the similar functionalities while also being a very affordable option as both a portable speaker and the main hub of your smart home.

The Echo Dot offers voice control for Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify and multi-room connectivity through other Echo Dot units spread throughout your house. This connectivity can also be used to connect one speaker to another in a specific room for announcements, a feature moms will appreciate.

Echo Dot 4
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Check out the deal at Target.

Klipsch T5 True Wireless earbuds

Klipsch’s stylish T5 earbuds are definitely designed to be a fashion statement down to the stainless steel charging case. They also feature aptX and AAC high-quality conversion for good sound quality, so despite being a generation behind these earbuds will get the job done for both your listening and style needs.

Klipsch is also keen to let people know that its patented oval tips come in several sizes for maximum comfort, excellent bass, and noise isolation.

Klipsch T5
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Check out the deal on Amazon.

Bose offers up to 30% on popular selection

Bose is offering a great discount on some of its most popular products, including the QuietComfort 45, a great option for those who really want to block out the rest of the world when they’re listening to music. The QuietComfort 45 offers active noise cancelling through phase inversion with several different active noise cancelling modes available. It also features Aware and Quiet modes, offering to let in ambient sound when you need it, but also a full-on noise-cancelling experience when you want it gone.

The headphones offer 24 hours of playback with active noise cancelling on. USB-C fast-charging the set for 2.5 hours charges it completely, while a quick 15 minutes gets you 2.5 hours of use.

Bose QuietComfort 45
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Check out the deals on Bose.

Sony C500 earbuds

Sony’s C500 wireless earbuds were already affordable, but another slash for Black Friday means you can walk away with these very reliable earbuds for a steal. The WF-C500 earbuds feature Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, which it claims will help restore high-range in compressed file formats. They’re also IPX4 water-resistant, which is a given since this particular pair is marketed as “gym earphones”.

The WF-C500 has touch controls and hands-free voice assistant functions compatible with Google Assistant and Siri, and offers 10 hours of battery life with another 10 in the charging case.

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Check out the deal on Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the brand’s most expensive wireless earbuds yet, have just dropped in price, slashing $50 from its original price. The Buds Pro is powered by an 11-mm woofer and 6.5-mm tweeter, and comes with “intelligent” active noise-cancellation and touch music controls. The earbuds also offer IPX7 rating for water-resistant workouts.

You can also trade one of your old Samsung audio devices for an additional $50 discount.

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Check out the deal on Samsung.

Sony WF-1000XM4

While other brands supplant the Sony WF-1000XM4 when it comes to noise-cancellation features, the earbuds is still noted to feature fantastic sound quality and a range of other great features. Now priced $248 from its standard price of $280, the earbuds boast a well-balanced and detailed sound quality. You can also expect a lighter, more compact fit as the new model was reduced in size compared to its predecessors. With additional features such as IPX4 rating against moisture and 24 hours battery life (including the charging case) — the $32 off the price for a limited time is quite a steal.

Sony WF-1000XM4
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Check out the deal on Amazon.