The best headphone deals - save £60 on Sony MDR-1000X, £50 on AKG Y50BT

Treat your ears and save some cash on a new pair of cans. From Beyerdynamic to SoundMagic, Sennheiser to Bose, and Bowers & Wilkins P7 to name but a few.

In the market for some new in-ears, over-ears or on-ears? Craving a new set of cans? Fervently searching for some novel 'phones?

Quit seeking and behold our pick of the best headphone deals based on our top 10 in-ears and top 10 on-ears - sure to bring sweet sounds to your needy canals.

From sports buds to noice-cancelling commuter cans, there's a deal below for every audio taste - at a suitably tasty price, just look!

In-ear headphones deals

Beyerdynamic Byron

Seriously classy in-ear headphones with the detail to out-do the competition

SoundMagic E10BT

No-nonsense wireless earphones that offer all-day listening

Jabra Elite Sport

These aren't just the best wireless sports buds - they're the best wireless in-ears around right now

Sennheiser CX 5.00

The budget earphones to buy if you like your sound with a real sense of scale

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless

Pricey, but really good sound and built-in heart-tracking make the Bose pair the ones to get if you can make the stretch

SoundMagic E10C

Cheap headphones just shouldn’t sound this good Read the review

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless

A treat for the ears, but not as much cop for exercise use as you might hope

Apple AirPods

A new dawn for wireless headphones

Philips SHE9105

A top budget pick if you’d prefer a clean and clear sound over a bassy one

On-ear headphones deals

Urbanista Seattle

Bags of style and fantastic sound quality at the right price - these Urbanistas are an absolute steal

Sony MDR-1000X headphones

Looking for noise-cancelling cans? These Sonys are an even better option than Bose

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless

Some of our favourite over-ears get their cables clipped - but still sound ace


Proof that good wireless sound doesn’t have to cost the earth

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

These expensive headphones are well worth the cash

AKG K92 headphones

The new gold standard for affordable on-ear headphones

Lindy BNX-60

With Bose-style noise cancelling and way better sound than you'd expect at this price, the Lindy BNX-60 headphones are quite the bargain

Skullcandy Grind Wireless

Low price for wireless, good sound and a sleek look. What’s not to like?

Sennheiser PXC 550

A solid, feature-packed pair of headphones with great sound quality.

What to look for in a new pair of headphones

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of headphones on offer here, fear not: here are the top things to consider when buying yourself a new pair.

First up, how much do you hate wires? If you're looking for cable-free listening, you'll want some Bluetooth-enabled 'phones. It's worth considering battery life - Bose's QC35s can do a full 20 hours on a single charge - as well as pairing options (NFC is increasingly common).

If you'd rather have the certainty of a cable, be sure to check it's compatible with your device. Own an iPhone 7? You'll be needing some Lightning-equipped headphones, then.

Once you're plugged in, you'll probably be wanting some noise cancelling tech, too, to keep the outside world, well, out. Effectiveness varies across models, with both passive - literally blocking the sound - and active - using microphones to measure and counteract noise - approaches.

As for comfort, the in-ear versus on-ear debate is really a matter of personal preference. If you have toasty lobes, buds might be better. If you prefer not to jam silicone tips into your hear-holes, on-ears are the right choice.

Finally, budget: spending more doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a better listening experience. Primarily, this is because we've seen a proliferation of low-price, high-quality headphones in recent years. Then, there's the fact that audio quality also depends on the device that's sending it. Properly expensive 'phones deserve audiophile-level kit.

Of course, none of this matters if you're buying new cans as a fashion statement.