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?
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
Seriously classy in-ear headphones with the detail to out-do the competition
No-nonsense wireless earphones that offer all-day listening
- Buy the SoundMagic E10BT here for £66 from Amazon - saving almost £4
These aren't just the best wireless sports buds - they're the best wireless in-ears around right now
The budget earphones to buy if you like your sound with a real sense of scale
Pricey, but really good sound and built-in heart-tracking make the Bose pair the ones to get if you can make the stretch
- Buy the Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless here for £144.99 from Amazon - saving almost £5
Cheap headphones just shouldn’t sound this good Read the review
- Buy the SoundMagic E10C here for £34.99 from Amazon - saving over £5
A treat for the ears, but not as much cop for exercise use as you might hope
A new dawn for wireless headphones
A top budget pick if you’d prefer a clean and clear sound over a bassy one
- Buy the Philips SHE9105 here for £19.99 from Currys PC World - saving over £10
On-ear headphones deals
Bags of style and fantastic sound quality at the right price - these Urbanistas are an absolute steal
Looking for noise-cancelling cans? These Sonys are an even better option than Bose
- Buy the Sony MDR-1000X here for £304 from Amazon - saving over £56
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
- Buy the AKG Y50BT here for £114 from Currys PC World - saving over £14
These expensive headphones are well worth the cash
The new gold standard for affordable on-ear headphones
- Buy the AKG K92 headphones here for £38 from Amazon - saving over £10
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
- Buy the Lindy BNX-60 here for £79.22 from Amazon - saving over £10
Low price for wireless, good sound and a sleek look. What’s not to like?
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.