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Unless you give AirPods to an Android user, you can’t really go wrong with a nice pair of headphones as a gift. Even still, to make things a little easier for you, I rounded up the best deals you can find right now on headphones and who they’re best suited for, so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting a good deal and giving a great gift.
Noise-canceling headphones for those who work from home
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Everyone who works from home could use a nice pair of noise-canceling headphones, especially if they have kids or dogs. Luckily for you (and them), there are many great deals on headphones with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC).
The Sony WH-1000XM4 for $228 (originally $348) at Amazon, Best Buy, or Walmart is currently at its lowest price yet, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history. This is one of the best ANC headphones you can get at the moment and is currently very well-priced. You can read more about them from my earlier post.
If you think the person on your list prefers earbuds, consider the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, currently going for $199 (originally $279). These come with an assortment of features, like swapping seamlessly between the last seven paired devices, but their noise-canceling technology is what makes them stand out. This is also, by far, the lowest price these earbuds have been, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history. You can read the full PCMag review here.
Long battery life for the music lovers
Headphones that can last for than 30 hours of playtime are impressive, but you know what’s even better? 50 hours. If you have someone on your list who appreciates not charging their gadgets, these headphones will impress them.
The JBL Live 660NC are over-ear noise-canceling headphones that will give you 50 hours of playtime with ANC turned off (up to 40 hours with ANC off). A 10-minute charge will give them another four hours of playtime. It also has an Ambient Aware feature that lets you hear your surroundings and another feature that lets you have a conversation without taking your headphones off. You can get the JBL Live 660NC for $99.95 (originally $199.95) from Amazon. This is the second-lowest price they’ve ever been, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option with just as impressive battery life, consider the JBL Tune 710BT headphones. These also have a 50-hour battery life, just none of the fancy features. However, you can still take calls and have voice assistant to control your phone with the push of a button. You can get the JBL Tune 710BT headphones for $39.95 (originally $79.95) from Amazon. This matches the lowest price they’ve ever been, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history.
Headphones for the gamer in your life
If you have a gamer on your list who plays on consoles or PC, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay gaming headphones are a great gift for an even more impressive discount. The ANC Bluetooth headphones are currently $329 off after a 66% discount from Woot. You can get the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay for $169.99 (originally $499) during the month of December or while supplies last.
Pixel Buds Pro for the Google lovers
People who like Google gadgets, like Google Homes and Pixel phones, are probably invested in the Google ecosystem and want to keep it that way. If they’re in need of new earbuds, consider the Google Pixel Buds Pro, which are 40% off at $119.99 (was $199.99). This matches the lowest price they hit (starting on Black Friday) since their release last summer, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history. You can read their full PCMag review here.
Beats for the ones who like to show off
We know the type who likes to show off their new headphones to their friends. If you have someone like that on your list, consider the Beats Solo3, which are 50% off at $99.99 (originally $199.95). This matches their Black Friday price, which is the cheapest they’ve ever been, according to Camelcamelcamel’s price history. These headphones give you up to 40 hours of listening time with fast charging (Three hours of playtime with just a five-minute charge) and have a microphone so you can take calls with them. You can read the full Beats Solo3 PCMag review here.