Some of the best headphones you can buy are already available at significantly reduced prices, even before Prime Day has begun.

June 21 update below. This post was first published on June 19, 2021.
Headphones are a great buy at Amazons Prime Day, which this year runs across two days, Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22.
More offers will appear as the day itself launches so please check back. Ill highlight new bargains as they appear. Note that these are choices independently chosen by me, all for products Ive personally tried and tested, and the deals do not include affiliate links.
June 21 update: plenty of fluctuations on the pricing with the big news being a further price drop for AirPods Pro to a price I believe may be as low as these popular in-ears will go this Prime Day.
Bigger news is a huge extra discountan extra $50off the magnificent Sony WH-1000XM4, bringing the total savings to a remarkable $102 and the sticker price down to just $248. These headphones are very hard to resist at this price.
Almost the same discount, $100, now applies to the Bose Headphones 700, which is an extra $30 off the price that applied just hours ago. These headphones are similarly impressive when it comes to noise-cancelling and are arguably the best-looking headphones around. The new price of $299 is extremely strong for these headphones.
The remarkable Nuraphone headphones need to be tried to be believed. They are the same price as a couple of days ago, but as they already had $120 off the over-ears, a 30% savings, and an even bigger percentage discount, 40%, for the smaller Nuraloop, these are not to be sniffed at. The Nuraloop discount is the biggest the headphones have ever seen, by the way.
Full details in each entry below and please check back for further updates.
So, if youre looking for new cans, what should be catching your eye?
Check out the below items. Prices are very strong and all are great quality and value even before the current price cuts.
AirPods Pro
Apple
Apple AirPods Pro
Regular price $249, now $189.99 Buy here
June 21: Proof that things can get better come with the news that the offer for AirPods Pro has improved now, with another $7 sliced off the sticker price. I dont think its going to get any better than this, please note.
Apples advanced in-ear headphones are currently available at a great price. It may not match the remarkable $169 price offered last Black Friday, but this is a very strong discount and worth having. The headphones are light, comfortable and have outstanding noise-cancelling.
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case
Apple
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Regular price $199, now $149.99 Buy here
June 21: stocks are still going strong for AirPods with wireless charging case at this keen price. Ill update this listing if this changes, or if the price does.
If you dont need noise-cancelling, well, you can choose something very nearly as good and significantly cheaper. This version has wireless charging capability, so you can place the case on a wireless pad to recharge them.
Apple AirPods with wired charging case
Apple
Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case
Regular price $159, now $119 Buy here
June 21: AirPods are still available at this price with the wired charging case, too. Again, check back for more news.
Maybe you dont need wireless charging, in which case this is a sensational price for AirPods. These headphones are identical in terms of audio and other features to the next step up except for the way in which they charge: youll need to plug a Lightning cable in for these headphones.
Apple AirPods Max in silver finish.
Apple
Apple AirPods Max
Regular price $549, now $529.98 Buy silver here and sky blue here
June 21: Colors available at the lower price are now restricted to just the sky blue. If, like me, you think its the best color, that wont be a problem. Other colors are all available but at the full $549 sticker price. Oh, one other change, the savings on the sky blue shade has gone up by all of one cent, to $19.02!
Theres a smaller discount here, just $19.01, and please note that even then youll only get it on two colors, silver and sky blue. Mind you, Id say sky blue is the best shade Apple has made its over-ear headphones in, so dont hold back.
AirPods Max are superbly comfortable, with amazing audio quality and great noise-cancelling. They are expensive but the sound justifies the price.
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 in blue finish.
Sony
Sony WH-1000XM4
Regular price $348, now $248 Buy here
June 21: Ill say it again, these headphones are spectacularly good. And the $50 savings has just been doubled, making them exceptionally good value at $248. Whats more, this is currently available across all three colors. Seriously, this is a great deal.
Sonys over-ear noise-cancellers are stunning, just about the only headphones that match the noise cancellation capabilities of the AirPods Max, alongside the Bose 700 Headphones below.
Sonys headphones are significantly cheaper than AirPods Max and lack some of Apples features but theres precious little in it.
Another $50 off the regular price makes these headphones pretty irresistible. The price applies to all three colors: black, blue and my favorite: silver.
Bose Headphones 700
Bose
Bose Headphones 700
Regular price $399, now $299 Buy here
June 21: Another price drop takes these headphones down by an extra $30, so the $70 savings becomes $100. Though still pricier than Sonys headphones above, these are dazzling-looking, great-sounding headphones and this is a very keen price for these cans.
These are among the most stylish headphones youll ever see, and certainly the most comfortable. And Boses amazing heritage in noise-cancelling means these headphones sound incredible, too.
The unique Nuraphone headphones.
Nuraphone
Nuraphone
Regular price $399, now $279 Buy here
These headphones are unique. Do you like in-ear headphones for their noise-isolation and intimate sound? Or over-ear cans for a more spacious feel? Nuraphone aims to be the best of both worlds with big over-ear cups and an additional inner piece that sticks right into your ear.
It’s a strange combo but one that works very well as soon as you get used to the markedly new feeling – it only takes a little while. Nura’s products have a self-learning headphone that adapts to match your hearing in under a minute by monitoring otoacoustic emissions.
NuraLoop headphones.
Nuraphone
Nuraloop
Regular price $149, now $89 Buy here
Perhaps youd like something smaller and lighter, but with the same personalized audio of the bigger version. Nuraloop is a cool choice and comes with the biggest discount the product has ever boasted: 40%.