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Amazon Prime Day 2019: The perfect offers on headphones and audio system

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Looking for a bargain on some headphones? Lucky you, as Prime Day 2019 is already in full swing and there are many headphone and speaker deals to choose from, including models from Bose, Beats and other top brands. 

If you don’t already have an Alexa-powered speaker at home today might also be the perfect time to invest to make the most of your Amazon Music subscription. We’ve highlighted several top deals and will be adding to the list as we discover more deals (and feel free to add your own finds to the comments section).

Things to keep in mind

  • We’ll collect all of the Prime Day headphone and speaker deals here.
  • We’ll keep an eye on pricing and availability, and note when certain items sell out.
  • Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

Bose

Bose’s totally wireless earphones, the SoundSport Free, are comfortable to wear and deliver very good sound for true wireless. They have a few small downsides (both the buds and carrying case are a bit big), but they have a secure fit, work reliably and are waterproof. Note that Bose will be bringing out its next-generation true wireless earphones — the Earbuds 500 — later this year. Only the Ultraviolet with Midnight Blue version is on sale for $139 or $60 off.

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I gave high marks to Jabra’s first noise-canceling over-ear wireless headphone, the Elite 85h. It lists for $300, but Amazon has the navy and titanium black colors on sale for $50 off. It not only sounds good but it’s one of the best headphones for making calls.

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The Sonos One, one of our favorite smart speakers, is on sale for $179 (usually $199), plus you get a $50 Amazon gift card (the bundle would normally cost $249). If you buy multiple speakers, do each order separately to get the $50 gift card on each order. The speaker is compatible with both Amazon Alexa Google Assistant voice assistants. Available in black or white.

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The Sonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar usually retails for $399 (we gave it 4 out of 5 stars). However, for Prime Day Amazon has it on sale for $359, plus you get two $50 Amazon gift cards. That’s a nice deal. Available in white or black.

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The Jabra Elite 65t is one of the top-rated true wireless headphones. It’s not the first time we’ve seen it on sale for this price ($120 or $50 off), but it’s still a decent deal. The Elite Active 65t, which is slightly more rugged, is $170 or $20 off. Just be aware that the Elite 65t has been out for a while and is due for an update.

Jabra

Jabra’s Move headphones are one of the better value on-ear models. The new Style Edition, which has improved battery life, is on sale for $70, or $30 off its list price of $100. Available in multiple color options.

Note: This deal appears to be unavailable as of July 15, 04:45 a.m. PT, but we’ll update this page as the day progresses.

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The Echo Dot has long been one of our favorite smart speakers, and the third-gen version looks less industrial and sounds better than before. $22 is the lowest we’ve seen for the Echo Dot.

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The Bose SoundLink Color II portable Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $89 or $40 off its list price of $129. The speaker has been out since 2016 but I did like it when I reviewed it back then and it’s still a decent little speaker. Available in multiple color options, although it only appears to be the Midnight Blue option that has the deal applied.

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Beats popular on-ear wireless headphone, the Beats Solo 3 Wireless is $140 or $55 off its regular price of $195 (its list price is higher but Amazon has been selling it for $195). Available in matter black only. That’s about the best price we’ve seen on it. 

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1More made a name for itself with its wired earbuds, the Triple Drivers, which sound great and were a good value when wired headphones were still a thing. The same clear, balanced sound found in that headphone is present in 1More’s first true wireless earbuds (they don’t sound as good as the Triple Drivers, but they sound very good for true wireless). They’re $70 or $30 off thier list price of $100.

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Bose’s over-ear Bluetooth headphone, the SoundLink AE2, is on sale for $159. This model does not feature active noise-canceling, but it sound good and is comfortable. It has been on the market since 2015.

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Bose’s Sleepbuds aren’t exactly a headphone — they’re noise-masking totally wireless earbuds that are designed to block out unwanted sounds and help you sleep better. They’re not perfect but I know a few light-sleepers who swear by them. They’re $50 off.

Amazon

The Sony WH-CH700N is a midrange wireless noise-canceling headphone that wouldn’t be a good deal at its list price of $200, but is intriguing at $90. It’s not in the same league as Sony’s higher-end noise-canceling headphones such as the WH-1000XM3 but it sounds quite decent. 

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If you don’t want to spend a bundle on Beats headphones (yes, Beats is owned by Apple), this a good deal on the Beats EP. It’s a wired on-ear headphone (no Bluetooth), but it sounds quite good for an on-ear headphone. The white version is $65, while other colors cost slightly more.


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