There's a smorgasbord of great headphones and earbuds deals right now — from $7

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Treat your ears to some personal-audio perfection. (Photo: Yahoo Life)
Treat your ears to some personal-audio perfection. (Photo: Yahoo Life)

Maybe you got a new phone or stereo component for Christmas. Maybe, like sooo many people, you've intitiated a new fitness regimen for 2022. Maybe you're just not satisfied with the way your tunes have been sounding lately. What do all these scenarios suggest? The need for new headphones and/or earbuds. Lucky for you, there's never been a better time to snag a pair

That's why we've done the work for you. (You're welcome.) We combed the web to find the best deals on offer right now. What did we find? Winter sales in the house, whoot whoot! Below you'll find more than three dozen of the most remarkable deals on headphones and earbuds from all the major brands: Beats, Apple, Bose, Sony, Samsung and more.

With this roundup of our best picks in a number of categories, we've taken the guesswork out of an all-important decision —securing a new pair of primo headphones to blissfully get you through 2022 and beyond. 

Anxious to start grooving to your favorite tunes and chatting with your bestie with the top noise-cancelling technology behind you? All that's left to do now is browse, click and await a revolution in your personal-audio experience. 

Bluetooth headphones

We got the beat, on bargains. (Photo: Amazon)
We got the beat, on bargains. (Photo: Amazon)

These wireless Beats are on sale for just $209 — that’s a whopping 35 percent off! The wireless headphones feature the crisp, clear audio you’d expect from the perennially popular brand. Apple's W1 chip and industry-leading Bluetooth technology keep you connected when you're far afield with fewer drop-outs. No humming from your air conditioner or thrum from the washing machine; it’s just you and your music. They boast an epic 22 hours of battery power and they come in an array of awesome colors (this deal is for the Matte Black variety).

Thousands of positive reviews are in: "I love these things!" said one reviewer. "Great noise-canceling capability and the range of its Bluetooth signal is awesome! I can have my phone or laptop in the room and get up and walk away, like out to the mailbox and around to the back of the house and it doesn't miss a beat! Comfortable, too!" 

$209 $350 at Amazon

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Noise-canceling headphones

Save 24 percent on Apple's popular buds.  (Photo: Amazon)
Save 24 percent on Apple's popular buds. (Photo: Amazon)

These iPods are an Amazon's bestseller, and we're not surprised. With their small imprint they're easy to wear and easy to carry. Their noise cancelling allows you to traverse the streets with the clear sound of only your tunes or that important phone call in your ear. And they feature Transparency Mode for when you need to interact with the world around you. 

"These little things pack one hell of a punch!" raved an informed fan. "Apple’s new noise cancellation and transparency modes lay the groundwork for a new generation of wireless headphones. Yes others may have used similar technology before, but Apple’s simplistic UI made for the airpods pro make the experience so much better than what other companies offer.” And they’re on sale for just $190, down from $249 — that’s over 24 percent off!

$190 $249 at Amazon

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Wireless earbuds and headphones

You new best buds are more than half off for early Black Friday! (Photo: Amazon)
Your new best buds are 50 bucks off for Cyber Monday! (Photo: Walmart)

Earbud shoppers are looking for excellent audio, first and foremost. These Samsung Galaxy Buds+ — which are on sale for just $79 ($71 off!) in basic black — offer crisp sound and punchy bass for up to an impressive 11 hours per charge (plus get an additional 11 hours with the included wireless charging case). That's nearly a full day of use! No time for a full charge? You can actually get an hour of playback with a three-minute quick boost. This comes in handy when you're about to go for a run and your buds are at zero.

Calls sound crystal clear thanks to three microphones (two outer and one inner) that reduce ambient noise even in a busy location. "The sound quality and clarity in the dynamic setting are amazing," said one satisfied shopper. "They are very comfortable and secure."

$79 $150 at Walmart

More early Black Friday deals on wireless earbuds and headphones:

Gaming

Down from $50 to just $23!  Buy an extra set for a friend, and you're still ahead of the game! (Photo: Walmart)
Down from $50 to just $23— buy an extra set for a friend, and you're still ahead of the game. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for just $23 (over half off!), this Onikuma Gaming Headset features a durable frame and super-comfy ear cushions, so you can spend hours playing your favorite game without feeling fatigued. This is the ideal headset for clear, robust audio, whether you’re a PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch gamer. The built-in microphone is also noise-cancelling, so it can clearly pick up your voice.

"This headset's sound is really clear, and the earmuff part of it is sort of soundproof. It makes me focus more on the game," said a gamer.

This top-rated gaming headset is compatible with macOS, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices.

$23 $50 at Walmart

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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