Just in case you’re just arriving to the Prime Day party (welcome! We’ve been expecting you) Amazon Prime Day 2022 is coming up on July 12 and 13, and that means a non-stop rush of deals on everything from AirPlay speakers to air fryers.
Since we’ve been in this game longer than we’d like to admit, Slice Mag knows that headphone deals are always tough, so if you’re looking for a new set of over-ears for your commute that blocks the whole train car, you’re in luck. here at the right place.
As with any major annual sales event, the sheer volume of deals, price drops and ‘best discounts ever’ comes at you from all directions, from Sony, Beats, Sennheiser and Apple’s AirPods and through a host of online retailers (it’s no longer just a Amazon event), can be a bit overwhelming. But relax; we are here now.
We’ll scour the internet to bring you the essential Prime Day cheap wireless headphone deals as and when they drop, but here are some of the top Slice Mag-recommended cans to look out for so you can find the best deal possible for you when the big day(s) arrive.
Prepare now and then strike when the Prime Day iron is hot
Not preparing, preparing to fail and all that. What you need to know is that dozens of competing retailers want you to set up an online shopping cart with them and them alone — and oftentimes, they might be offering a good deal on some of the best noise-cancelling headphones before Amazon does.
What you What you need to do is make sure that when the Prime Day discounts start rolling in, you already know what a good deal on your chosen pair of headphones should be so you can take or leave Amazon’s offerings. And that’s where we come in.
Below you see five top sets of wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones. We doubt they’ll drop a ridiculous amount (after all, these are proven winners), but for various reasons that we’ll discuss for each product, we expect certain discounts – and it’s all useful information.
Not sure if you’re looking for over-ears or true wireless earbuds? It’s all right. Another way to make yourself comfortable for Prime Day is to familiarize yourself with the best in-ears, the best noise-cancelling earbuds, or the best true wireless earbuds in your price range.
Finally, bookmark this page – the best prices will be displayed next to each pair of headphones during Prime Day. And voila! Now you are ready to close the deals as and when they fall.
The over-ear wireless noise canceling headphones you’ll be looking for on Prime Day
The Sony WH-1000XM4 delivers excellent noise cancellation and surprising sound quality in a lightweight, comfortable design. Yes, they haven’t been replaced by the equally excellent WH-1000XM5, but the latest Sony cans only lay flat rather than fold up for easy transport – and their existence could bring some Prime Day discounts on the XM4.
While they don’t look significantly different from their predecessors (sensibly named Sony WH-1000XM3), a number of new features including multipoint pairing, DSEE Extreme upscaling, conversational awareness and auto play/pause using a built-in sensor help. the WH-1000XM4 holds onto the title of best headphones in 2022.
By any measure, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are beautiful wireless noise canceling headphones. They deliver exactly what they promise and then some, thanks to their exceptional noise cancellation and advanced codec support.
And in addition to the customizations mentioned above, the Sony WH-1000XM4 supports Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format that enables spatial audio on stereo headphones plus the LDAC codec that can transmit a bit rate of up to 990 kbps. The only unfortunate thing is that they no longer support aptX or aptX HD, so your Hi-Res Audio support distance may vary.
Still, even without a discount due to their August 2020 release date, these cans are highly recommended.
OK, so they don’t quite beat the Sony WH-1000XM4 above in terms of battery life and price, but the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 are still a brilliant pair of over-ear cans – and the best Bose headphones we’ve tested. (Don’t believe us? Check out our Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 review).
Bose has pioneered ANC technology and has not rested on its laurels. The company’s noise-cancelling headphones were originally designed for airline pilots to block out ambient noise and jet engine noise, but Bose has built on its success, first bringing it to the rest of the world and then applying noise cancellation to phone calls as well. music for the noise canceling headphones 700. It’s a fantastic feature – and these are certainly the best noise canceling headphones we’ve ever tested for making calls.
The sound quality is undeniably good, with a lively, lively character and a well-balanced soundstage that impressed during our testing.
If you’re trying to choose between the Sony WH-1000XM4s and the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700, we recommend going with the former for its slightly lower price and better battery life.
But then again, who knows what kind of discount Prime Day could deliver? After all, these headphones came out in September 2019… And you have our full support if you opt for these Bose cans instead – they sound great, look great and the noise cancellation is out of this world.
Really stylish? To check. Soundproofing? Oh yeah. But this is Bowers & Wilkins, so you’re going to have to pay a premium for the privilege of ownership, right? Well, not so fast. Although they launched for an eye-watering $399 / £349 / AU$600 / R3999, the PX7 S2 is with us now, so it’s reasonable to expect a discount on the older model, especially for Amazon Prime Day.
As we mentioned, the advanced noise cancellation, brilliant sound quality and refined aesthetics here could give any pair of headphones on this list a run for their money. And despite posing a triple threat, somehow they continue to offer even more.
As we noted in our review of Bowers & Wilkins PX7 wireless headphones, they also support aptX Adaptive for improved stability and latency between the headphones and your device, as well as higher quality aptX HD streaming (24-bit). Our only real complaint is the lack of swipe or touch gestures, but that’s something not everyone is a fan of anyway.
Watch out for price drops as even at a small discount they will look (feel and sound) much more expensive than they are…
Yes, back to Sony – it’s not surprising given that a) these headphones are fantastic and b) they’re a bit older now.
Want to know how good Sony’s wireless over-ear 1000XM series is? Look no further than this product: the Sony WH-1000XM3 were the best noise canceling headphones in the world for two years in a row – and now they’ve been surpassed by the new Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Sony WH-1000XM5, we hope this means deals offers on these fantastic looks.
Their noise cancellation is only really second to their younger siblings, they still feel super comfortable and they offer useful features including a battery life of around 30 hours.
The Sony WH-1000XM3 also features aptX HD and Sony LDAC, two of the best ways to listen to hi-res music from your phone without a cable (later models dropped aptX HD).
And because they’re virtually identical in appearance to the newer XM4, no one knows which one you’re wearing – or how much money you’ve saved…
Read more: Sony WH-1000XM3 review
The Shure AONIC 50 are wireless, active noise-cancelling over-ear headphones that have been sold at a premium price for some time now to compete with Sony and Bose.
But here’s the thing: they launched in April 2020 and they’re not getting any younger.
Listeners will enjoy a wide soundstage and great-sounding audio, plus the build quality and finish here is excellent. Even a cursory glance at our Shure AONIC 50 review leaves you in no doubt how impressed we were with their energetic, structured, detailed performance.
cons? A few. They lack an auto-off feature and, somewhat surprisingly, on-ear touch controls, but when it comes to pure sound quality, the Shure Aonic 50 knows how to lure you in and keep you coming back for more.
The Shure AONIC 50 is focused on delivering the best sound quality of almost any noise canceling headphone – making them the best noise canceling headphones for audiophiles, even two years (and change) since their release.
Will these Shure noise-cancelling wireless over-ears see a decent price cut for Prime Day? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we sure hope so…
Read more: Shure AONIC 50 review