Jam Out With the Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals
Now that you're back inside all the time for the cold season, you might need a bit more audio isolation. This Black Friday is a great time to buy new Bluetooth speakers, smart speakers, earbuds, or headphones to carry you through the indoor months. Many of our favorite models are on sale at steep discounts right now.
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Read our guides to Best Wirefree Earbuds and Best Workout Earbuds to learn more.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series Photograph: Google
The Pixel Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless earbuds for most people. With five hours of battery life, IPX4 sweat resistance, and great overall sound quality, there's just not much to dislike, especially if you're an Android phone owner.
Apple's AirPods Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are still decent earbuds for iOS devices, and they're at a pretty low price this Black Friday, if you've been pining for a pair. We like the noise canceling, and the microphones are especially good for calls. The battery life, at four hours, is a bit lacking.
Back Bay Tempo 30 Photograph: Back Bay
You'll get eight hours of battery life, noise canceling, sweat resistance, and totally decent sound from these cheap wireless buds. I know it seems too good to be true, but senior associate editor Adrienne So and I have both tested pairs, and they have held up famously.
Their high price was the only reason I didn't recommend that everyone with tough-to-fit ears run out and buy a pair of these custom-molding earbuds from Ultimate Ears. The tech they use to fit ear tips is similar to what your dentist uses to harden cavities. This means even those who have the hardest time finding ear tips that work will get a bespoke fit.
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Jabra makes some of our favorite earbuds for working out, and the Elite 85T are no exception. They have a rugged IP56 rating, great noise canceling, and a super comfortable design that stays put in even the smallest ears.