The WH-1000XM4 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless headphones AND noise-canceling headphones, thanks to awesome sound, a great app, and a super comfy fit. They get an impressive 30 hours of battery life, have excellent touch controls, and can even detect when you’re speaking, so you can hear quarantined housemates when you’re talking to them.
★ Great for Workouts—Beats Powerbeats Pro for $160 ($90 off)
This sale is only for specific, less desired colors (like electric yellow), but who cares what color your ears are when you’re working out. The Powerbeats Pro are some of our favorite headphones for breaking a sweat, especially for $90 off retail.
Beats Solo Pro Headphones for $170 ($130 off)
The Beats Solo Pro are great headphones at this new lower price, with the excellent metallic build quality, and pretty darn good noise-canceling, not to mention a cool foldable design that makes them easy to throw in a backpack or purse.
JBL Live 650BTNC Headphones for $100 ($100 off)
JBL’s Live 650BT sound great. Until October, they hovered between $150 and $200. Now that they’re down to $100, they’re a steal. I love that they have 30-hour battery life, a comfortable cloth headband, and cozy fake leather earpads. Even the noise-canceling is decent—more than adequate enough to quiet down kids or noisey roommates during the quarantine work week.
V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless for $200 ($80 off)
The Crossfade 2 Wireless are an excellent pair of over-ear headphones that are also pretty dang life-proof. They feature replaceable shells on the outside, and a sturdy metal headband that’s got a firm grip, even on small heads. I also like that the hardcase comes with a built-in carabiner, which means they don’t take up precious backpack space when moving around.
Bose Sport Earbuds for $159 ($20 off)
These new sport earbuds from Bose are some of our favorites of 2020, with sticky earfins and comfortable silicone eartips for lengthy workouts. They’ve also got pretty great microphones, for pre- or post-sweat calls.
Bose Noise Cancelling 700 for $339 ($40 off)