Best Prime Day 2020 headphone deals: Save $100 on Bose QuietComfort 35 II, $50 on AirPods Pro and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially here and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 14. Between Amazon’s hefty savings and similar sales from Walmart and Best Buy, now is a great time to be on the hunt for any type of headphones, from wireless ear buds to epic over-the-ear noise cancelling headsets with comfy ear cups.. 

So far, we’re seeing deep discounts on Sony headphones that we’ve traditionally seen around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sony has lowered prices on last year’s WF-1000XM3, as well as the newer WF-SP800N, which is water-resistant and features noise cancellation. The entry-level WF-XB700 Extra Bass is at the lowest price we’ve ever seen, $78. We’re also seeing Apple headphones return to a low price of $199 (even as a new AirPods Studio over-ear headphone remains rumored). 

We expect to see more amazing headphone discounts throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you’re in the market for a specific type of headphone, say ones with Bluetooth connectivity, noise cancellation or true wireless earbuds, keep checking back.

Note that you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to get these exclusive deals.

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New iPhones were unveiled Tuesday, and they will come without wired headphones in the box for the first time ever. In the meantime, Apple’s current top of the line noise-canceling true wireless headphones are now back to selling at $199. That’s still pricey, but it’s $50 off what you’ll pay at the Apple Store, and $20 less than their usual price at Amazon.

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Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones get a $50 discount for Prime Day and Amazon throws in a $25 gift card to

Best Early Beats, Sony, AirPods Pro & Bose Headphones Deals Rated by Spending Lab

Check out all the best early Bluetooth headphones & AirPods deals for Prime Day 2020, including the best savings on Bose, Beats & Sony noise canceling headphones & earbuds

Prime Day researchers have revealed all the best early headphones deals for Prime Day, including offers on the latest Bose, Sony, Apple AirPods & Beats by Dre headphones. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

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Best headphones deals:

  • Save up to 59% on a wide range of Bluetooth wireless & noise-canceling headphones at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on Apple AirPods, Bose, Beats, Sony & more best-selling headphones

  • Save $100 on the Beats Solo Pro Wireless On-Ear Headphones at Amazon – with noise cancellation, transparency, and up to 22 hours listening time

  • Save up to $50 on Bose wireless in-ear & on-ear noise-canceling headphones & earbuds – check the latest deals on the Bose Headphones 700, Bose QC35, QuietComfort & SoundSport Free Earbuds

  • Save $20 on the Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones at Amazon – with Alexa Voice Control

  • Save $50 on the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones at Amazon – with 3 levels of noise cancellation and Alexa-enabled for voice access to music and more

  • Save up to 33% on Beats by Dre headphones at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest deals on Beats Solo Pro, Studio Wireless & Powerbeats Pro headphones

  • Save 30% on the Beats Ep Wired On-Ear Headphones at Amazon – battery-free for unlimited listening and comes with built-in mic and controls

  • Save up to $85 on Sony wireless over-ear, in-ear & noise-canceling headphones – check the latest deals on the brand new Sony WH-1000XM4 noise canceling headphones, Sony WH-1000XM3 and more top-rated Sony headphones

  • Save 43% on

Apple stops selling headphones from competitors like Sonos and Bose

  • Apple has stopped selling headphones and speakers from third parties including Sonos and Bose.
  • Apple now only sells audio accessories which are either own-brand or Beats, which is owned by Apple.
  • Bloomberg reported Apple is clearing the decks ahead of announcing new audio products.
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Apple has pulled all headphones and speakers from companies including Bose, Sonos, and Logitech from both its online and physical stores.

Bloomberg first reported the news.

Headphones and speakers from rival brands disappeared from Apple’s online store at the end of last month, and in Apple’s physical retail locations employees have been instructed to remove products for sale over the past few days, according to Bloomberg. 

Bose confirmed to Bloomberg that Apple will no longer sell its accessories, and wireless speaker company Ultimate Ears said it had been informed by Apple that: “They will no longer carry third-party speakers at retail from September onwards.” 

Sonos shares fell 5% after the news broke after trading hours on Monday, but then recovered slightly to a 3% drop overall.

Apple now only sells own-brand headphones and speakers along with products from its subsidiary Beats.

Bloomberg reports one exception on its store, a conference room speaker from Pioneer that plugs into an iPhone.

Apple told Bloomberg it regularly makes changes to the products it carries in response to new third-party accessory releases and customer demand.

Bloomberg reports booting rival products signals Apple preparing to launch new audio offerings including some long-rumored over-ear headphones.

This is a tactic it has deployed before when expanding into a market, in 2014 it pulled Fitbit wearable accessories from its online store ahead of launching the Apple Watch.

Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

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