Best headphone deals for Amazon Prime Day 2022: Offers to expect and deals to buy now

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A great pair of headphones are as essential as your phone, keys and wallet; a modern daily essential that would tarnish your day with greyness if you found yourself without.

Whether you’re finally tuning in to that must-hear podcast all your mates have been WhatsApping endlessly about, want to lose yourself in the latest album from your favourite artist, or just need a decent noise-cancelling pair for video calls, these tiny pieces of tech are the things most of us just can’t be without.

The good news is there are thousands of designs out there, so you’re bound to find the right style for you. They could be in-ear, over-ear or wireless for true freedom (helpful for the commute and workouts). They also come in wide-ranging price points, and if you’ve got your heart set on a pricey pair the good news is that Amazon Prime Day is set to make them more affordable.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

This year, Amazon’s mega sale will take place on July 12 and 13. Two days of glorious discounts, ready and waiting to be snapped up and delivered to your home.

What type of deals are available?

As well as the event-long deals (which will run from 00:01am on July 12 until 11.59pm on July 13), there are two deals to know about come the big day.

Lightning Deals are flash sales, typically lasting a couple of hours or less. Stock is extremely limited so you need to be quick when you spot something you fancy at an irresistible price. Mull for too long and you might miss out altogether.

Daily Deals give you a bit more breathing space, but you’ll still need to act fast if you want a piece of the action. With thousands of other Prime members eyeing up the same product, things often sell out quickly.

Do you need a Prime account to get the deals?

The sale is only open to those with an Amazon Prime account, so if you’re not already signed up, now is the perfect time. There’s more to it than just shopping (although Same Day delivery in some cities is worth it alone).

Prime membership gives you access to the entire Amazon juggernaut, from the latest Hollywood releases and Amazon exclusive shows through Prime Video. With summer here, find your new beach read in Amazon’s library where there are thousands of free titles to download, and save storage space on your devices by uploading pics to Amazon’s digital photo album, free for Prime members.

Then there’s the world of audio enjoyment from Prime Music which will sound even better plugged into with your new headphones.

Prime membership costs £79 as a yearly fee, or you can choose to pay monthly for £7.99. If you’re still in education, you can save even more - Student Prime costs £3.99 a month but only after an extremely generous six-month trial period. Regular shoppers can claim a free trial too, but not for as long (only 30 days).

Aside from a new pair of headphones, this might be the savviest investment you make all summer.

Sign up to Prime here.

What deals on headphones were there last year?

Audio players big and small pounced on the chance to offer deals to bargain-hungry Prime members. Panasonic, Bose, Marshall, Sony and Beats all turned down the volume on their prices, and there were specialised sports-focused earphones from the likes of Adidas and AfterShokz on offer too. For instance, the price of Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones tumbled down to £94.99 from the original RRP of £179.95.

What deals can we expect this year?

Over the 48 hour sales period, deals on headphones will be flying all over Amazon’s digital shop. We’re pressing our contacts for the particulars, and will update you here as soon as we hear them - so bookmark this page and visit back closer to July 12.

Are there any deals live now?

There sure are. Amazon has quite a few excellent deals on headphones on its site currently. Here’s a few we like the sound of:

Beats Studio Buds

Say hello to your new best Buds. From Beats by Dr. Dre, these noise-cancelling in-ear headphones are perfect for whatever is on your daily schedule. They IPX4 water resistant and sweat proof, so made for taking to the gym and will give you eight hours of playback from a full charge. Compatible with both Apple and Android, they come in a range of colours though black is always classic.

Was £129.99

Buy now £109.00, Amazon

Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones

Now 38 per cent off, Sennheiser’s overear wireless headphones are the pair for those who want to immerse themselves fully into their songlist. It’s got 30 hours of battery life and boasts active noise cancellation, so there’s no chance of interruptions, even in busy places.

Was: £159

Buy now £129.00, Amazon

Hi-Res Extra Bass Earbuds Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones

Can’t get enough of that bass? Turn it up loud and dirty with these great-quality headphones at a price you’ll jump at. The lightweight set is ideal for keeping as a secondary back-up pair with a sleek design that sits comfortably in the ear. Compatible with most devices that have a headphone jack.

Was: £12.99

Buy now £9.34, Amazon

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