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Christmas headphone and earbud deals: Apple AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Bose, gaming headphones and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are plenty of great deals on different kinds of headphones and earbuds still available for Christmas gifting. That includes noise-canceling headphones, wireless headphones, in-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, earbuds, Apple AirPods and every headphone in between. 

But where should you start looking? Right now you can find deals on headphones at retailers such as Samsung, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon. Rather than having to scroll through each and every retailer's sale yourself looking for something you want at a great price, we've done all the research for you. 

We've discovered the best deals on AirPods and headphones across the internet. Whether you're looking for a deal on the luxe Apple AirPods Max or hoping to score some serious savings on headphones from Skull Candy or Samsung, keep reading.

Sales on Apple AirPods

Here are the best deals we found on Apple headphones at major retailers right now.

Apple AirPods Pro with Magsafe charging case: $179 at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro
Apple via Amazon

These must-have 3rd generation Apple AirPods use active noise cancellation technology to block out any noise that isn't your favorite music, podcasts or TV shows. Need to hear important announcements or keep an ear on traffic while you have your AirPods in? The AirPods Pro features a transparency mode so you can tune in to the world around you. The water- and sweat-resistant AirPod's silicone tips come in three sizes for a customizable and comfortable fit. Plus, they're compatible with Siri.

We're seeing Amazon push expected delivery dates of some Apple AirPods models out after Christmas, but as of publication, this model can be delivered as quick as next day.

Apple AirPods Pro with Magsafe charging case, $179 (reduced from $249)


Apple AirPods Max: $479 at Amazon

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Apple via Amazon

Apple AirPods Max use active noise-cancellation technology to block out unwanted noise and feature a transparency mode so you can hear what you need to. These headphones feature 20 hours of listening. They come in a variety of colors including blue, green, red and silver. They're also compatible with Siri.

Apple AirPods Max, $479 (regularly $549)


Sales on JBL headphones

Here are the best deals on JBL headphones we found at major retailers.

JBL Reflect mini NC sport headphones: $100 at Best Buy

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JBL via Best Buy

These wireless headphones feature active noise canceling to tune out the world, as well as smart ambient technology to keep you aware of your surroundings, even when you're tuning in to your favorite podcast. JBL's wireless sport headphones are also waterproof and feature auto-pause, so you won't miss a second of audio should an ear bud fall out. Right now they're $50 off. 

JBL Reflect Mini NC sport headphones, $100 (regularly $150)


JBL live 660NC wireless noise cancelling headphones: $100 at Best Buy

JBL live 660NC wireless noise cancelling headphones
JBL via Best Buy

These JBL headphones are $100 off right now. These over-the-ear headphones promise up to 50 hours of battery life and feature noise-canceling and ambient-aware technology. Phone calls and virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can be managed with the buttons on the ear-cup.

JBL live 660NC wireless noise-canceling headphones, $100 (regularly $200)


Deals on Beats By Dre

Beats By Dre headphones are on sale at Best Buy and Amazon.

Powerbeats Pro wireless: $150 at Amazon

Powerbeats Pro Wireless
Beats by Dre. via Amazon

These wireless headphones were designed with athletes in mind. They feature adjustable ear hooks that are customizable and come with multiple ear-tip options. Each earbud has full volume and track controls, so you can adjust your sound without taking your phone or remote out. They are sweat-and water-resistant and can hold up to nine hours of battery life. Right now they're $100 off their regular price. 

Powerbeats Pro Wireless, $150 (regularly $250)


Beats Studio3 wireless noise-canceling headphones: $170 at Best Buy

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Amazon

These Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones use adaptive noise-canceling technology to block out sounds you don't want to hear. Listen to anything you want, wirelessly, for up to 22 hours without recharging. Whenever your battery is running low, a 10-minute charge will give you three hours of play.

Beats Studio3 Wireless noise-canceling headphones, $170 (regularly $350)


Sales on Skull Candy headphones

Budget-minded Skull Candy headphones are on sale too. Their lower price point (paired with decent quality) makes them a good choice for kids' headphones.

Riff bluetooth wireless over ear headphone with microphone: $44 at Walmart

Riff Bluetooth Wireless Over Ear Headphone with Microphone
Skull Candy via Walmart

These headphones are compatible with just about any Bluetooth device. They feature a battery life of up to 12 hours, but if you're running low, 10 minutes of charging these wireless headphones will give you another two hours of listening time.  

Riff bluetooth wireless over ear headphone with microphone, $44 (regularly $52)


Sales on Bose headphones and earbuds

High-end Bose headphones are popular holiday gifts, though they can be quite expensive -- often $300 or more. Fortunately, these Bose models are on sale right now.

Bose Sport earbuds: $149 at Best Buy

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Bose via Best Buy

The wireless Bose Sport earbuds are made of soft silicone and come with three different sizes of tips to customize your fit. The Bose Sport earbuds are sweat and weather-resistant and feature touch controls to adjust volume, pause music and answer calls, all without having to pull out your cell phone. 

Bose Sport earbuds, $149 (regularly $179)


Sales on Samsung Galaxy Buds

If you love the Samsung brand, good news: Plenty of great Samsung headphones and earbuds are on sale now.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds: $100 at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds W/Active Noise Cancelling
Samsung

These in-ear wireless headphones, available in five colors, feature the largest Galaxy Buds speaker design and active noise cancellation. Right now, you can get a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for $70 off the list price.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds, $100 (regularly $170)


Sales on Adidas headphones

Fans of the Adidas brand can save on headphones now.

Adidas RPT-01 Sport on-ear: $119

RPT-01 Sport on-ear
Adidas

The Adidas RPT-01 Sport on-ear headphones are sweat-resistant, can launch a Spotify playlist with a single tap and have a 40-hour battery life. They feature removable and washable ear cups. 

RPT-01 Sport on-ear, $119 (regularly $170)


Sales on gaming headphones

If you're a gamer -- or gifting a pair of headphones to a gamer -- you'll want to choose a pair with a mic that's designed to work with their gaming system of choice.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless gaming headset: $80 at Walmart

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SteelSeries via Walmart

The SteelSeries Arctis 1 headset is designed for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Android gaming. It features a Discord-certified, detachable noise-canceling microphone and comes with all the dongles you'll need to connect it to your favorite console or device -- or just use it in wireless mode. It's on sale right now at Walmart. 

SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless gaming headset, $80 (regularly $100)


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