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Best Audio Deals
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £59.99 (£30 off)
This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is designed to provide bigger, better sound at outdoor events, and is available in a huge range of colours.
Sony MDR-ZX330BT Wireless
Now: £39.99 (£50 off)
These Bluetooth headphones from Sony are available at a great price from Amazon.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2019)
Now: £14 a month for 11 months
By bundling the new AirPods with your EE contract, you make a small saving on the £159 RRP and spread the cost out.
Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition
Now: £99.99 (£80 off)
Excellent over-ear headphones with active noise cancelling.
Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods
Buying the wireless case on its own makes your 2016 AirPods compatible with any Qi charging pad. It also works with the 2019 AirPods, of course.
Amazon Echo Input
Now: £19.99 (£15 off)
Save £15 on the Echo Input, to add Alexa to any speaker - read our review
From: Currys PC World
Now: £69 (£60 off)
Funcl W1 True Wireless Earbuds
Now: £24.50 (with code IDGEXCLUSIVE)
Get 50% off these wireless earphones with our exclusive code IDGEXCLUSIVE.
OnePlus Valentine's Day Bundle
Was: From £595.95
Now: From £575.95 (Up to £20 off
OnePlus is bundling its OnePlus 6T phones with its Bullets Wireless earphones and case for Valentine's Day. You can get discounts on other accessories too.
There are enough speakers and headphones out there that you can always find audio gear with serious price reductions. But it's equally easy to get misled into a deal that isn't as good as it looks - here's what to look for.
Most likely you'll be in the market for a Bluetooth speaker so you can play music wirelessly from your phone, tablet, computer, or similar.
The best Bluetooth speakers start from around £150 (before discounts or deals), though you can also find plenty of Bluetooth speakers below £100, and you should look for features like 360-degree audio, Wi-Fi support, and a long battery life if you want something portable.
If you'd rather something to pair with your TV, a soundbar is often the simplest option - they feature a variety of inputs and even Bluetooth support to serve as a general speaker too. Otherwise, there's always 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems if you're really committed.
Finally, a word about smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. These usually aren't the best speakers around, but their voice controls and smart home integration are undoubtedly appealing - just don't expect them to match the sound quality of top speakers at the same price.
Headphones come in even more varieties than speakers these days, but you're often looking for the same sort of features.
It's likely you've considered picking up wireless headphones, which now have enough battery life to avoid being inconvenient - though the sound quality still can't quite match a cable. There are also more niche headphones designed specifically for sport or for kids.
No matter what type of headphones you buy, look for a wide frequency response, balanced sound profile (unless you know you like your audio with particularly heavy bass or treble), and make sure it's got the right sort of cable to fit your device.