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Best Audio Deals
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £146.65 (£23.34 off)
A durable waterproof and shockproof bluetooth speaker. See more great speaker options: best cheap Bluetooth speakers.
Bose SoundTouch 30 III Wireless Smart Sound Multi-Room Speaker
Now: £419.95 (£10 off)
It may only be a small saving, but this Bose speaker has smartphone controls and multi-room support.
Logik 2.1 Sound Bar
Now: £49.99 (£20 off)
Get this budget-friendly sound bar for half-price, making it one of the cheapest sound bars around.
Panasonic Wireless Flat Panel Hi-Fi System
From: Currys PC World
Now: £199 (£30 off)
This wall-mountable Hi-Fi includes a CD player and radio, and can connect wirelessly to other speakers to serve as an audio hub.
Apple Mac with Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones Bundle
Now: Save £75 with code PROMOSOLO3
Save £75 on Beats Solo3 wireless headphones when you buy any Mac from KRCS. Use code PROMOSOLO3 at checkout. Hurry, offer ends January 21st, 2018.
Apple iPad Pro with Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones Bundle
Now: Save £75 with code WBWSOLO3
Now save £75 on Beats Solo3 wireless headphones when you buy an iPad Pro from KRCS. Hurry, this offer ends January 21st, 2018.
Betron HD800 Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones
Now: £27.95 (£22 off)
These headphones include a 1 year warranty for any manufacturing defects and a 30-day money back guarantee.
Bush Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa
Now: £59.99 (£30 off)
This wireless speaker, from Bush, comes equipped with Amazon's Alexa for additional convenience.
Panasonic SC-HC397EB-K Wireless Flat Panel Hi-Fi System
Now: £129 (£70.99 off)
This deal also gets you 3 months of unlimited music on Deezer Premium+ for free!
Canon IXUS 185 Digital Camera
Now: £89 (£30.99 off)
Amazon is offering this Canon compact camera with more than £30 off.
Amazon Prime Student
Was: £79.99 per year
Now: 6 months free, then £39.99 per year (50% off)
You can get a six month trial of Amazon Prime absolutely free if you are a student. After that, you'll get Prime for half price, which is a bargain when you consider its features. Find out more about Amazon Prime here.
Audio Deals 2018
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.