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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £54.99 (£35 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: £49.28 (£40.72 off)
These Bluetooth headphones from Sony are available at a great price from Amazon.
Logik 2.1 Sound Bar
Now: £44.99 (£55 off)
Get this budget-friendly sound bar for more than half-price, making it one of the cheapest sound bars around.
B&O Beoplay H5 Wireless Earphones
Now: £129.99 (43% off)
Save almost £100 on these in-ear wireless headphones from B&O at Amazon right now.
B&O Beoplay A1 Bluetooth Speaker
Now: £169.99 (£61 off)
Take your music anywhere with this splash-resistant, palm-sized Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless NC Headphones with Alexa
Now: £267 (£63 off)
These Sony smart headphones with Alexa have £63 off right now, which is only £4 more than what you would have paid over Prime Day.
Paww SilkSound Wireless Headphones
These Bluetooth wireless headphones are a part of Amazon's Launchpad, which features new products from innovative startups.
Aukey Eclipse Bluetooth Speaker 20W
Now: £38 (£6 off with voucher)
Apple the £6 off voucher to get a discount. It's not a Prime Day deal, so is available to all.
Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar
Now: £149 (£150 off)
Get an amazing £150 off this soundbar with built-in subwoofer. It received 4/5 stars in our review and a Tech Advisor recommended badge, here's why.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen)
Now: £24.99 (£25 off)
Bose QuietComfort 20
Now: £179 (£70.95 off)
Bose make some of the best noise cancelling headphones on the market and these in-ears are great for any situation.
Funcl W1 True Wireless Earbuds
Now: £24.50 (with code IDGEXCLUSIVE)
Get 50% off these wireless earphones with our exclusive code IDGEXCLUSIVE.
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.