While Santa remains tucked away in his workshop, Amazon is hard at work preparing its warehouses for Prime Day. With all the price drops that are expected, this is truly the best time to snag some new audio gear—for work or play. Don’t know where the good deals are? Don’t sweat. In this article, we’re going to be outlining the best Prime Day Deals for the United States.
Our favorite Prime Day US audio deal are the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
If you want a solid pair of true wireless earbuds, without having to break the bank, Samsung’s got you covered with the Galaxy Buds Plus.
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The Galaxy Buds Plus offers all the modern features expected of true wireless earbuds in 2020. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 with support for Samsung’s Scalable Codec and AAC. This allows for consistent connection performance when listening with an Apple or Samsung device. The Galaxy Buds Plus also features Qi-wireless charging, a very portable design, IPX2 water resistance, and decent microphone quality.
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The sound signature of these buds should satisfy most people. With a slight boost in the low-frequencies, you’ll feel the impact of kick drums and bass lines from your favorite EDM tracks. Mids and highs aren’t emphasized as much as bass notes, which can lead to hi-hats and cymbals sounding duller than expected.
These are by no means an audiophile’s next pair of earbuds. However, for roughly $150, you’re getting an insane value for money—which is helped by the expected Prime Day price drop.
Rock out with the JBL Charge 4
The JBL Charge series of Bluetooth speakers is very popular—and with good reason: they’re good. Boasting IPX7 water resistance, decent sound, and a long battery life, this is the ideal pool or hot tub speaker.
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While some may want to look for a more specialized speaker, we can tell you from experience that this this little guy is more than enough for most social contexts… just don’t be that guy out on the street with it. After all, it can get plenty loud indoors or out.
The Shure AONIC 50 are the most versatile headphones on Prime Day
Able to be used over a 3.5mm cable, USB cable, or wirelessly, the Shure AONIC 50 is repeatedly one of the most recommended headphones on Soundguys.com. At a deep discount, it’s a no-brainer.
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We here at SoundGuys have had a lot of experience with this headset, and it’s an easy recommendation. It’s got great audio quality, multipoint connectivity, and battery life. Now that it’s almost 25%, this is the steal of Prime Day if you’ve got some money to blow. It isn’t cheap at $299USD, but that’s a lot less dough to blow than its usual price.
Block out your surroundings with the Sony WH-CH710N
If active noise cancelling headphones are at the top of your wish list this Prime Day, look out for the Sony WH-CH710N: a budget pair of on-ears that won’t disappoint.
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The main attraction of the WH-CH710N is its noise cancelling performance, which is actually quite good for a pair of on-ears. It does a good job of attenuating low-frequency sounds, significantly lowering the volume of jet engine rumbles and rattling subway cars.
The sound quality of the WH-CH710N is also pretty good. As expected, there’s a slight emphasis in the low-end for bass notes and kick drums to come through, however slightly under-emphasized mids highs may lead to a minor loss in clarity in vocals and stringed instruments.
Other notable features of this headset include comfortable padding, consistent Bluetooth connectivity with AAC support, and an ambient mode that allows you to hear your surroundings when needed. For a pair of on-ears, you’d be hard pressed to find a better product for less than $200.
Look good with the 1More Stylish True Wireless
To round off this best list, we’ve got 1More for you: the 1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds. With a price tag of less than $100, don’t expect any high-end features like active noise cancelling our Bluetooth multipoint. These ‘buds cover the basics, and that’s just about it.
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These pill-shaped earbuds come with a matte-black finish and a sweat-resistant build—though not IP-rated. It comes with a selection of different sized ear tips, allowing you to find the best fit to achieve a proper seal, which is important for achieving good isolation.
The 1More Stylish True Wireless uses Bluetooth 5.0, with support for both AAC and aptX codecs, catering to both iOS and Android users. Unlike most cheap true wireless earbuds, 1More has an app available for the earbuds, enabling access to future firmware updates and multifunction button customization.
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Bass heads will really appreciate the sound signature of these buds. However, the extreme emphasis in the low-end tends to mask other sounds such as voices and other instruments. That being said, fans of more acoustic music may want to look at alternatives, such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.
Best Prime Day US audio deals: notable mentions
- Beats Powerbeats Pro: These true wireless earphones have one of the best microphone arrays on the market, and last a superbly long time. Excellent for gym enthusiasts.
- Bose QuietComfort 35 II: It’s an older headset by now, but it’s always in the mix of the best ANC headphones out there. While it’s showing its age a bit, at under $200 it’s a steal for anyone looking to grab a capable commuter buddy.
- Sony WH-XB900N: If you don’t want to pay a premium for the Sony WH-1000XM4, these headphones can be considered an alternative from the same company. It sports a good build quality, great active noise cancellation and isolation performance, and support for LDAC, aptX, and aptX HD. However, the strong low-end emphasis makes these cans better suited for bass-heads who really love to feel the oomph in their kick drums.
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