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Best Audio Deals
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Now: ￡129.95 (￡40 off)
A durable waterproof and shockproof bluetooth speaker. See more great speaker options: best cheap Bluetooth speakers 2017.
Samsung R7 360° Wireless Smart Multi-Room Speaker
From: Currys PC World
Now: ￡249 (￡150 off)
It may look a bit like an egg, but this promises 360° sound, smartphone controls, and the ability to connect to other Samsung 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 (￡50 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.
B&O Play H7 Over-Ear Headphones
Now: ￡179 (￡150 off)
The best price we've ever seen for these headphones
Fnatic Gear Duel Modular Gaming Headset
Now: ￡129.99 (￡50 off)
Save £50 on this modular headset, with both on- and over-ear pads, and a detachable microphone.
Beats by Dre UrBeats In-Ear Headphones
Now: ￡49.95 (￡30 off)
These wired in-ear headphones from Beats are almost half-price for Black Friday.
Q Acoustics Media 4 Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer M4 Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer
Now: ￡239 (￡110 off)
Now: ￡149 (25% off)
The lowest ever price for this excellent multi-room speaker - read more in our Sonos Play:1 review.
Canon IXUS 185 Digital Camera
Now: ￡89 (26% 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 2017
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.