Apple recently launched a range of new wireless headphones with a super fast Bluetooth chip. We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 deals on their new headphones as well as older models, which are receiving even bigger discounts.
Beats Solo 3 Wireless
Our favorite thing about the Solo 3 headphones is their upgraded battery life – you’ll get 40 hours straight listening time. A fifteen minute charge provides around three hours of playback too, thanks to a new charging technology that Apple are calling Fast Fuel. They’re available in 6 different shades including gloss black, matte black, white and rose gold.
Beats Solo 2 & Solo 2 Wireless
One of the best selling headphones of all time, the Solo 2 originally released back in 2014. Last year’s Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales saw some huge price drops and deals on the Solo 2 headphones, including a 50% price cut from the biggest online retailers. The release of the Solo 3 range in 2016 will only help serve up some even bigger deals on the Solo 2s this year – retailers will be looking to free up shelf space and sell old stock.
Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbuds
Designed for fitness fans, the Powerbeats range offers up to 12 hours playback and is engineered to rest comfortably on your ears. The Powerbeats 3 are pretty similar to the popular Powerbeats 2 earphones, with the addition of a brand new W1 chip. This chip is patented by Apple and allows for super fast Bluetooth connectivity.
In a confusing move from a company that has removed the headphone jack on its latest smartphone, Apple have also launched a new pair of wired headphones called Beats EP. What prompted Beats to launch a new pair of wired headphones when the audio market is rapidly moving towards wireless? The answer is so that they can focus on audio quality and deliver an affordable headphone that will please audiophiles. Whilst Bluetooth headphones are super convenient, audiophiles have noted a small sacrifice in audio quality resulting from the Bluetooth connection. Beats EP are a great headphone for those who prioritise sound quality above all else. The stainless steel design on the EP is classic and they’ve retained the signature Beats shape. Whilst it’s a bold and somewhat ironic move for the tech giant to release a pair of wired headphones this late in 2016, the promise of improved audio means Beats EP will surely find its market.
Beats Studio & Studio Wireless
We were surprised not to see a new pair of Studio headphones announced at the latest Apple conference. Whether this means the line is being discontinued or we’ll just have to sit tight for a new pair of Studio headphones, this confusion will encourage retailers to offer discounts on the Studio and Studio Wireless model. If you’re looking for a solid pair of headphones that are built to last, the Beats Studio range will no doubt be one of the biggest bargains going come Black Friday weekend.
Beats Pill & Pill+ Speakers
When Beats decided to venture into the portable speaker market, we weren’t sure how things would turn out. To our surprise, the Beats Pill has proved itself to be one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market in 2016. And it’s competitively priced too. With neat features like the ability to turn two Pill speakers into a stereo sound system by simply tapping them together, the Pill is an ingenious device that has the mark quality Apple design all over it. The Pill+ was recently unveiled as the next generation of Pill speaker, with an improved design and technical specs. The difference between the two isn’t that significant though.