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Best Black Friday Beats Headphone Deals, 2014

Nov. 27, 2014
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If you’re shopping for headphones this season, you’ll find a harmonious mixture of style and sound in the luxury headphone line Beats by Dre.

Designed to emphasize bass for hip-hop and dance, the stylish, colorful headphones provide adaptive noise cancellation and a broad swath of color choices for style-conscious music fans.

You’ll find all models of the headphones – Studio On-Ear, Studio Wireless, Solo HD, Solo2, Mixr and Pro – at discounted prices this Black Friday.

We’ve rounded up the best deals available this season.

Beats Studio On-Ear Headphones

A classic model in the Beats by Dr. Dre line, the Studio over-ear headphones offer two modes of noise cancellation.

Available in 10 colors, the headphones come with 20-hour rechargeable batteries, automatically turn off when not in use and include a remote talk feature.

Retail price: $299.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Amazon: $254.86
  • Apple: $299.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card
  • P.C. Richard & Son: $198.88 (second generation) (regularly $299.99)
  • Living Social: $199.99 (list price $249)
  • Office Depot: $169.99
  • Best Buy: $199.99 (blue, pink, black, red, white)

Check out Office Depot for the lowest price on Studio headphones this Black Friday – you’ll get almost $130 off. If you miss out, the next best deals can be found at Best Buy, Living Social and P.C. Richard & Son.

Studio Wireless Headphones

Unlike their over-ear cousins, these Studio headphones offer Bluetooth capability to keep your listening experience cable-free.

Retail price: $379.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Amazon: $341.95
  • Apple: $379.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card

The best price you’ll find on these headphones is a discount on Amazon. The price is available right now, but if you want to wait until Black Friday, you can get a $25 iTunes gift card alongside a full-price purchase of the headphones from Apple.

It’s possible more – and better – deals will emerge for Cyber Monday, so keep your eyes open if saving is your priority.

Solo HD On-Ear Headphones

Available in three bright colors, the Solo HD headphones were the first in the Beats line to feature matching ear cups, cord and headband with a matte finish.

Designed for portability, the compact headphones fit comfortably into your bag if you’re planning on taking your music with you.

Retail price: $169.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Apple: $169.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card
  • Best Buy: $80
  • Fry’s Electronics: $78
  • RadioShack: $69.99
  • Staples: $99.99
  • Target: $97

If you’re looking for Solo HD headphones at a discount, RadioShack is your best bet. You’ll find the headphones at a full $100 off their retail price and almost $10 less than the runner-up, Fry’s Electronics, where they’re selling for $78.

Solo2 On-Ear Headphones

Available in a lower price bracket than the Studio series, the Solo2 headphones are perfect for life on the go.

The high-fidelity headphones lack the noise cancellation and rechargeable batteries of other models, but they are the cheapest option you’ll find in the compact series and, like all Beats headphones, come with the handy remote talk function.

Retail price: $199.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Apple: $199.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card
  • T-Mobile: $199.95 (red, white, black)
  • Verizon: $149.99 (black and white in stores; blue, pink and gray online)
  • GameStop: $179.99

If you don’t mind choosing from a more limited palette of colors, you’ll find the best price at Verizon, where the headphones feature a $50 discount both in stores and online.

The next best upfront cost is at GameStop for $179.99. If you prefer your discount in the form of an iTunes gift card, shop at Apple to save $5 more.

Mixr Headphones

Designed through collaboration with David Guetta, these headphones offer the highest volume of the Beats series. Intended for use by DJs, the Mixr delivers sound that can be heard even during the loudest parties.

Although they do not feature noise cancellation or rechargeable batteries, the headphones are compact and come with the remote talk function.

Retail price: $249.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Amazon: $204.63
  • Apple: $249.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card
  • Overstock: price too low to show

The lowest price available right now for the Mixr is at Amazon, where you’ll find a nearly $50 discount.

If you’re waiting until Black Friday, keep an eye on Overstock, whose price for the headphones hasn’t been released but promises to be “too low” to advertise. You’ll likely find a better deal there than Apple, which is selling the headphones at full price, with a free $25 iTunes gift card thrown in.

Pro Headphones

Designed for music professionals, Beats Pro headphones are the most expensive headphones in the Beats line. The compact headphones are made of steel and aluminum instead of plastic.

Featuring heavy padding and pivoting ear cups, the headphones offer the noise-cancelling effect without the battery-powered feature.

Retail price: $399.95

Black Friday offers:

  • Amazon: $363.48 (black), $359.95 (white)
  • Apple: $399.95 with $25 (RED) iTunes gift card

The best price you’ll find on the headphones is Amazon’s current discount of $40 on the white headphones. Otherwise, you can opt to buy them directly from Apple, which is offering a $25 iTunes gift card with any Beats headphones purchase during its Black Friday sale.

Assorted Deals

These aren’t the only Black Friday deals you’ll find on Beats products this season. Select retailers are offering further discounts on Beats headphones, speakers and more.

If you’re shopping at Verizon you’ll get 20% on Beats products with purchase of any Apple iPhone or iPad. Verizon is also offering a 10% discount with purchase of any non-Apple smartphone or tablet, the same discount you’ll find at Staples and Abt Electronics, where no other purchase is require to access the Black Friday discount.

On eBay, you’ll find discounts up to 50% on new Beats products in various models, while Apple is offering a $25 (RED) iTunes gift card with all Beats headphones and speakers. Finally, shoppers at Navy Exchange can find a military-exclusive model of Beats Studio 2.0 headphones for $189.99.


Written by Melinda Szell


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