Beats has cemented itsel as an iconic yet rather expensive headphone brand. Luckily, Black Friday is an ideal time to get big savings on Beats ahead of the holiday season.
Despite big changes at Beats HQ, these are still the same headphones known the world over. Since Apple's acquisition of Beats, the tech world has waited to see how the company would evove under its new owner. Other than the launch of Apple Music, which largely borrowed from Beats' now-defunct streaming service, the products haven't really changed since the deal.
Even to charge the headphones, Beats use micro-USB, which no other Apple product uses. The notable exception is the Pill+ Bluetooth speaker, which charges with the same Lightning connector as recent iPhones.
Surprisingly, Microsoft has one of the standout offers on Beats this year. The Beats Solo 2 wireless are on sale for $224.95, down from $299.95, at Microsoft's online store and brick-and-mortar locations. Regular Beats Solo 2 headphone are also on sale, with a half-price discount bringing them down to $96.99. The Beats Studio over-ear headphones are on sale for $169, a massive saving on their original $299.95 asking price, with the wireless versions on sale for $329.95, down from $379.95.
The Powerbeats 2 wireless in-ear headphones are available for just $99, saving half the price on their original cost. And for those who want to play their music out loud, there's the Pill 2.0 wireless speaker on sale for $139.99, down from $199.99.
Best Buy is offering big savings on Beats ahead of Black Friday, with $140 off select studio over-ear headphones. The store is also offering $70 off on Pill 2.0 portable speakers. After Black Friday, the store will be offering half price on Powerbeats 2 wireless headphones.
Only in stores, Wal-Mart is offering Beats studio headphones that normally retail for $299.95 for just $169. The store is also offering a one-hour price guarantee, where if the retailer sells out of Beats an hour after the sale begins, it will ship them to the local store ahead of Christmas as part of a "limited opportunity purchase" offer.