Wheter just starting school or need to prepare for another semester, students need headphones for everything from work to play. School is definitely going to look a little different this year for just about everyone with a healthy mix of in-class training and remote learning depending on where you live. No matter what's going on around you, though, you still need to be prepared. Outfit yourself with the best gear to get your work done no matter the circumstance. And one piece of gear you should always have on you is a pair of headphones. You might even need multiple pairs for different circumstances.

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If you end up having to do some work in a public space like a cafe, you may need a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones. If you are moving around a lot, like traveling from classroom to classroom, you should have a pair of true wireless earbuds you can stick in your pocket when you don't need them. Sometimes you just need a simple pair of inexpensive wired headphones to plug into your laptop. We've got all the best headphones deals rounded up right here.

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Best noise-canceling headphones deals

The great thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they usually do all the other things right, too, as far as sound quality and comfort and things like that go. The active noise-canceling tech is just icing on the cake and perfect for anyone who needs to block out ambient noise. The con for these headphones is that they are usually larger than your average headphones. While they often come with a carrying case for portability, they might not be as convenient as some other options.

Bose 700 Headphones Anc

Bose 700 Bluetooth headphones

Has 11 adjustable levels of noise cancellation. Can connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Has on-ear touch controls. Also works with the Bose Music app for customization. Built-in water resistance. The battery lasts up to 20 hours. Find out more here including links to other colors on sale.

$379 at Amazon
Bose Qc Ii

Bose QC 35 II Bluetooth headphones

Some of the best active noise-cancelling you can buy, especially at this price. Battery lasts up to 20 hours with Bluetooth and ANC active. ANC has 3 adjustable levels. This price is also available in Silver.

$299 at Amazon
Sony WH1000XM4 Lifestyle

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These headphones came out around August last year, and they are Sony's best headphones yet, especially when it comes to active noise-cancelling. Of course Black Friday saw some huge price drops, but they are still worth it even at this price.

$348 at Amazon
AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

Fits both the ANC and true wireless earbuds category. The most portable option in the active noise-cancelling section for sure. If you take advantage of Apple's Back-to-School Program you can get some unique savings that only apply to students.

$219 at Amazon

Best wireless headphones deals

Wireless enough that you don't have to plug them in, but not so wireless that the two pieces that go in your ears aren't connected. These headphones are portable, often have great sound, and usually fall on the budget side of affordable. You won't spend hundreds in this category, but you will get headphones that feel and sound great.

Boltune Earbuds

Boltune Bluetooth water resistant headphones | $8 off

Stack the $8 off on-page coupon with the price drop. These headphones have 10mm audio drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 aptX tech for low power consumption and uninterrupted audio, and Hi-Res audio fidelity. Battery lasts 16 hours. Has IPx7 water resistance rating.

$26.99 at Amazon
Beats Solo 3 Headphones

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones | $61 off

Beats' wireless Solo3 headphones have Apple's W1 chip and Class 1 Bluetooth connectivity. They last for up to 40 hours on a single charge and fast-charge turns 5 minutes into 3 hours of playback. They also fold up for travel.

$138.90 at Amazon

Best true wireless earbuds deals

The next evolution of the wireless headphones. The true wireless earbuds finally get rid of the last pesky cord while still offering a ton of features, including everything from active noise-canceling to wireless charging to super long battery life.

Aukey True Wireless Lifestyle

Aukey EP-T21 True Wireless Earbuds | $9 off

These AUKEY true wireless earbuds last for 5 hours on a single charge and come with a charging case to keep them powered up an additional 30 hours wherever you go. Clip the on-page coupon to save 30% at checkout.

$20.99 at Amazon
Anker True Wireless Earbuds Life P

Anker Soundcore Life P2 true wirelesss earbuds

Has 40 hours of playtime, IPX7 water resistance, and one-step pairing with Push and Go technology. The Graphene drivers provide powerful sound along with Anker's BassUp tech for a little push from the lower frequencies. Use the built-in mics with noise cancellation to make or receive phone calls. These also go on sale quite often, so keep an eye out.

$49.99 at Amazon
Boltune Wearing Earbuds

Boltune BT-BH024 USB-C true wireless earbuds | $15 off

The batteries last for up to 42 hours including 7 hours on the earbuds and the extra power provided by the charging case. High-fidelity drivers provide powerful bass and exceptional sound with the aptX codec for Hi-Res audio. IPX8 water resistance. Clip the on-page coupon to get these for $15 off.

$34.99 at Amazon
Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds | $40 off at Walmart

These noise-cancelling earbuds let you listen for up to 6 hours per charge, while the included charging case offers an additional 18 hours of listening time. Includes noise-canceling and Alexa voice control.

Sony WF-1000X/B earbuds

Sony WF-1000X/B true wireless earbuds | $30 off

The first-generation version of Sony's earbuds. These are discontinued but still going for super inexpensive prices from some third parties. Works with both Android and iOS through the Connect app.

Jabra Elite 75t Outside 2 Tsvs

Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds | $50 off

The Jabra Elite 75t combine great sound, high-quality build, small size, and comfort into one rather affordable package. This price is even $20 lower than we saw them go on Cyber Monday with today's prices marking a new all-time low.

$130 at Amazon
AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

Fits both the ANC and true wireless earbuds category. The most portable option in the active noise-cancelling section for sure. If you take advantage of Apple's Back-to-School Program you can get some unique savings that only apply to students.

$219 at Amazon

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