14 Best Deals: TVs, Wireless Earbuds, Soundbars

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a pretty dark and cool time of year, making it a great time to think about your indoor tech needs. From TVs to wireless earbuds, this weekend’s list of deals is sure to keep you busy indoors. Be sure to check out our round-up of deals from earlier this week, where you’ll still find discounts on work-from-home gear and more headphones.

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Deals on headphones and speakers

Steel Series Arctic 1

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The Arctis 1 gaming headset is hard to beat for the price. It works well with PS4/5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PCs; has a detachable microphone; and is quite comfortable. This headset doesn’t have wireless capability, so it’s solely for anyone who wants to connect via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

If you’ve got the budget to upgrade, the Arctis 9 is a great wireless gaming headset. I like the comfortable headband and the included mic pops out of the headphones so you don’t look like a dork wandering around town listening to music.

In principle, these active noise-cancelling earplugs from Sennheiser have no business that costs so little. They offer a secure fit (although you may want to avoid them if you have smaller ears). I really like the sound quality provided by the custom transducer drivers. They even have an IPX4 splash resistance rating, making them great gym buds.

Sometimes we just need a pair of cheap earbuds to get us through our commutes, workouts, and other daily tasks. If you don’t need noise cancelling, it’s worth checking out this pair from Jabra, which have the same great ergonomics as the brand’s more expensive models, but without the fancier technology and processing.

Polk Audio Signa S4

Photo: Polk Audio

It often drops to this price point, but this is still a great deal. This Polk (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is easy to set up and works over an HDMI Arc connection. You can choose from different sound profiles, such as Cinema or Night, and you get room-filling sound. The wireless subwoofer also gives it a nice look. Read our guide to the best soundbars for more information.

Sony makes excellent soundbars that fit easily under TVs, but they usually cost a few hundred dollars more than their counterparts. That’s why now is a great time to grab one of these soundbar/wireless subwoofer combos on sale. You get higher build quality than comparable bars from Vizio and Samsung, and this thing can even simulate Dolby Atmos for more immersive audio.

A solid little Bluetooth speaker like this one from Anker can quickly become one of your best musical friends. I like how simple and easy to touch the controls are (great for no-look squeezes from the shower). And with 24 hours of playback between charges, you can get plenty of bath time before needing to plug in a USB-C cable.

The Xtreme 2 from JBL is a perfect accessory to take with you on a camping trip, on road trips or to place on the terrace. I like that it has 15 hours of playtime (more than enough for that post-ski dance party) and that it’s 1PX7 certified waterproof, so you can throw it in a pool. We’ve seen this price before, but it’s still a lot for a big Bluetooth speaker.

TV and housing offers

Samsung The Frame

Photo: Walmart

I don’t know how easily you can hide a 75-inch screen somewhere, but if you want your screen to disappear into the background as much as possible, take a look at The Frame. Between viewing sessions, this beautiful display masquerades as artwork on the wall, with thousands of famous paintings to choose from. It’s a pretty neat party trick and great for those who have design-oriented living rooms.

You won’t get the biggest discount ever, but if you want a bigger screen to watch the last few NFL games before the Super Bowl, now’s a great time to get this Neo QLED from Samsung. In addition to the excellent color you get from quantum dots, this TV comes with a center pedestal, making it easier to place the behemoth thing on top of existing furniture.

We’re not the biggest fans of the trackpad, but we do like that this 2-in-1 works really well as a tablet. You can flip the screen over the keyboard and use the impressive OLED screen to scribble, take notes or do anything you would on a touchscreen. Just know that Samsung is expected to announce new versions of these laptops soon, which is probably why the prices are dropping now.

Apple MacBook Pro M2

Photo: Apple

We’re pretty big fans of the latest Macbook Pro (7/10, WIRED Review) for its solid performance and battery life. We wish this smaller version had the same number of ports as the larger 14- and 16-inch variants, but that makes this model easier to tote around and work on anywhere.

This is the lowest price we’ve seen on Amazon’s best tablet (7/10, WIRED Recommends). We enjoy reading Kindle books, listening to Audible and watching Amazon Prime Video. It’s nice that you can add a microSD card to expand the storage if you need to. The only downside is that the camera is bad.

You may be able to stream just fine, but if you have a high-end TV and sound system, you’ll be shocked at how much better content can come across in 4K Blu-ray. With its significantly higher bit rates and lossless audio, I highly recommend this Sony device if you’re looking to enhance your home viewing experience.

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