The best Black Friday deals 2019 UK

Black Friday has arrived! And Black Friday deals are now very much alive and kicking. We’ll rounding up the very best UK deals on everything from wireless headphones to 4K TVs, Bluetooth speakers to soundbars.

There are already savings on LG 4K OLED TVs, Apple AirPods and iPads, Sony wireless headphones, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, turntables and more.

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Whether you want to shop at Amazon, Argos, Currys, John Lewis, Richer Sounds or Sevenoaks, expect discounts on everything including TVs, headphones, speakers, tablets, streamers and more.

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have arrived, we will be keeping our eyes peeled for the very best Black Friday tech deals. See below for our pick of the best deals available right now.

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The best Black Friday deals

Sonos One £199 £149
Essentially the Sonos Play:1 with added voice control, this smart speaker gives you awesome sound without breaking the bank. A pair of class D amplifiers provide room-filling sound.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock £60 £35
All in all, the Echo Dot with Clock is the best-sounding and most useful such smart speaker Amazon has designed so far”. That’s what we said on reviewing – and awarding five stars to – Amazon’s newest Echo Dot arrival. With a 42% discount at Amazon, this one probably won’t last long. Our advice? Hurry. View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K was £50 now £30
This is a great 4K video streamer at its normal price of £50, so with any money off it’s a veritable bargain. Under review, we concluded, “For such a low price, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has all the apps you need, supports all current HDR formats and throws in Dolby Atmos.” And now it’s £20 off. Exactly. View Deal

Bose Soundsport Free £180 £140 at Amazon
Essentially a true wireless version of Bose’s superlative SoundSport in-ears, these buds are sweat- and water-proof, and the sound is nothing short of marvellous for a pair of sports headphones at this price. A great deal on rarely-discounted Bose buds. View Deal

Samsung UE49RU8000 4K HDR TV £749 £499 at Amazon
Another Award-winning TV – and one that’s just had a second, chunky discount. The 49 inch RU8000 is an excellent TV with lots of detail, super-sharp edges and great colours. It’s also got the best, most app-laden operating system out there. A serious bargain at this price.View Deal

Sonos Move £399 £359 at Richer Sounds
The newest Sonos speaker is also the first Sonos speaker to be portable and offer Bluetooth streaming. The Sonos Move is now widely available for a £30 saving as part of the Sonos Black Friday deals.View Deal

Sonos Beam soundbar £389 £329
Sonos’s soundbar adds some audio oomph to your films, TV shows and games. Voice control comes as standard, plus like other Sonos speakers, it plays nice with other devices too. A great home cinema upgrade.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Cube £110 £79.99 at Amazon
A brilliant video streamer that’s packed with apps (including, now, the Apple TV app) and produces a great picture and sound. It’ll also allow you to control your entire AV system via Alexa. Great value before, it’s a steal at this new Black Friday price.View Deal

AKG N60NC wireless headphones £200 £120 at Amazon
They are compact, convenient and affordable – in fact, they’re one of the best wireless headphones we’ve heard at the money”. We were big fans of these AKGs at their original price so it’s hard to ignore this top deal on these noise-cancellers.View Deal

Sony NW-A45 £180 £130 at Amazon
With a 3.1in touch screen for an intuitive operation, a 16GB internal memory that’s expandable via micro SD slot, a 45-hour battery life, Bluetooth and 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD support, this is one well-spec-ed portable hi-res music player.View Deal

Ultimate Ears Megablast £269.99 £99.99 at Amazon
Save £170 off this superb portable Bluetooth speaker, which earned a well-deserved five star What HiFi review. The megablast is a fun, energetic (yet controlled) performer, with Alexa voice controls built-in for good measure. It’s available in a range of zingy colours, each priced at £99.99.View Deal

B&W P5 Wireless headphones £229 £129
What’s not to like about the B&W P5 Wireless? Not much, from what we can see and hear. The company’s first wireless headphones have been around a while now but if you’re not concerned about noise-cancelling or the latest features, they remain a great deal.View Deal

Sonos Play:1 £170 £130 at Currys
If you thought time would have aged the Play:1, think again. It remains a great-sounding wireless speaker, and a decent passage into multi-room for those on a tight budget. Now at a bargain price thanks to this Black Friday deal.View Deal

Sony SRS-XB41 Bluetooth speaker £149 £99 at Amazon
Sony’s midrange waterproof wireless speaker is a riot of colour thanks to built-in lights that can be customised to suit the mood of the gathering. Sony’s Extra Bass technology should ensure a decent low-end grunt too. A cheap and cheerful Black Friday deal.View Deal

ENACFIRE true wireless earbuds £125.99 £53.99
Save a ridiculous amount of money on these true wireless bluetooth earphones. They come with a mic, portable charging case and the promise of 18 hours of battery life. Don’t expect Sony-challenging sound but they look like a decent budget option.View Deal

Samsung UE43RU7470 4K TV £499 £399 at Currys
The Samsung UE43RU7470 seems like impossibly good value. It ticks all the right tech boxes – HDR, 4K, an excellent smart platform and arguably the best TV user interface around – and all for what was already a bargain price under £500. At £399, it’s a steal.View Deal

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar £350 £249 at Sevenoaks
You can now save £100 on this five-star soundbar from Yamaha. It’s a clear step above entry-level models in terms of quality, with a detailed and spacious soundfield and tight, tonally balanced delivery. Take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity and the soundbar’s single 4K-compatible HDMI input.View Deal

LG 55inch OLED55C9PLA £1999 £1299 at PRC Direct
You can get this What Hi-Fi? Award winner for £1299, which has to make it one of the best OLED TV deals to beat this Black Friday. LG’s stunning 55-inch OLED features HDR10, Dolby Vision, voice controls, plenty of apps and incredible picture quality. A cracking deal on a state-of-the-art TV.

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Amazon device deals

Get the cheapest prices on Amazon devices, with Black Friday deals on nearly all of Amazon’s Echo and Fire TV products.

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock £60 £35
All in all, the Echo Dot with Clock is the best-sounding and most useful such smart speaker Amazon has designed so far”. That’s what we said on reviewing – and awarding five stars to – Amazon’s newest Echo Dot arrival. With a 42% discount at Amazon, this one probably won’t last long. Our advice? Hurry. View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) £50 £22
An easy and excellent way to get your smart home started, the Echo Dot works well on its own or can be integrated into other smart home and AV products, bringing voice control and streaming just a command away. View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Cube £109.99 £79.99 at Amazon
A brilliant video streamer that’s packed with apps (including, now, the Apple TV app) and produces a great picture and sound. It’ll also allow you to control your entire AV system via Alexa. Great value before, it’s a steal at this new Black Friday price.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K was £50 now £30
This is a great 4K video streamer at its normal price of £50, so with any money off it’s a veritable bargain. Under review, we concluded, “For such a low price, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has all the apps you need, supports all current HDR formats and throws in Dolby Atmos.” And now it’s £20 off. Exactly. View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5 £80 £49.99
Want all the Alexa smart speaker features with the added bonus of a video screen? Of course you do. The new Echo Show 5 is fresh from a five-star review, and now reduced by £30.View Deal

4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited £39.96 £0.99 at Amazon
Not a device, we know – but a great addition to one. If you’re a new customer to Amazon, this massive near-£39 saving is a no-brainer. And Prime members still make a big saving on what would otherwise be a £7.99 per month ad-free, unlimited skip and download streaming service. A stonking deal ahead of Black Friday. View Deal

TV deals

Samsung UE49RU8000 4K HDR TV £749 £499 at Amazon
Another Award-winning TV – and one that’s just had a second, chunky discount. The 49 inch RU8000 is an excellent TV with lots of detail, super-sharp edges and great colours. It’s also got the best, most app-laden operating system out there. A serious bargain at this price.View Deal

LG 55inch OLED55C9PLA £1999 £1299 at Amazon
You can get this What Hi-Fi? Award winner for £1299, which has to make it one of the best OLED TV deals to beat this Black Friday. LG’s stunning 55-inch OLED features HDR10, Dolby Vision, voice controls, plenty of apps and incredible picture quality. A cracking deal on a state-of-the-art TV.

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Headphone deals

AKG N60NC wireless headphones £200 £112 at Amazon
They are compact, convenient and affordable – in fact, they’re one of the best wireless headphones we’ve heard at the money”. That’s what we said of these great cans on review – and that was at the asking price of £200. A top deal on a class-leading pair of noise-cancelling wireless headphones. View Deal

Bose Soundsport Free £180 £140 at Amazon
Essentially a true wireless version of Bose’s superlative SoundSport in-ears, these buds are sweat- and water-proof, and the sound is nothing short of marvellous for a pair of sports headphones at this price. A great deal on rarely-discounted Bose buds. View Deal

ENACFIRE true wireless earbuds £125.99 £53.99
Save a ridiculous amount of money on these true wireless bluetooth earphones. They come with a mic, portable charging case and the promise of 18 hours of battery life. Don’t expect Sony-challenging sound but they look like a decent budget option.View Deal

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 in-ears £90 £49.99 at Amazon
They’ve racked up the What Hi-Fi? Awards in recent years and it’s easy to tell why. The sound quality is stunning. These in-ears promote a smooth and balanced sound, with plenty of drive and a great sense of musicality. If you want to upgrade the freebies that came with your smartphone, these Sennheisers are a great shout – and at this price they’re a steal.View Deal

Sony WH-CH700N wireless headphones £150 £79
Want Sony sound quality plus wireless convenience and the added bonus of noise-cancelling technology? Look no further. These affordable headphones are a fine choice, thanks to a 35-hour battery life and super-fast charging.View Deal

Speaker deals

KEF Q350 speakers for £530 £499 at Sevenoaks
Sounding more like speakers close to the £1000 mark, these current Award-winners will wow you with their refined, articulate and well-integrated sound. If these KEFs weren’t already on your shopping list, the few quid you save off its original price should tempt you. Trade in your old speakers at Sevenoaks and you can save an additional 20% before the end of September.View Deal

Bluetooth speaker deals

Sonos Play:1 £170 £130 at Currys
If you thought time would have aged the Play:1, think again. It remains a great-sounding wireless speaker, and a decent passage into multi-room for those on a tight budget. Now at a bargain price thanks to this Black Friday deal.View Deal

Ultimate Ears Megablast £270 £99 at Amazon
The Megablast is the biggest and one of the best portable Bluetooth speaker UE currently makes. With Alexa built-in, a 16-hour battery, a full-on energetic sound, and well over £140 off the yellow version at Amazon, it’s a lot of sound for (relatively) little money. View Deal

Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth Speaker £429 £329 at Amazon
You can bag a cool £100 off Marshall’s funky, guitar amp-inspired wireless speaker. Crank it up to 11 and you’ll be rewarded with 110 watts courtesy of two tweeters and 5.25in mid/bass units apiece. There’s also Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX technology to ensure high-quality streams. Available in black or white.
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KEF EGG Bluetooth speakers £349 £199
The KEF Eggs are, frankly, iconic. Great design and the sound to match, you can now pick up a pair of the wireless desktop speakers for under £300, though they could go cheaper over Black Friday…View Deal

Turntable deals

Hi-Fi deals

Sony NW-A45 £180 £129 at Amazon
With a 3.1in touch screen for an intuitive operation, a 16GB internal memory that’s expandable via micro SD slot, a 45-hour battery life, Bluetooth and 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD support, this is one well-specc’d portable hi-res music player.View Deal

Yamaha CRX-N470D system £299 £199 at Sevenoaks
This mini hi-fi system is a nice mix of traditional and newer methods of playback. You can play your CDs and tune into the radio, and also stream songs over Bluetooth, AirPlay, wi-fi and partner it with other Yamaha multi-room products. With the right pair of stereo speakers, it’s a tidy little performer with ample detail and good timing.View Deal

Soundbar deals

Yamaha YAS-105BLB Soundbar £189 £176 at Amazon
Yamaha’s entry-level soundbar promises premium sound quality and a powerful punch of bass – at a wallet-friendly price. You get Bluetooth for music streaming and a Yamaha’ virtual surround sound technology. Now that you can pick it up for under £150, we reckon it’s a bargain.View Deal

Home cinema deals

Epson EH-TW650 HD projector £600 £449 on Amazon
A crisp, clear picture with very natural colour reproduction; you simply won’t find this kind of home cinema brilliance at this kind of price elsewhere. This Full HD projector is great for games and films, and is bright enough to use in well lit rooms.View Deal

Sonos deals

Sonos One SL £179 £139
The One SL is the same as the One, just without the voice control smarts. But if you’re looking for a smart speaker that ties into the Sonos ecosystem and doesn’t cost a bomb, you’ve found it.View Deal

Sonos Play:1 £170 £130 at Currys
If you thought time would have aged the Play:1, think again. It remains a great-sounding wireless speaker, and a decent passage into multi-room for those on a tight budget. Now at a bargain price thanks to this Black Friday deal.View Deal

Sonos Beam £389 £329
Sonos’s soundbar adds some audio oomph to your films, TV shows and games. Voice control comes as standard, plus like other Sonos speakers, it plays nice with other devices too. A great home cinema upgrade.View Deal

Apple deals

PS4 and Xbox deals

When is Black Friday 2019?

Black Friday always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday 29th November. Most retailers will want to make the most of what will typically be the busiest 24 hours of the event, meaning we can expect deals going live at midnight and running until the end of the day.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday began in the US but in recent years has very much become a worldwide shopping phenomena. It’s regarded (and backed up by stats) as the busiest shopping day of the year – both online and in-store – and officially kicks off the holiday season.

Why is it called Black Friday? The date was traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, when retailers hoped to move out of the “red” (loss) and in to the “black” (profit), hence Black Friday. 

The term ‘Cyber Monday’, meanwhile, was coined by Scott Silverman and the National Retail Federation’s Ellen Davis in a bid to encourage people to take their shopping online during the Black Friday event. That was back in 2005, when people needed such encouragement! It’s always the Monday after Black Friday (this year, Monday 2nd December).

Consumer electronics is unsurprisingly one of the most popular product categories, alongside groceries and clothing. Last year, the Amazon Echo Dot, Bose noise-cancelling headphones and Apple AirPods were among the best-selling tech products in the UK.

The Black Friday shopping event shows no sign of slowing down either, with online and high-street retailers promising another year of big discounts on a wide range of products.

Where to get the best Black Friday deals?

4K TVs, smart and Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones will almost guaranteed be on offer at pretty much every electronics retailer, and those looking to buy into, or build upon, an Alexa ecosystem will surely be able to save money on Fire streamer or tablet or Echo speaker.

The dominant names on the high street, such as Argos, Currys and John Lewis, will always go big on games console bundles ahead of Christmas, and as OLED continues to be such a buzzword (and beginning to drop under £1000 in the key shopping sales) some cheap OLED TV deals are as sure as night follows day.

We’re confident the specialist AV retailers such as Richer Sounds and Sevenoaks will deliver some hi-fi and home cinema bargains – last year’s What Hi-Fi? Award-winners are a good place to start when it comes to finding a price reduction. The likes of Amazon, Argos, eBay, Currys and AO.com will be competing in the bun fight to offer the lowest prices on audio and video too – which is only good news for the consumer.

How long will Black Friday last?

Well, Black Friday is 24 hours. And Cyber Monday is 24 hours. But like Amazon Prime day and the January sales, these events always have preliminary and aftermath offers. For one, deals will run during the weekend sandwiched in the middle of the two days. And in the days and weeks building up to them, there will be plenty of ‘pre-Black Friday’ savings serenading the sites. Expect the Black Friday Amazon 2019 sale to last at least a week, with plenty of tempting discounts ahead of the date itself.

The early Black Friday 2018 deals included Amazon discounts on several Sonos speakers – including £90 off the Play:5 speaker, and £50 off both the Playbase soundbase and Playbar soundbar – so we’ll be keeping an eye out for special offers well ahead of the date itself. And while Cyber Monday should be the end, it’s likely only the beginning of the end, with plenty of deals spilling into the days following Cyber Monday.

Are the Black Friday deals any good?

After the initial few years of excitement around Black Friday in the UK, we naturally moved to the apathy stage, as people began to question whether the offers were genuinely good deals. And it remains up for debate.

For example, it’s not unusual to see discounted products rise in price in the summer months ahead of a “price cut” come Black Friday; naturally this means you’re essentially just getting the original discounted price from earlier in the year. That said, there are always genuine deals to be had – it’s just finding them amongst the onslaught of offers. 

Luckily that’s where our service will come in; we’ll handpick the best TV, audio and AV deals across retailers to find the ones that are really worth your hard-earned cash.

We’d suggest having a rough idea of what you want in mind – whether that be noise-cancelling headphones under £100, a discounted 55in 4K OLED TV or a portable, outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speaker etc – but restricting yourself only to specific models will reduce your chance of being lucky in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Pick the features you fancy, then see what ticks your boxes and has the best Black Friday discount. 

What Black Friday deals can you expect?

With Prime Day (and actually Black Friday 2018) still fresh in our minds, we can of course imagine the deals that will run across the weekend, not to mention the early Black Friday deals that begin in the days (weeks, even) building up to the actual date. And if previous years are anything to go by we can expect quality as well as quantity!

Last year we saw half-price Sony, Beats and AKG headphones, £250 off an Award-winning Denon amp, a 50in Philips 4K TV for £399 and 30% off Amazon Echo and Fire devices. Similar deals appeared during this year’s Amazon Prime Day too, so it’s likely we’ll see more of the same hefty discounts on similar popular products.

The Sonos One will be two years old come Black Friday, so could we finally see it slip under its best-ever price of £164? We’d eat an HDMI cable if Apple’s AirPods weren’t reduced, and OLED TV deals are bound to be plentiful. We could even see the ridiculous £799 price of a 55in Philips OLED TV re-surface.

Games consoles are always a big draw, too, and with the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett around the corner, expect to see plenty of Black Friday PS4 and Xbox deals.

As for the retailers, expect the shopping giants such as Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis to go big on the sales, with specialists such as Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks and Superfi offering special deals on hi-fi and home cinema products.

Why wait until the big day to start saving money? The cut-throat consumer electronics market means there are always deals to be had. 

While the biggest brands, such as Apple and Sonos, try to keep their products at a premium all through the year, you’ll find 4K and OLED TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony, Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones and plenty more besides at knockdown prices throughout the year. 

We’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to, and rounded-up some of our favourite deals right now.