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Best AirPods Deals: Big Savings on AirPods, AirPods Pro, Beats and More

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AirPods are some of the best earbuds on the market, so we’re glad to see that there are a lot of excellent deals available on a range of AirPod products. That’s especially so because AirPods tend to be expensive, so you’ll want to grab a deal on one to help lessen the impact. We’ve also gone and looked for some Beats deals, since those can sometimes be cheaper yet have the same compatibility as AirPods.

Scroll down to check out all the best prices we could find across all of the major retailers. We’ll also update this page as deals come and go, so check back often for the best AirPods prices at any given time. Don’t see something you like? Our collection of the best headphone deals should have something for everyone.

Apple AirPods pricing 2024

Model Apple Store price Best price right now Best all-time price
AirPods 2 $129 $99 $79
AirPods 3 $169 $149 $140
AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) $249 $190 $190
AirPods Max $549 $480 $389

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Other than some minor upgrades and a different charging port, the original AirPods Pro 2 with the Lightning charging port are identical to the new USB-C version. They’re equipped with Apple’s advanced H2 processor and boast seriously impressive noise-canceling capabilities.

Read our AirPods Pro 2 review.

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Battery Life Rated up to 6 hoursNoise Canceling NoMultipoint NoHeadphone Type Wireless earbudsWater-Resistant Yes (IPX4 — splash-proof)

Unlike the AirPods Pro 2, these third-generation AirPods have an open-air design, so they don’t have active noise cancellation. They still offer some serious improvements over the AirPods 2, though. The adaptive EQ attunes music to your ear shape, and the battery life has been bumped up to a total of 30 hours. They also have an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

Read our AirPods 3 review.

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Battery Life Rated up to 20 hoursNoise Canceling Yes (ANC)Multipoint NoHeadphone Type Over-ear wireless headphonesWater-Resistant No IP rating

Apple’s first full-size headphones are chock-full of high-end features, such as noise cancellation, spatial audio and easy integration with Apple devices. Yes, paying about the same as you would for a PS5 may sound excessive, but here’s the thing: They’re actually kinda worth it, so long as you don’t feel burned by their lack of support for full lossless audio.

Read our AirPods Max review.

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Battery Life Rated up to 5 hoursNoise Canceling NoMultipoint NoHeadphone Type Wireless earbudsWater-Resistant Yes (IPX4 — splash-proof)

While the AirPods 2 are the least advanced AirPods on the market, they still boast some impressive specs and are a great choice for those on a tighter budget. They’re equipped with the same H1 chip as the AirPods 3, so they have the same fast connectivity, and they support hands-free Siri access. They’re available for $99, $30 less than Apple sells them for these days.

Read our AirPods 2 review.

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The AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C charging case are almost identical to the AirPods Pro 2 that come with a Lightning case, except for one key feature. Folks who buy a Vision Pro headset will benefit from lossless audio when connecting these earbuds. That’s probably an edge case, but it’s still worth knowing about, especially if Apple adds the same feature to future iPhones and other hardware as well.

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The latest gen of Beats Studio Buds, the Studio Buds Plus have some big improvements. Our reviewer noted better fit and upgraded sound, such as better mic placement, noise-canceling performance and voice-calling performance. 

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Beats’ Powerbeats Pro have been out for a few years and list for $250. Right now, you can get them on sale directly from Apple for $180, the lowest price we’ve seen. 

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The Beats Fit Pro are built on the same tech platform as the AirPods Pro. Unlike Beats’ earlier and less expensive Studio Buds, these include Apple’s H1 chip and have most of the features of the original AirPods Pro, including active noise canceling, spatial audio and Adaptive EQ. I’d venture to call them the sports AirPods you’ve always wanted. For some people, they might just be better than the AirPods Pro.

Read our Beats Fit Pro review.

Which AirPods are right for you?

Apple’s wireless audio lineup now includes five models of AirPods, and choosing the right set will depend on the features you care about and the price you are willing to pay. The second-gen AirPods from 2019 are the least expensive option, while the current, third-gen AirPods boast better sound quality with spatial audio. Meanwhile, the AirPods Pro 2, which have active noise cancellation and transparency modes, are Apple’s most advanced earbuds to date and the first to feature Apple’s new H2 chip. The plush AirPods Max, by far the priciest of the bunch, are Apple’s over-ear headphones and come packed with high-end features, though no H2 chip. 

Along with Apple-branded AirPods, there are some Beats-branded earbuds worth considering that also incorporate Apple-made tech for a similarly smooth experience. These include the Beats Fit Pro, which uses Apple’s H1 chip for fast, reliable connections and a sporty design for jamming out while running or otherwise being active. The Beats Studio Buds lack the H1 chip and the AirPods’ stem, but they are lightweight, comfortable and affordable. Similarly, the updated Beats Studio Buds Plus doesn’t have an H1 chip but does have one-tap pairing with Apple (and Android) devices plus Find My support. 

Except for the baseline AirPods 2, all the AirPods listed above (plus the Beats models) are compatible with Apple’s spatial audio features. None of them will deliver the maximum quality of Apple’s lossless audio format, which is too rich for the current Bluetooth wireless standard to handle. 

Watch this: AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users

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