Apple''s wireless earbud lineup includes four different models of AirPods: The second-generation AirPods from 2019 are the least expensive, while the current, third-generation AirPods feature improved sound quality with spatial audio. The AirPods Pro adds stability with active noise cancellation and transparency mode, and the plush AirPods Max over-ear headphones, by far the most popular, are packed with high-end features.
When shopping for wireless headphones, consider adding Apple-made Beats models. The Beats Fit Pro, a fifth Beatle of AirPods, has the H1 processor for fast, reliable connections and a sporty design for jamming out to tunes at the gym, or while running or otherwise exercising and being active. However, the Beats Studio Buds do not have the H1 processor, which is also relatively inexpensive.
AsAmazon Prime Day approaches and early Prime Day deals begin, here are the best deals you can find on AirPods right now, along with the lowest prices to date.
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods Pro 2021||$249||$175||$159|
As of early 2022, the whole lineup of Apple wireless headphones and headphones is available. Except for the baseline AirPods 2, all those listed above (including the two Beats models) are compatible withApples spatial audio features. However, none of them will provide the best performance ofApples'' lossless audio format, which is too thick for the current Bluetooth wireless standard to handle.
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These third-generation AirPods have an open-air design, but they have seen some significant improvements over the AirPods 2. The adaptive EQ attunes music to your ear shape, and the battery life has been increased to 30 hours total. They are currently selling for $169 at Amazon, which is only $10 less than youd pay at Apple. These can usually be found at a $29 discount, so you may want to wait for that price break to return.
Read our AirPods 3 review.
The AirPods Pro are the most advanced wireless headphones available today. They offer active noise cancellation and silicone advice to you so you can be more energised of the music. Also, the battery can last more than 24 hours on a charge, and they are on the high list of the year. You can save $74 right now on them at Amazon.
View our AirPods Pro review.
While the AirPods 2 isn''t the most advanced model on the market right now, they still boast impressive features and are a great choice for those on a tighter budget. Amazon offers a $59 discount, but Apple has reduced the price of the 2nd-generation AirPods from $159 to $129, so you''ll save only $29.
Read our AirPods 2 review.
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Apple''s first full-size headphones include high-end capabilities such as noise cancellation, spatial audio, and easy integration with Apple devices. Yes, they are actually pretty worth it, so long as you dont feel burned by their lack of support for full-loss audio. AirPods Max in pink can be slashed; the other colors have lower discounts.
Read our AirPods Max review.
The Beats Studio Buds are a powerful alternative to the pricier AirPods Pro, which is similar to the rumored stemless AirPods that were introduced earlier this year, but they still fit both iOS and Android devices. They are also powerful, versatile and flexible earbuds that are gentle to wear and are appealing to the public. Right now, they are available at a $30 discount at Amazon and Best Buy.
Read our Beats Studio Buds review.
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The new Beats Fit Pro arent AirPods, but they are built on the same technology as the AirPods Pro. Unlike Beats earlier and less expensiveStudio Buds, the Beats Fit Pro includes Apples H1 chip and has the most of the features of theAirPods Pro, including active noise cancellation, spatial audio, and adaptive EQ. For some, they may just be better than the AirPods Pro. They are occasionally discounted by $20 at Amazon and Best Buy but are currently selling at full
Read our Beats Fit Pro review.
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