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The 10 best AirPods and AirPods Pro deals right now

Save money with these deals on Apple's impressive lines of wireless earbuds.

The season of giving is over, but that doesn't mean we aren't always looking for the next best thing to get someone or ourselves. Whether you need to tune out the background noise in the office or add some music to your workouts, there's no need to wait to save big on Apple's AirPods. 

These days, active noise-canceling earbuds like AirPods Pro are a necessity as much as an accessory. Between their iconic look and unparalleled sound quality, they're a great choice for music lovers. (You may also consider AirPods Pro alternatives like Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro.) While Apple's AirPods models are usually pricey, retailers throw in small deals throughout the year. We've scoured the net to find the deals still available so you don't have to. 

Also: Best iPad deals in 2023

Latest Apple AirPods deals 

The last time this page received an update, these were the latest AirPods deals worth checking out:

Best AirPods deals 

Below are the best AirPods deals we could find. Farther down the page, you'll find amazing deals separated out by big box retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

  • Current Price: $239
  • Original Price: $249

With an almost identical construction as the first AirPods Pro, these 2nd generation AirPods Pro build on the impressive quality and ANC capabilities. Although they look similar, there is up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation and personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. Additionally, you can adjust the volume of your AirPods Pro with just a swipe on the side of the earbud. 

  • Current price: $131
  • Original price: $200

With an Apple W1 chip and Class 1 Bluetooth, users can get up to 40 hours of high-quality music listening for a high-quality discount on Amazon. Quick charging capabilities allow listeners to get up to three hours of life with just five minutes of charging. 

This deal can be found at both Walmart and Amazon and deals on impressive Beats headphones won't last long.

  • Current price: $499
  • Original price: $549

Not only do the AirPods Max seem to be a streetwear statement in the new year, but they're equipped with the hot ANC feature. With a built-in microphone, you can still make hands-free calls even though these are headphones, not earbuds. The AirPods Max also have up to 20 hours of battery, so you can take them from work to working out and anywhere in between with a single charge.

Amazon Apple AirPods deals  

Our latest finds for AirPods deals on Amazon are linked right at the top of this article, but don't forget about Apple's solid-quality brand Beats. Here are some pretty sweet AirPods and Beats deals on Amazon you should take advantage of while you can. 

Walmart Apple AirPods deals 

Walmart still has some pretty solid deals going for both the second and third generation AirPods as well as Beats. 

Best Buy Apple AirPods deals 

Here are some other AirPods and Apple Beats deals happening right now at Best Buy.

How did we choose these Apple AirPods deals?

We went looking for these deals as if we were shopping for ourselves. By using discount codes and extensions and looking through retailers' websites, we picked these as the best AirPods deals we could find for products we would all enjoy. 

Are the AirPods Pro worth it?

The AirPods Pro first and second generation earbuds are the only earbuds by Apple that are equipped with active noise-cancellation. If you are someone who needs to keep the distractions out while you work, they are 100% worth the investment.

How do I control my AirPods?

On the first and second generation AirPods, you can play, pause, and skip your music by just a tap to the bottom of the stem. But, on the AirPods 3 as well as the first and second generation AirPods Pro, you can make the same adjustments, if not more, from a button located on the side of the earbud.

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