Sure you can use just about any Bluetooth earbuds and headphones with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But there’s something about using AirPods and having them easily and seamlessly switch between devices. And then there’s the strong battery life and iconic look, too. But none of that comes cheap so finding a deal is important. They aren’t always forthcoming, but we’ll do the hunting so you don’t have to.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best AirPods deals available right now, along with the best prices to date for comparison. And if you scroll to the end, you’ll also see the current best prices on a few pairs of Apple-owned Beats earbuds (though there aren’t any discounts available at the moment). We’ll keep this page updated as deals come and go, so be sure to check back often for the best AirPods prices at any given time.
Apple AirPods pricing 2023
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||$249||$199||$199|
Best AirPods deals
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 use Apple’s H1 chip 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. The Beats Studio Buds lack the H1 chip and the AirPod stem, but they are lightweight, comfortable and affordable. Similarly, the updated Beats Studio Buds Plus don’t have a H1 chip but do 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. However, 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.