RS Recommends: AirPods Start at $99 As Part of Surprise Apple Sale Online

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Apple’s AirPods continue to be one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the market, with their signature stark-white design and consistently clear audio making the buds a must-have accessory for both music lovers and casual listeners alike.

The AirPods are now into their third incarnation, with the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) having been released last fall. That’s let to deep discounts on the previous AirPods models, as well as the older AirPods Pro. The 3rd-Generation AirPods have also gone on sale recently, getting a discount for the first time since the holidays.

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Apple never offers discounts on its own website but we’ve found the cheapest prices for AirPods online on Amazon. Here’s where to find the best AirPods deals right now (note: this isn’t tied to any particular promo or season so we recommend adding to cart before the deal or pricing changes).

1. AirPods 3rd Generation

Apple’s latest AirPods up the ante when it comes to sound quality, with adaptive EQ that creates a customized listening experience, along with spatial audio technology, which delivers a more realistic, 360-like soundscape. While the new AirPods don’t have noise cancellation technology like the AirPods Pro, they do have a tighter, more comfortable seal than previous models, which help create that immersive experience.

The AirPods (3rd Gen) are sweat and water-resistant and get you up to six hours of playtime on a single charge. Get up to 30 hours with the included MagSafe Charging Case.

Regularly $199+, the lowest price we’re seeing for the new AirPods is $144 on Amazon.com.

airpods 3rd gen
airpods 3rd gen

Buy: Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) $143.49

2. AirPods 2nd Generation

The second-generation AirPods came out a few years ago but you shouldn’t sleep on them if you’re looking for a great AirPods deal. Right now, the AirPods (2nd-Gen) are on sale for just $99 — a whopping $60 off their regular price of $159+, and the cheapest price we’re seeing for these AirPods right now.

These AirPods get you Apple’s H1 chip for a seamless wireless connection and low-latency sound, plus hands-free listening and controls using Siri. Get five hours of playback time on a single charge and up to 24 hours with the included charging case.

airpods 2nd gen
airpods 2nd gen

Buy: Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) $119.98

3. AirPods Pro

Apple’s AirPods Pro combine the same great audio quality as the AirPods 3, but with the addition of active noise cancellation technology (ANC) to help seal off outside noise when you’re listening to music, or taking a call. Switch over to “transparency mode” when you want to listen to music but still hear the environment around you (say, to hear traffic while you’re running or to chat with a co-worker).

When it comes to the regular AirPods vs. AirPods Pro, the latter comes with three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips to help you find a more comfortable and customizable fit. The gummy tips also help the earbuds still more secure in your ears.

Regularly $249+, Amazon’s AirPods Pro sale has the wireless earbuds marked down to just $179.99 — an $70 discount. This is the lowest price we’ve seen online for AirPods Pro this year. Get them on Amazon below or at Target.com here.

Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro

Buy: Apple AirPods Pro $179.99

Note: all of these AirPod deals were live as of this writing but as with all Amazon sales, prices are subject to change. We recommend adding these AirPods to your cart now to take advantage of the limited-time discounts before the prices go up again. See more Apple AirPods deals online here.

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