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The major gifting holidays are officially in the rear-view mirror, but if you didn’t get the new Apple AirPods you secretly wanted, don’t lose hope yet. While many of the biggest sales are over, a few AirPods deals still remain. So why not buy yourself a little sonic treat to celebrate the new year? Standard AirPods are no longer at their all-time-low of $99, but you can still snag them for $129. Want them with the wireless charging case? They’re currently $160 — saving you $39 versus the Apple Store. You can also get the AirPods Pro for $199 at Staples, Amazon and Walmart (a $50 savings).
Just a couple of weeks ago, the newhit town as Apple’s first full-size, noise-canceling headphones, with a whopping $549 price tag. But don’t expect to see a discount on them anytime soon.
See the current best deals below, but note that pricing and inventory have been fluctuating wildly.
AirPods pricing 2020
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods with wireless charging case||$199||$160||$140|
The AirPods Pro were briefly as low as $169 at Walmart and $170 at Amazon for Black Friday. Now they’ve been ping-ponging between $190 and $199, with Amazon and Staples currently back at the latter. That’s $50 below the regular Apple Store price, and shipping is free.
Walmart came in strong to the early Black Friday sale game by marking down the AirPods to $99 — the lowest price ever. That deal is long gone, but Walmart, Target and Amazon are now all offering them for $129. That’s still $30 cheaper than what you can get at the Apple Store.
Personally, I’d get either the cheaper AirPods or the AirPods Pro. But if you’re really a zealot for wireless charging, know that you can get the standard AirPods with a wireless charging case for $160, which is a $59 savings versus the Apple Store price. That said, it was $140 (the lowest price to date) on Black Friday.
Target has the best deal right now, and you can save an extra 5% if you use your Red Card — and possibly an additional 10% with a Circle coupon available for a limited time. (See the site for details.)
The latest and greatest Apple headphones were just announced. These are full-size models, chock full of high-end features like noise cancellation, spatial audio and easy integration with Apple devices. Look for our review soon, but prepare to pay full price: This model is debuting at $549, and won’t see any discounts in the near future (if at all).
This article is frequently updated to reflect current pricing.