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Amazon Drops the 3rd-Gen AirPods Back Down to Black Friday Prices

You can snag a pair of Apple's latest open-ear earbuds for just $140 right now, which ties the all-time lowest price we've seen.

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Apple's sleek, stylish and popular AirPods are some of our absolute favorite earbuds on the market. The new second-gen AirPods Pro are the most advanced pair in its lineup, but they can also be a little too pricey for most people at $249. If you're looking for a more affordable alternative, you can snag the third-gen AirPods for a record-low price right now. Amazon currently has them on sale for just $140, which saves you $29 compared to the Apple price, and matches the all-time low price we saw during Black Friday last year. 

Unlike the AirPods Pro, these third-gen AirPods have an open design, so they don't have active noise cancellation, but they still offer some serious improvements over the AirPods 2. The adaptive EQ attunes music to your ear shape, and the battery life has been bumped up to 30 hours total. They also have an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

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It should be noted that deals on Apple devices rarely last long, and without a clear-cut expiration, there's no guaranteeing how long this discount will be available. We'd recommend getting your order in sooner rather than later if you're hoping to grab a pair at this price. 

And if you're in the market for a different pair, you can check out our full roundup of all the best earbuds and headphones deals for even more great bargains.