9 Best Cyber Monday AirPods Deals to Snag Before They're Gone: Save on Max, Pro and More
Get yourself a pair of AirPods while these Cyber Monday deals last.
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If you've been eyeing a pair of Apple's earbuds or headphones, these Cyber Monday are for you. We've combed through hundreds of deals to find the best sales and biggest discounts, including major savings on AirPods and other Apple products. There's no telling how long these deals will last, so if you see a pair of earbuds or headphones you like, snag them now.
Here are the best Black Friday Cyber Monday deals on Apple AirPods, AirPods Max and Beats Fit Pros.
The AirPods Pro 2 are the best overall AirPods on the market and earned an Editors' Choice Award this year. These earbuds have the Apple H2 chip and offer top-notch sound quality, noise canceling and transparency mode, along with solid voice calling performance. This is the new, updated version with USB-C charging.
Don't need the USB-C connector? These otherwise nearly identical pre-2023 AirPods Pro have hit their lowest price to date at Walmart: just $169. Note we've seen these go in and out of stock (and back in stock) in a matter of minutes so if you find them out, keep trying. You can also try searching stores near you rather than shipping. We were able to find a number of stores that had them in-stock for pickup when we changed the zipcode.
For Apple users, AirPods Max are the best high-end wireless headphones you can get. They have excellent adaptive noise canceling with a transparency mode, deliver solid voice calling performance and offer multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, along with other premium features.
The AirPods 3 from 2021 have an open design, meaning they don't have active noise canceling. But they offer better sound and stronger bass than the previous model and are water-resistant, which may be worth the splurge. Plus, Apple users can take advantage of spatial audio.
These AirPod alternatives are still Apple earbuds and include Apple's H1 chip, along with many similar features like active noise canceling and spatial audio. The wingtips fit securely and make the Beats Fit Pro a solid option for working out.
CNET's David Carnoy and John Falcone have tested and ranked the top AirPods models out there and have a full breakdown with reviews. Right now, the best overall AirPods you can get are the AirPods Pro 2. However, there are a number of other options that may work better for you, depending on what features you need and your budget.
Is Cyber Monday a good time to buy AirPods?
AirPods fluctuate in price throughout the year, but major shopping events do tend to offer the biggest price cuts, which means the time period around Cyber Monday is a really good time to grab a pair for less.
Where is the best place to buy AirPods on Cyber Monday?
While it's rare to find discounts on AirPods or other Apple devices from Apple directly, plenty of third-party retailers offer price drops on AirPods throughout the year. You can check the AirPod deals in Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale and Walmart's Cyber Monday sale. And don't sleep on Amazon's Cyber Monday deals -- the company often price-matches what other retailers are offering, especially during Cyber Monday.
Apple is also offering Cyber Monday discounts, but mostly in the form of Apple gift cards. Select AirPods will get you a $75 Apple gift card. You'll probably find some discounts on AirPods in stores, but supplies may be limited. We recommend buying online so you can easily compare specs and prices, with the ability to check on what's in stock while you shop.