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Should You Buy AirPods on Prime Day?

Thinking of picking up one of Apple's AirPods models, including the AirPods Pro 2, during Amazon Prime Day? We'll tell you whether that's a good idea or not.

David Carnoy Executive Editor / Reviews
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Nook e-books and audiobooks.
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Oliver Haslam Writer
Oliver Haslam has been writing about phones, computers, games, and anything else that takes a battery or plugs in for more than he'd like to admit. With a focus on mobile and laptops, Oliver is never too far away from whatever social network is trending today and is never short of an opinion to share.
Expertise Apple, phones, laptops, smartwatches, mobile accessories, gaming, apps
David Carnoy
Oliver Haslam
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Short answer: Yes, probably -- but only if the model that you really want hits a sufficiently low price. Prime Day has historically been a good time to buy AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro 2 and AirPods Max, so keep your eyes peeled for discounts. Things are made more interesting this year by the arrival of Apple's USB-C AirPods Pro 2. They don't necessarily sound any better right now, but will support wireless lossless audio when used with the Vision Pro headset in the future. And they have USB-C instead of Lightning, of course.

Should you buy Apple AirPods on Prime Day?

Amazon often has discounts on all of the various AirPods models. The most significant discounts so far are on the AirPods Pro 2 ($199 or $50 off their list price) and AirPods Max ($480 or $70 off their list price). The AirPods 3 -- or AirPods 3rd Generation, as Apple calls them -- usually are discounted to $150, or $20 of their list price. Hopefully, we'll see their prices dip a bit more for Prime Big Deal Days.

Read moreBest wireless earbuds for 2023

Apple AirPods price tracking

We track the pricing of Apple's AirPods products and have an article that lets you know what the current deals are for all the AirPods, including the AirPods Pro 2, the latest AirPods to be released.

The lowest price we've seen to date for the AirPods Pro 2 at Amazon is $199; the AirPods 3 have fallen to $140; the AirPods Max down to $389; and the AirPods 2 can sometimes be reduced to $79. 

Read more: Best AirPods deals for 2023

Watch this: AirPods Pro 2 Review: Hard to Beat for Apple Users

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