That noted, the current-generation(with ) have been selling at a discount for months -- usually $10 off Apple's $199 list price. For a few weeks in August, they dipped to $155. At the moment, Amazon, B&H and others are offering them for $169.
Though it's hard to find brand-new first-gen AirPods at this point, there are other wireless headphones in Apple's portfolio available for under list price, too. The Walmart has them for $91. And the $200 Beats Solo3 headphones are currently available at Best Buy for $121.headphones cost $200 when you buy from Apple, but
One thing to consider: Apple offers free custom engraving on all AirPods cases when you buy from it directly. You'll get no such offer from third-party retailers such as Amazon.
Apple AirPods and Beats wireless headphones discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|AirPods (2nd gen)||$159||$144||$140|
|AirPods (2nd gen) with wireless charging case||$199||$169||$155|
|Wireless charging case||$79||$69||$69|
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Apple AirPods (2nd gen) discounts
Apple AirPods with standard charging case: $144 (save $15).
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $169 (save $30).
Apple wireless charging case (case only, no AirPods): $69 (save $10). Note that Amazon is currently out of stock but will still allow you to purchase at the sale price.
Beats wireless headphones and earbuds discounts
Beats Solo3: $121 (save $79)
PowerBeats3: $91 (save $109).
BeatsX: $85 (save $15).
Originally published last month. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.
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