is now firmly in the rear-view mirror. And if you were putting off buying a pair of AirPods in anticipation of or those rumored , you'll probably have to hold out until 2020. (If you can't wait that long, check out Amazon's new , shipping later this month, Microsoft's new , available now -- or our current faves, .)
But if you're set on picking up a pair of for $150 -- but in-store only, not online.)right now, here's the good news: The current-generation model has been selling at a discount for months. Plenty of retailers are selling the model with the wireless charging case for $169 and with the standard case for around $145. (Depending on your proximity to a Micro Center, you may be able to pick up the wireless version
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 $92. The $200 Beats Solo3 headphones are currently available at Best Buy for $150.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||$130|
|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).
Beats wireless headphones and earbuds discounts
Beats Solo3: $150 (save $50).
PowerBeats3: $92 (save $108).
BeatsX: $100 (save $0).
Originally published last month. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.
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