Amazon just announced that it's starting to ramp upearlier than ever, and among some of the best discounts the retailer is currently highlighting are discounts on and Apple headphones, the latter of which are hovering at or near all-time low prices. The only "catch" is that the , possibly alongside .
With that caveat firmly noted, you can still get within $10 of some of the best prices to date on the full range of current Apple headphones. Note that all of these headphones are compatible with Apple's new, but none of them will deliver the maximum quality of Apple's upcoming , which is too rich for the current Bluetooth wireless standard to handle. We update this story frequently to reflect current pricing.
AirPods pricing 2021
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods with wireless charging case||$199||$129||$129|
Apple's AirPods Pro were briefly as low as $169 at Walmart and $170 at Amazon for Black Friday. More recently, the wireless headphones have been ping-ponging between $190 and $200. Right now, they're available for $179 at Amazon, which is the best price we've seen in 2021. The bottom line: The closer you can find these to $190 (or less), the better.
Walmart came in strong to the early Black Friday sale game by marking down the AirPods to $99 -- the lowest price ever. And now they're back down within $10 of that price. But we could see their successor model on store shelves within days.
The AirPods with the wireless charging case are down to an all-time low price of $129 -- $30 less than you'd pay for the step-down model (with the wired charging case) at the Apple Store.
The latest and greatest Apple headphones were announced in December. These are full-size models, chock-full of high-end features like noise cancellation, spatial audio and easy integration with Apple devices. Yes, paying about the same as you would for a PS5 may sound crazy, but here's the crazier thing: They're actually kinda worth it, so long as you don't feel burned by their lack of support for full lossless audio. After months of being backordered, summer 2021 saw the Max discounted as low as $449. Currently, some colors are $490 at Amazon -- that's $59 off the Apple Store price.