Earlier this year, Apple launched the second generation of its blockbuster wireless earbuds, the AirPods. The company currently sells the new version for $159 — or $199, if you want . But, as with so much Apple technology these days, discounts are frequently available, even on brand-new products.
In fact, Amazon and other retailers began marking down theless than three months after their debut, and they’ve remained discounted, modestly, since then. (It’s virtually impossible to find brand-new first-generation AirPods at this point.)
But there are other wireless headphones in Apple’s portfolio available for under list price, too. At the moment, the best deal is on theheadphones, which Apple sells for $200, but which are available at Amazon for $90.
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||$145||$140|
|AirPods (2nd gen) with wireless charging case||$199||$179||$170|
|Wireless charging case||$79||$69||$69|
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Apple AirPods (2nd gen) discounts
Apple AirPods with standard charging case: $145 (save $14).
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $179 (save $20).
Apple wireless charging case (case only, no AirPods): $69 (save $10).
Beats wireless earbuds discounts
PowerBeats3: $90 (save $110).
BeatsX: $90 (save $10).
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