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Best AirPods deals and cheapest prices (October 2021)

If you're in the market for a pair of Apple wireless earbuds, you'll be pleased to know you can still make savings on AirPods this month. To make sure you're getting the maximum saving, we'll be finding the very best AirPods deals and cheapest prices on every available model. 

But which pair should you buy? At the top of Apple's line-up now sits the AirPods Max. A pair of over-ear, noise-cancelling, wireless headphones, that come with a hefty price tag. 

The latest true wireless model is the AirPods Pro, which features active noise-cancelling and customised silicone tips for a snug fit. Meanwhile the cheaper AirPods 2 offer a leap in quality, especially for music, over the 1st-gen AirPods

Apple's AirPods have proved to be insanely popular and if you're an iPhone user, the Apple AirPods might just be the best wireless earbuds for you. To make it easy for you, we've searched far and wide to find the best AirPods deals and cheapest prices this October 2021.

Best AirPods deals

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AirPods 2 + Charging Case $159 $119 at Walmart (save $40)
The 2nd-gen AirPods with wired charging case are available at a new low price, thanks to a $40 saving. This model goes out of stock frequently but is currently available to buy at this low price on Walmart and on Amazon.

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AirPods 2 + Wireless Charging $199 $159 at Amazon (save $50)
Prefer to have the wireless charging case? You really should at this price. Save $40 on the RRP at Amazon on the 2nd-gen AirPods with wireless charger right now.

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AirPods Pro with noise canceling $249 $197 at Amazon (save $52)
Under review, we called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-canceling and balanced, easy-going sound". This price is holding firm under $200 for the last few months.

AirPods Max

AirPods Max headphones $549 $489 at Amazon (save $20)
The AirPods Max are finally in stock on Amazon right now – and you can make a saving! This deal is available on a choice of colours: space grey and sky blue. And there's an extra $50 saving on the summer price.

Apple AirPods (2nd-generation)

Looking for a pair of hassle-free true wireless earbuds? The Apple AirPods 2 sprinkle a little more pixie dust over proceedings, offering a great combination of performance, reliability and convenience. Walk into an Apple Store and you'll see two options: the AirPods with a Charging Case priced, and the model with the Wireless Charging Case. 

Should you get the charging case? It really depends on your budget. You can buy the Wireless Charging Case separately, but you'll get a better deal if you buy one bundled with a pair of AirPods 2. Just place your AirPods in the case and lay it on a Qi-certified wireless charging pad (sold separately). An LED indicator on the front of the case lets you know that your AirPods are charging. (If you're away from your charging pad, you can still use the Lightning port to charge the case.)

Sadly, Apple cancelled the launch of its 'AirPower' charging pad so you'll need to buy one from a third party brand, such as Belkin or Morphie. You can check out Apple's pick of the Qi-certified wireless charging pads here. It's also worth nothing that the Wireless Charging Pad works with both the 1st-generation and 2nd-generation AirPods. 

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple's high-end 'buds seem very impressive indeed. Their noise-cancelling tech features a 'Transparency' mode that actively allows sound in from the outside world, while the supplied silicone tips (you get three sizes) should ensure a better fit. Battery life is a claimed five hours for the earphones, with another 19 hours added by the charging case. They might be chunkier and costlier than the standard AirPods, but the Pros could be the only pair of in-ear headphones you ever need.

AirPods Max

So, the rumours were true. Apple has finally delivered its over-ear, noise-cancelling, wireless headphones: the AirPods Max. They're big, heavy, very expensive... and very good. After initially selling out fast there is now plenty of stock available for summer 2021, and even some discounts depending on which colour you have in mind.

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