Still hunting for a pair of AirPods? Good news: there are AirPods deals across the entire Apple range, even including the latest AirPods 3 (you can save $10 at Amazon).
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 – but are available now at a $70 saving.
The top-of-the-range 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.
The newest earbuds on the market are the AirPods 3. They feature short stems and support for Spatial Audio. The choice, is yours...
Best AirPods deals
AirPods 2 + Wireless Charging Case
$199 $125 at B&H (save $74)
refer to have the wireless charging case? You really should at this price. You can make a big saving at B&H, one of the few stores that still has stock.
AirPods Pro with noise canceling
$249 $199 at Target (save $50)
Under review, we called the AirPods Pro "exceptionally comfortable" and praised their "strong noise-canceling and balanced, easy-going sound". This price is a new low price for 2022, thanks to Target.
AirPods 3 (new in 2021)
$179 $169 at Amazon (save $10)
Improved sound, innovative Apple-centric features and AirPods Pro-inspired redesign. They remain a great choice for iPhone users.
$549 $479 at Amazon (save $70)
The AirPods Max are in stock on Amazon right now – and down to their lowest price yet. This deal is available across all colours and saves you $70 on the original price. A great offer on what are an excellent pair of headphones.
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's latest AirPods advance closer to the Pro model, with a smart redesign and full support for Spatial Audio thanks to their head-tracking capabilities. Battery life is stronger than their AirPods 2 (30 hours vs 24 hours) while sound is balanced, clear and detailed.
The AirPods 3 might lack active noise-cancelling (you'll need to splash out on the AirPods Pro) but they're a great all-round package with plenty to offer Apple device owners.
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.
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 in 2022, and discounts across the range.
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