Apple first launched the AirPods in December 2016, allowing users to listen to audio streamed from their iPhone or another Bluetooth device without the hassle of untangling a mess of EarPods wires. The second-generation AirPods Pro were announced in fall 2022 with an upgraded H2 chip that provides up to twice as much active noise cancellation and more.
The AirPods Pro 2 look similar to the original model and come with new Touch Controls on the stem, letting users adjust the volume with a swipe up or down. There's also a new extra small size for the silicone ear tips, included along with the small, medium, and large options. They're still priced at $249.
Following the AirPods Pro, Apple revealed the AirPods Max, a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones that are set as the high-end alternative for the AirPods line, with active noise cancellation, spatial audio, and adaptive EQ. AirPods Max are priced at $549.
In this guide, you'll find the best currently available price for AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max at major Apple resellers including Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and MacMall (which is now integrated with TigerDirect). We'll be tracking the best prices for all AirPods models, including the original version, the new AirPods with Charging Case, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, the standalone Wireless Charging Case, and AirPods Pro.
AirPods Pro 2 (2022)
The newest AirPods Pro model was announced in fall 2022. It keeps the same design as the previous generation with a few key changes, including Touch Controls on the stem and improved active noise cancellation. Amazon has them for $199.99 right now, which is a second-best price.
AirPods 3 (2021)
The AirPods 3 come with an all new design and improved sound quality. Overall, this model is designed very similarly to the AirPods Pro, but without silicone eartips or Active Noise Cancelation. You can now opt for the AirPods 3 with Lightning Charging Case ($169.00) or AirPods 3 with MagSafe Charging Case ($179.00).
AirPods 2 with Charging Case (2019)
Following an all-time low price during Black Friday, sales on the AirPods 2 dried up. In June, we're tracking a solid second-best price on Amazon.
AirPods Max (2020)
Currently Amazon has the AirPods Max for $479.99, down from $549.00. This is a second-best price.
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