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Amazon Is Having a Big Sale on Apple AirPods and AirPods Max

Elaine Selna
Been waiting for the perfect time to get a pair of AirPods? It's arrived.
Been waiting for the perfect time to get a pair of AirPods? It's arrived. / Apple/Amazon
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Apple products don't go on sale often, but right now, if you're in the market for a pair of AirPods, you're in luck. Over on Amazon, you can get 38 percent off the wired Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) that come with a charging case, 30 percent off the AirPods Pro, 13 percent off the AirPods Max, and save nearly $10 on a set of brand-new AirPods (3rd Generation) earbuds. These are some of the lowest prices you'll see on these items outside of the holiday shopping season.

With the 2nd Gen. AirPods, you can listen to your favorite songs, podcasts, and shows for up to five hours off a single charge and about 24 hours total if you use the charging case. They even sense when you take them out of your ears and will pause what you were listening to so you don’t miss out on anything. And thanks to its Bluetooth functionality, you can connect to different devices, and the universal fit means anyone can use them. Right now, this set will run you just $99, while the 3rd Gen. pair—which offer up to six hours of listening time off a single charge and up to 30 hours if you use the MagSafe charging case—are on sale for $170. While the price difference between the two is significant, the 3rd Gen. AirPods were just released last fall, plus they're Qi-compatible and offer adaptive EQ that'll automatically tune music to your ears (two features the 2nd Gen. AirPods don't offer).

You'll get some extra features with the AirPods Pro. The most notable are transparency mode and active noise cancelation, which helps block out the world so you can be fully immersed in your tunes. This set also comes with three silicone tips in different sizes, so you can find the fit that works best for you. This model has a 4.8-star rating and close to 30,000 reviews on Amazon, and right now you can get a pair for $174, down $75 from the regular price of $249.

As the only over-ear headphone option from Apple, the AirPods Max is a step above the rest. With up to 20 hours of listening time off a single charge, these are made for the avid listener. Now you can enjoy this elevated audio experience starting at $479 and save about $70.

Head to Amazon to check out these discounts on the 2nd Gen. AirPods, 3rd Gen. AirPods, the AirPods Pro, and the Max. And if you're looking to stock up on other Apple accessories, save some money with these Amazon Basics alternatives.

This article was published in 2021 and has been updated in 2022 to reflect current prices.