Best AirPods deals June 2021


Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. Both the AirPods and AirPods Pro are compact, easy to pair with your devices, and offer reliable connectivity, which isn’t always the case with true wireless earbuds. The AirPods Max, the latest pair of headphones to join the AirPods lineup, are just as dependable, albeit at a higher price.

Luckily, many of the most popular models routinely undergo a price cut, even outside of Amazon Prime Day. There are often sizable discounts on the base model as well as the more expensive AirPods Pro and Max, which offer noise cancellation and better sound quality than the standard second-gen model.

Here, we’ll run through the best AirPods deals available, including those on the AirPods AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. We’ll also include options for the AirPods model with the wireless charging case, if that’s something you prefer.

The AirPods are Apple’s entry-level wireless earbuds. They are a reliable pair of wireless earbuds with a one-size-fits-most design. They usually retail for $160, which is not a bad price, but this model frequently gets discounted. Right now, for instance, you can find Apple’s most affordable pair of AirPods for $129 at Amazon and Walmart, or for $130 at Target.

Apple AirPods

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The second generation of Apple’s truly wireless earbuds and the lowest-cost model in the AirPods line.

The AirPods with a wireless charging case are identical in every way to the standard AirPods, save for one: their charging case can be charged on a Qi wireless pad.

You’ll need to provide your own wireless charging pad to take advantage of this feature, but, thankfully, chargers like Anker’s Wireless Charger are now relatively cheap. If you have no use for wireless charging, however, we recommend opting for the base AirPods.

Most of the time you can find this version for less than Apple’s sticker price of $199, but be on the lookout for deals that bring the price down to $160 or below. Right now, you can get them for $146 at Walmart, or for $150 at Amazon and Target.

Apple’s premium true wireless earbuds, the AirPods Pro, have better sound quality than the models above, offer noise cancellation, and support spatial audio, a feature Apple recently rolled out to Apple Music. We think they’re the best wireless earbuds that iPhone owners can buy, regardless of the price.

Apple AirPods Pro

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Apple’s flagship earbuds improve on the regular AirPods with better sound quality, excellent active noise cancellation, and immersive spatial audio.

Thankfully, the AirPods Pro are frequently available for less than their asking price of $249, and sometimes drop to $200 or lower. The lowest price you can grab a pair for right now is $197 at Amazon and Walmart. Other retailers, specifically B&H Photo and Best Buy, are also currently selling the AirPods Pro for $200.

If you want to get an Apple Care Plus protection plan for your wireless earbuds, B&H is also selling a bundle that includes both for $278.

The AirPods Max aren’t the iconic in-ears that have become synonymous with the AirPods name. They’re large and luxurious, wrapped in aluminum, steel, and mesh fabric that remains comfortable during extended listening sessions. They also sport excellent noise cancellation, Apple’s spatial audio feature, and wide, balanced sound, even if they lag behind some of their peers when it comes to bass response. They’re not the best noise-canceling headphones for most people — blame the sticker price — but it’s hard to find a pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound better and feature more intuitive controls.

Apple AirPods Max

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Apple’s AirPods Max feature exemplary build quality, sound phenomenal, and keep up with the best at noise cancellation.

The recently-launched AirPods Max have yet to receive a steep discount, but right now you can pick up the silver, blue, and space gray configurations at Amazon and Best Buy for $30 off their initial retail price, bringing your total to $520. It’s not much, however, it’s the lowest price we’ve seen on the AirPods Max to date.