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Whiledoesn’t officially start until June 21, we’re already seeing discounts on Apple’s AirPods line. Amazon and Walmart are still generally the best places to find discounts that are up to $50 off what you’d otherwise pay at the Apple Store. That includes the first big discounts we’ve seen on the AirPods Max.
Note that all of these headphones are compatible with Apple’s new, but none of them will deliver the maximum quality of Apple’s upcoming , which is too rich for the current Bluetooth wireless standard to handle.
AirPods pricing 2021
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods with wireless charging case||$199||$150||$130|
The latest and greatest Apple headphones were announced in December. These are full-size models, chock-full of high-end features like noise cancellation, spatial audio and easy integration with Apple devices. Yes, paying more for headphones than you would for a PS5 may sound crazy, but here’s the crazier thing: They’re actually kinda worth it, so long as you don’t feel burned by their lack of support for full lossless audio. After months of being backordered, these headphones have seen their first markdowns in recent days: They’re fully $50 off at Amazon and other vendors.
This article is updated frequently to reflect current pricing.