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The best Apple AirPods and Beats Wireless earbuds deals

All of the biggest discounts on the company's wireless earbuds.

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Apple's big 2019 launch event is now over. And if you were delaying an AirPods purchase in anticipation of a new model with active noise cancellation or those rumored over-ear noise-canceling headphones, you'll probably have to continue to wait until 2020. 

That noted, the current-generation AirPods (with the nifty wireless charging case) have been selling at a discount for months -- usually $10 off Apple's $199 list price. For a few weeks in August, they dipped to $155. At the moment, Amazon, B&H and others are offering them for $170.

And though it's hard to find brand-new first-gen AirPods at this point, there are other wireless headphones in Apple's portfolio available for under list price, too. One of the best deals is on the PowerBeats3 Wireless headphones, which Apple sells for $200, but are available at Walmart for $91.  

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One thing to consider: Apple offers free custom engraving on all AirPods cases when you buy from it directly. You'll get no such offer from third-party retailers such as Amazon. 

Apple AirPods and Beats wireless headphones discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
AirPods (2nd gen) $159 $145 $140
AirPods (2nd gen) with wireless charging case $199 $170 $155
Wireless charging case $79 $69 $69
PowerBeats3 Wireless $200 $91 $90
BeatsX $100 $85 $85

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Apple AirPods (2nd gen) discounts

Apple AirPods with standard charging case: $145 (save $14).

Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $170 (save $30).

Apple wireless charging case (case only, no AirPods): $69 (save $10). Note that Amazon is currently out of stock but will still allow you to purchase at the sale price. Or you can order from Walmart for the same price.

Beats wireless earbuds discounts

PowerBeats3: $91 (save $109).

BeatsX: $85 (save $15).

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Originally published last month. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.

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