The cheapest AirPods sales and deals in September 2023

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Finding the best AirPods deals and sales is always a nice bonus when you're looking for a pair of the best in-ear wireless headphones. There are some excellent deals to be found out there, with savings on the whole range.

We've put all the best prices below so that you can sort through them to find the best price for you. There are deals on everything from the AirPods 2 to the AirPods Max, so no matter which AirPods you want, you'll be able to save some cash.

Today's cheapest AirPods sales at a glance

There are some great deals to be found on AirPods at the moment, although some of the models are a little harder to find. The AirPods Pro 2 have a reasonable $20 off, although we have seen that price a little lower. The AirPods 2 remain elusive and often full price. AirPods 3 currently have a $10 discount at B&H Photo but are hard to find almost everywhere else. AirPods Max are back down to $479, although they have been cheaper so it may be worth sticking it out for a little longer.

Best AirPods Sales

Best AirPods Pro deals

AirPods Pro 2 | $259

AirPods Pro 2 | $259 $229 at Amazon

The new Airpods Pro 2 come with a whole host of upgrades over the previous model, including better noise canceling, improved transparency modes and a new case with a lanyard strap. There's currently a $20 discount on them at the moment, although it's not the biggest we've seen.

AirPods Pro |

AirPods Pro | $249 $209 at B&H Photo

This isn't the newest model of the AirPods Pro, but they're still a solid little pair of noise-canceling in ears. There also well worth this nice $40 discount, the lowest price on AirPods Pro you'll find anywhere.  Stock of these can run low, however, so be quick when they're in stock.

Best AirPods 2 & 3 deals

AirPods 2 | $159

AirPods 2 | $159 $99 at Amazon - OUT OF STOCK
The AirPods 2 have been on the market for a little while, but their position as 'lowest-priced AirPods' still makes them a popular option with many. They're small, easy to pair and they sound pretty good too. They lack support for some of Apple's newer features like Spatial Audio or noise-canceling, but they're still a great option for people who want a little bit of Apple in their ears on the train. Sales are common, sometimes dropping under $100.

AirPods 2 | $129

AirPods 2 | $129 $119 at B&H Photo

While the reduction may not be as good, stock is often more reliable. Sometimes B&H Photo reduces them during sales events, and sometimes there are surprise deals throughout the year.

AirPods 3 | $179

AirPods 3 | $179 $159 at Amazon - OUT OF STOCK

Apple's newest AirPods has a new pod design, new case design, and some cool extra features. There's spatial audio that makes music and movies sound like they truly surround you through virtual Dolby Atmos, a little extra battery, and they're sweat and water-resistant so you can go jogging all you want without worrying if you'll break them. They've also eliminated the long stems of the previous model, turning the stubs that are left into pressure-sensitive spots that make controlling them much easier.

AirPods 3 | $159 at B&H Photo

AirPods 3 | $159 at B&H Photo

No big saving today, but they are in stock, a rarity for the AirPods 3. You can choose here between the MagSafe charging option or the Lightning charging case here, but you'll pay slightly more for the former.

Best AirPods Max deals

AirPods Max | $529

AirPods Max | $529 $549 at Amazon
It's worth mentioning up front that at full price on Apple's website, the AirPods Max are $549. There are often deals on the AirPods Max, strangely, and we've seen them go as low as $439 on occasion. Well worth waiting to see them go on sale.

AirPods Max | $549 at B&H Photo

AirPods Max | $549 at B&H Photo

There aren't any savings here at the moment, and it seems the AirPods Max shortage is affecting B&H Photo as well. There are occasionally deals here, although often not as impressive as you might find elsewhere.

AirPods price history

AirPods prices are known to fluctuate a lot, and keeping track of the previous price or even what kind of price to wait for can be tricky. Here are the best prices of the past AirPods have been, but be aware they may not go that low again.

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ModelMSRPCurrent PriceLowest Price
AirPods 2$129$119$79
AirPods 3$179$159$159
AirPods Pro 2$249$229$199
AirPods Max$549$549$429

AirPods cases and accessories sales

There isn't really such a thing as 'cheap' AirPods. Even once you've bought a pair of discounted AirPods, you'll have likely spent at least $100. As with any high-value purchase, it's worth getting a case to protect your new expensive gadget. AirPods are no different, with a wide range of products available that can protect your latest purchase. Here are some great deals we've found on AirPods cases and accessories.

CaseSack Consolidation travel case for AirPods 2 | $14 at Amazon

CaseSack Consolidation travel case for AirPods 2 | $14 at Amazon
Some of us don't want to stick a case to the outside of the AirPods charging case, and instead want a little packet to take a cable and charging brick along for longer journeys. The CaseSack is just the ticket - compact, hard-wearing, small enough to fit in a bag, but big enough to fit extras in as well. If you're looking for other cases for your AirPods 2, we have a best AirPods cases list you can peruse.

Spigen Rugged Armour for AirPods Pro | $14 at Amazon

Spigen Rugged Armour for AirPods Pro | $14 at Amazon
Do your AirPods Pro need an extra layer of protection when you toss the little case into your handbag or backpack? Yeah, us too. Slip one of these cool Spigen cases on and you won't have to worry about a scratched-up charging case ever again. To find more case options for your AirPods Pro, there's a list we've made here of the best cases for AirPods Pro.

Voma Leather Case for AirPods Max | $14 at Amazon

Voma Leather Case for AirPods Max | $14 at Amazon
In case you didn't know already, the case that comes in the box of the $550 AirPods Max SUCKS. It's a useless flap of microfibre lined something that does little else than put the AirPods in a low power mode. If you want a better case, you can grab Voma's leather case - a hard-wearing little number that makes the AirPods 100% more tossable into a bag. You can take a look at some other options on our best AirPods Max cases list.

Elago AW5 for AirPods 3 | $14 at Amazon

Elago AW5 for AirPods 3 | $14 at Amazon
Sometimes, you want something a little more fun than a white pill to slip in your pocket. That's where the likes of the Elago AW5 come in - it looks like a GameBoy! Except not really a GameBoy, because it's not officially licensed by Nintendo. Whatever, it's fun! For more of the best cases for AirPods 3, check out our list.

What are the best AirPods for me?

In order to answer one question you're going to have to answer a few other questions - but don't worry, we know a fair bit about AirPods and what they're good at so you won't need to go far for the answers!

I don't want to spend too much on my new AirPods

Then you're going to want a pair of the Airpods 2. They're by far the cheapest model on offer, and give you the AirPod experience for the lowest financial outlay. Are they the best AirPods? No, but you shouldn't expect the best AirPods for the lowest price. They're small, fairly comfortable, and connected easily to your phone - for under one hundred dollars, you couldn't really ask for much more. Read our AirPods 2 review for more information.

AirPods 2 with charging case

AirPods 2 with charging case (Image credit: iMore)

I really hate silicon earpieces

Go for the AirPods 3 - they sound as good as the more expensive (and silicon earbud equipped) AirPods Pro, but lack the noise-canceling that brings up the price. For $149 you're getting premium sound, a compact little case, and Spatial Audio, a kind of virtual surround sound that works surprisingly well. They are more expensive than the AirPods 2, but you really get your extra $50 worth. We raved all about them in our AirPods 3 review.

Airpods 3 In Case Hero

Airpods 3 In Case Hero (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

I take a lot of public transport

The noise-canceling built into the AirPods Pro2 will see you right. For the extra dollar over the AirPods 3 you get Apple's top-of-the-range in-ear AirPods, and if you need to block out noise, then they're well worth the extra. While the sound profile is pretty much the same as that of the AirPods 3, you'll be able to hear more of it as the noise-canceling centers the music, eliminating unwanted extra noise. They are very new, and haven't seen many discounts yet, but we'll be sure to let you know when they get a monster price drop. Find out what we thought about them in more detail in our AirPods Pro 2 review.

Airpods Pro Review 09

Airpods Pro Review 09 (Image credit: iMore)

Money doesn't matter to me, and I like aluminum

Splash some cash on the $550 AirPods Max. We don't need to say much here, if you're already looking to spend that much on a pair of headphones, you've probably already been coveting them. You'll be happy to know they are very good - and while maybe not $550 good, they are certainly often worth the discounted prices that Amazon has them for. in our AirPods Max review you'll find more information about the aluminum monsters.

Airpods Max Setup

Airpods Max Setup (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

How do I find the best AirPods deals?

The best place to look for the best AirPods sales and deals is Amazon - they frequently have the lowest prices. There may be similar deals in other retailers like B&H Photo or Walmart, but they often can't beat the prices you'll find on Amazon.

You won't find too many deals on Apple's own website - they barely reduce any of their prices, unless you're a student. What they do offer is an engraving service, where you can put a message on the AirPods charging case. If you're looking to give a pair of AirPods as a gift, it can be a really cute little gesture. Whether it's worth paying the extra over some of the deals available is a completely different question - we'd say no, but your mileage may vary.

Remember as well to shift your preferences - sometimes, you may have to go with a different color to get the AirPods that you want for the best price. While you may want the Sky Blue AirPods Max, the Space Gray may be a good few dollars cheaper. Worth bearing in mind that this only applies to the AirPods Max - the other Airpods are available in white, white, or white.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.