Prime Day is over, but you can still save $50 on AirPods Pro


This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

The new iPhones were unveiled earlier this week, and — for the first time — they won’t have headphones or chargers in the box. It’s a good thing, then, that Apple’s AirPod true wireless headphones have never been more affordable. The current version of the AirPods will cost you $159 (with the standard charging case) or $199 (with the wireless charging case) at the Apple Store, while the AirPods Pro — with their active-noise cancellation and better sound quality — will set you back $249. 

But even though Amazon Prime Day has officially ended, we’re still seeing healthy discounts on the AirPods Pro, which remain close to their all-time low of $199. (Apple’s new AirPods Studio over-ear headphones are still a rumor and weren’t announced alongside the iPhones.) The standard AirPods dipped as low as $115 at Amazon, but they currently appear to be out of stock; you can, however, get them with the wireless charging case for $150, which marks a $50 savings versus the Apple Store.

While the AirPod models have plenty of advantages when paired with Apple devices, just remember that there are plenty of other great non-Apple headphones on sale this week, too. 

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The AirPods Pro briefly dropped as low as $190 on Tuesday during a Woot deal, but that instantly sold out. Now Apple’s current top of the line noise-canceling true wireless headphones are now back to selling at $199. That’s still pricey, but it’s $50 off what you’ll pay at the Apple Store, and $20 less than their usual price at Amazon.

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Personally, I would either get the cheaper AirPods or the AirPods Pro. But if you’re really a zealot for wireless charging, know that you can get the standard AirPods with a wireless charging case for $150, which is a $50 savings versus the Apple Store price.

The standard AirPods with the wired charging case have been selling for $125 on Amazon. But for Prime Day, the price is $115, making an extra $10 savings. While I’d like to see them hit $99, that’s about the best price you’ll see for the standard AirPods.