Black Friday is officially over but the deals are sticking around a little while longer. And with Cyber Monday just a day away, we’re sure there will be tons of discounts all weekend long, including major savings on AirPods and other Apple products. There’s no telling how long these deals will last, however, so if you see a pair of earbuds or headphones you like, be sure to snag them immediately.
Get the most out of Cyber Monday 2023
Black Friday isn’t the end of the deals. Cyber Monday continues many of the best holiday deals, and often includes some new sales, too. See the best Cyber Monday deals, and keep up with all the latest deals with our full Cyber Monday live blog coverage.
Black Friday AirPods deals
The AirPods Pro 2 are the best overall AirPods on the market and earned an Editors’ Choice Award this year. These earbuds have the Apple H2 chip and offer top-notch sound quality, noise canceling and transparency mode, along with solid voice calling performance. Note this is the new, updated version with USB-C charging.
Don’t need the USB-C connector? The otherwise nearly identical pre-2023 AirPods Pro have hit their lowest price to date at Walmart — just $169.
The AirPods 3 from 2021 have an open design, meaning they don’t have active noise canceling. But they offer a better sound and stronger bass than the previous model and are water-resistant, which may be worth the splurge. Plus, Apple users can take advantage of spatial audio.
These AirPod alternatives are still Apple earbuds and include Apple’s H1 chip, along with many similar features like active noise canceling and spatial audio. The wingtips fit securely and make the Beats Fit Pro a solid option for working out.
Apple/CNETWhat are the best AirPods to buy?
CNET’s David Carnoy and John Falcone have tested and ranked the top AirPods models out there and have a full breakdown with reviews. Right now, the best overall AirPods you can get are the AirPods Pro 2. However, there are a number of other options that may work better for you, depending on what features you need and your budget.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy AirPods?
AirPods fluctuate in price throughout the year, but major shopping events do tend to offer the biggest price cuts, which means the period around Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a really good time to grab a pair for less.
Where is the best place to buy AirPods on Black Friday?
While it’s rare to find discounts on AirPods or other Apple devices from Apple directly, plenty of third-party retailers offer price drops on AirPods throughout the year. You can check the AirPod deals in Best Buy’s Black Friday sale and Walmart’s Black Friday sale. And don’t sleep on Amazon’s Black Friday deals — the company often price-matches what other retailers are offering, especially during Black Friday.
Apple is also offering Black Friday discounts, but mostly in the form of Apple gift cards. Select AirPods will get you a $75 Apple gift card. You’ll probably find some discounts on AirPods in stores, but supplies may be limited. We recommend buying online so you can easily compare specs and prices and be able to check on what’s in stock while you shop.
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