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Best Prime Day AirPods deals 2022: $89 AirPods, $169 AirPods Pro and more

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Prime Day deals are in full swing now, and that goes double for Prime Day AirPods deals. For the next few hours, you've got the chance to save big on AirPods, the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max.

Right now, almost all models of AirPods are on sale at Amazon, only the AirPods 3 are excluded from the Prime Day deals. With prices starting from just $89, you can grab yourself a pair of Apple's stylish wireless earbuds for less now that Prime Day has arrived.

And Amazon's annual sales event is even offering the chance to save on the ultra-premium over-ear AirPods Max. One weird thing about the Max though: not all models are eligible for Prime delivery. At the time of publishing, only the green, blue and silver models are available with free shipping.

AirPods are some of the best wireless earbuds on the market, which means any deals on them are always hugely popular. So, make sure to shop these Prime Day AirPods deals while stock lasts.

Best Prime Day AirPods deals now 

Prime Day AirPods Pro deals

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Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has the AirPods Pro on sale for just $169. That's $80 off and just shy of the lowest price ever of $159. The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with active noise cancellation. 

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AirPods w/ Charging Case (2nd Gen): was $129 now $89 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Looking for the cheapest Apple earbuds possible? Target has the AirPods with Standard Charging Case on sale for $89. That's close to the lowest price ever and the same as Amazon were offering while stocks lasted. The headphones feature Apple's latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. You can also pick up these AirPods for the same price at Walmart (opens in new tab).

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Apple Wireless Charging Case: was $79 now $63 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple Wireless Charging Case gives your AirPods wireless charging capabilities allowing you to charge them on a Qi-compatible mat. 

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AirPods 3: was $179 now $169 @ Target (opens in new tab)
For a limited time on Prime Day, you can get the AirPods Pro and the AirPods 3 for the same price. While we'd recommend getting the AirPods Pro for their ANC and transparency modes, the AirPods 3 have longer battery life. You also might opt for the AirPods 3 if you find them more comfortable than the AirPods Pro silicone-tipped buds.

Prime Day AirPods Max deals

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AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to offer a surround sound experience. You'll save $100 right now. 

Prime Day Beats headphones deals

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Beats Studio Buds (Ocean Blue): was $149 now $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
A more colorful alternative to AirPods, the Beats Studio Buds have dropped to $99 for Prime Day. Crucially wireless earbuds these sport active noise cancellation, which the standard AirPods don't. Alongside affordable ANC you'll also get a compact design, solid sound and IPX4 water and sweat resistance. 

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Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones: was $199 now $114 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you like more bass-centric tunes, than this deal, which gets you 43% off the Beats Solo 3 headphones, may be music to your ears. They feature Apple's W1 chip, up to 40 hours of battery life, and 5-minute fast charging, which gives you 3 hours of playback. They're available in a variety of colors, but the Rose Gold version gets the biggest discount.

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Beats Fit Pro: was $199 now $159 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Beats Fit Pro deliver great sound quality, active noise cancellation and a comfortable fit designed for exercise. These wireless earbuds are a real steal at this price, which is the lowest we've ever seen. 

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Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want some wireless earbuds but don't fancy AirPods, these PowerBeats Pro are an excellent alternative. Offering a secure fit thanks to the ear hooks and nine hours of listening time they're ideal for long gym sessions, plus they're resistant to both water and sweat. 

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Beats Studio3 (Matte Black): was $349 now $174 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Beats' wireless noise-canceling headphones are marked down by 450% for Prime Day, so you can get some quiet listening in for much less. These cans have Apple's responsive W1 chip, plus 22 hours of playback with ANC. Price is color-dependent with Matte Black and Shadow Gray dropping the lowest to $174, but other hues are also available for $199.  

Prime Day AirPods deals — which model to buy?

If you're after a pair of standard AirPods, you first need to decide AirPods 2 or AirPods 3. Released in 2021, the third-generation AirPods sport an upgrade to design, functionality and sound, but are still lacking many of the features found on the Pro model. The AirPods 2 are now the most basic buds in the range, but make up for this by being the most affordable of the lot. 

On the other hand, the more expensive AirPods Pro offer a suitably impressive upgrade for an additional fee. You get water/sweat resistance, a must if you're going to be using them in the gym, plus active noise cancellation (ANC). The design is also a tad more modern, and much more comfortable in your ears thanks to the swappable ear tips that allow for a custom fit. If you can afford to splurge, these are the AirPods to go for. 

The AirPods Max are the most premium audio option Apple offers. The classy design is available in five different colors, and is also foldable for more convenient carrying. It also offers highly effective ANC, stunning audio, and a surprisingly effective control method in the form of the Digital Crown. Even on sale, these are an expensive pair of headphones, but the price of admission is worth it if you seek the very best.

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Rory Mellon
Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.