Score! AirPods $79 Black Friday deal is cheapest price ever

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Black Friday deals season is under way and these firm favorites have been further discounted in the best Apple AirPods deal we've seen so far.

Right now you can pick up a pair of Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation) for $79 at Walmart. They may not be the latest model with wireless charging, but there’s still plenty to enjoy from these buds. If you’ve been putting off buying a pair until the price hits rock bottom, now is the time to buy. And note that this great Walmart deal is currently undercutting the $89 AirPods deal at Amazon.

Note: This deal is open to Walmart Plus members as of 12 p.m. ET and then it opens to all shoppers at 7 p.m. ET. 

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was $129 now $79 @ Walmart

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was $129 now $79 @ Walmart
The AirPods 2 are still very capable wireless earbuds. There's no ANC, but you get solid audio performance and up to 5 hours of play back time. The standard lightning charging case gives up to 24 hours of additional charge, and a 15-minute quick charge nets 3 hours of listening time. Hey Siri voice control handles your every command, and adds up to a great deal for you.

The AirPods (2nd Generation) have been around a while and are superseded by the AirPods 3, as well as the AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro 2 ANC models. Although they’re no longer the most cutting edge buds in Apple's line of AirPods, they still offer great performance and plenty of useful features to make them worthwhile.

In our AirPods 2 review we found that they were light and comfortable to wear, and that they offered great audio quality with a solid soundstage and clean vocals. Touch controls built into the buds give you playback control, and battery life offers just under five hours of playback time, while the charging case provides sufficient top-up recharges to give a total of 24 hours. A 15-minute quick charge provides up to three hours of playback time.

The charging case supplied in this Walmart deal is the wired version, which means you'll need to connect it via a Lightning cable.  

If you're looking for more great savings on AirPods, the AirPods Pro 2 Black Friday deal has crashed to $199 in Amazon. Alternatively, consider this great non-ANC deal on the Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds for just $58 at Amazon.

Don't forget to check out the best headphone deals and also check out our Black Friday deals live blog, where we're rounding up sales on TVs, laptops, appliances and lots more.

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

After 2.5 years as Tom's Guide's audio editor, Lee has joined the passionate audio experts at where he writes about luxury audio and Hi-Fi. As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.