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Best cheap AirPods deals in January 2020

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AirPods prices are at an all-time low right now. Unlike last month when AirPods deals were hard to find due to low inventory, retailers are now offering cheap AirPods deals across the board. 

If you're looking for the cheapest AirPods prices possible, Amazon has the AirPods with Charging Case on sale for $139. That's $20 off and one of the cheapest AirPods deals available right now. Just keep in mind they were $10 cheaper yesterday.  

Retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are generally the best go-to stores for cheap AirPods deals. You can expect to save up to $30 off when shopping at any of these retailers. 

If you're looking for cheap AirPods Pro deals, Amazon has Apple's new noise-cancelling buds on sale, but the stock on these earbuds changes rapidly. The good news is that you can usually purchase them at their sale price and Amazon will ship them to you when stock is replenished.  

To help you find the best AirPods prices, we're rounding up all the best cheap AirPods deals in one spot below. 

Best cheap AirPods prices 

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $139 @ Amazon
Amazon has the Apple AirPods (with standard charging case) on sale for $139. That's one of the lowest AirPods prices ever. The headphones feature Apple's latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices.View Deal

AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can get the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $169. That's the second-best price we've seen for these buds. They come with a Qi-compatible case that allows for wire-free charging. Walmart offers the same price.View Deal

Apple Wireless Charging Case: was $79 now $64 @ Amazon
The Apple Wireless Charging Case gives your AirPods wireless charging capabilities allowing you to charge them on a Qi-compatible mat. The case is now $14 off.  View Deal

Best cheap AirPods Pro deals

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $234 @ Amazon
The AirPods Pro are the headphones we've always wanted from Apple. They're sweat and water resistant (IPX4), and they feature built-in noise cancellation. Amazon usually has them on sale for $234.98. They're out of stock at the moment, but we recommend waiting till Amazon replenishes its stock and lowers their price again.View Deal

AirPods prices at the Apple Store

The Apple Store, naturally, has stock of all AirPods. The catch is you'll pay the full AirPods price when buying direct from Apple. That translates to $159 for the AirPods with Charging Case and $199 for the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. 

Meanwhile, the new AirPods Pro will set you back $249. Their price is higher because they feature active noise cancellation, water/sweat resistance, and a transparency mode that lets you filter in ambient noise. In a nutshell, they're the AirPods we've always wanted. 

AirPods deals history

As far as AirPods deals are concerned, the standard AirPods hit an all-time price low of $125 (back in October via eBay). They also hit $129 at Walmart during Black Friday weekend.

Meanwhile, the AirPods with Wireless Case hit an all-time price low of $154 on Thanksgiving. The newer AirPods Pro have sold for $234 on a few occasions since they launched, but they've never dipped below that price. 

Which AirPods should you get?

The Editor's Choice second-gen AirPods (2019) are great for most Apple fans. They're your most affordable option and use Apple's new H1 chip to rapidly connect to your Apple devices. They're also smarter than their predecessors (which you can no longer find online). The AirPods feature hands-free Siri. That’s right, instead of having to tap out your Siri requests on those long, thin AirPod stems, you can simply say "Hey Siri," and launch the ubiquitous digital assistant.

The pricier AirPods Pro offer the same features as the AirPods, but add water/sweat resistance and noice cancellation to the mix. They also sport a new design that's more modern than the AirPods 2. They come with different sized ear tips to create a custom fit that's perfect for your ears.

We've worn our AirPods Pro for everything from running to high intensity interval training. We've also worn them in the rain and while sweating through a burpee workout. The buds remain sturdy in our ear and they sound great. They also feature a transparency mode that's good for runners and other pedestrians who want to keep track of their surroundings while listening to music. 

Make sure to check out our AirPods 2 vs. AirPods Pro comparison for a side-by-side look at both earbuds.