Prime Day AirPods deals 2024 — huge sales now from $79

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Prime Day deals are just getting underway. We saw some incredible AirPods sales earlier this week, but as I'm writing this, most AirPods have gone back up in price. Make sure to keep checking back here to see if and when the next price crash happens.

Right now you can get the 2nd-Gen AirPods for $79 at Amazon. They're the cheapest AirPods currently up for grabs. Meanwhile, the AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C) are $199 at Amazon. They're our choice for the best AirPods on the market. However, note that these models have sold for as cheap as $69 and $169 respectively in the past — I recommend waiting to see if these prices come back closer to Prime Day.

Keep scrolling for all the best Prime Day deals I've found on Apple headphones. Plus, check out our Prime Day laptop deals coverage.

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AirPods: was $129 now $79 @ Amazon

AirPods: was $129 now $79 @ Amazon
Amazon has the Apple AirPods with a standard/wired charging case on sale. They feature Apple's H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. Although they've been outshined by newer models, in our AirPods review we said they're a great pair of wireless earbuds that work seamlessly with iOS devices. 

AirPods 3: was $179 now $139 @ Amazon

AirPods 3: was $179 now $139 @ Amazon
The AirPods 3 offer Spatial Audio, which creates immersive listening experiences for music-listening, movie-watching, and more. They're also IPX4 sweat and water resistant, a feature that was previously exclusive to the AirPods Pro. In our Apple AirPods 3 review, we said they offer fantastic sound with results that give the AirPods Pro a run for its money, though remember they lack active noise canceling and transparency modes. 

AirPods Pro deals

Apple AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
Price check: $249 @ Best Buy | $229 @ B&H Photo

Apple AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
Apple's AirPods Pro 2 are "nearly perfect wireless earbuds" according to our review, offering world-class noise cancelation, spatial audio, quality sound and 6-30 hours of battery life. The audio quality is even a bit better. Grab them while you can. This new model sports a USB-C charging case, making them the perfect companion for the iPhone 15.
Price check: $249 @ Best Buy | $229 @ B&H Photo

AirPods Max deals

AirPods Max: was $549 now $500 @ Amazon

AirPods Max: was $549 now $500 @ Amazon
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. In our AirPods Max review, we said the 'phones offer exceptional noise-canceling, a luxurious design, and sophisticated soundstage.

Beats deals

Beats Studio Buds+: was $169 now $129 @ Amazon

Beats Studio Buds+: was $169 now $129 @ Amazon
The upgraded Beats Studio Buds Plus are on sale. These earbuds share the Beats Studio Buds' stylish design and comfortable fit, but now come with improved ANC and longer battery life (up to 36 hours.) Our Beats Studio Buds Plus review also praised their stylish looks and comfortable fit.

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $159 @ AmazonPrice check: $159 @ Walmart

Beats Studio 3: was $349 now $159 @ Amazon
The Beats Studio 3 offer a comfy fit, 20 hours of battery life and near-seamless pairing with iOS devices. Their active noise canceling also does a decent job of blocking outside noise. Our Beats Studio 3 review said these are a "solid choice," especially for Apple users. Just note that this is an older model, and the newer Beats Studio Pro is now available.
Price check: $159 @ Walmart

Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon

Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
The Powerbeats Pro are one of the best Beats headphones, featuring a nine-hour battery life (or over 24 hours with the charging case), water resistance, well-balanced sound and a comfortable yet stylish design. In our Powerbeats Pro review, we said they deliver excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration in a low-profile package. 

Beats Studio Pro: was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
Price check: $299 @ Walmart | $299 @ Best Buy 

Beats Studio Pro: was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
The Beats Studio Pro are specifically designed to bring back that thumping bass Beats is known for. They offer improved active noise cancelation and boosted battery life (up to 40 hours with ANC turned off). There's also Spatial Audio support and Beats' signature strong brand look. However, our Beats Studio Pro review found the clamping force high, which may affect comfort levels for some wearers. Note: these have sold for as low as $169 in the past.
Price check: $299 @ Walmart | $299 @ Best Buy 

Prime Day AirPods deals — which model to buy?

If you want the cheapest pair of AirPods possible, go for the AirPods 2. They don't stack up to the other models in terms of features, but they still deliver good sound quality, 5-hour battery life, and excellent connectivity with Apple devices.

Upgrading to the AirPods 3 gets you better quality sound, Spatial Audio and IPX4 rated sweat and water resistance. Battery life extends to 6 hours, or up to 30 hours with the included charging case.

However, our winner for the title of the best AirPods is the AirPods Pro 2 (USB-C). They produce top-notch sound, and feature active noise canceling and IP54 rated sweat and water resistance. Plus, you can't beat the convenience of the USB-C charging port.

If you want over-ear headphones, opt for the AirPods Max. These premium headphones look classy and offer sound quality and active noise cancelation capabilities to match. They're pricy, but worth the price of admission if you do decide to splash out.

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.