Apple Just Launched 4 Incredible AirPod Deals (Including the Pros!) That Are Bound to Sell Out for Amazon Prime Day 2023

Sellout risk: high

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Amazon Prime Day 2023 is finally here (cue the excitement!), which means 48 hours of unbeatable deals across tons of categories for Prime members (Psst: You can still sign up to score the savings right here.) That’s right—the giant sales event, which started this morning, July 11, at 3 a.m EDT, and finishes on Wednesday, July 12, is in full swing, which means time is already running out for you to scoop up some of this year's hottest deals. A few we definitely suggest pulling your credit card out for in a hurry are the incredible AirPod deals that are happening on four different versions of the highly popular audio accessories.

Amazon has lowered the price of the second-gen Apple AirPods Pro (once $249 and now $199), the standard second-gen Apple AirPods (usually $129, now $90), the newer third-gen Apple AirPods (once $169, now $140) and the on-ear Apple AirPods Max headphones (from $549 to $450).

If you're not sure which ones to get, not to fret: We've outlined their pros, cons and top features below. Our suggestion? Add them to your cart immediately if you want to snag a pair at these prices—they will sell out.


1. Apple AirPods Pro


More than 32,000 Amazon shoppers have already picked up these best-selling earbuds, and for good reason. The golden standard of Zoom calls, they're discreet, stay put surprisingly well in your ear (even better than the originals, thanks to their customizable silicone seal) and sync up to Bluetooth in seconds. Our personal favorite feature of these earbuds, however? The sound modes. When we reviewed them, we were blown away by the active noise cancelation for that provided a near soundproof listening experience at the office. We also marveled at their ultra-long battery life. Through July 12, you can save $50 on them.

Most Affordable

2. Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)


The original design of these wireless earphones will be a no-brainer if you're looking for something simple-yet-effective for listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks on a budget—particularly since they're now less than $100 thanks to this sale. The charging case is a game-changer, and we loved the easy pairing, snug fit and high sound quality when we tried them out.You'll be giving up a few key features with this model, however: Namely, the active noise cancelation, which blocks out exterior sound, the sweat- and water-resistant build of the Pros and a little bit of the battery life. (According to Apple, these ones last for five hours versus the Pros' six hours.)

Best Value

3. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)


Amazon Prime Day marks the first time the Apple AirPods 3rd gens have gone on sale, which means their popularity is all but guaranteed. While similar to the 2nd gens, they've got the slight edge thanks to the sweat- and water-resistant exterior for use in the rain or at the gym during a heavy sweat sesh. They've got the slightly longer battery life and a magsafe charging case (an upgrade from the old lightning model), too—just not the active noise cancelation. Still, it's a pretty sweet deal for $140, down from $169.

Launched in December 2020, the AirPods Max are for the techie who prefers a full headphone experience. Complete with the same active noise cancelation you love from your AirPods Pro (and several other sound modes), a comfortable mesh lining at the crown and memory foam ear cushions, they're the full package. They offer high-fidelity, or high-fi audio (which is basically just a fancy way of saying it's very high-quality), and they have sensors that help them detect when they're on your head—and when you take them off or lift one of the ear cups to pause them. Did we mention they also wipe the floor with the AirPods when it comes to battery life at up to 20 hours? Right now, you can save 18 percent on them to get them for less than $500.

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