Ready to cut the cord? Apple AirPods are on sale for the first time ever

headphone buying guide earbuds apple airpods

AirPods were a new and innovative way of listening to music when they first came out, and like any innovation, they came with their fair share of controversy. Though these pods were created to help ease the pain of dealing with tangled cords (mission accomplished), the end of the headphone jack caused a lot of anguish for any iPhone user not ready to commit to Bluetooth. Whenever a company takes step toward the future, there are bound to be quite a few consumers resistant to that change. And with a $159 price tag, it’s hard to blame anyone for being at least somewhat hesitant about buying in.

The price of Apple’s AirPods has stayed firmly at $159 since they were released about two years ago, but for the first time since then, we’re seeing some savings. We can’t be entirely sure why the price has finally started to drop, but we can assume it has something to do with the new Apple AirPods case coming down the pipeline. The future of AirPods may include wireless charging, portable playback, and LED indicators, and the newest version of these headphones will likely come at a very high price. So if you’ve been looking to pick up a brand-new pair of Apple’s current AirPods, there’s no better time than right now. Though these earbuds are still $159 from Apple, you can get them for just $145 on Amazon — the lowest price we’ve ever seen. This price drop from Amazon has also kicked Walmart into gear, and they have followed suit with the exact same discount.

Whenever you’re buying a new pair of headphones, the price tag can seem a bit overwhelming. You can always pick a cheap pair of Bluetooth headphones and be on your way, but the reality is — you get what you pay for. If you want quality sound that won’t break down, you’re going to have to pay a premium price. Getting a new set of Apple AirPods for just $145 isn’t just the best deal, it’s the only deal out there. You can always pick up these certified refurbished AirPods for $136 from Best Buy, but you might as well dish out the extra $9 for something that’s never been put in someone else’s ear. If you already decided to drop $1K on the iPhone X, and $329 on the Apple Watch, you might as well complete the set with these high-tech earbuds from Apple.

$145 | Amazon $145 | Walmart

Looking for more cool stuff? Find Apple discounts and more from our curated deals page, or follow us on Twitter for the latest savings.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
Emerging Tech

Keep your holiday gift list high tech and under budget with these gadgets

Modern technology doesn't always come cheap, but there plenty of premium devices that don't carry a premium price. Whether you're looking for a streaming device or a means of capturing photos from above, our list of the best tech under $50…

Suck up the savings with these vacuum cleaners on sale for $100 or less

Keeping your floors clean around the home is a constant chore. To help make things a whole lot easier, we've picked out 12 great vacuum cleaner deals available on Amazon right now, from full-sized upright models to robot vacs.

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The best Apple Watch deals for October 2018

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch.

Save up to $1,000 with the best smartphone deals for October 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $1,000.

One of the best noise-canceling headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 25, is on sale

The Bose QuietComfort 25 rank among the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, but they're not cheap with a sticker price of $200. Now, you can score a pair for just $140 from Rakuten for a limited time, the best deal since Prime…

Verizon’s buy one, get one offer is the best deal on the new Google Pixel 3

If you need a new smartphone and want the best (without shelling out a grand or more), the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are fantastic options. Verizon's BOGO offer is the best way to score a deal, letting you snag a free phone and save…

Add color and subtract $50 with this Philips Hue lighting starter kit deal

If you've been on the fence about purchasing smart lightbulbs, Amazon is selling the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit for just $100. For a limited time Amazon is also offering a bundle deal of Philips Hue's White and Color…

The best accounting software for your small business

Small business owners looking for accounting software have a variety of options at their disposal. And this guide will help them find the best solutions, from Quickbooks Online and Freshbooks to AccountEdge and Zoho Books.

These 30 Amazon Coupons can help you save on the things you need

Did you know there are thousands of Amazon Coupons and promo codes that you can take advantage of? We found coupons for everything from tech to everyday products. Find out what savings you've been missing out on.

Are flat pillows a pain in your neck? Here are the best pillows for side-sleepers

If you've tried doubling up on pillows or buying larger ones to no avail, then it might just be time for a new pillow – one made for sleeping on your side. We've rounded up the best pillows for side sleepers that give neck and head…

Save energy and money with a $45 discount on the Nest smart thermostat

If you were looking for a smart thermostat, Amazon is offering up to $45 in savings on the popular Nest Learning Thermostat. Use stainless steel thermostat to the keep your home warm and cozy this fall and save energy by scheduling the…

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for October 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on stand-alone consoles as well as bundles that feature games like Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Time for a new TV? Grab the 55-inch Samsung curved 4K smart TV for $598

Shopping for a new TV and want to upgrade to 4K? Consider going curved: Samsung makes some of the best UHD TVs on the market today, including its unique curved lineup. Now, you can score the 55-inch Samsung curved 4K smart TV for just $598…