Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 has officially come to an end, but there are still a few fantastic Prime Day deals left to take advantage of. If you’re chasing a discount on a pair of AirPods, there are some sales still available — both on the original AirPods and the souped-up, top-of-the-line AirPods Pro.
Today’s best Prime Day AirPods deals
- Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods — $65, was $79
- Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case — $160, was $200
- Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case (Renewed) — $200, was $250
- Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case — $219, was $249
Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
Black Friday and Prime Day are only a month apart this year. This means that if Prime Day sales run your favorite AirPods out of stock, we likely won’t see a restock in time for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. There’s also higher demand during Black Friday season as it’s not exclusive to Prime members. This means that Amazon may not be able to keep up with the increased demand, resulting in shipping delays for everything you buy.
If you already know what you want, we suggest shopping on Prime Day as you’ll be able to get your products in time, without having to fend off crazed Black Friday shoppers. We also don’t expect prices to vary much between the two events so don’t let that stop you from getting on these Prime Day AirPod deals early.
Are any Prime Day AirPod deals too good to be true?
If it’s a genuine set of Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro, you’ll save money for sure, but beware of the many lookalike products out there offering super-cheap prices. If you’re shopping for any accessories to go with your AirPods, always go with brands you know. Don’t allow yourself to be tempted by heavily discounted products with bad reviews — you’ll only be disappointed.
How to choose the right AirPods
AirPods are some of the best wireless earbuds available, no question. That said, should you take the plunge and invest in the AirPods Pro or keep it simple with the AirPods (2019)? We’re here to help you decide.
AirPods Pro: These wireless earbuds feature comfortable silicone tips meant to conform to the shape of your ear canal. They also come with two new modes: Transparency and noise-cancellation. The noise-cancellation mode is pretty advanced, blocking out most city noises during your daily walk. Transparency is great too — you can conveniently have a conversation while listening to your favorite tunes.
The AirPods Pro also sound better because they create a better seal and they have Apple’s Adaptive EQ technology. This means that the bass is clearer and the music feels fuller as it pumps through your ears. Usually the AirPods Pro retail at $249, but during Prime Day you should be able to get them as low as $219 (maybe even lower).
AirPods 2019: If you don’t want to wear pods with silicone tips and prefer Apple’s original design, go with the regular AirPods. They’re also cheaper — you can get the AirPods without a wireless charging case for as low as $139 (without any discounts). That said, if you choose to buy the AirPods that support wireless charging you’re going to be spending $199. Sure, we’ll see this price dip during Prime Day but if you’re willing to spend that much, add a few more dollars and buy the AirPods Pro instead. This is because you’ll get better quality sound, plus active noise-canceling.
Ultimately, it depends on how much you’re willing to spend. The AirPods Pro are the best model out there currently, but the AirPods with a regular charging case are the more affordable option.
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