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The best Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals for 2023

Pick up a pair of Apple earbuds while they're deeply discounted.


You'll find tons of deals on headphones and earbuds for Amazon Prime Day, and thankfully Apple's AirPods are included in that group. Whether you're looking for a gift to give a student in your life ahead of the back-to-school season, or you need to upgrade your aging pair of buds, there are a bunch of Prime Day AirPod deals to consider. Here are the best Amazon Prime Day AirPod deals we could find — and if you're on the market for a different Apple device, you might be able to find it on sale as well.

Quick Overview

AirPods Pro (2nd gen)

The second-gen AirPods Pro are the best wireless earbuds from Apple that you can get, with strong ANC, good sound quality and excellent transparency mode.

$199 at Amazon

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro are on sale for $199 for Prime Day. These buds are a huge improvement over their predecessors, offering improved sound quality, ANC and transparency mode. We still consider these to be the best earbuds for iPhone users thanks to their Apple-specific features like quick pairing and switching and hands-free Siri.

The latest Pro earbuds look much the same as the previous version, but that's because most of the changes are on the inside. Like other AirPods, the AirPods Pro have Apple's H1 chip as well, which enables most of the iOS and macOS-specific features. If you're already entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, the AirPods Pro will be the best wireless earbuds you can get. Those using Android phones should consider some of the other headphones and earbuds on sale for Prime Day.

Read our full review of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen)

AirPods (3rd gen)

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The third-gen AirPods may not have active noise cancellation like the Pros do, but they have improved sound quality and longer battery life than their predecessor.

$140 at Amazon

Apple's updated AirPods have been discounted to $140 for Prime Day. Released in 2021, these wireless earbuds improve upon their predecessors in nearly every way. They have better sound quality, a more comfortable design and a longer battery life. They don't have ANC like the AirPods Pro do, but it's hard to beat the third-gen AirPods at this price for iPhone users.

These AirPods also have Apple's H1 chip inside, which enables features like hands-free Siri access. We appreciate that Apple brought down features like spatial audio and Adaptive EQ here, giving these relatively affordable earbuds a a bit more of an advanced edge. While the fit is comfortable, the style won't be for everyone — but if you liked the fit of Apple's old-school EarPods, you'll probably like these AirPods, too.

Read our full review of the Apple AirPods (3rd gen)

AirPods (2nd gen)

The second-gen AirPods are a little old at this point, but they're a good option if you're on a tight budget and want a pair of wireless earbuds that integrated seamlessly with Apple devices.

$90 at Amazon

The second-generation AirPods are down to $89 for Prime Day. These wireless earbuds are a bit old at this point, but if you have less than $100 to send and want a pair that work seamlessly with iPhones and other Apple devices, these are a good option. They fit similarly to Apple's EarPods and they have improved wireless range. However, if you can spend a bit more, we recommend springing for the 3rd-gen AirPods since they provide noticeable improvements in sound quality, comfort and battery life.

AirPods Max

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Apple's AirPods Max remain on the expensive side, but they're a much better buy when you can get them on sale like they are now.

$450 at Amazon

The high-end Apple AirPods Max are on sale for $450 for Prime Day this year. Since these over-ear headphones cost $550 normally, it's always wise to wait for a sale like this to buy them. We gave them a score of 84 in our review for their comfortable design, excellent sound quality, strong ANC and good battery life.

There are plenty of other wireless headphones that provide a better value than the AirPods Max. However, you can't beat how well they work with Apple devices, making them a decent choice for those that live within the Apple ecosystem. The H1 chip enables quick pairing and switching, hands-free Siri and other iOS/macOS-specific features.

Read our full review of the Apple AirPods Max

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