Apple makes some of the best earbuds and headphones, which isn’t a surprise given that it was the first company to stop using wires and connecting with Bluetooth directly. Of course, everybody is familiar with the fact that Apple products can be quite expensive, which is why the ongoing Black Friday sale is the perfect time to pick up a pair.
We’ve combed through early deals from tons of retailers and have gathered all of the best deals on Apple AirPods below. More than a dozen of CNET’s shopping experts are spending hundreds of hours each week making sure we have the very best prices ready for you to take advantage of. We expect to see more offers on these popular devices as we get closer to the big day, so keep checking back — we’ll be updating this page as new deals drop.
Black Friday AirPods deals
What are the best AirPods to buy?
CNET’s David Carnoy and John Falcone have tested and ranked the top AirPods models out there and have a full breakdown with reviews. Right now, the best overall AirPods you can get are the AirPods Pro 2. However, there are a number of other options that may work better for you, depending on what features you need and your budget.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy AirPods?
AirPods fluctuate in price throughout the year, but major shopping events do tend to offer the biggest price cuts, which means Black Friday is a really good time to grab a pair for less. We anticipate a number of bargains across the whole lineup of AirPods this year.
Where is the best place to buy AirPods on Black Friday?
While it is rare to find discounts on AirPods or other Apple devices from Apple directly, plenty of third-party retailers offer price drops on AirPods throughout the year. We anticipate sizeable discounts on AirPods to show up during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale and Walmart’s Black Friday sale, making those two of the best retailers to watch. And don’t sleep on Amazon’s Black Friday deals — the company often price-matches what other retailers are offering, especially during Black Friday. You will probably find some discounts on AirPods in stores, but supplies may be limited, so we recommend buying online so that you can easily compare specs and prices and be able to check on what’s in stock while you shop.