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The best Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals 2021

Prime Day AirPods deals
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Amazon's 48-hour sale is now over, which means Prime Day AirPods have mostly wrapped up – and nearly running out! The Prime Day deals event has been a great opportunity to nab huge savings on the older original AirPods, the AirPods Pro, and even the top of the line AirPods Max. And though the event is officially over, some deals are still lingering and offering discounts.

Our Prime Day AirPods deals guide will bring you all the top offers and latest discounts in the US and UK just below. But be aware – Apple headphones in the US are fluctuating in and out of stock.

Even though Prime Day is now officially over in the UK, all the AirPods deals below are still in stock, but you'll need to act fast before they sell out. 

Just remember to pick up your Amazon Prime 30 day free trial if you're not already signed up - you may need it for the best offers today, especially if you're hunting AirPod deals in the UK.

And, as we're also looking out for AirPods bargains from other retailers you can still be guaranteed to find the lowest prices on this page – even if they're not directly from Amazon.

Missed out? Why not bookmark our Amazon Cyber Monday deals page ready for future AirPods discounts in the late November sale.

The best Prime Day AirPods deals

Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals in the US

Apple AirPods (latest model) with charging case: $159

Apple AirPods (latest model) with charging case: $159 $129.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy has the Apple AirPods with charging case on sale for $129.99 to combat Amazon's Prime Day. This is a great deal on these earbuds, which can be charged using a Qi-compatible charging mat or using a Lightning connector.

AirPods Pro: $249

AirPods Pro: $249 $189.99 at Walmart
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We haven't seen the AirPods Pro drop down to this $189.99 position for a long time - they've been stuck at $199 for a few months now. However, you've got another chance to grab these premium ANC earbuds for an extra $10 off right now. Move fast, though, because these are likely to sell out, especially now that Amazon's own deal is out of stock.

$549

AirPods Max: $549 $522.16 at Amazon OUT OF STOCK
If you're after a pair of Apple's particularly expensive headphones, you'll find the AirPods Max in Green, Red, Pink, and Space Gray for $522. We saw the over-ear headphones drop to $499 earlier this week, so we recommend holding off to see if Amazon matches that all-time low price later on. If you're looking to save even more money, Walmart has the silver AirPods Max on sale for $519.

Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals in the UK

Apple Airpods (2019) with Charging Case: £159

Apple Airpods (2019) with Charging Case: £159 £119 at Amazon
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If you're looking for the standard AirPods, Amazon has the wireless earbuds on sale for £119. That's the best deal we've seen and we don't predict this price will drop any further during Prime Day.

Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case: £169

Apple AirPods (2019) with Wireless Charging Case: £169 £154.99 at Amazon
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This isn't the best deal we've seen, it's still a fantastic price for the more basic AirPods, which don't come with the silicon tips but still have an excellent instant connection with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch - plus you can wirelessly charge them, which always feels futuristic.

Apple AirPods Pro: £249

Apple AirPods Pro: £249 £187.99 at Amazon
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This Prime Day deal offers the lowest price we've seen for the AirPods Pro in the UK, cutting the price by a whopping £61. The truly wireless earbuds feature noise cancellation, transparency mode, and a wireless charging case capable of topping up your AirPods to 24-hours of battery life, alongside great sound and Apple connectivity.

Which AirPods Prime Day deal is best for me?

Not sure whether to buy the AirPods (2019), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max? Here are the key differences between the Apple headphones

The AirPods (2019) and AirPods Pro are true wireless earbuds, which means there's no cable connecting each earbud. The AirPods (2019) are the more basic model, and the cheapest, coming with the H1 chip for hands-free Siri interactions, a 24-hour battery life, and a lively sound. They come with a regular charging case, or for more money, a wireless charging case.

The AirPods Pro also come with Apple's powerful H1 chip built-in, but unlike the 2019 AirPods, have active noise cancellation to block out unwanted environmental sound, alongside a Transparency mode that allows you to let outside noise in when you need it. 

Following a software update, the AirPods Pro now come with a Spatial Audio feature, bringing Dolby Atmos immersive audio to the true wireless earbuds – and they’re great options for working out too. These sweat-resistant buds come with silicon tips in three different sizes to provide a more comfortable and secure fit, while a 24-hour battery life should easily get you through your workouts.

Finally, the AirPods Max are the first over-ear headphones from Apple – and the most expensive of the three models. Among the best-sounding headphones we've ever tested, they're easy to use, and their noise cancellation can easily stand up to the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. However, their high price, limitations for Android users, and lack of 3.5mm audio port means we'd only recommend them to iOS users with a lot of money to spare – and no interest in Hi-Res Audio.

How long will Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals last?

Prime Day AirPods deals should last until midnight on June 22, when the sales event officially ends. However, last year we saw the best Prime Day AirPods deals selling out particularly quickly so you'll need to act fast if you see a discount you like. Though this year's sale is officially over, you'll see above that a few standout offers are still remaining.

Do you need Amazon Prime for Prime Day AirPods deals?

To make the most of Amazon's own Prime Day AirPods deals you will need an Amazon Prime subscription. Thankfully, you'll usually find free trials popping up around the time of the sales event, so you can still take part without spending on a membership. 

However, last year we saw Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals exploding at other retailers as well. Not only was Walmart price matching in the US, but in the UK Laptops Direct was actually beating Amazon's own discounts. That means a Prime membership may not necessarily be required to get the best price this year.

Start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime

Start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime
If you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you can still take part in Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year by signing up for a free 30-day trial. You can cancel at any time within the 30 days with no strings attached. 

Mackenzie Frazier

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past three years and loves to find products that the consumer wants at the best possible price. She's had eight years of experience working in the e-commerce space and loves being a mom to her baby boy.