There's a very small window in the sales period where things are nearly off sale, and that moment when you have to commit to a purchase is dangling, longingly, in front of you.
So, if you're thinking of grabbing an AirPods Prime Day deal, now is the time to do it - however, be sure that you can afford it and it's something you really want (or is going to be a Christmas gift, perhaps) as we certainly don't want anyone to spend what they don't have on shiny new headphones.
With that in mind, these are the deals still in stock at the time of writing from around the web:
The best AirPods Prime Day deals still live
Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals in the US
$249 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $79 – To get Apple's noise-cancelling earbuds for the best price this Prime Day, Amazon is your best port of call. This isn't quite the lowest they've ever been – they dropped to $159 last Black Friday – but it's as cheap as they've ever been otherwise. A great deal.
AirPods 3rd Gen (latest version):
$179 $164.99 at Walmart
Save $15 – These aren't much of a deal, but this price at Walmart is the best we've found so far over Prime Day for the latest AirPods. Compared to the cheapest version, they give you better audio quality, Spatial Audio and more battery life.
$499 $449 at Best Buy
Save $50 – Apple's most elite and expensive headphones are at their lowest price today at Best Buy. $449 is a really good price for some of the most astounding-sounding wireless headphones ever, and the noise cancellation is excellent. They've been as low as $429 in the past on a couple of occasions, but they rarely dip lower than this price.
Amazon Prime Day AirPods deals in the UK
Apple AirPods Pro
£239 £179 at Amazon
Save £60 – Apple's noise-cancelling earbuds are still up there with the best true wireless earbuds when it comes to balancing features, noise-blocking skills, sound quality, and comfort. This is a good price compared to normal, though they have dropped as low as £170 for short periods in recent months.
AirPods 3rd Gen (latest version):
£169 £149 at Amazon
Save £20 – This is the best deal we've found on AirPods 3rd Gen (Apple's latest version of its earbuds that don't have the noise cancellation you get in AirPods Pro) in the UK this Prime Day, but it's not much of a blockbuster. In recent months, these have dropped a few times to £145 or even £135, so it may be worth hanging on.
£549 £449 at Amazon
Save £100 – This is a decent price for Apple's awesome-sounding over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. In the past, we've seen them for as low as £399, but rarely – they've also been around £429 on occasion. If you want a pair today, this is the best price we've seen, and we think they're worth it at this price still – they sound incredible.
Other AirPods deals
If you aren't in the US or UK then you can check out the deals below to see the best Apple AirPods prices we've found in your region.
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Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.