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Apple AirPods Cyber Monday deals 2021: shop the best offers still available right now

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Cyber Monday 2021 may be officially over, but there are still plenty of AirPods deals to take advantage of as the sales event draws to a close. 

The AirPods Cyber Monday deals saw in some cracking discounts, with models like the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max dropping to their lowest-ever prices. While some of these deals have now expired, you can still save on Apple's range of true wireless earbuds and headphones today. And we've gathered together the best deals below, as well as on our AirPods Cyber Monday live blog.

You'll find savings for Apple's newest AirPods, the AirPods Pro with the new MagSafe Charging Case, and the premium Apple AirPods Max over-ear headphones, even now that Cyber Monday is over. We'll be updating this guide throughout the day – and even beyond should there be any extended sales that are worth your attention.

Meanwhile, if you're seeking something other than Apple's AirPods, you can also take a look at our roundup of other Cyber Monday headphones deals.

Today's best Apple AirPods deals still available

Cyber Monday AirPods sales: quick links

The best Cyber Monday AirPods deals in the US

All-new Apple AirPods Pro: $249

All-new Apple AirPods Pro: $249 $179 at Amazon
Save $70:
This is the cheapest deal currently available for the Apple AirPods Pro. Cyber Monday saw them plummet to their all-time-low price ($159), but this deal is still worth picking up if you missed out. The all-new AirPods Pro includes a MagSafe Charging Case alongside the new 2021 edition of the classic AirPods. It's possible that this price will rise throughout the day, so you should act fast if you want the AirPods Pro with this discount.

New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation): $179

New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation): $179 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $10:
We've seen the price of these brand-new AirPods drop to $150 earlier, but now there's just $10 off the AirPods 3. Still, any saving is better than none. These wireless earbuds come with Spatial Audio support, a new contoured fit, and a 30-hour battery life.

AirPods with wired charging case: $159

AirPods with wired charging case: $159 $99 at Walmart
Save $60:
This best AirPods 2 deal is still available at Walmart at time of writing. This isn't the best price we've seen for these AirPods, as we've seen them drop as low as $89 in the past. But hey, $60 is still a very decent saving.

Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case: $199

Apple AirPods (2019) with wireless charging case: $199 $159.99 at Best Buy
Save $40:
These AirPods are slightly less than they had been for most of this weekend. We've seen them for about $15-$20 less in the past, but we won't scoff at this price drop at all. These wireless earbuds provide up to 24 hours of battery and can be charged using a Qi-compatible charging mat or using a Lightning connector. 

Apple AirPods Max: $549

Apple AirPods Max: $549 $429 at Amazon
Save $120:
This is the best deal on the AirPods Max currently available, bringing them down to their lowest ever price. The over-ear headphones feature active noise cancellation to block out unwanted noise and provide up to 20 hours of battery life.

Cyber Monday AirPods deals (UK): quick links

The best Cyber Monday AirPods deals in the UK

Apple AirPods Pro: £239

Apple AirPods Pro: £239 £185 at Amazon
Save £54:
The most popular AirPods deal is the AirPods Pro which are on sale for a record-low price of £185. They come with significant improvements over the previous model – such as Active Noise Cancellation and a better design. A worthwhile upgrade, then. Meanwhile, the MagSafe wireless charging case is included in the price to give you more than 24 hours of total battery life. You can also get the AirPods Pro at this price at Very.

Apple AirPods (2019): £119

Apple AirPods (2019): £119 £99 at Amazon
Save £20:
Today's best AirPods deal in the UK is the AirPods with the standard charging case that are on sale at their cheapest price of £99. A £20 discount may not sound hugely exciting but it's brilliant compared to the original RRP of £159. The wireless earbuds provide up to 24 hours of battery life and can be conveniently charged using a Qi-compatible mat or a Lightning connector. This price has also been matched by Argos and John Lewis.

New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation): £169

New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation): £169 £159 at Amazon
Save £10:
Right now, you can get £10 off the all-new AirPods 3 - the first time we've seen a discount in the UK. The new wireless earbuds come with Spatial Audio support, a new contoured fit, and a 30-hour battery life.

Apple Airpods Max

Apple AirPods Max: £549 £439 at Amazon
Save £110:
The Apple AirPods Max are simply one of the best pairs of over-ear headphones you can buy, and the high price is a bit easier to stomach with this discount. Featuring excellent sound quality and great noise cancellation, the Apple AirPods Max are currently on sale for £439 - which is about £30 more than the record-low price.

AirPods Cyber Monday deals: FAQs

When will the best AirPods Cyber Monday deals start in 2021?

Cyber Monday took place on November 29, and we saw the biggest discounts yesterday - but there are still some AirPods deals available.

Cyber Monday is the second chance to score the best AirPods deals after Black Friday. The biggest discounts usually come out on the day itself, but we saw some early Cyber Monday deals on AirPods that started as soon as Black Friday ends. 

Last year we saw prices start to drop from as early as mid October, with some Cyber Monday deals sticking around into December too. The discounts stuck around for as long as they did because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We may see something similar take place this year.

Where will the best Airpods Cyber Monday deals be?

Which AirPods should I buy on Cyber Monday?

There are five different AirPods models to choose from: the Apple AirPods (2019) with a regular charging case or a wireless charging case; the AirPods Pro; the over-ear AirPods Max, and the just-released AirPods 3.

The 2019 Apple AirPods are an upgrade to the original true wireless earbuds, coming with an H1 chip that allows for faster pairing times, more reliable wireless connectivity, and hands-free access to the Siri voice assistant. You can either get these earbuds with a regular charging case, or for a little more money, a wireless charging case that you can simply place of a Qi-certified charging mat to boost the battery. 

Be sure to double-check which version of 2019 Apple AirPods you're getting when you spot a great Cyber Monday deal – as a general rule, the wireless charging case tends to be more expensive. 

The over-ear AirPods Max were released in December 2020 and are the most expensive AirPods on the market. Like the AirPods Pro, they come with active noise cancellation, powerful H1 Chips, and an enhanced audio experience. The AirPods Max also feature a unique design with a breathable knit mesh headband and a stainless steel frame with memory foam earcups for ultimate comfort

The AirPods 3 are an upgraded version of the 2019 AirPods that were released this October, representing a big step up from their predecessors in terms of audio performance, connectivity, and design. While they come with a price increase, we think they’re a worthy upgrade if you have the older AirPods. Like the AirPods Pro, they come with Spatial Audio support, but there's no active noise cancellation.

Olivia Tambini

Olivia is TechRadar's Audio & Music Editor, covering everything from headphones to music streaming services. Based in TechRadar's London offices, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, Top Ten Reviews Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine.  In her spare time Olivia likes gardening, painting, and hanging with her cat Ethel and golden retriever Dora.