Apple Airpods are super popular, but some people can be scared off by that big price tag. This makes it essential to know the best AirPod Deals and when to throw in the towel and get a different brand.
Are you better off shelling out the cash for the real thing, going for off brand AirPods, or knowing when to opt for Powerbeats? Read on to find out!
(Pssst…Just here for the Apple deals? Got you covered there too.)
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1. Don’t spend more than $130 on Apple AirPods2.
Don’t buy Apple Airpods2 unless you can get them for $129.99 or less!
Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and Target all seem to be in this ballpark, but the Apple Store sells them for $30 more, sticking to their MSRP of $159. Definitely go with the store of your choice instead and save $30.
Keep in mind, this is the price for the second generation Airpods with a standard charging case. There’s also a version with a wireless charging case that costs $199 in the Apple Store and between $159-169 in the aforementioned stores.
2. Apple AirPods Pro are almost $100 more than regular AirPods — are they worth it?
The Apple AirPods Pro are a whopping $90 more than regular AirPods at the Apple Store.
The major differences? Airpods Pro have noise cancellation, a customizable fit, and water/sweat resistance. But they also have a half hour less of battery time than basic AirPods.
If you’re an audiophile that prefers noise cancellation and the other features, the $90 might be worth it for you. If you’re just looking for the AirPod experience, save big and go with the basics.
3. Keep an eye on AirPods Black Friday deals.
If you can time it right, an Airpods Black Friday sale can save you even more on your new earbuds. For Black Friday 2020, Target is offering their Airpods with Charging Case (reg. $159.99) for just $129.99. Plus, you can save an extra 5% if you’re a Target RedCard holder.
However, Walmart’s Black Friday 2020 has them beat, offering their Airpods with Charging Case for just $99.00!
Keep an eye on the KCL Black Friday deals page so you can grab your AirPods at the perfect price.
4. The Powerbeats Pro are some of the best AirPods alternatives.
Looking for some of the best AirPod alternatives? Beats by Dre is owned by Apple, and their Powerbeats Pro earbuds are comparable to AirPods. They even have twice the battery life of AirPods Pro.
The only downside is they’re usually $249.99. But I saw them at Kohl’s for $199 during Black Friday 2019, which is $50 cheaper than the Airpods Pro MSRP.
If battery life is your thing, definitely go with the Powerbeats Pro if you can get a deal.
5. Save an extra $20 with refurbished Airpods on Amazon.
If you don’t feel the need for brand-spanking-new hardware, go with refurbished AirPods. Outside of a slightly diminished battery life, they should be just as good as new.
I recently saw second generation refurbished AirPods for just $109 on Amazon. They come with a 90-day guarantee, so if you change your mind and want to go new, you’ve got a few months to decide.
6. Or buy off brand AirPods and save $100.
If you get off-brand AirPods, you can literally save hundreds. We found these Bluetooth Earbuds on Amazon that not only look like AirPods, but pretty much do everything needed, even with similar battery power. Plus they’re only $30!
The reviews are pretty good too, as they’ve got 4.3 stars and a lot of users compare them to regular AirPods.
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