Snap up the AirPods 2 for just $79 — lowest price of the year!

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Ahead of the upcoming Apple event, the AirPods 2 are down to their lowest price of the year. Whether you're shopping for a last-minute Mother's Day gift or accessories for that new MacBook or iPad you just bought (or plan to buy *hint hint*), here's a deal you might like. 

Currently, Amazon offers the Apple AirPods 2 for just $79 which is $50 below their usual price of $129. This is one of the best AirPods deals I've seen all year, the lowest so far. It's just $10 shy of their record discounted price of $69 which we likely won't see again for a while. If you can live without water resistance and noise cancellation, these are the cheapest AirPods you can get at the moment. 

Alternatively, you can sweat and water-resistance with the Editor's Choice AirPods 3 for just $139 ($30 off) — their biggest discount yet! In our AirPods 3 review, we loved their extremely comfortable design, great sound, and excellent battery life. Though they lack the noise-cancelling capabilities of the AirPods Pro 2, they offer some if its premium features like spatial audio and up to 6 hours of battery life.

Apple deals this good don't come around often, so I don't hesitate too long!

Today's best AirPods 2 deal

Apple AirPods 2
Was: $129
Now: $79 @ Amazon

Apple AirPods 2
$79 @ Amazon
At $50 off, the AirPods 2 just hit their lowest price of the year. 

Features: Apple H1 chip, seamless Apple device pairing, "Hey Siri" voice assistant support, up to 6 hours of battery life (rated), Lightning Charging Case

Release date: March 2019

Price history: This is the lowest price we've seen for the AirPods 2 this year. For context, it hit an all-time low price of $69 back in November.

Price check: Best Buy $79 | Walmart $89| Verizon $89

Reviews: We didn't get a chance to test them, the AirPods 2 scored an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars across our sister sites. Easy pairing, hands-free Siri, and decent sound are some of the highlighted features of Apple's 2nd generation AirPods. 

Tom's Guide: ★★★★ | TechRadar: ★★★½ | T3: ★★★★ | What HiFi: ★★★★ 

Buy it if: You want to spend the least amount possible on earbuds for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone. Or if you can live without noise-cancellation, water resistance, and USB-C connectivity. 

Don't buy it if: You want water-resistant earbuds with active noise-cancelling and spatial audio. Consider the AirPods Pro 2 or Beats Studio Plus if you want premium wireless earbuds. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.