AirPods 3rd generation fall to $139 — lowest price of the year

AirPods 3 wireless earbuds
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Apple's AirPods 3rd generation buds are among the best wireless earbuds to buy. The AirPods 3 release date was not that long ago and now you can snag them for their cheapest price yet. 

Currently, Amazon offers the Apple AirPods 3rd Generation for $139 (opens in new tab). Normally, they retail for $179, so that's $40 in savings. This is the lowest price of the year for these wireless earbuds and among today's best headphone deals. 

By comparison, it undercuts Best Buy (opens in new tab)'s current price by $30. 

Apple AirPods 3rd Generation: was $179 now $139 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods 3rd Generation: was $179 now $139 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Now $40 off, the the 3rd generation AirPods are at an all time low price. They're sweat and water resistant with spatial audio provides 3D sound. On a full charge, you get up to 6 hours of play time and up to 30 hours with the MagSafe charging case. 

As an alternative, Amazon also offers the 2nd generation AirPods for $89 (opens in new tab) ($70 off)

AirPods 3 feature a new look, Adaptive EQ, spatial audio and Enhanced Find My AirPods. 

In our AirPods 3 review, we loved the earbuds' familiar redesign and extremely comfortable fit. We were also impressed by their audio quality and battery life. We gave the AirPods 3 an overall rating of 4/5 stars and our Editor's Choice award.  

One of the best features about the AirPods 3 is automatic switching between devices. In one test, our reviewer instantly went from a video meeting on a MacBook Pro 14 to an iPhone 13 Pro Max's music playlist without missing a beat. 

As for design, the AirPods 3 look nearly identical to the AirPods Pro. They retain the shiny plastic finish of its predecessors. Just about the only difference between the AirPods 3 and the AirPods Pro is the larger pressure equalization vent on the Pro version. 

With a weight of 0.15 ounces and 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.8 inches dimensions-wise, the AirPods 3 are lighter than most earbuds. They're lighter and smaller than the AirPods Pro (0.19 ounces, 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches). and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 (0.17 ounces, 0.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches). 

At $40 off, the AirPods 3 have never been cheaper. They're a solid choice if you want to treat yourself or someone special this season. 

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, Examiner.com, 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.