(Pocket-lint) - Finding a good saving on a pair of Apple AirPods is easier than it used to be, though feverish demand means that the range rarely gets reduced by retailers.
There are now four models in the headphone lineup to choose between - AirPods (3rd Generation), AirPods (2nd Generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Max - and significant price reductions are rare, which makes it crucial to snap up any sale price that comes along.
To help you on your quest to find the best discount, we've compiled this Apple AirPods deals guide. Below, we'll give you a brief overview of what each model provides, as well as the lowest price currently available through our live widgets.
Apple AirPods Pro deals
The top-end of Apple's in-ear options is probably the best pick of the lot. They're the only in-ears from Apple to offer advanced noise-cancelling (ANC), and are finally dipping under the $200 / £200 mark at some retailers after retailing at $249 / £249 since releasing in 2019.
In our Apple AirPods review, we said: "We are incredibly impressed with the ease of setup and quality of sound that the AirPods Pro deliver. Active noise-cancellation makes a huge difference to ambient noise, making these in-ears far more capable than the regular AirPods, and Spatial Audio enhances the music experience to the next level."
Apple AirPods 2 deals
The second-gen AirPods offer very respectable sound quality, hands-free Siri, touch controls and seamless interaction with your iOS devices thanks to the built-in, Apple-designed H1 chip. They don't have the very best sound quality - this is saved for the two other models in the range - but you won't be disappointed.
In our AirPods 2 review, we said: "While the headline announcement is a wireless charging case, the real winner for the second-generation AirPods is the better-managed battery that delivers a noticeable improvement in talk time between charges."
Apple's AirPods also have a version with a wireless charging case, if you want the flexibility to place your AirPods on top of a pad, just like your iPhone. Here are the latest deals for that version:
Apple AirPods 3 deals
Apple's latest version of the standard AirPods move things on from their still-available predecessors and sit just below the AirPods Pro in the company's in-ear lineup. There's a refreshed design, more akin to the Pro model, as well as sweat and water resistance and great battery life.
In our AirPods 3 review, we said: "They aren't the cheapest wireless headphones on the market, and they miss out on the AirPods Pro's silicone tip secure fit and active noise cancellation (ANC), but you get solid battery life, great convenience features, and the extra features like Spatial Audio are well worth it."
Apple AirPods Max deals
Apple's around-ear AirPods are the latest instalment to the lineup, launching in 2020, and are comfortably the most expensive. After initially retailing for $549 / £549, the headphones have now come down slightly, with most offering them below the $500 / £500 mark.
In our AirPods Max review, we noted: "The AirPods Max sound superb, the active noise-cancelling (ANC) is quality, while the Spatial Audio feature - especially when watching movies or TV shows on your iPad - is fantastic for theatre-like three-dimensions sound."