It's been a banner season for price drops on AirPods -- and out-of-stock notices. Over Black Friday weekend heading into Cyber Monday, we saw both the AirPods Pro and the third-gen AirPods hit their lowest prices to date. The AirPods 3 are still at their low price of $150, and the AirPods Pro are now at $197 (or $38 higher than their all-time best price of $159), but they're still a little tricky to find in stock at that price. The AirPods Max continue to be on sale, with the blue and space gray models selling for $429, their lowest price to date.
AirPods pricing 2021
|Model||Apple Store price||Best price right now||Best all-time price|
|AirPods Pro 2021||$249||$197||$159|
Long story short, Apple now has three sets of true wireless earbuds and headphones competing in the $160 to $200 range. Except for those baseline AirPods 2, all the others listed above are compatible with Apple's new spatial audio features. However, none of them will deliver the maximum quality of Apple's upcoming lossless audio format, which is too rich for the current Bluetooth wireless standard to handle.
We update this story frequently to reflect current pricing.