Deals: AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Return to $149.98 on Amazon, While AirPods Pro Remain at Low Price of $220

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Amazon has returned the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to their low price of $149.98, down from $199.00. This is the Amazon all-time-low price that appeared earlier in the month, and it remains the best deal we've ever tracked for this model of the 2019 AirPods.

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These AirPods include Apple's Wireless Charging Case, which allows you to refuel the headphones on any Qi-compatible wireless charging mat. If you place an order today, Amazon's delivery estimate states that the AirPods should arrive between Monday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 27.



If you're shopping for the AirPods Pro, Verizon still has the best deal around: you can get the high-end wireless AirPods Pro for $219.99, down from $249.00 for a limited time. This $30 discount is applied automatically after you place the AirPods Pro in your shopping cart.

Verizon supports free two day shipping, and some retail stores are offering same-day pick-up for some locations across the United States. This is $5 under AT&T's current price on the headphones, and one of the lowest prices we have ever seen for new AirPods Pro.



We track sales for every model of the AirPods in our Best AirPods Deals guide, so be sure to bookmark that page while you shop around for the wireless headphones.

Article Link: Deals: AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Return to $149.98 on Amazon, While AirPods Pro Remain at Low Price of $220
 

marty1980

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"Low Price of $220" are we talking about monopoly money?
Came here to say something along those lines... “Low price” LMFAO

Might as well add something else 😁

I have AirPods. They’re pretty great but have some flaws.

I like that we’ve moved mostly to wireless, but I do miss the days of grabbing a crappy pair of 3.5mm headphones to make it through the rest of a trip when headphones broke or got lost. Ain’t no Dollar Tree gonna sell Bluetooth headphones lol.

When the industry decided to go wireless they kind of forgot that option existed. Now you’re talking about much higher cost and battery life and connectivity issues. There was a lack of proper planning to make this transition work out well. It will all level out eventually, but it’s been a rough transition for sure.
 

Rainshadow

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Came here to say something along those lines... “Low price” LMFAO

Might as well add something else 😁

I have AirPods. They’re pretty great but have some flaws.

I like that we’ve moved mostly to wireless, but I do miss the days of grabbing a crappy pair of 3.5mm headphones to make it through the rest of a trip when headphones broke or got lost. Ain’t no Dollar Tree gonna sell Bluetooth headphones lol.

When the industry decided to go wireless they kind of forgot that option existed. Now you’re talking about much higher cost and battery life and connectivity issues. There was a lack of proper planning to make this transition work out well. It will all level out eventually, but it’s been a rough transition for sure.
Except the option still exists. Both wired earphones with lightning at “dollar stores” and Cheap, online Bluetooth wireless earphones... I don’t see your point. These are COMPLETELY different market segments and both markets still exist...
 

marty1980

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Except the option still exists. Both wired earphones with lightning at “dollar stores” and Cheap, online Bluetooth wireless earphones... I don’t see your point. These are COMPLETELY different market segments and both markets still exist...
I haven’t seen lightning headphones pretty much anywhere. They might be around but maybe not widely available like it used to be. I’m not sure what you consider cheap. $1-2 is what crappy 3.5mm cost.

They aren’t different markets when your device limits your choices.
 

randyhudson

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All AirPods Pro are defective. If you jog with them, they make clicking noises because the noise sensing microphones eventually get loose and pick up noises that aren’t there. I‘ve replaced my left one once and right twice.
 
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ls1dreams

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You can also get 10% ca$hback at verizon to help bring the cost down to about $200. Feel free to DM me if you want the name of the site.
 

SR 7

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People think these high prices are necessary to pay for the R&D but don’t wonder why all the products go on sale within 3 months loll.
 

Rainshadow

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I haven’t seen lightning headphones pretty much anywhere. They might be around but maybe not widely available like it used to be. I’m not sure what you consider cheap. $1-2 is what crappy 3.5mm cost.

They aren’t different markets when your device limits your choices.
Folks complaining about Chinese manufacturing - gather round. This is why we will never stop outsourcing things. Because there are people who are disappointed they can’t find a pair of headphones for $1.
 

marty1980

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Folks complaining about Chinese manufacturing - gather round. This is why we will never stop outsourcing things. Because there are people who are disappointed they can’t find a pair of headphones for $1.
My post has nothing to do with where something is made. There was a time when Bluetooth wasn’t around and there were low cost headphones. Maybe people here are too young to remember.
 

Rainshadow

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My post has nothing to do with where something is made. There was a time when Bluetooth wasn’t around and there were low cost headphones. Maybe people here are too young to remember.
price has everything to do with where it’s made... but I probably stepped out of line with the last comment. Not really pertinent to your original comment. Though true.

My point is still valid. There Is STILL a market of cheap headphones. $5-$10 is cheap. If you’re complaining about the “good ol days” when headphones were a dollar, how about remembering when candy bars were 25 cents... its not a market issue. Going $1 up to $5 may just be inflation. I’m still having a problem with your premise. No one forgot to “plan a transition”. Both are available. I’m not even mentioning the adapter that used to come with and is still available. Yea, more money but would still only turn a $1 pair of headphones into a $6 pair If you could find a $1 set of headphones.

All I’m saying is there are plenty of cheap options. Bluetooth and lightning. Maybe not for $1, but I feel that’s an insane expectation. Under $10 should be considered cheap In 2020 for a pair of headphones.
 

marty1980

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All I’m saying is there are plenty of cheap options. Bluetooth and lightning. Maybe not for $1, but I feel that’s an insane expectation. Under $10 should be considered cheap In 2020 for a pair of headphones.

Bluetooth devices need charged. You need accessories to charge, especially on the go. Those accessories add to the cost. On top of that is the inconvenience of not being able to just plug in and listen immediately.

Then there’s quality issues. Cheap Bluetooth often fail very quickly. Plus there are often weird connectivity issues. While cheap 3.5mm headphones have some sound quality issues, they aren’t even close to the fail rate of cheap Bluetooth.

The industry should have had a better transition plan.
 

Rainshadow

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Bluetooth devices need charged. You need accessories to charge, especially on the go. Those accessories add to the cost. On top of that is the inconvenience of not being able to just plug in and listen immediately.

Then there’s quality issues. Cheap Bluetooth often fail very quickly. Plus there are often weird connectivity issues. While cheap 3.5mm headphones have some sound quality issues, they aren’t even close to the fail rate of cheap Bluetooth.

The industry should have had a better transition plan.
You forgot to contest the part about there being lightning headphones for $5 at gas stations and other quick shops.

And the fact there is an adapter...

And please don’t discuss quality of cheap Bluetooth. Cheap wired headphones are equally horrible.

I once bought a pair of the cheapest wired headphones I could find at an airport (for $29.99). They stopped working before my plane landed. Quality of anything cheaply made is horrible and isn’t particular to Bluetooth.
 

marty1980

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You forgot to contest the part about there being lightning headphones for $5 at gas stations and other quick shops.

And the fact there is an adapter...

And please don’t discuss quality of cheap Bluetooth. Cheap wired headphones are equally horrible.

I once bought a pair of the cheapest wired headphones I could find at an airport (for $29.99). They stopped working before my plane landed. Quality of anything cheaply made is horrible and isn’t particular to Bluetooth.
I did address lightning headphones. They aren’t widely available. They don’t work with newer iPads.

The adapter doesn’t help when you don’t have one. The adapters don’t come with new iPhones any more. If you do have one, let’s hope you didn’t lose it with the pair you just lost.

Cheap Bluetooth has more issues than cheap wired. It’s a valid mark against them. I didn’t claim cheap 3.5mm are very good. They get the job done when needed without all the hassle. You had a one time issue with an overpriced pair. I’ve had a handful of good experiences with even cheaper 3.5mms. Outcome may vary. Just saying Bluetooth has a larger chance of having issues and come with added annoyances and cost.
 
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