AirPods with wireless charging case hits all-time low, $155 – CNET

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For months, the second-generation AirPods (with the nifty wireless charging case) has been selling at $179 -- a modest $20 discount from Apple's $199 list price. Now, Nationwide Distributors has marked them down an additional $24, for a grand total of $155 -- with free shipping -- when you use the special promo code ZBEDWZ

Amazon and other retailers began marking down the new AirPods less than three months after their debut, and they've remained widely available for $179 since then. (It's virtually impossible to find brand-new first-generation AirPods at this point.) Nationwide's sale price marks a new low for the AirPods and wireless charging case.

Note that there are other wireless headphones in Apple's portfolio available for under list price, too. At the moment, the best deal is on the PowerBeats3 Wireless headphones, which Apple sells for $200, but which are available at B&H for $90.  

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One thing to consider: Apple offers free custom engraving on all AirPods cases when you buy from it directly; you'll get no such offer from third-party retailers such as Amazon. 

Apple AirPods and Beats wireless headphones discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
AirPods (2nd gen) $159 $145 $140
AirPods (2nd gen) with wireless charging case $199 $155 $155
Wireless charging case $79 $69 $69
PowerBeats3 Wireless $200 $90 $90
BeatsX $100 $90 $90

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Apple AirPods (2nd gen) discounts

Apple AirPods with standard charging case: $145 (save $14).

Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $155 with code (save $45).

Apple wireless charging case (case only, no AirPods): $69 (save $10).

Beats wireless earbuds discounts

PowerBeats3: $90 (save $110).

BeatsX: $90 (save $10).

AirPods with wireless charging case hits all-time low, $155     - CNET

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Originally published earlier this month. Updated to reflect new sale prices.

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