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Apple AirPods Black Friday deals are still going with $50 off the base model and $60 off a pair with wireless charging

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As some of the bestselling earbuds in the world, Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro are guaranteed to be on many holiday wish lists. Though discounts on AirPod models have been offered throughout the year, we're expecting some of the best deals yet on Black Friday 2020.

The best deal we've seen so far is for the AirPods Pro, which were down from their usual $249 price to $170 on Amazon. Unfortunately, Amazon is  out of stock at the moment. The deals for the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case and the Powerbeats Pro are also great.

If you're looking for discounts on other Apple products, here are the best Black Friday deals on MacBooks and Apple Watches. And if you're not a hardcore Apple fan, here are other great Black Friday tech deals.

The best Black Friday Apple AirPod deals

Apple's AirPods Pro are the company's flagship AirPods that come with the most features and the best sound. They have active noise cancellation and a snugger fit than the standard AirPods. For those who have trouble keeping normal AirPods in their ears, the AirPods Pro are a great choice.

The standard AirPods with wired charging case and wireless charging case are nearly identical, save for the fact that one can only be charged with an Apple Lightning cable, and the other has the option to be charged with a wireless charging device. While many wear regular AirPods for working out, these are designed for casual wearing as they don't have sweat and water resistance.

The Apple-owned Beats PowerBeats Pro true wireless earbud are a decent alternative to the AirPods Pro with their secure in-ear fit and sweat resistance, but they don't have active noise cancelling.

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging case have a clever design that makes them very comfortable, and the pleasant sound quality will surprise many. However, they don’t isolate the wearer from the outside world. You can usually find a pair for $160 online, though we've seen them drop as low as $140 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday .

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

The Apple AirPods sound good and they work well with other Apple devices, but they might not fit in everyone's ears. Though they're listed for more, they typically only sell for about $129 across online retailers, so never settle for paying more than that.

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Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro

Select colors of the Powerbeats Pro headphones are on sale.

When is Black Friday 2020?

Black Friday 2020 kicks off on November 27. But, while some stores are waiting until that date to launch their best deals, several retailers are already offering early Black Friday discounts on a variety of products.

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all continuing to roll out early deals. After Black Friday, additional deals will be added on Cyber Monday 2020, which falls on November 30. 

The best Black Friday Apple AirPod deals coming soon

Though there are already some decent discounts available on AirPod models, we think it's likely that bigger deals are coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Specific Black Friday deals for the standard AirPods with wired or wireless charging cases haven't been announced yet, but their current deal prices don't match their all-time best. With that in mind, it's possible that retailers will discount those models even more on November 27.

To match the lowest price we've ever seen, the AirPods with wired charging case will need to dip down to $99 or less. Meanwhile, the lowest price we've seen the AirPods with wireless charging case sell for is $140. 

We'll keep an eye on AirPod deals as Black Friday approaches and update this page with all the latest discounts.   

What's the difference between the AirPods and AirPods Pro?

Apple's AirPods lineup consists of two primary models: the standard AirPods and AirPods Pro. The standard AirPods are available with either a wired charging case or a wireless charging case, while the AirPods Pro are only available with a wireless charging case.

The standard AirPods feature a stem-like design with a universal fit. Under the hood, the earbuds are powered by Apple's H1 chip. Battery life is rated for up to five hours of playback on one charge, and the charging case can net about 24 hours of extra power. 

Meanwhile, the AirPods Pro step things up with a more advanced design and set of features. Unlike the standard AirPods, the AirPods Pro include active noise cancellation. They also feature shorter stems, IPX4 sweat and water resistance, and three silicone tips for a more customizable fit. Battery life is rated for around five hours with active noise cancellation off, or 4.5 hours with active noise cancellation on. The charging case can also add around 24 hours of extra juice.

Check out our headphone buying guides

If you're looking for more headphone recommendations, be sure to check out our various headphone guides for detailed buying advice:

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