While Black Friday may be over, we're still seeing notable discounts on Select reader favorites, including Apple’s AirPods Pro. The second (and newest) iteration of these expert-recommended earbuds are at their lowest price ever, according to price tracker CamelCamelCamel. The first-generation AirPods Pro were a Black Friday 2021 bestseller. Discounted from $249 to $199, this deal — as well as other Black Friday sales — can be found across major retailers such as Target, Amazon and Best Buy. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or searching for a gift for your favorite college student or music lover, now might be the ideal time to snag a pair.
SKIP AHEAD Best Black Friday 2022 Apple sales
Loved by Select editors and experts alike, the second generation of Apple’s AirPods Pro are designed to provide a richer sound experience, thanks to smarter noise cancellation and more immersive sound than its predecessor, according to the brand. It includes four sizes of silicone tips, ranging from XS to L, to allow for a more customized fit.
Plus, you can adjust audio settings directly on the earbuds, swiping the stem to adjust volume or pressing on the pod to pause or play your music. These AirPods also exceed their previous model in battery life: They now offer up to six hours of listening time, and 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case, says Apple. And, if you’re concerned about misplacing your AirPods, no worries — they have a built-in speaker that will emit a loud sound with the use of the Find My App, making them easier to locate.
Other wireless earbuds and headphones on sale
Below, we’re sharing the best Black Friday deals on other popular earbuds and headphones based on our previous coverage and reporting. To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel and Honey — each product is at its lowest price in at least three months.
- 4.6-star average rating from 10,380 reviews at Amazon
Another over-the-ear option from Apple is the AirPods Max. While considerably more expensive, they are designed with memory-foam padding for extra comfort. Along with active noise cancellation and transparency mode, they offer spatial audio, which is meant to feel similar to surround sound, according to Apple. The headphones have up to 20 hours of battery life with a single charge, which is triple that of the AirPods Pro.
- 4.5-star average rating from 12,912 reviews on Amazon
With active noise cancellation, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Wireless Earbuds can offer up to five hours of continuous playback time — and up to 20 hours with noise cancellation deactivated, says Samsung. Similar to the AirPods Pro, these earbuds come with multi-sized silicone tips for a more comfortable and customized fit. You can also tap the earbuds to play and pause your music and answer phone calls.
- Lowest price ever
- 4.4-star average rating from 29,748 reviews at Best Buy
The Bose Sport Earbuds have an integrated microphone system that's designed to focus on your voice while reducing exterior sounds to make your phone calls more clear, says Bose. When fully charged, they offer up to five hours of listening time, the charging case can provide up to two full charges and they're water-resistant to withstand a sweaty workout, the brand says.
- 4.2-star average rating from 40,082 reviews on Amazon
At under $20, the Skullcandy Dime XT 2 True Wireless Earbuds are the most affordable option on this list. They have an IPX-4 water-resistance rating, meaning they can withstand sweat and light rain. The earbuds also have up to 12 hours of battery life, as well as Tile App integration to help you track them down if you misplace them, according to the brand.
Best Black Friday 2022 Apple sales
Here are the best Black Friday Apple sales we think you’ll want to know about. Remember that sales include multiple deals, and not every product listed in a sale is going to be the best deal around.
- 23% off Apple MagSafe Charger
- 20% off MacBook Air 13.3-inch Laptop
- $100 off Apple AirPods Max
- $60 off Apple Watch Ultra
- $60 off Apple iPad 10.2-inch Wi-Fi (9th Gen)
- $40 off Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
You can check out more of our coverage of Black Friday sales on popular Apple products here. Our coverage includes the popular Apple Watch, as well as older generations of the Apple Pencil, several iPad models and more.
When is Black Friday 2022?
Black Friday takes place every year the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday 2022 falls on Nov. 25. But experts told us Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer just 24-hour events. They’re morphed into weeks of doorbuster deals, and some early sales start in October or November. Throughout the next few days, we’ll continue updating you about new savings opportunities, as well as tips about what to buy during the event and what you may want to wait on purchasing.