AirPods 3 have $20 off right now – their lowest-ever price

It's just $149 for the AirPods 3 – which I think are the best non-ANC earbuds for Apple fans

Apple AirPods 3 deal
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If you're looking to buy a pair of the best earbuds then you're in for a treat courtesy of this $20 off deal. That's because Apple's AirPods 3 have had their price cut once again, bringing them down to their lowest-ever price once more. 

The critical thing to know about the third-generation AirPods is that they do not offer active noise-canceling (ANC for short), which you'll need to pay more for in other products, such as the AirPods Pro 2, if that's an essential to your wants list.

Apple AirPods 3: was $169now $149 at Amazon

Apple AirPods 3: was $169, now $149 at Amazon
If you don't need active noise-canceling (ANC) then these are the Apple earbuds to buy. This is the lowest-ever price Apple's earbuds have been to date, equalling their previous record. You can also purchase from Best Buy and Walmart

Where the AirPods 3 really deliver strong is twofold: the ease of connectivity being the reason they're ideal for Apple users; but also the sound quality, which is really impressive for such a small set of in-ear headphones.

So if you've got $149 in your pocket and are looking for some of the best earbuds for Apple users then these AirPods are a clear option. However, there are strong competitors out there, such as the ANC-toting (and pricier) Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II.

Cost is important too, because if you're looking further up the chain then the AirPods Pro 2 will set you back an additional $50, while the AirPods Max over-ears are more than double the cost of those Pro in-ears. So as deals go this AirPods 3 one is right on the money.

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.