Apple's second-gen AirPods are cheaper than ever this Black Friday... week

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Apple's second-gen AirPods are cheaper than ever this Black Friday... week
If seeing the extremely young AirPods Pro 2 drop to their lowest ever price ahead of Black Friday left you unimpressed (or sad that you're not getting very close to affording Apple's latest noise-cancelling earbuds), you might be pleased to know the same is now true for the non-Pro AirPods (2nd Generation) as well.

A record high discount of 80 bucks from a $159 list price arguably means more when talking about a hugely popular product released all the way back in 2019 with the exact same design and a similar set of features and overall capabilities as an original 2016 edition.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

True Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case, Over 24 Hours of Battery Life, Apple H1 Chip, Always On Hey Siri Support

While that $159 price tag was essentially rendered obsolete following the introduction of the vastly improved AirPods 3 in the fall of 2021, this is an incredible deal that's been years in the making... and could thus go away very quickly due to obscenely high demand.

Are we looking at one of the greatest Black Friday AirPods deals bargain hunters will be able to get through the end of the holiday shopping season? Most definitely, and one could even go so far as to rank the unprecedented 50 percent AirPods 2 discount near the top of the list of the overall best Black Friday wireless headphones deals around.

Only available at Amazon at the time of this writing, the killer new promo is scheduled to expand to all Walmart shoppers in a matter of hours, and if history is any indication, retailers like Best Buy and Target will also follow suit by the end of the this year's "Black Friday week"... in presumably limited quantities.

By no means the best wireless earbuds money can buy right now, the second-gen AirPods (with a wired charging case) are the closest thing Apple has to a direct rival for ultra-affordable products like the OnePlus Buds Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

Sans active noise cancellation, these industry veterans need to largely rely on an iconic design, flawless connectivity, decent battery life, and excellent overall sound (for their price) to try to earn a place on as many Christmas shopping lists as possible before eventually being discontinued.

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