In case you haven’t noticed, almost every pair of wireless earbuds released over the past two years has immediately been compared to the AirPods Pro. Lately, that’s included the all-new Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the recently updated Beats Studio Buds, and Amazon’s improved Echo Buds.
It’s not just because everyone seems to enjoy putting Apple through the wringer — a $250 pair of earbuds should be more than worth their salt. But it’s also because the AirPods Pro have managed to remain the gold standard for noise cancellation, sound quality, and comfort to this day, even with all the competition. (And besides, their iPhone connectivity is almost unmatched.)
Still on the fence? There’s rarely been a better time to see what all the fuss is about: As of Aug. 16, both Amazon and Walmart have the AirPods Pro marked down to $179.99. That works out to 28% off their usual retail price, or a savings of just over $69 (nice), which is their biggest discount since mid-February and just $10 away from last Black Friday’s all-time-low price. You simply love to see it.
As a quick recap, the AirPods Pro are an October 2019 release that improved upon the original AirPods (no Pro) with a lightweight design, Active Noise Cancellation, and a Transparency mode that lets the wearer hear some ambient noises while listening to music. (Transparency mode is super useful for when you’re walking on a busy street, waiting for a train, ordering coffee, and other situations where you need to be somewhat aware of your surroundings.) Apple also promises more than 24 hours of battery life and throws in three different pairs of flexible silicone ear tips for a customizable fit.
Hit the link below to order a pair while they’re still sitting at $179.99. Based on past AirPods Pro deals that have come and gone, we’d bet good money they won’t be this cheap for long.
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