Early on in the lifecycle of an Apple product, it’s rare to see a price cut. However, Amazon as of late has been offering discounts on many new Apple devices, and we’ve noticed they’re offering a small discount onthis weekend.
Normally $249, Amazon’s sale brings the price down to $235. While the Amazon product page is showing the AirPods Pro as “temporarily out of stock” as of the time we wrote this, you can order them right now and lock in the sale price. We don’t expect that to be very long because Amazon regularly receives new shipments of Apple products.
Why should you get the AirPods Pro? To put it simply, they’re Apple’s best yet. We were extremely impressed with the performance and bass response, rivaling some of the best on the market at the moment. Of course, they’re made to work perfectly with the Apple ecosystem and Siri, but they work with Android phones too — you’ll just need to download a third-party app to get them working with Google Assistant.
Each earbud comes with a set of three interchangeable silicone eartips, which snap on to the earbud easily without much fuss. While slightly smaller than the original AirPods, and likely a smaller battery as a result, there is no decrease in battery life. You’ll still get the same four to five hours of playtime on average the original earbuds did.
But the whole purpose of the AirPods Pro is to introduce noise cancellation to the AirPods line, and it does it shockingly well. The quality of the noise cancellation is as good as Sony and Bose — titans in the space — and we compared them side by side in our tests. And if you’re using your earbuds to place phone calls, the noise reduction is considerably better with the AirPods Pro, especially in windy environments.
Yes, they’re expensive. But so are other top-tier noise-canceling earbuds on the market — theare all but the same price. But trust us from having a pair of these to test: If you’re an Apple fan and want a high-quality earbud, this is it.
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