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Amazon discounts Apple AirPods Pro by $50 as a last-minute Christmas present

Picture shows Apple AirPods Pro in a wireless charging case

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for someone (or even yourself?). Well, Amazon is here to help, with a rarer than rare $50 discount on Apple AirPods Pro. This is a good time of year to explore AirPods deals, but right now, at Amazon AirPods Pro are down to $199. That’s 20% off their regular price of $249. This is not a last-minute Christmas shopping opportunity you want to miss out on.

The difference between AirPods and AirPods Pro is significant. The major leap forward is in the active noise cancellation. While the AirPods managed to filter out some exterior noise, when you’re wearing your AirPods Pro and the noise cancellation is activated, you feel sonically isolated. It blocks out everything, especially wind, which was a Number 1 suspect for call interference with the AirPods. But there’s a transparency mode, too. With barely a touch of your hand, you can determine your preferred level of outside noise you want to allow — be it meetings, conversations with friends, traffic — into your listening experience.

The AirPods Pro also have fantastic sound, even better than the AirPods. They come with interchangeable silicone ear tips that mold the earphones, and their output, directly into your ear’s canal. They also have Adaptive EQ, so that your music, podcasts, and calls will be customized automatically. And Apple has built three microphones into each pod— with one of these mics designed specifically to pick up your voice—so that they’re a huge step up from the AirPods on calls. In terms of design, the AirPods Pro are shorter and more subtle than the standard AirPods. Additionally, there’s now a vent system that can help release the annoying pressure that can build up in your ear from noise-canceling features. And of course, there’s support for Siri and built-in voice control for all your music and calls and volume.

Finally, Apple has upped the battery life to an impressive 5 hours, backed up with the portable charging case which only requires juice once a day (it lasts up to 24 hours), making these some of the most practical buds out there.

Apple AirPods Pro are some of the best noise-canceling earbuds money can buy, even among AirPods deals. But you can save some more of that money right now, at Amazon, where you can score $50 off a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.

There are bigger noise-canceling headphones out there — from Bose or Sony — but there’s a reason Apple has such a rabid fanbase and it’s harder to find a more subtle, more effective, pair of noise-canceling headphones than the AirPods. Already a fan? You can compare this offer our other AirPods Deals, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than $50 off, where you’re only paying $199 for new AirPods Pro, down from $249.

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