Apple’s Airpods have become an icon in the true wireless earbuds revolution, thanks to their stylish design and ease of use. For iOS users, there’s simply no better choice than these golf-tee-looking buds. The latest Pro model is the best in the lineup, but if you find them too rich for your blood, the are a good place to start. Amazon even has them on sale right now for $20 off.
Normally retailing for $159, the second-gen Apple AirPods with charging case are now available for only $139. You can get them shipped in one to two days when you order today, saving you from the hassle and rush of last-minute holiday shopping.
The biggest enhancement of these AirPods over the first-generation model is Apple’s H1 wireless chip. This new chip, as Apple claims, delivers significantly better wireless synchronization and overall audio experience compared to the older W1 chip. These AirPods also offer up to 50% more talk time and up to 30% lower gaming latency. Another major upgrade is the ability to summon Siri with just your voice. There’s no tapping an AirPod to begin voice commands; a simple “Hey, Siri” will enable interaction with an iPhone or Apple Watch that is truly hands-free.
With faster connect times, these AirPods can make switching between devices while listening to music more seamless than ever. They are also outfitted with accelerometers and other sensors that can recognize when they are inserted or removed from the ears. When you’re listening to music and you have removed one AirPod, the music will pause until that AirPod is reinserted. When both AirPods are removed, the music will stop, and the buds will eventually shut down. This allows for an energy-efficient usage that saves precious battery life. Apple estimates them to provide up to 5 hours of listening time and up to 24 hours with the included charging case.
The second-gen AirPods may not sweep audiophiles off their feet, but those who find the sound of EarPods acceptable will be happy with them. The bass quality is not as powerful as what Beats offers, but it’s pleasantly tuneful and satisfying, complete with just the right amount of treble and a solid midrange performance.
Don’t pass up the chance to score the highly ratedon Amazon at a $20 discount, for only $139. Order today and get them before Christmas.
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