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AirPods Pro aren’t at their lowest-ever price anymore, but this deal comes close

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Verizon’s incredible and totally unexpected offer that saw the AirPods Pro on sale for $220 may be over, but Amazon has the next best thing: It’s selling the true wireless earbuds for $228 — down $22 from $250 — for Memorial Day. Time is of the essence with this deal, though: As we saw with Big Red, these discounts can vanish in the blink of an eye. Just keep in mind an additional discount of $2 is applied at checkout, so don’t panic when you head over to the retailer’s website and find they’re listed for $230.

So, how do the AirPods Pro compare to the regular AirPods with Wireless Charging Case? For starters, they’re a lot smaller and shorter. They’re also sweat-resistant, making them the ideal companion for a long workout, and are armed with Active Noise-Canceling (ANC). Plus, they come with interchangeable silicone ear tips that A) ensure the AirPods Pro stay fixed in the ear during intense exercise; B) make them more comfortable to wear for extended durations, and C) create a seal for ANC to work its magic.

Apple made a number of changes under the hood to improve the all-important sound quality as well, headlined by the addition of what it calls Adaptive EQ — a software tweak that tunes the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of the listener’s ear. It’s all of this combined that makes the AirPods Pro the most advanced AirPods yet. Pair this with the fact they’re only six months old and the fact that any discount on Apple hardware is as rare as hen’s teeth, and we have an unmissable deal.

Not sure about the AirPods Pro? Here’s what one customer had to say about them:

They fit perfectly and work extremely well with the iPhone. I rarely have to charge them and the bluetooth rarely gives me any issues. The sound cancelation was great when I used them while cutting the grass.

Not a fan of the AirPods Pro? There are plenty of other Memorial Day sales happening right this very second that see everything from iPads and iPhones to Instant Pots and Keurigs in the discount bin. The best offer we’ve found to date? That would have to be an incredible Memorial Day TV deal that sees the 58-inch Samsung 7 Series 4K TV on sale for only $430, down $20 from the usual $450. Best Buy’s impressive $100 discount on the Apple Watch Series 5, which brings it down to just $299, is also up there.

However, if for any reason you miss this deal, there are always Black Friday AirPods deals to look forward to.

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