• Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to their lowest price ever

Apple’s AirPod Pros dominated this year’s Prime Day and we don’t expect things to be any different for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this holiday season. And if these wireless earbuds are on your shopping list, now might be the time to buy: They are officially on sale through the week. Walmart discounted the earbuds to $169 Thursday evening and Amazon followed suit soon afterward. That’s the lowest they’ve ever been, according to price comparison site Honey.

For shoppers who are able to invest a bit more in wireless earbuds for personal use or for a lucky gift recipient, the AirPods Pro model are the best wireless earbuds for Apple users. Not only will they be impressed with their noise cancelling and transparency modes, but these earbuds are equally beloved for both all-day wear and high-intensity workouts. Whether you’re working from home, taking conference calls on-the-go or are out for a run, you won’t have to worry about wires getting tangled or earbuds slipping out of place.

They’ll also be able to summon Siri for smart assistance via the earbuds. This gives you the freedom to seamlessly switch from music to making a call or checking the weather completely hands-free. Apple boasts this model as the only in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation to help you maintain focus on whatever task is in front of you. And with an outward-facing microphone that detects external sounds, these earbuds counter it with “anti-noise’ before you even hear it. Plus, these wireless earbuds charge fast — we’re talking two hours of battery power after just ten minutes charging in the case. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, these wireless earbuds are worth considering.

Apple AirPod Pro standout features

  • These earbuds include active noise canceling technology to help block out your surroundings.
  • Get 4.5 hours of listening time or 5 hours of noise cancellation in one charge.
  • The wireless charging case gives you 24 hours of listening time or 18 hours of talk time.
  • Just 5 minutes in the case gives the earbuds around one hour’s charge.
  • They are sweat- and water-resistant.
  • You can split your music with another set of AirPods.
  • Upgraded silicone tips in three different sizes offer an enhanced seal.
  • They sense when they’re in your ears and automatically pause when you take them out.
  • The “Adaptive EQ” design uses an inner microphone to automatically tune music based on your specific ear shape.

Alternative wireless earbud sales to shop

1. Apple AirPods

  • Rating: 4.8, star rating, more than 218,400 reviews

According to price comparison site CamelCamelCamel, this is the lowest price the AirPods have been listed in the last three weeks. Apple didn’t just bring true wireless technology into the mainstream — they made their own AirPods very easy to use. Bluetooth has always had some quirks, for example, and Apple’s H1 chip smoothed out the pairing process and stabilized its connection. You can even activate Siri with your voice (as long as you’re pairing your earbuds to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac).

2. Jabra Elite 75t

  • Rating: 4.2, star rating, more than 7,600 reviews

If you want a pair of true wireless earbuds that sound great and work well, the Jabra Elite 75t is widely regarded as one of the best all-around sets you can buy. This is also the lowest price it’s been in nearly two months, according to CamelCamelCamel. They’re small, light, and have a bevy of touch controls so you can skip tracks, answer calls and activate your phone’s voice assistant without reaching for your phone. The 75t has a water resistance rating of IP55, which means they can handle rain and some sweating, but their warranty doesn’t cover damage from perspiration, so they aren’t ideal for hard workouts.

3. Jaybird Vista True Wireless Bluetooth Sport Earbuds

  • Rating: 4.4, star rating, more than 3,000 reviews

According to CameCamelCamel, this is the lowest price these earbuds have been listed. When you’re headed out for a run and need some tunes — or podcasts or any streamable content — to go with you, you want something like the Jaybird Vistas. They come with IPX7 water resistance, meaning they’re water-tight even when immersed in up to one meter for as long as 30 minutes. If you tend to sweat a lot while exercising, these’ll hold up well. And if they don’t, Jaybird’s warranty covers damage from perspiration.

4. Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds

  • Rating: 4.1, star rating, more than 7,600 reviews

While many earbuds merely isolate and block out noise using a “seal” in your ear canal, active noise canceling (or ANC) operates differently. It relies on microphones that record the noise around you and then play back a negative waveform of that sound into your ears — making it sound like you’re in a quiet room with your music. According to CamelCamelCamel, this is the lowest price these earbuds have hit. Sony has some of the most powerful noise canceling on the market in its WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds. If you’re looking to truly block out the world, this is the right pair for you.

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