We’re in the middle of summer and all the good time outdoors that comes with it, which means it’s high time for you to finally snag those Apple AirPods Pro you’ve been keeping your eye on. Another reason to make that move now: They’re down to $180 on Amazon – almost $70 off.
AppleApple AirPods Pro
$180 at Amazon
Active noise cancellation allows you to be fully immersed in music, podcasts, or whatever makes you happy. Get up to 24 hours of listening pleasure on one charge. In addition, this model is waterproof and sweat-resistant.
How do AirPods Pro compare to previous models?
Good question. For one, they are customizable. Big ears? Small ears? No problem. While previous AirPod iterations have followed a one-size-fits-all approach, these cutting-edge pros offer a special “Eartip Fit Test” so you can find out which size works best for you and your unique ear shape.
Apple also redesigned these buds with a silicone tip for a snug fit so they feel better in your ear and don’t slip out mid-workout.
Unlike previous versions of the iconic buds, the AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation to block out nearly all ambient and background noise. “The sound quality is great, the noise-cancellation is good too,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “They also pair and turn on automatically when you open the case.”
Another happy Amazon shopper said, “For noise cancellation, they are more effective than I thought. They’re best at blocking out white noise — bus engines, office noise, fans, etc. They’re good at tuning if it’s just people talking at a normal volume in a group.”
“AirPods have never been better. These little things pack… a punch!” wrote one satisfied Amazon customer. “The audio quality is insane.”
Another fan raved about all the features you get with these earbuds. “This is by far the best of anything I’ve used for size and also feature set,” they wrote. “What amazes me and blows my mind is the spatial function. I started looking around after I started listening to an audio book with this feature. It’s like the narrator is behind and everywhere. Creepy …. This is a quantum leap compared to other products.”
Ease of use for Apple lovers
The new earbuds offer a seamless wireless syncing experience with almost any Apple device – including iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac and more.
But the usefulness of these buds goes far beyond the Appleverse: they also pair with Android smartphones or tablets and Windows 10 laptops and desktops via Bluetooth.
The AirPods Pro are also a revelation in battery life – 5.5 hours compared to the previous model’s 3.5 hours. And you can store them in the included wireless charging case to keep them charged for another 24 hours.
“Battery life is excellent. I haven’t charged it more than once in the last month by using it for about an hour every couple of nights,” added another Amazon shopper.
“Can I give this 10 stars?” said another fan. “The audio and microphone quality is amazing. They turn on automatically when you put them in your ears; even if you’re in the middle of a conversation, they connect and the audio switches automatically. I couldn’t be happier with these.”
Apple’s AirPods Pro are a big step up in audio quality. And with the bells and whistles the entry-level AirPods just don’t have, we think they’re worth it.
Of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders $25 or more.)
The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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