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Amazon is having a huge sale on AirPods right now, slashing up to 35 percent off some models. Of note are the AirPods Pro, Apple’s best sounding earbuds, which are back down to $179. That’s $70 off their normal price and only $10 more than the record low that we saw during the holiday shopping season last year. Also discounted are AirPods with the wireless charging case, which are down to an all-time low of $129, and AirPods with the standard case, which are on sale for $109. Amazon claims these are “limited time” sales, so it’s unclear if these discounts will be available after today.
While we thought we might hear about new AirPods during Apple’s event last month, the tech giant didn’t announce anything new in that department. That means all of these models are a few years old at this point, but they remain some of the best true wireless earbuds you can get if you live within the Apple ecosystem. AirPods Pro earned a score of 87 from us for their improved sound quality, better fitting design with IPX4 water resistance and convenient features like hands-free Siri access. They’re far and away the best sounding Apple earbuds you can get, and they do a good job of blocking out surrounding noises with active noise cancellation and Transparency Mode.
Regular AirPods are better for those who already liked the fit of Apple’s EarPods, which used to come with each new iPhone. They have decent sound and good wireless range, plus a solid five-hour battery life, too. But what sets any pair of AirPods apart is their fast pairing and switching between Apple devices. The H1 chip inside allows them to recognize which device you’re actively using and switch to it, so you can go form taking a call on your iPhone to listening to music from your Mac.
Aside from the AirPods Pro, the kicker in Amazon’s sale is the wireless charging case — they originally cost $199 but have been hovering at $159 for months. The last time we saw them close to this $129 record low was in early August. And that means you’re only paying $20 extra for the wireless charging case, which is a great deal.
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