We’re well into summer and all the wonderful outdoor time that comes with it, which means it’s about time you finally got your hands on those Apple AirPods Pro you’ve been eyeing. Another reason to do it right now: They’re down to $180—almost $70 off—at Amazon.
Apple Apple AirPods Pro
$170 at Amazon
Active noise reduction blocks outside noise, so you can immerse yourself in music, podcasts or whatever makes you happy. Get up to 24 hours of listening time on a single charge. In addition, this model is waterproof and sweat-resistant.
How does the AirPods Pro compare to previous models?
Good question. First, they are customizable. Big ears? Small ears? No problem. While previous AirPod iterations subscribed to a one-size-fits-all approach, these state-of-the-art pros provide a special “Ear Tip Fit Test” so you can learn which size works best for you and your unique ear shape.
Apple has also redesigned these buds with a silicone tip for a comfortable fit so they will feel better in the ear and won’t slip out halfway through a workout.
Unlike previous versions of the iconic buds, AirPods Pro have active noise reduction to block out almost all ambient and background chatter. “The sound quality is good, the noise reduction is also good,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “They also pair and turn on automatically when you open the cover.”
Another happy Amazon buyer said: “For noise cancellation, they are more effective than I thought they would be. They are the best at blocking out white noise – bus engines, office noises, fans, etc. They are good at voices if it’s just people talking in a normal volume group.”
“AirPods have never been better. These little things pack […] a hit!” wrote one satisfied Amazon customer. “The sound quality is insane.”
Another fan raved about all the features you get with these earbuds. “These are by far the best of anything I’ve used so far because of the size and also the feature set,” they wrote. “What boggles my mind and confuses me is the spatial feature. I started looking around after starting to listen to an audiobook with that feature on. It’s like the narrator is behind and around. Spooky…. This is a quantum leap over other products.”
Ease of use for Apple lovers
The new earbuds offer a seamless wireless sync experience with just about any Apple device – including iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac and more.
But the utility of these buds extends far beyond the Appleverse: They’ll also pair with Android smartphones or tablets and Windows 10 laptops and desktops via Bluetooth.
AirPods Pro are also a revelation in the battery life department – 5.5 hours compared to the previous model’s 3.5 hours. And you can put them in the included wireless charging case to top them up for another 24 hours of power.
“Battery life is excellent. I haven’t charged them more than once in the last month of using them once every few nights for an hour or so,” added another Amazon customer.
“Can I give this 10 stars?” said a fellow fan. “The sound and microphone quality is amazing. They turn on automatically when you put them in your ears; even in the middle of a conversation they connect and automatically switch the sound. I couldn’t be happier with these.”
Apple’s AirPods Pro are a big step up in sound quality. And with the bells and whistles that entry-level AirPods simply don’t have, we think they’re well worth it.
Apple Apple AirPods Pro
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The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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