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Apple AirPods couldn’t be more popular. But now Apple is making a case (pun intended) for the new-and-improved Apple AirPods Pro. Are they worth the upgrade? We say yes.
And now they’re marked down to $228 (originally $249) at Amazon. That’s a nearly 10 percent savings and the lowest price we’ve seen from the retailer.
Here’s how to get them: On the Amazon page, the Apple AirPods Pro are listed for $14 off, but if you add them to your cart, the price will go down an additional $7 with an “extra savings” at checkout—which makes them $21 off altogether. So don’t delay, these wireless earbuds rarely go on sale.
How do the AirPods Pro compare to previous models?
For one, they’re customizable. Big ears? Small ears? No problem. Whereas the regular AirPods subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach, Apple provides a special “Ear Tip Fit Test” so you can learn which size is best for you and your unique ear shape.
Meanwhile, Apple also redesigned these buds with a silicone tip for a comfy fit so they’ll feel better in your ear—and won’t slip out halfway through a workout.
Unlike the previous earbuds, Apple AirPods Pro also feature active noise-canceling to block out nearly all ambient and background chatter so you can focus on your favorite music and podcasts. “The sound quality is great, the noise cancelling is good as well,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “These are great for general use. They also pair and turn on automatically when you open the case, which is great.”
Said another Amazon shopper, “For noise cancellation, they are surprisingly very effective. More effective than I thought they would be. They are best at blocking out white noise—bus engines, office sounds, fans, etc. They are good at voices if it's just people talking in a group at a normal volume.”
Ease of use for Apple fans
The new earbuds offer a seamless wireless syncing experience with just about any other Apple device—including iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, iMac, and more. “The sound quality is great, and they are easy to use with the iPhone,” shared a delighted reviewer.
In addition, these wireless earbuds pair with Android smartphones or tablets and Windows 10 laptops and desktops via Bluetooth.
The Apple AirPods Pro have a longer battery life on a single charge—5.5 hours compared to the previous model’s 3.5 hours. So if you don’t want to keep juicing up throughout the day, go with the Pro. “Battery life is excellent. I haven't charged them more than once in the last month with using them once every few nights for an hour or so,” added another satisfied shopper.
The new Apple AirPods Pro are a big step up in audio quality. And with the bells and whistles that the entry-level AirPods just don’t have, we think they’re well worth the upgrade.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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