Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, aka Amazon Prime Day 2.0, arrived yesterday, bringing with it the best discount we’ve seen yet on Apple’s newest AirPods Pro. Thankfully, you can still pick them up on sale at Amazon for just $223.24 instead of $249. That’s a small price cut, true, but it’s also the steepest discount we’ve seen on the noise-canceling earbuds since they launched just a few weeks ago and the best one we’re likely to see until Black Friday and Cyber Monday land next month.
While the second-gen AirPods Pro aren’t dramatically different from their predecessor, they do include new swipe-based controls and better noise cancellation. They also now come with four replaceable ear tips instead of three, which might make them more comfortable for listeners with smaller ears. Plus, their MagSafe-ready charging case differs from others in the AirPods lineup in that it features a built-in speaker and Find My support, which means Apple users can keep track of it more easily when they tap into Apple’s robust Find My network. There’s also a built-in loop, so you can attach the case to a lanyard.
They may not be the best-sounding wireless earbuds we’ve tested, but they still sound good — and as they integrate quite nicely with other Apple devices, could be a good option for Apple users. For more about the new AirPods Pro, be sure to check out our review.
Apple’s latest AirPods Pro take after the last-gen model but include swipe controls and a new H2 chip that allows for improved noise cancellation. They also come with a water-resistant charging case that offers support for Apple’s robust Find My network.
If the second-generation AirPods Pro are too expensive for you, fret not, because you can also buy Apple’s second-generation AirPods for just $89.99 instead of $129 from Amazon and Walmart. Sure, they don’t offer active noise cancellation, a wireless charging case, or water resistance. However, if you don’t need those features, these buds still sound good, offer decent battery life, and integrate well with other Apple devices. Read our review.
Update October 12th, 10:51AM: Checked availability, updated pricing details, and added links to additional Prime Early Access Sale coverage.