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Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to a new low price on Amazon today


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Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to a new low price on Amazon today

Dealmaster — Dealmaster also has deals on Switch games, tons of Amazon devices, and more. Ars Staff – Jun 16, 2020 4:26 pm UTC Ars TechnicaToday’s Dealmaster is headlined by a new deal on the AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $220 on Amazon. That’s $29 off Apple’s MSRP and about $15 off the…

Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to a new low price on Amazon today

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Dealmaster also has deals on Switch games, tons of Amazon devices, and more.


Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to a new low price on Amazon today

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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a new deal on the AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $220 on Amazon. That’s $29 off Apple’s MSRP and about $15 off the device’s usual going rate on Amazon. The discount is the largest we’ve seen for Apple’s noise-cancelling true wireless earphones at the retailer, beating the previous low by about $10 and matching the best price we’ve seen at various online stores. Outside of a very brief drop to $215 at Adorama earlier this year, it’s the device’s lowest price to date from any reputable retailer.

The AirPods Pro were a recommendation in our travel tech gift guide last holiday season, and they remain a top choice for anyone who wants active noise cancellation in a totally wireless design. They’re pricier than the standard AirPods, but they’re a noticeable upgrade in almost every major way: their in-ear design creates a tighter and more stable seal in the ear, they produce a cleaner and more detailed sound quality that doesn’t overemphasize bass or treble, and they have a more reliable set of touch controls based on force feedback.

The active noise-cancellation here can’t match that of the best over-ear pairs from Sony and Bose, but it’s strong enough to be effective in most settings. An accompanying “Transparency” mode does a remarkable job of piping in outside noise without drowning out your music. If you own an iPhone, all of this is combined with steady Bluetooth connectivity and a dead-simple pairing and setup process. The earphones also have an IPX4 sweat-resistance rating to withstand light workouts.

The AirPods Pro’s battery life is still relatively meager, coming in at about five hours a charge. As with most true wireless earphones, their sound quality doesn’t quite match their price tag. Their microphone isn’t much of a standout when it comes to call quality. And if you use an Android phone, there’s just about nothing in the way of software customization. Devices like the Beats Powerbeats Pro and the Jabra Elite Active 75t—both of which are also on sale today—are better premium options for those who don’t solely use Apple devices or want something explicitly for working out. But as a do-everything pair of true wireless earphones for iPhone owners, the AirPods Pro are easy to recommend, especially at this deal price.

If you have no interest in a new set of headphones, though, we also have deals on a bunch of digital Nintendo Switch games, a ton of Amazon devices, the latest iPad Mini, Roku media streamers, refurbished Sonos speakers, and more. Have a look at the full rundown below.

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  • Apple Back to School sale: Apple AirPods true wireless earbuds for free with select Mac or iPad purchases (must be Higher Education student, parent of Higher Education student, or K-12 school employee to be eligible).
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  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i3-1000NG4, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $899.99 at Amazon (normally $970).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor + Wraith Prism LED cooler for $274.49 at Amazon (normally $295).
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