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Amazon today has dropped the price of Apple's AirPods Pro to $179.99, from $249.00. This is the closest that the AirPods Pro have come to matching last holiday's $169.00 record low price in 2021.

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You'll see this sale price after a $10 coupon is automatically applied at the checkout screen on Amazon. AirPods Pro are Apple's high-end Bluetooth headphones, offering active noise cancellation and many more features. The included charging case also supports Qi wireless charging, so you can recharge the headphones via any compatible Qi mat.



We track sales for every model of the AirPods in our Best AirPods Deals guide, so be sure to bookmark that page while you shop around for the wireless headphones. If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.

Article Link: Deals: AirPods Pro Available for $179.99 on Amazon ($69 Off)
 

lewchenko

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Jun 8, 2004
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I’ve just returned my Air pods pro. Utter garbage.

I got sucked into thinking they would be great but the reality (compared to my Bose QC35 over ear) is that the noise cancellation is not as good , transparency mode can make the sound just a little odd to listen to , neither mode works well when walking (strange feedback when moving) and worst of all , the sides you squeeze stopped working on mine and couldn’t switch modes anymore. (Even a firmware reset only temporarily fixed that before they stopped working again)

Quite possibly the worst apple product I’ve ever bought. Yet I see them everywhere??! A duff pair maybe or are they just a bit better than regular iPhone ear phones (which are terrible) so people just settle for that ?

gone back to just using over ear Bose QC35’s. Happy again lol.
 
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mjs916

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Apr 1, 2018
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This is the best deal you’ll get until Black Friday or the release of AirPods Pro 2. If you were on the fence, now’s the time.
This IS a great price. While it is tempting, since I’ve waited this long (two years) I might as well wait for the Fall announcements and see if any new ear gear launches, then revisit these.
 
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beanbaguk

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My wife just gifted these to me and I’m shocked at just how good they are!

Spacial audio while watching movies is incredible!
 
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kesenwangs

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May 16, 2021
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I’ve just returned my Air pods pro. Utter garbage.

I got sucked into thinking they would be great but the reality (compared to my Bose QC35 over ear) is that the noise cancellation is not as good , transparency mode can make the sound just a little odd to listen to , neither mode works well when walking (strange feedback when moving) and worst of all , the sides you squeeze stopped working on mine and couldn’t switch modes anymore. (Even a firmware reset only temporarily fixed that before they stopped working again)

Quite possibly the worst apple product I’ve ever bought. Yet I see them everywhere??! A duff pair maybe or are they just a bit better than regular iPhone ear phones (which are terrible) so people just settle for that ?

gone back to just using over ear Bose QC35’s. Happy again lol.

I actually miss AirPods Pro’s after using Max for a while now, more comfortable. I don’t have any issues with sound quality or transparency mode on either tho.
 
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nStyle

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I’ve just returned my Air pods pro. Utter garbage.

I got sucked into thinking they would be great but the reality (compared to my Bose QC35 over ear) is that the noise cancellation is not as good , transparency mode can make the sound just a little odd to listen to , neither mode works well when walking (strange feedback when moving) and worst of all , the sides you squeeze stopped working on mine and couldn’t switch modes anymore. (Even a firmware reset only temporarily fixed that before they stopped working again)

Quite possibly the worst apple product I’ve ever bought. Yet I see them everywhere??! A duff pair maybe or are they just a bit better than regular iPhone ear phones (which are terrible) so people just settle for that ?

gone back to just using over ear Bose QC35’s. Happy again lol.

Different uses cases...QC35's aren't great for sweaty workouts. NC of earbuds is never going to beat NC of over-ear headphones. I'm not completely sold on the Pros either as the regular Airpods have served me well but the NC would probably come in handy at times
 

DanTSX

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My wife just gifted these to me and I’m shocked at just how good they are!

Spacial audio while watching movies is incredible!


Yup


I just paid full price a few weeks back. They are quite amazing. Transparancy mode is useful in an office (even though everyone is still hiding from ‘ronis at home, so there is nobody to listen to) and noise cancelation is very good.


The first pair failed in 5 days, but pair #2 are good so-far.


You could certainly do better with IEM or something more professional, but you lose the “magic” of the U1 chip. I honestly would have never considered a product of this type and price range unless Apple had made it more approachable and accessible to a consumer like me.
 

TheSynchronizer

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Dec 2, 2014
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My favourite headphones I’ve ever had the pleasure to own and use.. but also one of the most unreliable and fragile tech products I’ve ever had (thank God for AppleCare+).

Such a mixed bag of emotions - I hope APP 2’s are just as great but more durable and less prone to allllll the various issues these have gone through.
 

mjs916

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Apr 1, 2018
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Sacramento, CA
My favourite headphones I’ve ever had the pleasure to own and use.. but also one of the most unreliable and fragile tech products I’ve ever had (thank God for AppleCare+).

Such a mixed bag of emotions - I hope APP 2’s are just as great but more durable and less prone to allllll the various issues these have gone through.
Comments like this also cause me to continue to hold out. I’ve heard of various issues plaguing AirPods in general like one earpiece no longer charging, static issues, temporary loss of mic use. Nothing perfect but my Bose SoundSports we’re replaced for free after 3.5 years due to reduced battery life. That’s the kind of reliability I’m looking for. I’ll continue having a wire in between earpieces for now.
 

LFO8

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Apr 27, 2019
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if you don’t have a pair yet.. hold out for version 2. Airpods Pro Rattlegate is very real. My left one starting cracking and rattling after about 9 months. There’s a thread about this issue. Many users are affected and even after having them replaced by another pair, after a while they new pair will display the same issue. It’s a frustrating reality for what is otherwise a great utility. But not worth the asking price imo.
 
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