Apple’s stellar AirPods Pro is a prime candidate for the best Amazon Prime Day deals, and as we’ve seen over the past 24 hours or so, Cupertino's premium pair of true wireless earbuds has been discounted below $200 (opens in new tab). And in the U.K., the AirPods Pro is on sale for £187 (opens in new tab), down from the original price of £249. Both are among the best Prime Day AirPods deals.
Discounted AirPods Pro aren’t to be missed, as it holds the second spot on our best wireless earbuds list and makes for a rather excellent companion to the likes of the iPhone 12 Pro (incidentally, check out our best iPhone Prime Day deals). But there may be one reason to cause you to pause and not splash the cash: the AirPods Pro 2.
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AirPods Pro: was $249 now $189 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Pro offers noise cancellation, a Transparency mode and both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified). You can also get a personalized fit with the included eartips, and the wireless charging case is included. This is one of the lowest prices of the year.
Naturally, Apple has kept tight-lipped about the AirPods Pro 2, but from the leaks so far we’ve got some idea of what this upcoming set of buds could do. According to some rumors, it could arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021, we’ve got a good few months to wait.
But other reports have the AirPods Pro 2 arriving in 2022, which would keep you waiting even longer. With that in mind, if you want a good pair of earbuds with active noise cancellation, then it might be worth taking the plunge and getting the AirPods Pro while they’re discounted.
AirPods Pro: was £249 now £187 @ Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
AirPods Pro consistently ranked high on our best wireless earbuds ranking. Any saving on AirPods Pros always ends up being among the most popular Prime Day deals, and this £62 saving is a very healthy discount that likely won't last long.
As for AirPods Pro 2 features, the rumors have them tipped to get built-in fitness tracking, use a new Apple H2 chip for sound processing and ANC, as well as feature a new compact design.
Fitness tracking can be handy, but there's an argument that you’d be better off with an Apple Watch; check out our best Prime Day Apple Watch deals. And while sound quality is expected to get a boost with the AirPods Pro 2, the current AirPods Pro delivers very impressive sound. And that's all in a design that’s still suitably compact yet good at picking up your voice when making a hands-free call, thanks to the little microphone stalks on the earbuds.
For folks worried about battery life, the AirPods Pro offers up to 4.5 hours of ANC-enabled play time; we’ve got no indication the second-gen earbuds will beat that, especially if they have a compact design. MagSafe charging has been tipped for the AirPods Pro 2, which would be a pretty slick addition, but hardly essential.
As such, if you're after a new pair of wireless earbuds or an upgrade from the standard AirPods, then we’d suggest you jump on the AirPods Pro deal. It's an excellent pair of earbuds and well worth snapping up in a sale.
But if you don’t fancy going down the Apple route, then the Sony WF-1000XM3 has been discounted for Prime Day (opens in new tab). While the Sony WF-1000XM4 has been released, the WF-1000XM3 still delivers excellent sound quality and noise cancellation, making this set of buds earbuds a solid alternative to the AirPods Pro.
But whatever you choose to do, Amazon Prime Day is one of the best days of the year to find an impressive pair of earbuds or headphones and low prices.
Amazon Prime Day: Quick links
- Alexa device sale: Echo devices from $14 (opens in new tab)
- Adidas: up to 55% off polo shirts, sneakers, jerseys, more (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Basics Home: bedding deals from $11 (opens in new tab)
- American Apparel: tops/bottoms from $10 (opens in new tab)
- Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS/40mm): was $399 now $279 (opens in new tab)
- Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $189 (opens in new tab)
- Athleisure wear: yoga pants, workout tops from $6 (opens in new tab)
- Back-to-school sales: Notebooks, Elmer's Glue from $5 (opens in new tab)
- Bedding & bath: deals on comforters, shower curtains, more (opens in new tab)
- Bissell vacuums: 50% off floorcare and air purifiers (opens in new tab)
- Black + Decker: power tools up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
- Blu-ray movie sets: Batman, Indiana Jones from 45% off (opens in new tab)
- Board games: up to 60% all games (opens in new tab)
- Books: best sellers from $4 (opens in new tab)
- Bose: headphones and speakers from $129 (opens in new tab)
- Bowflex: home gym deals extra 20% off sale prices (opens in new tab)
- Camping gear: Coleman, Igloo, Zippo from $8 (opens in new tab)
- Chromebooks: HP, Lenovo, Acer from $209 (opens in new tab)
- Clothing: up to 50% off Anne Klein, Bulova, Izod, (opens in new tab)
- Deep fryers: Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, more from $24 (opens in new tab)
- Designer apparel: Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein up to 45% off (opens in new tab)
- External hard drives: Seagate, WD, more from $38 (opens in new tab)
- Fitness: deals from $6 (opens in new tab)
- Garmin smartwatches: up to 30% off deals from $49 (opens in new tab)
- Gift cards: 20% off Old Navy, Adidas, Cold Stone (opens in new tab)
- Groceries: up to 35% off Quaker, Starbucks, Lay's, and more (opens in new tab)
- Gym bags: Puma, Nike, Adidas from $12 (opens in new tab)
- Halloween: costumes from $10 (opens in new tab)
- HDTVs: smart TVs from $99 (opens in new tab)
- Headphones: Sony, Bose, Anker deals from $10 (opens in new tab)
- Heating/cooling: fans and air conditioners from $12 (opens in new tab)
- Juicing machines: save on NutriBullet, Breville, more (opens in new tab)
- Kitchen appliances: save on Ninja, Keurig, Instant Pot (opens in new tab)
- Keurig coffee makers: machines from $69 (opens in new tab)
- Laptops: save on MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Windows machines (opens in new tab)
- Levi's: up to 55% off men's/women's shorts and jeans (opens in new tab)
- LifeStraw: up to 50% off water filters (opens in new tab)
- Luggage/travel: sets and accessories from from $8 (opens in new tab)
- Magazines: 90% off Food & Wine, Real Simple, more (opens in new tab)
- Nike: up to $50 off sneakers & shorts (opens in new tab)
- Nvidia RTX GPUs: up to $140 off video cards (opens in new tab)
- Office chairs: deals from $39 (opens in new tab)
- OLED TVs: up to $1,500 off LG and Sony (opens in new tab)
- Pet food/supplies: save on Blue, Fresh Step, Wellness (opens in new tab)
- Power tools: DeWalt, Black & Decker, Bosch up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
- PS5 games: deals from $29 (opens in new tab)
- Robot vacuums: iRobot, Shark, more from $129 (opens in new tab)
- Samsung storage sale: deals from $24 (opens in new tab)
- Sneakers: Skechers, New Balance, Asics from $19 (opens in new tab)
- Surface laptops: from $599 (opens in new tab)
- Swimming pool toys: up to 60% off inflatables (opens in new tab)
- Xbox Series X|S games: from $19 (opens in new tab)
- Xmas decor: lights, stockings more from $2 (opens in new tab)