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Apple's third AirPods generation
is the first to offer active noise cancellation technology, but even if you're willing to overlook probably the greatest flaw
of these powerful and sleek new wireless earbuds
, there's still one important thing likely to discourage you from spending 250 bucks.
We're talking precisely that arguably inflated price point, although if it makes you feel any better and if you hurry, you can already shave $14 off the AirPods Pro on Amazon. That may not sound like a drastic discount (because it's not), but even with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right around the corner at essentially all major US retailers, we don't expect anyone to offer anything better anytime soon.
It pretty much goes without saying this is the highest price cut currently available at a trustworthy vendor hooking you up with a standard manufacturer's warranty, which unfortunately also means the early deal might not last very long. In fact, Amazon offered this same exact discount over the weekend as well, returning the AirPods
Pro to their regular price on Monday, presumably due to high demand.
The same rampant demand probably led to the e-commerce giant listing the noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds as "usually shipping within 1 to 2 weeks" at the time of this writing. You can expect delivery times to slip further in the next few hours before Amazon inevitably pulls the plug (once again) or runs out of marked-down inventory.
Redesigned to help you disconnect from your surroundings while keeping everything nice and comfortable, Apple's AirPods Pro come with both outward-facing and inward-facing microphones, as well as a cool Transparency functionality allowing you to seamlessly switch between active noise cancellation and a usage mode where you can hear everything happening around you while also listening to your favorite tunes.
Other top-notch features include sweat and water resistance, as well as a total battery life of "more than 24 hours" when taking both the headphones themselves and their wireless charging
case into consideration.