RS Recommends: Apple’s Newly-Released AirPods Are $159 Right Now – a $90 Discount

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Apple ’s products are known for many things — aesthetics, longevity, features, quality — but one thing they’re not known for: going on sale. The company never discounts its own hardware, but the brand new AirPods Pro are a whopping $90 off at Amazon right now as part of their Black Friday sale.

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That brings them down to just $159.99 — the lowest price we’re seeing at any retailer right now (for comparison: the AirPods Pro retail for $249 at No coupon code is required for this deal.

This discount is surprising because Apple just released these updated AirPods Pro just this fall. This updated version of Apple’s premium earbuds comes with a MagSafe-compatible case, which allows you to use it with Apple’s magnetic charging accessories. The earbuds themselves are unchanged.

The AirPods Pro stand out from the second and third-generation versions — available for $114.99 and $155.98 respectively — in a couple of ways.

Buy: New Apple AirPods Pro $159.00

The most important difference is that the AirPods Pro support active noise cancellation, which uses the microphones on each bud to filter outside sounds. Second, the AirPods Pro use gummy eartips, which create a more complete seal inside your ear to prevent noise from leaking in or out.

Apple includes three sizes of eartips in the box, so you should find a pair that fits. Previous generations of AirPods had hard outer shells that created a looser seal, and would be prone to falling out.

The AirPods Pro get five hours of battery life, but recharge when they’re inside their case. Counting the power inside the case, you get 24 hours of active use from the AirPods Pro before the buds and case need to be plugged in.

It was hard to find the AirPods Pro for several months last year due to stock shortages, and that was without a discount. And while the wireless earbuds were available again this year, there were shipping delays last month. Fortunately, the new AirPods Pro are here and on sale for just $159.99 .

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