Cheapest Apple AirPods and AirPods pro prices: Best UK deals for October
Cast your mind back to the middle of 2010, when Bluetooth headphones were slowly but surely entering the tech world, you’ll likely remember the negative connotations associated with them. But today, you can’t go far without seeing someone wearing a pair of white shiny earbuds .
Despite being up there as two of the most sought-after pairs of earphones, their eye-watering price tag can be off-putting for many people. Couple this with the fact that Apple is renowned for not participating in sales events, and you’ve got yourself a hefty outgoing.
But having scoured the internet, we've spotted a whole range of deals on the AirPods (was £159, now £124.99, Amazon.co.uk ) and AirPods pro (was £249, now £189.99, Amazon.co.uk ) that were too good not to share – both have been reduced by at least 20 per cent, which is pretty impressive for such a high-end piece of tech.
Although Apple didn’t announce the next-generation AirPods at its recent launch event, rumours are circulating that they are already in production, so it’s a prime time to snap up the existing models at discounted prices. And having reviewed both sets, we can testify for their performance and that they are a worthy investment, even more so when on offer. Read on to find out how you can secure a new pair of hi-fi earbuds at a cheap price.
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Apple AirPods, 2nd gen: Was £159, now £124.99, Amazon.co.uk
After Apple removed the headphone port from its iPhone devices, the tech giant launched its first wireless earbuds in 2016. These distinctive earphones featured in our review of the best wireless earbuds , with our writer noting that they are “some of the very lightest in-ears you can find”.
“The design is unchanged since day one, but improved electronics inside mean that, like on the pro model, you can say, ‘Hey, Siri’ to invoke the virtual assistant without even touching the earbuds,” they added.
Unlike the AirPods pro, there’s no silicone ear tip nor noise-cancelling technology. “Even so, audio quality is very good, as is call quality, which works even if you only use one earbud,” praised our writer . Of course, these are not cheap, so it pays to get them while they’re on sale.
Apple AirPods pro: Was £249, now £189.99, Amazon.co.uk
In response to the one-size-doesn’t-fit-all issue with their predecessors, Apple launched this pair of earbuds. Mostly retaining the same design as the OG AirPods, our writer noted they have a “heightened level of finesse” in our in-depth review of the AirPods pro . As high-end earphones go, these are “difficult to find much fault in”, they said.
As for the audio quality, they have a “lovely, warm sound to them, beautifully balanced across the register” and the “adaptive EQ automatically tunes low and mid frequencies to the shape of your ear, which kicks in the longer you listen”. The active noise cancellation is “impressive”, “shutting out the majority of ambient noise, and dampening any sound that gets through”. With money off such a high-quality pair of headphones, we’d recommend snapping up this deal ASAP.
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Want to read more about Apple’s latest earbuds? Head to our review of the AirPods pro