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Now might be the right time to buy a pair of second-generation Apple AirPods if you’ve been waiting for a good deal. The earphones are on sale on Amazon, where they’ve dropped from $159 to $100 for Memorial Day. That’s 37 percent below the regular price and one of the best deals we’ve seen for this model. However, the current price is about $10 more than the record low.
Buy Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) at Amazon – $99
We gave the second-generation AirPods a score of 84 in our review after finding that the fit isn’t suitable for all ears, while the sound quality is comparable to the first model. There is also no active noise cancellation. However, the earbuds have a lot to offer. They’re especially useful for those deep in the Apple ecosystem, as the H1 chip allows them to quickly pair the earbuds with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and switch between devices in the blink of an eye. You can listen for about five hours before you need to charge, while the charging case offers about 24 hours of listening time in total.
Meanwhile, the most recent third-generation AirPods are also on sale. They are currently $150, which is $29 off the standard price. We felt that this time Apple had improved almost every aspect and gave this model a score of 88. While there is still no ANC, the third-generation AirPods have significantly better sound quality, a more comfortable fit, and a longer battery life. the battery (about seven hours in our testing).
Buy Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) at Amazon – $150
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