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If you missed the holiday season discounts on Apple’s latest AirPods last year, you have another chance to get them today. Amazon has the third generation AirPods for $140 right now, which is a 22 percent discount and back to their standard low price. Apple released these buds last fall and they represent a complete redesign of the original AirPods, which are similar to Apple’s old EarPods.
Buy AirPods (3rd generation) on Amazon – $140
While the second generation of AirPods is not yet retired, the newer models will probably work better for most people. This is partly due to its new design, which is very similar to the AirPods Pro. They don’t have the removable silicone ear tips that the pros have, but they do have a defined look with a shorter stem plus an IPX4 rating that should protect them during sweaty workouts.
Apple has also greatly improved the audio on these AirPods; Their dedicated driver and high dynamic range amplifier help produce pure sounds with rich bass. Although they don’t support ANC, the 3rd generation earbuds have adaptive equalizer, spatial and always-on audio. The internal H1 chip helps enable all of these features, along with quick pairing and switching between Apple devices. We also appreciate their battery life — you should get six hours of listening before they need more juice, and nearly 30 total hours of use with the extra power their charging case provides.
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