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If you missed out on holiday discounts on Apple’s latest AirPods last year, you have another chance to get them today. The Amazon has Third generation AirPods for $140 now, which is 22% off and a return to its record price. Apple released these buds last fall and they represent a complete redesign of the original AirPods, which resembled Apple’s old school EarPods.
Buy AirPods (3rd generation) on Amazon – $140
While the Second generation AirPods have not yet been retired, the newer models will likely work better for most people. This is partly due to its new design, which looks more like the AirPods Pro. They don’t have the removable silicone tips the pros do, but they do have a contoured look with a shorter temple, plus an IPX4 rating that should protect them during sweaty workouts.
Apple has also greatly improved the audio on these AirPods; its custom driver and high dynamic range amplifier help to produce clear sounds with rich bass. While they don’t support ANC, the third-gen headphones have adaptive EQ, spatial audio, and always-on Siri. The internal H1 chip helps enable all these features, as well as quickly pairing and switching between Apple devices. We also appreciate the battery life – you should get six hours of listening time before they need more power, and approximately 30 hours of total usage with the extra power provided by the charging case.
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