Black Friday is here and we’re seeing some notable discounts on Select reader favorites, including Apple’s AirPods Pro. The second (and newest) iteration of these expert-recommended headphones is down to its lowest price ever, according to price tracker CamelCamelCamel. The first-generation AirPods Pro were a Black Friday 2021 bestseller. Discounted from $249 to $199, this deal — along with other Black Friday sales — can be found at major retailers including Target, Amazon and BestBuy. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for your favorite student or music lover, now might be the perfect time to pick up a pair.
Adored by editors and Select experts, Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are designed to deliver a richer sound experience, thanks to smarter noise cancellation and more immersive sound than its predecessor, according to the Mark. It includes four sizes of silicone tips, ranging from XS to L, to allow for a more personalized fit.
Plus, you can adjust audio settings directly on the headphones, by sliding the stem to adjust the volume or pressing the pod to pause or play your music. These AirPods also surpass their previous model in terms of battery life: they now offer up to six hours of listening time and 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case, Apple explains. And, if you’re worried about misplacing your AirPods, no worries – they have a built-in speaker that will play loudly with use of Find My App, making them easier to locate.
Other wireless headphones on sale
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Wireless Headphones
- Average rating of 4.4 stars from 1,877 reviews at Best Buy
With active noise cancellation, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 wireless headphones can deliver up to five hours of continuous playtime – and up to 20 hours with noise cancellation turned off, according to Samsung. Similar to the AirPods Pro, these headphones come with multi-size silicone tips for a more comfortable and personalized fit. You can also tap the earbuds to play and pause your music and answer phone calls.
Bose Sports Headphones
- Lowest price ever
- Average rating of 4.4 stars from 29,731 reviews at Best Buy
Bose Sport headphones have a built-in microphone system designed to focus on your voice while reducing outside sounds to make your phone calls clearer, Bose says. When fully charged, they provide up to five hours of listening time, the charging case can provide up to two full charges, and they’re water resistant to withstand a sweaty workout, the brand says.
Skullcandy Dime XT 2 True Wireless Headphones
- Average rating of 4.2 stars out of 40,040 reviews on Amazon
At under $20, the Skullcandy Dime XT 2 True Wireless Earphones are the most affordable option on this list. They have an IPX-4 water resistance rating, which means they can withstand sweat and light rain. The headphones also have up to 12 hours of battery life, as well as Tile app integration to help you find them if you misplace them, according to the brand.
When is Black Friday 2022?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving every year. Black Friday 2022 falls on November 25. But experts tell us that Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just 24-hour events anymore. They turn into weeks of great deals, and some early sales start in October or November. Over the next few days, we’ll continue to let you know about new savings opportunities, along with tips on what to buy during the event and what you might want to wait before buying.
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