The first Black Friday sales are here, and AirPods deals are sure to be some of the most in-demand savings over the next few weeks. However, don’t dismiss deals on some of the best AirPods alternatives.
For example, a range of Beats headphones are currently on sale starting at $89 on Amazon. (opens in a new tab). Discounts include Beats Studio Buds for $89 (opens in a new tab)it’s $59 off, plus the Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds for $149 (opens in a new tab), that’s a whopping $100 savings from its regular price of $249. Beats Fit Pro are also on sale for $159 (opens in a new tab)while the Beats Fit Pro Kim Kardashian Edition is down to $179 (opens in a new tab).
In our Beats Studio Buds review, we called it a “surprisingly affordable” option and that was before Amazon slashed the price by 40%. We particularly liked the compact design, strong active noise cancellation (a feature reserved for expensive AirPods Pro), and IPX4 water and sweat resistance. Poor call quality and the inability to easily switch between multiple devices hold the Beats Studio Buds back somewhat.
Our Powerbeats Pro Review was equally positive, we said, “The Powerbeats Pro are Apple’s first pair of completely wireless fitness headphones (via Beats). They offer great sound and seamless iPhone integration in a low-profile package. We’ve also called it a great fitness-focused AirPods Pro alternative, and at $100 off, it’s definitely a great time to pick up a pair.
Finally, there is the Beats Fit Pro, which also received a very positive review: “The Beats Fit Pro is an exceptional sports model that fuses the brand’s basic products with high-end Apple features.” We praised the headphones for their spatial audio support, strong ANC, excellent call quality and secure design, but the H1 features exclusive to Apple devices were a disappointment, as was the lackluster Android app. These are definitely designed for iOS users.
If you’re looking for a new set of wireless headphones and don’t want to splurge for a set of AirPods Pro headphones, then this Amazon sale on the best-selling Beats is definitely worth checking out. Plus, we expect to see even more savings on top audio products from Apple, Sony, Bose and more as we get closer to the official start of Black Friday sales over the next few weeks.