Santa Claus is coming and he's got $50 off the new AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C!

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Looking for a deal on a set of Apple's newest flagship AirPods but thinking Apple's top-tier AirPods Pro 2 with the new USB-C charger are probably still too rich for your blood? Not so! Santa has been making his list and checking it twice – and look what he found that's both naughty and nice! 

If the person you're buying for really wants AirPods, you absolutely cannot miss this deal at Best Buy, where the AirPods Pro 2 have dropped to $199 (was $249.99) – a thoroughly delightful $50 saving on the MSRP which is especially useful this time of year. 

Prefer to do your shopping on Amazon? That's OK – the smiling online giant is matching the deal, also slashing the price of Apple's newest ice-white buds by 20% to just $199.99 ahead of the gift-giving season. 

Whichever retailer you choose, the offer represents a top saving, but if you're not super sold on earbuds, we've got guides for the best Christmas sales in the US and Boxing Day sales in the UK, for even more great holiday and Christmas gift ideas. Stick with us – we make considered gift-buying a piece of cake. 

Back to these excellent September 2023-issue Apple earbuds with the USB-C charger though – the only AirPods to offer volume control by gently stroking the stems – and if it's this item you need (and not any of the four other top wireless earbds deals I've spotted) we don't think any pre-Christmas deal will drop the price lower than this. 

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C: $249  $199.99 at Best Buy

Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C: was $249 now $199.99 at Best Buy
What a tidy saving. This $50-off price cut at Best Buy sees Apple's newest and Pro-suffixed AirPods drop to $199.99, or just $10 more than their cheapest price ever (seen during Black Friday, a few weeks back). Again, the case is the newer USB-C toting variant, rather than the one with the Lightning connector – which means that unless you're clinging to that old Lightning cable, this is a top deal. It's only $30 more expensive than the lowest ever price of the same 'buds but with the older case! Come on!

Another key feature here is the ability to set up Personalized Spatial Audio, where a scan of your face and ears will be able to recalibrate the sound performance of the AirPods Pro 2. And there is a marked difference using the personalized system – music is far more expansive, with different instruments much easier to pick out in a cohesive but nuanced mix.

And the AirPods Pro 2 charging case has a neat trick, allowing you to use an Apple Watch charger to juice up the AirPods Pro 2 holder. It feels so seamless that it's hard to understand why it didn't happen before, but it's a top feature nonetheless.

One last underrated feature? How small the case is. We've seen so many of the best wireless earbuds come in with big buds and bloated cases, but the case here is so small it slips into tight jeans or an inside jacket pocket without ruining your lines, so you can take them absolutely everywhere.

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Becky Scarrott
Senior Audio Staff Writer

Becky is a senior staff writer at TechRadar (which she has been assured refers to expertise rather than age) focusing on all things audio. Before joining the team, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.