This is not a drill! The best discount on the new AirPods Pro 2 has arrived. Right now, you can get the AirPods Pro 2nd Gen for just $199 at Amazon, instead of their usual $249.
Even though the actual discount level isn't that huge, this will probably be the best Black Friday offer you can expect – simply because it's on such a new pair of earbuds, and it's double the saving I've seen before. I've been following the best Black Friday AirPods deals daily, and this is one of the better offers of 2022.
For under $200, I don't think any other earbuds come close to touching these for value. We've written about several of the best Black Friday earbuds deals from other brands dropping to prices around this, but the AirPods Pro outperform them.
This will be one of the best Black Friday deals of the year, no question. There's no reason to pay more this holiday season…
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Today's best AirPods Pro 2 deal
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation):
was $249 now $199 at Amazon
Perhaps today's best early Black Friday deal is Apple's best-selling AirPods Pro 2 on sale for $199 - a new record-low price and $30 less than last week's deal. Apple's all-new earbuds include improved audio quality and noise cancellation and include a wireless charging case that provides more than 24 hours of battery life.
I've been using AirPods Pro 2 since they launched, and the noise cancellation is the really mind-blowing thing here. They completely suck the floor out of the room – it's truly strange how effective they are. And when you add the improved sound quality on top, they mean you can really get stuck into your music.
I'm also a big fan of how small and light they are – Sony and Bose equivalents are much larger and heaver. The AirPods Pro 2 come with a new smaller in-ear tip too, which has made them more comfortable and practical for a lot more people I've tested them with in practice.
Of course, there's still the fact that they're best used with an iPhone – they'll do the basic things right on Android, but lack the extra smart features – so if you have a non-iOS phone, you might prefer the excellent offers on the Sony WF-1000XM4. But if you do have Apple gear, I can't recommend this deal enough.
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Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Entertainment, meaning he's in charge of persuading our team of writers and reviewers to watch the latest TV shows and movies on gorgeous TVs and listen to fantastic speakers and headphones. It's a tough task, as you can imagine. Matt has over a decade of experience in tech publishing, and previously ran the TV & audio coverage for our colleagues at T3.com, and before that he edited T3 magazine. During his career, he's also contributed to places as varied as Creative Bloq, PC Gamer, PetsRadar, MacLife, and Edge. TV and movie nerdism is his speciality, and he goes to the cinema three times a week. He's always happy to explain the virtues of Dolby Vision over a drink, but he might need to use props, like he's explaining the offside rule.