Early Black Friday sales have arrived, and AirPods deals will no doubt 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.
Case in point, right now a range of Beats Earbuds are on sale from $89 at Amazon (opens in new tab). The discounts include Beats Studio Buds for $89 (opens in new tab)that’s $59 off, as well as Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds for $149 (opens in new tab), that’s a massive $100 saving compared to its regular price of $249. Beats Fit Pro are also on sale for $159 (opens in new tab)while the Beats Fit Pro Kim Kardashian Edition have dropped to $179 (opens in new tab).
In our Beats Studio Buds review, we labeled 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 the pricey AirPods Pro) and IPX4 water and sweat resistance. The mediocre call quality and inability to easily switch multiple devices do hold the Beats Studio Buds back somewhat.
Our Powerbeats Pro review was similarly positive, we said: “The Powerbeats Pro is Apple’s first pair of completely wireless fitness earbuds (by way of Beats). They deliver excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration in a low-profile package.” We also labeled it a great fitness-focused alternative to the AirPods Pro, and at $100 off now is definitely a great time to buy a pair.
Finally, there is the Beats Fit Pro, which also earned a very positive write-up: “The Beats Fit Pro is an exceptional sporty model that merges brand staples with high-end Apple features.” We praised the earbuds for spatial audio support, strong ANC, great call quality and a secure design, but the H1 features being exclusive to Apple devices was 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 earbuds, and don’t want to splurge for a set of AirPods Pro buds, then this Amazon sale on the best-selling Beats is definitely worth a look. Plus, we expect to see even more savings across 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.