At the risk of repeating myself, Apple’s AirPods Pro are a great product — but, oy, the price. It’s really hard to justify paying $249 when there are so many genuinely good AirPods Pro alternatives priced less.
Recently, however, some major stores have lopped a hefty $50 off, making the AirPods Pro a little more palatable. Originally it was Staples offering the deal, then Amazon jumped in to match, and now Walmart also has it for $199. Is this the precursor to a permanent price cut? Only Apple knows for sure, but I suspect we might get some kind of AirPods news next month.
Even at $199, these are anything but cheap, but CNET’s AirPods Pro review explains why they might be worth the money. On the other hand, if it’s just certain features you want, be sure to check out these AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less. You can learn more about them in a recent episode of The Cheapskate Show podcast, embedded below.
Meanwhile, there’s always the refurbished AirPods Pro option, which might be better than you think.
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