Apple made some improvements to its latest AirPods last year, and now you can grab a pair for $35 less than usual. Woot now has the third-generation AirPods for $145, which is 19 percent off and close to their record low. The sale will last for 12 days or until they are sold out, and we expect them to sell out pretty quickly at this price. While anyone can get this deal, Amazon Prime members can also get free shipping.
These earbuds mark the first real departure from the original AirPods design since the earbuds first came out. While the AirPods Pro have the best fit of any of Apple’s wireless earbuds, the third-generation AirPods are a big improvement over their predecessors. They have a new contoured design and shorter stem, both of which make the earbuds more comfortable and help with sound quality. They’re also IPX4 rated, so they should withstand sweaty workouts and a quick, accidental splash.
The latest AirPods sound much better than the previous models, thanks in part to a new custom driver and a high dynamic range amplifier. They work together to produce rich bass and clear, crisp sound overall. You won’t find an ANC on these earbuds, but they do have Adaptive EQ, spatial audio and dynamic head tracking.
The H1 chip in the earbuds helps power these features, along with hands-free Siri access and quick pairing. If you use a lot of Apple products, the quick pairing and switching feature comes in handy as it allows you to seamlessly switch from listening to music on your Mac to taking a call from your iPhone. As for battery life, you should get up to six hours with the earbuds and up to a total of 30 hours when using their charging case to recharge between sessions. As usual, be sure to review Woot’s return policy before deciding whether to pick it up during this sale.
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