In my job as tech reviews editor on Creative Bloq, it's my job to try out all the tech us creative sorts use, sorting the wheat from the chaff quality-wise. Part of that has been testing and reviewing headphones and earbuds, and over the last year, two pairs of earbuds stand apart from everything else: the Panasonic Technics EAH-AZ80 and EAH-AZ60. So imagine my delight when I found this deal on the AZ60s, now down to £132.99 from £199.99 at Amazon.
Fitted with active noise cancellation, they also have the best voice-filtering tech in the business, 'JustMyVoice', which makes using the pods for hands-free calls better than any pods I've ever used, and the richest audio quality in any earbuds I've ever used. While this is the previous generation to the ones I reviewed recently, these AZ60 ones – to use the technical term – wipe the floor with any other pods in their price bracket (including those white mega-famous ones you see in all the movies and ads and TV shows).
My favourite Prime Day earbuds deal so far
Overview: THE earbuds to go for if you're an audiophile, or someone who takes lots of hands-free calls and doesn't like others constantly saying 'pardon, what did you say?' to you. Audio-production quality sound makes it a definite go-to for any creative pro.
Key features: | Weight: 59 grams | Voice filtering: JustMyVoice | Active noise cancellation | True wireless Bluetooth | Playtime: 7 hours
Release date: October 2021.
Price history: This is the lowest price we've ever seen it, undercutting the previous low of £139.99 by a cool £7. It's also cheaper than the cheapest AirPods 3 Prime Day deal we've found, by the way...
Current price: Walmart (US): $227.99
Review consensus: The sound quality has received near-universal praise, and marked Technics' arrival into the fray against market-leading Sony and Bose rivals, with a comfortable, secure fit and an impressive sound-control app. Some critics weren't huge fans of the ANC, and the JustMyVoice call-quality enhancer has improved from the first batches of the product.
Below you'll find all the best up-to-date prices on the Technics EAH-AZ60 wherever you are in the world: