Waiting for Prime Day? Apple AirPods Pro 2 just dropped to a record low price

AirPods Pro 2 deal
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UPDATE 12 July: this deal is now over and the AirPods are now $199 at Amazon.

Amazon Prime Day is coming up next Tuesday and Wednesday, 16 and 17 July, so you might be tempted to hold off on any tech purchases until then. But with five days still to go to the big sale, the online retailer has just slashed the price of Apple AirPods Pro 2 to a record low of $169

Apple AirPods Pro (2 Gen)
Was: $249
Now: Save:

Apple AirPods Pro (2 Gen)
$169 at Amazon
Save: $80

Overview: We think the Apple AirPods Pro 2 deliver both style and substance. We love the minimalist design and shorter stems, while sound quality is excellent, the active noise cancellation is effective, they're water and sweat resistant, and there's touch control for easy access to controls.

Key features: Active Noise Cancellation | Personalised Spatial Audio | Touch Control | USB-C charging and MagSafe Charging Case |Four pairs of tips included

Release date: September 2022. 

Price history: Apple's retail price for the AirPods Pro (2 Gen) is $249. The earbuds are regularly on offer at third-party sellers, but usually with discounts of up to $59. The lowest price we had come across until now was $179.99 last month, also at April. That was a one-off, so we think it's very unlikely that the price will be cut and more than this.

Price comparison: Best Buy $249.99 | B&H Photo $229

Review consensus: Our reviewer gave these earbuds 4.5 stars, praising the efficiency of the active noise cancellation as well as the richness of the sound quality provided. We also welcomed the improved case and excellent battery life.

Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.