Good deal – Apple’s AirPods Pro at 221 €

Since the release of the first AirPods in 2017, the gargantuan commercial success of Apple’s wireless headphones has made it the Epinal image of the category. true wireless. A spoofed success, do you think? That might have been true for the original AirPods, but it certainly wasn’t for their Pro variant. Extremely comfortable, boasting a considerable leap in audio reproduction quality, and especially their amazingly effective active noise reduction, AirPods Pro are today among the best headphones of their kind available on the market. Remember also that even if they are obviously designed primarily for use with Apple devices, it is still possible to associate them with source devices from other brands.

AirPods Pro are priced at € 209 by Amazon Germany, but this price is adjusted to € 216.20 for delivery in France, in order to take local VAT into account. To this must be added € 4.85 in shipping costs, which results in the final price of € 221.05.

Its advantages

  • Very musical and transparent sound reproduction
  • Impressive active noise reduction
  • Semi-in-ear design, no feeling of intrusion into the ear canal
  • Water resistance (IPX4 certification)

What might hold you back

  • No volume control from the headphones – a shortcoming admittedly common to most headphones true wireless

L’alternative

At this price, the AirPods Pro can be found at a price comparable to that currently practiced on the Sony WF-1000XM3, the other benchmark in the market for noise-canceling wireless headphones; we invite you to read the face-to-face meeting that we had dedicated to these two rivals. You might also be interested in the Momentum True Wireless 2, which is significantly more expensive than the AirPods Pro and offers a little less effective noise reduction, but the sound reproduction quality simply unmatched for headphones. true wireless.

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