AirPods Pro alternatives: Fill the void left by today's missing Apple event

11 deals on AirPods Pro alternatives to fill the void left by phantom Apple event


Take your pick of some of the best AirPods Pro alternatives out there.
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Like most Apple fans, you’re probably disappointed that the rumored March 23 date for Apple’s upcoming event might have been a ploy to uncover leakers within the company. If you were eagerly awaiting big news about new products and redesigns, it looks like you’ll be waiting until April.

But perhaps a hot deal on top-rated Bluetooth headphones will satisfy your feelings of rejection. For your convenience, we rounded up the 11 best AirPods Pro alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Treblab Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Canceling Headphones — $78.99


An Amazon Choice Product, these high-quality over-ear headphones feature high-performance neodymium-backed 40mm speakers for explosive, clear sound. Similar to AirPods Pro, they also feature active noise-canceling technology. But they offer impressive 35-hour battery life — and they’re comfy enough to wear all day.

Buy now: Get these Treblab Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Canceling Headphones for $78.99 (regularly $259), a savings of 69%.

Drive ANC1000 Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones — $94.99


If you want to completely immerse yourself in sound, these headphones are the way to go. They feature patented active noise-canceling technology and four noise-isolating microphones, so you can take calls and meetings without background noise. Plus, built-in controls are easy to use. And an EZ fold design offer portability.

Buy now: Get these Drive ANC1000 Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones for $94.99 (regularly $129), a savings of 26%.

TaoTronics Hybrid Active Noise-Canceling Headphones — $89.99


With a 4.3 out of 5-star rating on Amazon, these professional-quality headphones block out ambient noise without distorting human voices. They also offer three different listening modes to complement your environment. And an adjustable headband and ear-cup level deliver the perfect all-day fit.

Buy now: Get these TaoTronics Hybrid Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for $89.99 (regularly $107), a savings of 16%.

Coby Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones — $40.99


These wireless over-ear headphones let you listen in without being bothered by a cord. The cup style provides isolation from background noise while offering a comfortable fit. And you can quickly and easily pair them to any device that is Bluetooth-enabled.

Buy now: Get these Coby Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones for $40.99 (regularly $89), a savings of 54%.

Human Headphones: Hybrid True Wireless Over-Ear Headphones — $269 with LISTEN40


These beautiful, unusual headphones are perfect if you’re looking for innovation and function. They offer an ultra-secure fit, pairing over-the-ear sound quality with the convenience of earbuds (they snap into a portable Bluetooth speaker). They even offer translation so you can converse in different languages.

Buy now: Get these Human Headphones: Hybrid True Wireless Over-Ear Headphones for $229 (regularly $269) with code LISTEN40.

Philips Performance Wireless Bluetooth Active Noise-Canceling Headphones — $179.99


Another Amazon’s Choice pick coming in at 4.1 out of 5 stars, these headphones offer 30 hours of playtime and two-level fast charging so you can enjoy your tunes for longer. The drivers deliver deep bass and clear midrange frequencies, allowing you to feel the impact of every note of your favorite music.

Buy now: Get these Philips Performance Wireless Bluetooth Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for $179.99 (regularly $199), a savings of 10%.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones — $159.99


Sometimes you can blast the music, but other times you need to stay aware of your surroundings. These headphones feature two settings, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency, so you can opt for whatever the situation calls for it. You can also share songs, podcasts or movies with other Beats headphones or AirPods.

Buy now: Get these Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones for $159.99 (regularly $299), a savings of 46%.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (Gold) — $159.99


These Beats deliver award-winning sound, earning them 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Not only do you get to enjoy fine-tuned, crisp sound, these Beats also feature an Apple W1 chip and up to 40 hours of battery life. Plus, with Fast Fuel technology, it only takes five minutes of charging to get three hours of playback.

Buy now: Get these Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (Gold) for $159.99 (regularly $199), a savings of 21%.

Mpow X4.0 Over-Ear Wireless Active Noise-Canceling Headphones — $39.99


These great, all-around headphones will never distort or lag your audio thanks to signal-enhanced tech that optimizes the connection between your headphones and phone. They also feature active noise cancellation and 20 hours of listening or talk time per charge.

Buy now: Get these Mpow X4.0 Over-Ear Wireless Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for $39.99 (regularly $59), a savings of 33%.

Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Refurbished) — $49.99


If you’re looking for the best battery life, these headphones deliver up to 70 hours of playback. They also offer dual-layer isolation housing and 40mm drivers for clear, full-range audio. The ear cups even feature memory foam for the most comfortable wear.

Buy now: Get these Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Refurbished) for $49.99 (regularly $99), a savings of 50%.

Audio-Technica ATH-WS660BT Solid Bass Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Refurbished) — $74.99


Perfect for gamers, movie buffs or anyone who wants an intense audio experience, these headphones were designed to deliver clear audio and powerful bass. The Bluetooth 4.1 technology means a seamless connection, while a rechargeable battery offers an impressive 40 hours of playback.

Buy now: Get these Audio-Technica ATH-WS660BT Solid Bass Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (Refurbished) for $74.99 (regularly $129), a savings of 42%.

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