Listen to these AirPods Pro alternatives and try to hear a difference

Listen to these AirPods Pro alternatives and try to hear a difference


These JBL Earbuds are a great AirPods alternative.
Finally, a viable AirPods Pro alternative. JBL's Live Free NC+ earbuds are on sale during Deal Days.
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Wireless earbud technology improves year by year, even as prices get lower and standards justifiably get higher. If you’re looking for an affordable AirPods Pro alternative, these JBL Live Free NC+ wireless earbuds may be just the thing.

Especially now, because they’re on sale for just $65.99 (regularly $149) during our Deal Days Sale. No coupon is needed, but this sales ends Thursday.

AirPods Pro alternatives for a fraction of the price

These earbuds offer stunning sound clarity, whether you’re enjoying music or talking to a friend on your iPhone. That’s the JBL signature sound, and the active noise cancellation may help a little too, especially if you live or work in loud environments.

Alternatively, you can turn off ANC in favor of JBL’s Smart Ambient mode, which lets you hear your surroundings or take part in conversations without having to read lips.

One key feature to look for in any pair of wireless earbuds is a secure fit.

Another essential thing to consider is battery life. With these JBL earbuds, you get up to seven hours of playback from just one charge. Bump that up to 21 hours if you recharge with the case.

That’s plenty of time to get into that music-induced workout mindset. When you do need to recharge, just use any Qi-compatible wireless charger and you’re set.

These JBL buds stood up to a week at the gym for one user.

“This is a great set of headphones to wear in the gym or while performing any physical activity,” they wrote. “Headphones sit tight and secure in the ear canal and do not fall out no matter how you move. They are sweat proof . . . I did not notice any discomfort after wearing them to the gym every day for a week.”

Save on JLB Live Free NC+ True Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

During our Deal Days Sale, you can get a pair of JBL Live Free NC+ in-ear noise-canceling Bluetooth earbuds on sale for only $65.99 (regularly $149). No coupon code is needed; just get them before the deal ends on July 14, 2022.

Prices subject to change.


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