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We dropped the price on these JBL earbuds well ahead of Black Friday


Grab some JBL NC+ wireless earbuds for an Early Black Friday price.
Get an early Black Friday price drop on JBL noise-canceling earbuds.
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If you’re shopping for wireless earbuds, normally, you’d have to drop a pretty penny on a pair that pulls the trifecta of great sound, long battery life and a comfortable fit. Instead, you could grab a pair that’s on sale for its Black Friday price long before other sales go live. This pair of JBL Live Free NC+ Wireless Earbuds are on sale for $49.99.

Belkin’s new ANC earbuds with Find My support challenge AirPods Pro


Belkin SoundForm Immerse noise cancelling earbuds
SoundForm Immerse earbuds are Belkin’s top-of-the-line audio solution.
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The just-launched Belkin SoundForm Immerse Bluetooth earbuds offer more than just great sound. They have active noise cancellation, and also work with Apple’s Find My network so they can be located with an iPhone.

They offer many of the same features as Apple’s AirPods Pro but at a lower cost.

Grab these top-rated AirPods Pro lookalikes for less than $50


Get $20 off these top-rated AirPod Pro alternatives today.
These affordable earbuds give off a serious AirPods Pro vibe.
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If you like the design of AirPods Pro but don’t want active noise cancellation — or a huge Apple price tag — these sub-$50 Bluetooth earbuds might be just the thing.

Just like AirPods Pro, Xpods Pro come with silicone tips that seal off outside sounds and provide a better fit for some folks. Unlike AirPods Pro, they don’t cost hundreds of dollars.

Even better, right now you can take an extra $20 off, driving the Xpods Pro’s normal affordable price of $69.99 all the way down to $49.99. Just remember to enter the code XPOD20 at checkout.

Get AirPods Pro-style noise cancellation for just $32 with these bargain earbuds


For Black Friday, these $32 earbuds are normally $250.
Skip AirPods for these black friday wireless earbuds for $32.
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You don’t have to shell out for AirPods Pro if you’re looking for a nice pair of noise-canceling earbuds. xFyro Active Noise Canceling AI-Powered Wireless Earbuds deliver the clarity and comfort of Apple’s earbuds. But they only cost $31.99 (regularly $250) when you use the coupon code BFSAVE20 during our extended Black Friday Sale.

EarFun Air Pro 2 ANC earbuds deliver quality sound at a low price [Review]


EarFun Air Pro 2 ANC Wireless Earbuds offer good sound for the price.
EarFun Air Pro 2 ANC Wireless Earbuds offer good sound for the price.
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If you’re looking to save a few bucks on true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation, you could certainly do worse than the recently released EarFun Air Pro 2 ANC Wireless Earbuds. They deliver quality sound and a solid feature set for $79.99 — much cheaper than a lot of premium buds. And sometimes you can get them at an even lower price (see below).

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.

Belkin MagSafe charger juices up both iPhone 12 and AirPods


Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe is a lot of name.
Easily make FaceTime calls with Belkin’s new charging stand that supports the iPhone 12 series’ MagSafe system.
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CES 2021 bugThe Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe uses magnets to hold an iPhone 12 up where it can be more easily seen. And it includes a pad for AirPods cases that support wireless charging.

In addition, Belkin also unveiled the SoundForm Freedom True Wireless Earbuds on Monday, the first day of CES 2021. These truly wireless headphones offer environmental noise cancellation and 8 hours of playback.

Save $20 on HyperSonic’s noise-canceling earbuds


These earbuds make for the perfect gift
These noise-cancelling earbuds make the perfect gift.

Where would you be without a great set of earbuds? How else could you tune in to your favorite language-learning course, FaceTime your family with some privacy, or enjoy an immersive listening experience while taking an app-based workout? These HyperSonic DX noise-canceling earbuds are sure to be your next everyday listening earbuds — they provide clear, high-quality sound in compact, sleek packaging that takes you from a workout to a work conference with ease.

Nuheara earbuds work like the bionic ears you always wanted [Review]


Nuheara IQbuds 2 Max review
Nuheara IQbuds 2 Max are a bit larger than many rival earbuds, but they do much more.
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Nuheara IQbuds 2 Max aren’t typical wireless earbuds. Sure, they let you listen to music and podcasts, but that’s just the start. They have active noise cancellation when you want quiet. Or they help you hear in-person conversations better by filtering out background sounds.

I did real-world testing of these in-ear headphones designed for people whose hearing isn’t quite good as it used to be.

Groove for 35 hours straight with futuristic Bluetooth earbuds


These earbuds have it all: crystal clear audio and calls, easy touch controls, in-ear detection and 35 hours of playtime with the included charging case.
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Bluetooth earbuds are great for listening to tunes and shows on the move. Unfortunately, their tiny form factor means tiny batteries, so if you’re on the move for more than a few hours, you’ll have to be judicious with your content consumption. Not so with these sleek earbuds that also manage to pack in over a day of playtime.