We’ve seen plenty of AirPods deals of late, but Apple’s “other” true-wireless earbuds, the Beats Powerbeats Pro, don’t often dip below their $250 list price. However, for a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Beats Powerbeats Pro for $199.95. You can also find it at Best Buy for the same price. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
The Powerbeats Pro are designed with athletic users in mind, relying on over-the-ear hooks and noise-isolating rubber ear tips. Those hooks make it all but impossible for the ‘buds to come loose, even during the bounciest of exercises.
Meanwhile, that noise-isolating design helps give the Powerbeats an audio-quality advantage over AirPods: “Richer, cleaner sound with bass that’s not only much bigger but tighter,” according to David Carnoy’s.
The case is a bit on the large side, though, and it doesn’t charge wirelessly. Even so, the Powerbeats Pro easily scored a spot on our list of the best sport headphones for 2019 — and that was based on its $250 price tag. If you’ve been eyeballing these but cringing at the price, here’s your chance to cut the cringe factor by 20%.
Note: Originally published last month. Updated to reflect new sale prices and availability.