3/15/2022: An $18 AirPods Pro alternative

Cheap earbuds vs. AirPods Pro

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Apple’s AirPods Pro have inspired no shortage of knock-offs since they first launched in 2019.

A quick Amazon search reveals countless wireless earbuds that look a lot like Apple’s for less than a tenth of Apple’s $250 asking price. Many of them advertise similar features, such as active noise cancellation and “transparency” mode for letting in outside sound.

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