Some people make being anti-Apple products their whole personality which, while unpalatable at a dinner party, fuels the creation of worthwhile alternatives like the Google Pixel Buds Pro. One of the best pairs of non-Apple earbuds, sub-$200, are discounted 40% on Amazon today bringing the moderate price down to just $120. That’s as good a deal as you’ll get this side of Black Friday.
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Google’s Buds put up a fight against the AirPods Pro in a couple of key categories: they too can block out ambient street noise and aircraft safety information tutorials through, noise cancellation, which Google says is complemented by “Silent Seal technology,” that adapts to the shape of your ears. They’ve also got a Transparency mode which, much like Apple’s pair, mixes in surrounding audio with your content.
The Pixel Buds’ highlight is their battery life, with 11 hours of listening time and an impressive 31 hours with the charging case. The pods charge wirelessly on the Pixel Stand or other Qi-certified chargers, and seamlessly pair with other devices in the Samsung/Android ecosystem.