Don't care about USB-C? Grab the Lightning version of the AirPods Pro 2 for $50 off

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With epic noise canceling and the best transparency mode in a pair of earbuds, like, anywhere, the AirPods Pro 2 are some of the most impressive in-ears you can buy. You can get them yourself today for a grand $50 off their base price. This deal is on the Lightning version of the buds, as they are replaced by a new USB-C variant — and if you’re not planning on getting Vision Pro next year, then this is the deal for you.

With Prime’s Deals Days starting in just under a week, and Black Friday going live later next month, we might get further discounts soon but this is an excellent deal worth looking at. 

Lighting AirPods Pro 2 $50 off

AirPods Pro 2 | $249 $199 at Amazon

AirPods Pro 2 | $249 $199 at Amazon

Going Pro

We love the AirPods Pro 2, giving them a glowing review early this year. As well as looking stylish and having an excellent 30-hour battery life, they work wonderfully with Apple devices, instantly connecting for full-sounding audio in seconds.

Price Check: Best Buy $249  | B&H Photo $229

Should you buy Lightning AirPods Pro? 

Whether or not Lightning AirPods Pro is for you will likely depend on the devices you currently have. If you have upgraded to a shiny new iPhone 15 and you’re in the market for a new pair of AirPods, the extra cash is potentially worth it to avoid having to carry around a Lightning cable for a quick charge — but $50 is quite a lot to spend for a different port. 

Both pairs of AirPods Pro share standout features like Active Noise Cancelling, Spatial Audio, and quick touch controls. The biggest difference is the little charging port at the bottom, but the USB-C model also now has new audio architecture for Vision Pro support, and increased water and weather resistance. 

This means that the extra money is only really worth it if you think you will benefit from a USB-C charging port or if you are looking for hi-res audio to work with the Vision Pro next year. If you still have a Lightning iPhone and can’t see yourself wanting better Vision Pro audio, this deal is a fantastic find, giving you one of the very best pairs of earphones for a steal. 

James Bentley

James is a staff writer and general Jack of all trades at iMore. With news, features, reviews, and guides under his belt, he has always liked Apple for its unique branding and distinctive style. Originally buying a Macbook for music and video production, he has since gone on to join the Apple ecosystem with as many devices as he can fit on his person. 

With a degree in Law and Media and being a little too young to move onto the next step of his law career, James started writing from his bedroom about games, movies, tech, and anything else he could think of. Within months, this turned into a fully-fledged career as a freelance journalist. Before joining iMore, he was a staff writer at Gfinity and saw himself published at sites like TechRadar, NME, and Eurogamer. 

As his extensive portfolio implies, James was predominantly a games journalist before joining iMore and brings with him a unique perspective on Apple itself. When not working, he is trying to catch up with the movies and albums of the year, as well as finally finishing the Yakuza series. If you like Midwest emo music or pretentious indie games that will make you cry, he’ll talk your ear off.