Best AirPods Pro alternatives iMore 2022

We here at iMore love us some AirPods Pro, and if you're looking for good alternatives, it's because you too recognize their benefits in style and functionality. The problem is that, for the average buyer, AirPods Pro are very expensive, even if you are paying for excellent quality and performance. So here's a list of the best AirPods Pro alternatives; some offer the same look and style, some offer similar performance and fit, and they all offer active noise cancellation.

Soundcore By Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Bang for buck: Soundcore by Anker Life P3

Staff Pick

Soundcore by Anker is one of the best AirPods Pro alternatives because they bring a combination of smart design and sound quality for a very reasonable price. They also have a similar form factor to the AirPods Pro, if that's what you're into.

Beats Fit Pro

That H1 chip tho: Beats Fit Pro

When it comes to sheer sound quality and performance, the Beats Fit Pro are truly the next best thing to AirPods Pro because they are packing the same Apple H1 chip. Although they aren't cheap, the Beats Fit Pro come in at $50 less than the AirPods Pro on the Apple website, but they can do pretty much anything the AirPods Pro can with a slightly different sound profile.

Beats Studio Buds

Even cheaper Beats: Beats Studio Buds

Although the Beats Studio Buds don't have an H1 chip, they are also made by Apple and offer an amazing sound quality along with active noise cancellation. Even better, they are more affordable than both the AirPods Pro and the Beats Fit Pro.

Tronsmart Apollo Air Wireless Earbuds

Lookalikes: Tronsmart Apollo Air+ Wireless Earbuds

If you love the look and style of AirPods Pro, these earbuds from Tronsmart have a very similar form factor. I happen to own a pair of these, and I can say that they offer some of the best sound quality I've heard in a pair of earbuds for under $80.

$50 at Amazon
Tozo Nc9 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

Best value: TOZO NC9 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

You just can't beat the TOZO NC9 Earbuds for affordability. You get ANC, Transparency Mode, water resistance, and up to 32 hours of total playtime at this shockingly low price point.

$42 at Amazon
Echo Buds 2nd Gen

Alexa's earbuds: Echo Buds (2nd Gen)

For those of you who prefer Alexa over Siri (or both!) Amazon's Echo Buds work seamlessly with the Amazon Smart Home and all Echo devices. Although the design is very different, they also have ANC and a similar in-ear fit to AirPods Pro.

$70 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Go full Android: SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung's answer to the AirPods Pro is the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, which are designed to work with Android smartphones but work just as well with iPhone. They have a slick ultra-shiny look and a cute violet colorway alongside the usual black and white.

Lg Tone Free Fp

Best microphone: LG Tone Free FP5

The LG Tone Free brings many of the same perks as AirPods Pro, such as ANC and Transparency Mode, as well as an excellent set of microphones for the best call quality. Even on a loud train, your call recipients will hear your voice at a whisper.

The next best thing

For anyone who is not sure about the AirPods Pro, there are plenty of other options on this list of the best AirPods Pro alternatives. When it comes to getting the most value for the price, we recommend the Soundcore by Anker Life P3. Not only are these earbuds similar in design to the AirPods Pro, they have a well-rounded offering of features such as ANC, wireless charging, and a Find My feature within the Anker app.

If you have a little more budget to work with, you should seriously consider the Beats Fit Pro. Here you really are getting a very similar sound quality and performance to the AirPods Pro because the Beats Fit Pro contain the same Apple H1 chip. As you can see, there are options here in every price range, so find the best earbuds for your listening style.

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