If you want a set of noise-cancelling headphones but don't want to spend $549 on AirPods Max, you'd be well served by going for the Beats Solo Pro. Not only do they provide excellent ANC but, being made by Apple, they also feature the same sort of pairing and power-management smarts that AirPods do.
Right now, you can snag the Beats Solo Pro for their best price to date (opens in new tab) at Amazon. Down to $170 there in light blue, you'll be saving $130 in a deal that is matching a one-day offer at Best Buy (opens in new tab). Other colors are just $10 more.
The Beats Solo Pro seperate themselves from the Beats Solo 3 (opens in new tab) with the addition of Active Noise Cancellation as well as an updated design. They also have Transparency mode that Apple introduced with the AirPods Pro (opens in new tab), so you can choose to block out external noise or remain aware of your surroundings. Their battery lasts for 22 hours with ANC or Transparency mode enabled, or up to 40 hours with those fancy modes turned off. Once the battery runs flat, you can juice them up quickly via Lightning and gain three hours of playback from just 10 minutes of charging.
You can pair your Beats Solo Pro easily to your Apple devices just like you would with AirPods or Powerbeats Pro earbuds thanks to the included H1 wireless chip. You'll also be able to use hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands. Despite being tightly integrated with Apple devices, the Beats Solo Pro work with non-Apple gear over Bluetooth as normal. You can also buy a Lightning to 3.5mm cable (opens in new tab) if you want to plug them into a device that still has that connector.
Take a look at our in-depth Beats Solo Pro review for everything you need to know about these headphones. We bestowed our Recommended award upon the new Beats cans and praised their audio balance, build-quality, and H1 chip. If you are after some true wireless earbuds for working out, the Powerbeats Pro (opens in new tab) are also discounted by up to $90 right now.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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