Apple isn’t the only game in town when it comes to audio. There are actually plenty of options out there you may find with equal or even better sound quality that you can get for much less than AirPods or the AirPods Max go for. And thanks to Amazon Prime’s Early Access Sale, you can save even more on earbuds and headphones from brands like Beats, Bose, and Sony.
These comfortable earbuds are equipped with wingtips that securely fit your ear–a godsend for folks with larger ears that struggle to hold a standard pair of AirPods. Sound quality is exceptional as well.
With the Bose Quiet Comfort 45, you’ll get the audio fidelity we’ve come to expect from the brand along with the noise-canceling capabilities. These are a step up from the QuietComfort 35 headphones in that it uses USB-C instead of micro-USB, have newly designed earpads, and their active noise canceling performs even better—particularly in the mid-to-high range.
These Bose headphones deliver pristine sound along with 11 levels of noise-cancellation so you can immerse yourself in your music, videos, podcasts, or calls no matter your surrounding environment.
Sony LinkBuds Earbuds | $128
These earbuds make use of an open-ring design so you can hear what’s happening around you while still getting terrific sound quality. That combined with the splash-proof and sweat-proof design make these the ideal earbuds to run with (Please don’t run on busy roads with noise-canceling headphones on and active).
The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones provide exceptional noise-cancellation and 30 hours of battery life. If you’re ever caught with a dead pair of headphones, no worries. Three minutes of charging will grant you a whopping 3 hours of playback.
With 40 hours of battery life, you’ll rarely find yourself with no charge. But even if you do, no worries. These headphones make use of Beats Fast Fuel which allows for up to 3 hours of playback on just 5 minutes of charging. The discount is available for the red version and rose gold version.
1More PistonBuds | $40
You’ll find the call quality is enhanced as the four built-in microphones are used to suppress any ambient noise and amplify your voice those on your call only hear what you intend for them to hear. With the charging case, you’ll get up to 30 hours of listening time and if you’re ever caught with a dead battery, just five minutes of charging will get you an hour of use on these 1More PistonBuds.
Not interested in this deal? Amazon Prime’s Early Access Sale has tons of other great deals, up to 80% off.
This story was originally published by Joe Tilleli on 10/11/2022 and updated with new information.