Apple’s neware available to preorder at a variety of retailers. The original AirPods Pro released back in 2019 and since then, the only thing that’s changed is that Apple added MagSafe to the charging case. During September’s , Apple announced the 2022 AirPods Pro that offer better noise cancellation, longer battery life and even a speaker in the charging case all without changing the price. There’s also a new personalized spatial audio feature along with new swipe gestures for controlling playback.
Our resident headphone expert, David Carnoy, was able to spend a little bit of time with the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) following the event and was impressed by them. Despite using them in far from ideal conditions and without being able to use the music he generally uses for testing headphones, he said “I also thought the earbuds sounded cleaner and clearer than the original AirPods Pro while listening to a few tracks on Apple’s iPhone 14 demo phones.”
The new AirPods Pro retail for $249, but if they are anything like the previous generation we’ll see them on sale before we know it. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any new AirPods Pro deals.
Best AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) preorder deals
Preorder your second-gen AirPods Pro directly at Apple now. The first sets of earbuds will be delivered on Sept. 23, though you might be waiting a few weeks if you place a preorder there at this point.
Amazon’s listing for the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) is now live so you can place your preorder there for Sept. 23 delivery.
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Best Buy is now listing the new AirPods Pro for preorder for launch day delivery or pickup. Ordering at Best Buy will grant you four months of access to Apple Music and Apple News Plus for free if you are a new or returning subscriber.
Walmart is also hosting AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) preorders right now with the option to have them shipped or picked up from store on or around release day.
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AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) preorders are now live at B&H Photo, though there’s no delivery estimate listed right now. You can, however, pay with a B&H Payboo credit card to save on the tax there.
Preorder AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) at Target and you can be among the first to try them out with delivery “on or shortly after release,” according to its preorder page.