Apple’s Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds are as pricey as the rest of their gear — but, honestly, just as amazing too. They’ve gotten 4.5 stars from more than 56,000 very happy customers.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying them or thinking about upgrading your starter pair, now’s the time: They’re currently on sale for $144.99, down from $199.95. (Just make sure to “clip” the $26 coupon on the webpage to get this price.)
These earphones will give you almost all-day playback, with up to nine hours of crystal clear sound — but you’ll get more than 24 hours if you bring the charging case along and pop them in from time to time. They’ll juice up quickly, too: a five-minute charge will get you 1.5 hours of playback.
The Powerbeats are also well-designed for sport: The ear hooks offer security and stability each step of the way, and they’re reinforced to resist sweat and water when you’re jogging or lifting. The H1 headphone chip and Class 1 Bluetooth also avoids any annoying dropouts between your phone when you’re listening to music — though if you need to take a call, you can do so from either.
And no, you don’t need an iPhone to use these: they’ll work just as well with Androids as iOS.