Early this week, Apple announced its new AirPods Pro with in-ear design and Active Noise Cancellation tech for $249. If you don’t want to spend $249 for a pair of ear buds, then check out the new Echo Buds from Amazon. The new Echo Buds feature in-ear design, Bose Active Noise Reduction technology, hands-free Alexa support and up to 5 hours of battery life. Amazon’s new Echo Buds are now available for order for $129.
You can save $120 by choosing Echo Buds over AirPods Pro. The new Echo Buds comes with most of the features that are part of AirPods Pro.
Apple AirPods Pro comes with Transparency mode which offers users with the option to simultaneously listen to music while still hearing the environment around them. Amazon Echo Buds also has similar feature and it is known as Passthrough mode. You can switch between Bose Noise Reduction mode and Passthrough mode by double tapping the Echo Buds.
While the AirPods Pro uses two microphones, Echo Buds uses three microphones to hear you clearly. Also, the Apple AirPods Pro only supports Siri as the digital assistant while Echo Buds can be configured with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
Amazon Echo Buds features:
- Immersive sound – Premium speaker drivers deliver crisp, dynamic audio. Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and sealed in-ear design limits background noise.
- Hands-free with Alexa – Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play Audible audiobooks, make calls, or get directions—just ask.
- Access other assistants – Supports access to Siri or Google Assistant from a supported device—just press and hold your earbud.
- Long-lasting battery – Get up to 5 hrs music playback per charge, up to 2 hrs with a 15-min quick charge, and up to 20 hrs with the charging case.
- Customizable fit for better sound – 3 sizes of ear tips help form a comfortable in-ear seal for immersive listening.
- Exercise ready – Sweat-resistant with a secure fit that’s made to move with you.
- Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills – Request a rideshare, get a guided workout, or order dinner, all hands-free.
- Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.
You can order the Echo Buds here from Amazon.