TL;DR: Find your perfect pair of headphones on sale in the Mashable Shop during this sale on wireless earbuds.
This is our confession: We really, really like the AirPods 2. Not only were they handed a Mashable’s Choice award upon their release earlier this spring, but thanks to features like hands-free Siri functionality and improved battery life, the second-gen AirPods recently nabbed themselves a spot on our list of the best gadgets of 2019 (so far).
But we’ve been in this biz long enough to know that Apple’s earbuds aren’t for everyone, with the most common complaints being their price — $159, plus $40 for an optional wireless charging case — and their ability to get lost easily. That’s cool with us — after all, there are lots of great alternatives out there that can alleviate both of those concerns.
Below, you’ll find six options that just went on sale in the Mashable Shop ahead of Prime Day 2019. (Hey, Amazon shouldn’t get to hog all the fun.)
Wireless earbuds that don’t get ruined by a tough workout? Legitimately groundbreaking. The lightweight FRESHeBUDS Air headphones are both weather-proof and sweat-proof, and they feature tiny built-in magnets that prevent them from getting lost when you’re not using them.
Normally $89.95, Mashable readers can pick up a pair today for just $24.95 — a 72% savings.
“I just LOVE it when my subway car squeals the whole way to work!” said no one ever. Bring Armor-X’s GO-X3 headphones with you if you’d rather spend your daily commute listening to your favorite songs. They offer up to seven hours of playtime on a single charge, fit super snug (yet comfortably) behind your ears, and maintain a strong, seamless connection using Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
Grab a pair for just $29.99 — 50% off their suggested retail price of $59.99.
The 1MORE Quad Driver headphones can provide pristine, distraction-free sound quality thanks to the four diamond-like carbon dynamic drivers and streamlined aluminum sound chambers built into each bud.
A $199.99 value, you can snag a pair today for only $169 — a 15% savings.
Also from 1MORE comes the Dual Driver in-ear headphones: They use a combination of a balanced armature (mini-tweeter) and a graphene driver (mini-speaker) to create a beautifully balanced soundscape with crystal-clear highs and deep, bold bass. Their sound isn’t quite as impressive as that of the Quad Drivers, but that’s not saying much; those babies are in a league of their own. Besides, for under $40, the Dual Drivers are an incredible value.
Typically $59.99, you can score a pair for just $39.99 — a 33% savings.
Putting on the 360 Earphones is like sticking your head inside a complete home theater setup: Having been engineered with 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound and equipped with a unique combination of electro-acoustic theory and electro-acoustic materials, they offer some of the best sound quality you’ll ever find in a pair of earbuds.
Get a pair of your own for just $72 — a 52% discount on their original retail price of $150.
Weighing in at less than one ounce and featuring customizable, noise-canceling ear tips, you’ll barely feel the TREBLAB N8s while you’re wearing them, but you’ll sure notice their crisp sound. With a battery life of up to 7 hours plus a sweat- and water-resistant design, they can go wherever the day takes you.
Typically $34.99, you can pick up a pair right now for just $26.99 — a 22% savings.