Excellent AirPods Pro alternative is only $40 today at Amazon

The Mpow X3 is one of the better budget true-wireless earbuds options.


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At $50, the Mpow X3 sound shockingly good for the price, with good clarity and powerful bass (they play loud), and they even have active noise canceling that’s fairly effective (no, it’s not as good as the AirPods Pro’s). They normally sell for $50 with a $10-off instant discount coupon, but Amazon has them on sale on Nov. 7 for $40 as an “Epic Daily Deal.” That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for them.

They fit me comfortably and securely and I got a tight seal from one of the XL ear tips. They’re fully waterproof (IPX7) and get up to seven hours of battery life at moderate volume levels with USB-C charging. (The charging case looks like a fat version of the standard AirPods case.) Call quality is good — they have a sidetone feature

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