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Amazon might have made your choice of truly wireless earbuds a little easier. The internet retailer is running a sale on the second-generation Echo Buds that lowers the price to $90 for the standard version and $105 for the model with a wireless charging case. That makes them less expensive than many no-frills earbuds, let alone ones with comparable features like active noise cancellation.
These aren’t the absolute best-sounding earbuds you’ll buy, but they pair solid quality with perks challenging to find even at their regular prices, including ANC, IPX4 water-resistance, and built-in Alexa support. These may be just the ticket if you’re interested in hushing the outside world or adding a soundtrack to your workouts.
The limitations mostly come from a lack of standout performance in other areas. You’ll need to manually finesse the audio to get the most out of it, and call quality is unspectacular. The five hours of ANC-enabled listening is healthy but not much more than that. You’re buying the Echo Buds due to their raw value for money — they frequently outshine budget-oriented alternatives similarly. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.