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Get 40% off Earfun's Impressive Air Pro 2 Noise-Canceling Earbuds

With this exclusive CNET code, you can get the Earfun Air Pro 2 buds for a little less than $48 -- 40% off their $80 list price.

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The Earfun Air Pro 2 buds are a budget AirPods Pro alternative.
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For those of you who missed this deal in April, it's back. Earfun may not be a household name like Sony or Bose, but it keeps churning out solid true-wireless earbuds for affordable prices and one of its latest models, the Earfun Air Pro 2, are quite good. Not only do they feature solid active noise cancellation but the sound is also impressive for the modest price.

The Earfun Air Pro 2 list for $80, but are now a little less than $48 if you click the instant $10 off coupon on the Amazon product page and then apply the code EAP2ANC3 at checkout. That gets you an additional 10% off ($6.40), bringing the final price down to $47.59 before tax. That's these buds' lowest price to date by 40 cents. The deal is good through June 19

The earbuds have some extra features you don't often find at this price, like an ear-detection sensor -- your music pauses when you take the buds out of your ears -- and a case that has USB-C and wireless charging. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.2, they're splash-proof with an IPX5 rating and offer up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge at moderate volume levels, though you'll probably get closer to six with noise canceling on.

There's also a transparency mode that lets ambient sound in. It actually sounds pretty natural and is closer than I thought it would be to the AirPods Pro's excellent transparency mode.

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The earbuds come with six sets of silicone tips and I got a tight seal and comfortable fit with the largest ear tip. (A tight seal is crucial for optimal sound and noise cancellation.) The original Earfun Air Pro delivered good sound and these are a notch better, with overall well-balanced sound, decent clarity and solid bass performance. Some of Earfun's buds have had a bit too much treble push -- sometimes referred to as "presence boost" -- but these mostly manage to avoid that. Alas, there's no companion app that allows you to tweak the sound or upgrade the firmware.

Earfun talks up the Air Pro 2's voice-calling capabilities, with three microphones in each earbud. I thought call performance was good, but these didn't reduce background noise as much the new Soundpeats T3, which are also good for the money ($36 with coupon). However, while the Soundpeats T3 are better for calls, the Earfun Air Pro 2's noise-canceling and transparency modes are superior, and the Soundpeats don't have the ear-detection sensor.

The Earfun Air Pro 2 'buds also just sound better, with richer, more dynamic sound. At this discounted price of $48, the Earfuns are the better overall deal and very good budget AirPods Pro alternatives

The newer Earfun Air Pro SV sound a tad better than the Earfun Air Pro 2. It'll be another couple of months before they arrive on Amazon, but Earfun is selling the Air Pro SV through its website and you can pick them up for $54 when you apply the 40% off discount code SUMMER40 at checkout.

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