The AirPods Pro are the top-of-the-line wireless earbuds manufactured by Apple, offering the connectivity and smarts of the beloved AirPods in a smaller, snugger package, while also sprinkling in premium features like Active Noise Cancellation, an adaptive EQ and Apple Spatial Audio support too.

The problem is that those features come at a fairly pricy £249 in the UK, leaving most to opt for the cheaper £159 AirPods – until now.

There are several retailers offering big discounts on the AirPods Pro in the UK right now. There’s a massive £74 discount available at Amazon UK, AO and Laptops Direct at the moment, bringing the price down to a tempting £175 – making it cheaper than the standard AirPods with Wireless Charging Case at £199.

There’s no word on when the deals are set to end, but given the fact that it’s the cheapest the AirPods Pro have ever been in the UK, stock will likely fly off the shelves. If you’re tempted, we’d recommend acting sooner rather than later.

If those deals are gone by the time you read this article, John Lewis and Currys PC World are both offering the AirPods Pro for £4 more at £179, still offering a huge discount compared to the £249 RRP, and John Lewis offers an extended two-year warranty too.

While the next-gen AirPods 3 are expected to be released in the coming months, the AirPods Pro successor isn’t expected in 2021 – in fact, it may be late next year before we see an updated set of AirPods Pro. So, don’t feel the need to hold out like you might if you were buying the standard AirPods!

When we reviewed the AirPods Pro back at launch in late 2019, we described the pro-level wireless earbuds as "effortless and delightful", offering "everything you like about AirPods, but better" including a more comfortable design with an enhanced fit, improved sound quality and the ANC & transparency modes work impressively well too.

Simply put, there has never been a better time to pick up a pair of Apple’s high-end wireless earbuds in the UK. For other deals, take a look at our roundup of the best AirPods deals, and if you’re unsure of the difference between Apple’s earbud collection, take a look at our AirPods vs AirPods Pro comparison too.

Also read: Should I buy AirPods now or wait?