Amazon deals peak with 36% discount on new wireless Echo Buds

Amazon Echo Buds 2
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In a bid to turn that Monday frown upside down, Amazon is offering a AU$60 saving on its latest wireless earbuds as part of its Big Smile Sale.

The Amazon Buds (2nd Gen) are now just AU$109 thanks to the 36 per cent discount – or $129 for the wireless charging case model (35 per cent off the RRP).

Amazon's AirPods alternatives aren't usually our go-to recommendations in the wireless earbuds market, but this generous discount makes them strong contenders for those who are on a budget and prioritise long battery life, active noise-cancellation and/or seamless Alexa integration. 

At AU$109, they could be just the thing to put a big smile on your face.

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) AU$169 AU$109 at Amazon (save AU$60)

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) AU$169 AU$109 at Amazon (save AU$60) You can now save 36% on Amazon's true wireless earbuds, which are some of the best-specced and most compact earbuds on the market.
Pay an extra AU$20 for the wireless charging case version

While we didn't rate the original Echo Buds' sound quality, finding it lacking compared to the competition, we'd reasonably hope for much better from Amazon's second effort here. Their on-paper features deserve as much, with the list including proper active noise-cancellation (as opposed to the original's active noise reduction) with a passthrough ambient mode; 19.5 hours of battery life (with Alexa wake word and noise-cancelling off) complete with fast charging; a neat, compact and sweat-resistant earbud design; and of course hands-free Alexa voice control.

At AU$109, they could well be worth a punt, though if sound quality takes precedence and you can stretch the budget, you might want to check out the best wireless earbuds on the market – all tried and tested by yours truly.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.