Amazon’s Echo Buds are selling at their lowest price ever. You can get the AirPods alternatives at the retailer today for just $35 (that’s $15 off). One of Engadget’s picks for the best budget wireless headphones, the Echo Buds have a clear, detailed and balanced sound profile, built-in Alexa support, and five hours of battery life. The discount comes a few days before Amazon’s Big Spring Sale is set to begin March 20.


Amazon’s Echo Buds are available today at a record low price.

$35 at Amazon

The third-generation Echo Buds were redesigned to lose the silicone tips and adopt a more AirPods-like form factor. This results in a more open design that makes it easy to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks without blocking your environment. Although the buttons themselves are longer than previous models, their USB-C charging case remains pleasantly compact.

Buds support multipoint connectivity, so you can seamlessly switch them between host devices. Setup is done in the Alexa app, where you can see the battery life of each earpiece and the charging case. You can also control their EQ, SideTone (what part of your voice is heard during calls) and VIP filter settings in the app. There’s even a Find My tool to help you find them if you ever lose them.

None of this would matter if the Echo Buds sounded terrible, but we were impressed with what they offered for their price. After testing them, Engadget’s Billy Steele wrote, “Softer and more acoustic genres like bluegrass, folk, and lighter country sound great, with the warm strings of the guitars and Zach Bryan’s vocals American Heartbreak crossing the mix.” He found the Echo Buds setup to be generally well balanced between genres.

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