AirPods Pro turned out to be “disposable” headphones

So many positive reviews about the new AirPods Pro have managed to create a very positive impression of the new product.

However, there is also a negative assessment, and if there isMore precisely, wireless headphones discovered a serious problem, due to which they were given the title of «disposable» headphones. So what's the big deal?

Comparison of AirPods Pro and PowerBeats Pro

Problems with AirPods Pro

Foreign bloggers are loudly saying that it’s not worth itbuy new AirPods Pro. Even though they produce excellent sound quality and have so many advantages. Having spent 20,990 rubles on AirPods Pro, you risk losing a new accessory in a year. That's why…

This is not about functional characteristics, butabout the headphone battery. The real problem is that all batteries lose their properties over time. Therefore, in a couple of years, your AirPods Pro will serve you not 5 hours, but half as much, and maybe even less. And after a year they will generally become unusable, and you will have to throw them into the bin.

New AirPods Pro now switched to batteries onbutton elements of a standard type, while all expensive antennas and microcircuits are located in another part, on the stock, but, unfortunately, they still cannot be repaired. The reason is that they are built in a non-modular manner and use a lot of glue, which makes removing and replacing the battery an extremely difficult process.

Aren't all wireless headphones made like this?way? No. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Buds have standard coin-cell batteries that can be purchased for $20 to $30 and then replaced in less than an hour. The incredibly good sounding Sony Wireless WF-1000XM3 True Wireless headphones also use the same type of batteries and are easy to replace when they inevitably start to lose capacity after a few years. These and many other products were created by engineers who were well aware that the batteries in wireless headphones will need to be replaced after a few years of use.

Many have known about this shortcoming for a long time, so heAlso present in the original AirPods. Wired recently contacted Apple about the new AirPods Pro and received the following comment: “[AirPods Pro] is no more maintainable than previous versions.”

Now that you know it's one-timeproduct, you can spend 20 990 rubles on them, if, of course, you want. They sound great, they are comfortable, they suit many people much better than the original AirPods. Just know that if you use them often, then after 2-3 years you will also throw them away, and you will have to spend the same amount on a new pair.