New AirPods Pro: what is the difference from older AirPods, features

Apple unexpectedly announced the new AirPods Pro wireless headphones, which became

continuation of the second generation AirPods line. Interestingly, the release of the new accessory took place unnoticed, there was no official presentation. The novelty just appeared on the site, although, given the main features and characteristics of the headphones, you could devote a separate blog to them at the presentation. Right now, a short overview of the main features of the new AirPods Pro, their price and information about the start of sales.

AirPods Pro

AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. One-touch setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them their favorite Apple product, and with AirPods Pro we are moving forward, ”said Phil Schiller. The comfort and convenience of AirPods Pro feels natural, regardless of whether you listen to music with active noise canceling enabled or talk face to face in Transparent mode. AirPods revolutionized wireless sound with a revolutionary design, and now AirPods Pro goes even further with a new class of lightweight in-ear headphones designed for a comfortable fit.


These are headphones of a completely new class. AirPods Pro is as comfortable as possible in your ears, they feature active noise reduction technology, and you can even choose your own earbuds. You will feel better music than headphones. In the kit you will find three pairs of silicone nozzles of three different sizes - S, M, L. Each pair is fixed quite quickly and simply.

Active noise reduction

One of the key features of the new wirelessApple's headphone jack is an active noise canceling feature. When the sound creates silence. Headphones constantly optimize the sound taking into account the shape of the ear and the location of the earbuds. They perfectly drown out external noise that allows you to completely immerse yourself in music.

An external microphone picks up external noise. These noises are compensated by a backward sound wave of the same amplitude - before you hear them. An internal microphone analyzes the sound inside the ear and similarly suppresses the remaining noise with a backward sound wave. Active noise reduction analyzes audio at a frequency of 200 times per second. Nothing will distract you from music, podcasts and phone calls.


Adaptive EQ automatically adjustssound parameters tailored to the shape of the ear, creating an excellent, consistently rich sound. An internal microphone perceives sound just like you do. Then AirPods Pro adjusts the mid and low frequencies based on the received data. Powerful bass is achieved with a wide amplitude driver with low distortion.

High performance amplifier with widedynamic range provides a clear, clear sound and at the same time saves battery power. The amplifier helps the driver compensate for background noise, and the H1 chip helps to adjust the volume.

Design and "filling"

Compact and high-tech AirPods Procreated on the basis of the System in Package architecture with a unique H1 chip that supports all the functions of AirPods Pro - from audio to Siri. The H1 chip, developed by Apple, is equipped with 10 cores and allows you to play audio with minimal delay. Thanks to this, noise reduction works in real time. System in Package - a carefully thought-out system, each component of which is created taking into account the structure of the human ear for maximum comfort and consistently high-quality sound. Using the touch sensor, you can easily control music and calls, as well as switch from active noise reduction to Transparent mode or vice versa.

AirPods Pro is protected against sweat and water, so youYou can use them almost anywhere. The external microphone is covered with a grid, thanks to which the sound during the conversation will be clear even during strong winds.


Wireless charging case allows you to use the headphones 24 hours or more. The case is compatible with Qi-style chargers.

  • More than 24 hours of listening with occasional recharging in the case
  • Up to 4.5 hours of listening time without extra charge
  • Approximately 1 hour of listening after a 5-minute charge

Interaction, how to manage

Using new headphones is easier than ever. Just say “Hi Siri” to call your favorite personal assistant. Turn on music, answer calls, build routes, adjust volume and other parameters without even touching the device. Thanks to the “Shared audio access” function, you can listen to songs, podcasts and any other audio with your friend through two pairs of AirPods.

  • Press the sensor once to start or pause playback or answer a call
  • Double tap to skip to next track
  • Press three times to return to the previous track
  • Press and hold to switch from active noise reduction to Open mode or vice versa
  • Say hello Siri to play a song, call or get directions using a voice command

Other characteristics

  • The dimensions of each earphone. Length: 30.9 mm. Width: 21.8 mm. Thickness: 24.0 mm
  • Weight of each earphone: 5.4g
  • Wireless charging case. Length: 45.2 mm. Width: 60.6 mm. Thickness: 21.7 mm. Weight: 45.6 g
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sensors Dual directional microphones. Internal microphone Dual optical sensors. Motion Detection Accelerometer. Accelerometer for detecting voice activity. Pressure sensor.
  • Sweat and water resistant (IPX4)
  • Available in white only.

Price and sales

The price of new AirPods Pro in Russia is atApple official website 20 990 rubles. At the moment, the delivery time is 3-4 weeks. The kit includes the headphones themselves, a wireless charging case, a Lightning / USB ‑ C cable, three pairs of nozzles and documentation.