Review and user feedback on the new AirPods Pro

This week started quite unexpectedly for the mobile community, because unexpectedly there were

new wireless headphones AirPods announcedPro. In Russia, their sales begin in November, but now we can see the first reviews of AirPods Pro from foreign users who have already received the new product and are actively testing it.

Comparison with competitors


One of the bloggers of the popular foreign resource MacRumors shared his opinion about AirPods Pro. Are new headphones worth their $ 249 or not?

Regarding design, AirPods Pro is recognizable,like AirPods, but there are some differences from earlier AirPods. For example, the case is much shorter, and now it has a new gesture support feature.

You can compress them to play orpause music. If you squeeze two times, you can skip the track forward, if you squeeze three times, then the function to return the track back works. Pressing and holding will also switch you between the different listening modes that we will get in a second.

Another important design change isthe use of new silicone tips that are designed to fit inside the ears. AirPods Pro comes with three sizes of silicone tips that snap into place. Apple has even developed a fitness test that ensures you use the right size tip for your ear size.

I noticed that the AirPods Pro are very comfortable andsafe in the ears, although they are definitely different from the original AirPods. These silicone tips provide a key function of AirPods Pro — active noise cancellation. Apple has included active noise cancellation in some Beats headphones in the past, but this is the first time the company has released its headphones with active noise cancellation.

Active noise reduction worked well in mytesting, drowning out the sound of a loud fan and people in nearby offices. Apple has also added a transparency mode that adjusts the active noise reduction so you can hear the surroundings.

Switch between Active Noise Cancellation andTransparency mode, which allows you to hear your surroundings, can be accomplished by pressing and holding the «stem» AirPods Pro. You can also turn it off and on using Control Center on your iPhone.

Apple touts sound quality significantan improvement in AirPods Pro, and they really sound good. There is a noticeable difference in sound quality between AirPods and AirPods Pro, so if you are satisfied with AirPods, you will be even more impressed with AirPods Pro.

AirPods Pro has adaptive featureequalizer, which, according to Apple, automatically adjusts the low and medium frequencies of the music based on the shape of the person’s ear for “rich, exciting listening.”

In practice, I perfectly distinguished each instrument, and everything was crisp and clear.

It is worth noting that AirPods Pro haveIPX4 waterproof, which means that they can withstand sweat and possibly a few drops from falling from the rain, but you should not immerse them in water and should try to keep them dry when possible.

The AirPods Pro have the H1 chip, which was alsoincluded in AirPods 2, so all the quick setup and device replacement features are present, plus hands-free “Hey Siri” commands are supported. As for the wireless charging case for AirPods Pro, it is very similar to the standard AirPods case, but it is thicker than the previous version because it needs to have silicone tips.

It has the same capabilities as inthe original case, and provides about 24 hours of battery life AirPods Pro‌ with a 5-minute fast charge function, which provides an hour of listening. It can be charged using the included Lightning-USB-C cable or Qi-based wireless charger, as it supports wireless charging.

As for the AirPods Pro itself, the battery worksup to 4.5 hours with active noise canceling enabled, or up to five hours if this feature is disabled. If you are talking on the phone, expect 3.5 hours of talk with Active Noise Canceling enabled.

AirPods Pro costs $ 50 more thanAirPods 2 with a case for wireless charging, with active noise cancellation, comfortable fit and excellent sound. The choice between AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 makes a lot of sense.

Should I buy the new AirPods Pro if you haveAlready have AirPods. This is the question everyone will have to find the answer for himself. They sound great and have an active noise reduction feature, but the first AirPods and AirPods 2 are also fantastic little headphones, and some people may not need an update if they are happy with what they have now.