Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro feature in-ear silicone tips that need to be pushed into the ear canal. The AirPods Pro are also slightly larger and heavier than the standard AirPods. The silicone tips allow the AirPods Pro to create a firm seal in the ear canal to improve audio quality and enable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and Apple provides three different tip sizes in the box and offers a fit test in the Settings app.
Active Noise Cancellation
The AirPods Pro can use Active Noise Cancellation to significantly reduce the volume of background sounds. When you want to let the sound from the outside world in, holding the force sensor on one of the earbuds enables Transparency mode. If you plan to use your earbuds in loud environments such as public transport, you may appreciate the AirPods Pro’s ability to block out background noise so you can focus on your audio playback.
Instead of skin-detect sensors in each earbud, the AirPods Pro use dual optical sensors to detect if they are in a user’s ear. While they effectively perform the same function, the optical sensors can simply tell when they are against a surface or covered up, rather than specifically against the skin. This means that if you put an AirPods Pro earbud in a pocket or on a surface, it could accidentally resume playback. AirPods Pro earbuds feature sweat and water resistance, and the MagSafe charging case of the standard AirPods is also IPX4-rated.
With Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency, and spatial audio disabled, the AirPods Pro offer one less hour of listening time compared to the standard AirPods. The standard AirPods can deliver six hours of extra listening time with the charging case.
|Airpod – 30.9 x 21.8 x 24.0mm
Charging case – 45.2 x 60.6 x 21.7mm
|Airpod – 5.4 grams
Charging case – 45.6 grams
|Accelerometer, Dual Optical, Force
|iOS, Android OS
|Airpod – 4.5hrs of listening time
Charging case – 24hrs of listening time
The Apple AirPods Pro is available at Gadget Central at an affordable price.