Apples AirPods are incredibly popular, however they lack the ability to cancel ambient noise—a niche where Bose reigns supreme with Sony as a strong challenger. All that has changed now that Apple has announced the new AirPods Pro. These state-of-the-art earbuds cost $249 and have a new design featuring flexible ear tips in addition to active noise canceling. This should make the AirPods Pro an ideal travel companion.
As you’d expect from Apple, the new Airpods Pro coupled with premium features such as a transparency mode, which allows you to hear your surroundings (because of the new eartips, the Airpods also have passive noise cancelling qualities i.e. they act like earplugs). Users are able to switch between active noise canceling and transparency mode by applying pressure to a sensor on the stem of the Airpod Pro.
The combination of active noise canceling and passive should result in a very quiet listening experience. Apple says that the active noise canceling adapts to both your ear’s geometry and the fit of the tips.
According to Apple, Airpod Pros have an internal mic that “listens inside your ear for unwanted sound, which is also eliminated with anti-noise.” Noise cancellation is adjusted by the Airpod Pros at a rate of 200 times per second.
Airpod Pros ship with three different size silicone tips and switching between them is as easy as snapping them on and off, unlike the fiddly your tips you find on most IEMs.
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- Active Noise Cancellation
- Transparency mode
- Adaptive EQ
- Vent system for pressure equalization
- Custom high-excursion Apple driver
- Custom high dynamic range amplifier
- Dual beamforming microphones
- Inward-facing microphone
- Dual optical sensors
- Motion-detecting accelerometer
- Speech-detecting accelerometer
- Force sensor