Apple AirPods Pro Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Open Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS
  • Noise Canceling: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Apple AirPods Pro
  • Charging Cable
  • 3 X Silicone Ear Tips
  • Wireless Charging Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 9

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Decent noise cancelling and three different size tips to create the perfect seal that block most of the external sounds
  • With Transparency mode, simply hold down the force sensor to temporarily let the sound in, making it ideal for listening announcements
  • With the new feature "Ear Tip Fit Test", you can play a little music to see if there is a suitable seal or try a different size and re-run it
  • Custom-built drivers, amplifiers and Adaptive EQ result in amazing sound quality with powerful bass levels complemented by detailed mid-range and clear high-range
  • The all new design of the AirPods Pro is super eye-catching; the glossy white plastic with metallic accents and shorter stems is a big improvement over the original Airpods
  • These are light and comfortable headphones that, once in your ears, it's hard to say they're actually there
  • Onboard microphone and capacitive force sensor to answer calls, music play/pause, skip tracks and switch between noise canceling or transparency mode
  • The first IPX4-certified Apple earbuds that can handle sweat and splashes better than the regular earbuds
  • Audio sharing allows you and your friends to share the same audio stream on two sets of AirPods, so you can play, watch a movie or listen to a song together
  • Simply remove one of the earbuds, the optical sensor and accelerometer automatically shut down the music. When you turn your bud back, your music picks up again
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge, 19.5 hours of additional power with the charging case, and quick charge offers up to 1 hour of playback with only 5 minutes of charging time
  • The case can be charged either wirelessly using a charging mat compatible with Qi standard, or using a Lightning cord

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • For 249 US dollars, Apple AirPod Pro with wireless charging case are expensive wireless buds, especially when you can get regular Airpods 2nd generation for 159 US dollars
  • Active Noise Canceling is not strong enough. Need to increase volume to at least 50% to completely drown out external sounds
  • They sound better when ANC is active, but when you turn it off, so does Ambient EQ - you'll feel the difference in sound quality
  • No dedicated app support (you can use action center, but it has limited functionality) means they won't be customizable, like some of the competition's true wireless headphones
  • Ultra-lightweight design makes it easy to lose one if the music is turned off and don't realize for a while that it’s not there
  • Occasionally, if you take the AirPod out of your ear, the tip stays back, which may cause wear over time
  • Stems are much shorter than Airpods 2 and you need to squeeze them to perform operations, which take some time to get used to
  • When using headphones in a quiet room, the amplifier has a faint hissing sound due to the digital processing of ANC
  • The quality of the calls is below average, feels thin, noticeably subdued and lacks details
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 is a strong competitor with more dynamic sound, better ANC, slightly better battery life and more features

Highlights

  • AirPods Pro is designed to offer active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • With active noise Cancellation, AirPods Pro blocks your environment and allows you to focus on what you're listening to
  • In transparent mode, Airpods Pro lets in the external sound and allows you listen and connect with your surroundings
  • Three sizes of flexible silicone tips hold it in place and create an exceptional seal for superior noise cancellation
  • A built high-excursion, low-distortion, custom-built driver produces powerful bass and a super-efficient high dynamic range amplifier produces pure, incredibly clear sound
  • Adaptive EQ automatically adapts music to the shape of your ear for a rich and seamless listening experience
  • Apple's H1 chip delivers incredibly low audio latency
  • The force sensor on the stem makes it easier to control music and calls, and allows you to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes
  • Audio sharing lets you and your friends share the same audio stream on two Sets of AirPod, so you can play a game, watch a film or listen to a song together

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Open Back
  • Size In/Cm : 0.86 in (2.18 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 5.4 g (0.19 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Call, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, ANC, Transparecy Mode, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Siri
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : Active Noise Cancellation
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 4.5 Hours (Up To 24 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up To 5 Hours (Up To 27 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : Yes
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : Charge 5 Minutes = Up To 1 Hour Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.3%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.1%
  • Supported Codecs : AAC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 80 m (250 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : Automatic
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Dual Beamforming Microphones

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charging Cable : Lightning Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 113°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (800) 275-2273
  • Contact : Click Here


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