AirPods Pro VS AirPods 2 Reviews Everything you Need to Know
Everything Apple Pro here and today we got our hands on the roof odds Pro, let's check these bad boys out. We've been seeing this in the leaks probably for a little over a month, and see them in person kind of interesting, always see how close they got and let's actually test them out compare them to Apple Airpods 2. These are $249 now, extra $50,is it worth it?what do you get feature wise and just generally are they good products, how's the sound?
Alright obviously the packaging is bigger and the actual casing is bigger, overall though very reminiscent of AirPods 2 here, pretty much the same design and they already look smaller over here.Cool AirPods Pro wireless charging case, interesting that they need to note that because you can't really buy it without one.
Here are the AirPods Pro, so it's a little more egg-shaped, casing is definitely interesting but pretty much like 15% larger, still has the LED in front. Although it's backed by a white insert, it's not really black inside, interesting.
Of course we still have lightning on the bottom,so Apple isn't making the transition a USB-C yet, although we have heard rumors before,USB-C air pods happening in the future most likely and on the back the similar material matte feeling as AirPods 2.Just a bigger hinge here and of course a pairing button.
Now these definitely do look like all the means are painting them to look like the Pokemon Bellsprout, or the plants versus zombies man, they're so interesting in person.So the thing about like the renders and actually seeing these in pictures is, it doesn't really justify the design in person,that's definitely interesting.
They're very tiny very short, so in comparison to the original AirPods, they are definitely shorter, more stout chunkier, but the stem itself is shorter. I think that that's more aesthetically pleasing to me, definitely than having this stick out of your ear. I remember how ridiculous feeling this was originally when they just came out, but now it's just normal. So this improves on that.
Let's take a look at that design. So I always love seeing the little tiny things that Apple does now.On the side here we have the force sensor, which doesn't actually had any 3d touch element to it. From what I hear it just reproduces a sound inside when you press it to emulate a click, on the bottom the actual stems are more efficient now. They're just a very small contact point on the left and right, and there's a microphone built in, so that's Apple's fashion right there to constantly improve and make the design more efficient simpler.
There's an actual sensor in this black area right here, so they combined this area, very clean, so instead of having those two elements being separate. I love that about Apple constantly refining constantly improving.
And I'm assuming this sensor here gets replaced here and of course we have our text in the same area as the original AirPods.
Now let's see about removing these tips, it's quite a bit of force that holds those in. They're not perfectly round, it's actually a lot less effort to put it back in than it is to remove it.
So far everything's checking out, I'm liking it a lot, let's test out the actual fit. With an iOS 13 point to equip device here, let's open these up. There's not one AirPods Pro familiar animations and connects, it's that simple and they're now connected. So it does give you this little tutorial. You press and hold the force sensor to enable the transparency mode and then of course you have the additional controls in the control center.
Let's test out that fit, without even trying out the other tips, I'm assuming these are the ones for me. They seal the ear canal passage pretty much perfectly, sounds very strange, so in the control center you have these ping-pong paddles, a really funny looking icon, and there's noise cancellation. Let's try transparency mode, that is strange, it's like talking to yourself in an echo chamber, but it sounds really good. So with Kanye's new album, I can hear things outside of the music I'm playing, but at the same time hear the music, it's the coolest thing. I say that alone is worth fifty dollars. In fact you can probably keep you safe even in traffic walking around in public. Maybe someone is trying to get your attention or maybe you're passively trying to listen to someone while still enjoying your music, you could do that with these, that is cool. You can turn noise cancellation off, that is such a big difference, I am genuinely shocked at how good that is. So maybe your favorite headphones is the Bose 700 and this doesn't have that same level of noise cancellation, I'm genuinely shocked at how big of a difference the modes make, as it's not just a gimmick, Apple has put in the effort. As we know there's a microphone on the inside and on the outside of the AirPods Pro.
It definitely works, there's another big feature with this exhaust port here is that it uses a new mesh type of grille, which actually protects against wind buffeting better, I'm excited to test that out outside. Overall though, I'm liking these a lot, design wise alone,I mean what do I look like. Way smaller, I mean I hope you don't look down on regular AirPods owners, because there will be a difference, I'm just kidding. I'm very impressed at how sleek and small they look .
Let's see the shake test, you can make them fall out, but it's not easy to do that.I'd say with regular Airpods, both stay in your ear fairly well. With AirPods Pro, you really have to seal off and push them in there for them not to fall out.I don't think that'll be an issue at all. Let me test out that force sensor though. The click is so subtle, plays a little click noise effect into your ear, it's so interesting. How they emulated a real click even though nothing is being depressed on the plastic? And then double tap triple tap and then you hold the force sensor to enable transparency mode. There's a nice sound effect when that disables and enables, it works, that's probably my favorite feature the force sensor slash transparency mode.Apple has killed it ,that alone is worth fifty dollars for me.
Now as far as we know battery life isn't any better, although if you are using the active noise cancellation,it is thirty minutes worse versus AirPods 2.Let's check out the actual sound quality,how these compare and we'll do some audio sharing here.When it's in dual mode,there's this new interface here,very cool.So it won't let you use noise cancellation without both AirPods.I'll play the same song on both sets of Airpods,and I'm already fairly used to this sound quality.Let's try out AirPods 2.I would definitely say there is an improvement, like I could not tell the difference between AirPods 2 and AirPods one, but here it's a richer sound,although these were always good. Obviously with active noise cancellation,you're gonna get a more isolated sound,but even the sound driver itself sounds a little bit more powerful.It's quieter in the same noise level, but I can make out the details. Maybe a little bit better, it's a little richer sound,obviously these are the pro version. So you are going to be getting pro level audio.
I'm very impressed, so Apple somehow they always knock it out of the park and of course the design looks better than the leaks showed,and Apple did include in the settings for AirPods Pro, some adjustment modes and this is of course to get the perfect fits.I assume that out of the box they're gonna use the one that's likely to fit the most amount of people,but inside you have some replacement tips here or different sized tips.So your tip fit test, so this does a quick algorithm determining,oh yeah good seal,if there's a good seal uses both microphones and that's this is really brilliant thinking right here,I love this. So medium seems to be the one for me,but I do want to see if we do use the wrong fit,will it be able to determine that?Let's see what it says with a not good tip fit set，oh it says good seal.I guess I can use either or one of those large just for the heck of it,want to see it's a bad seal. Let's see what it says,adjust or try a different tip.Are my ears different sizes? Ok ,now it says good seal, so I guess it isn't always accurate or my ears are very adjustable.That's good engineering I can't believe they were able to get this down to such an exact science,amazing work.
So at this point would I prefer them over AirPods 2 ?Absolutely the transparency mode just sold me the sound quality's fantastic,it's obviously more isolated. With AirPods 2 I can hear the background noise, and popping in Apple’s AirPods Pro, I can not hear the background noise, it's just me and my music. Very impressive.Then again you're probably gonna get similar sound from sony's new 1000 series probably even better,but for $249 an upgrade over standard Airpods 2,I say without a doubt it is worth it .You're getting that force sense or a transparency mode,pretty much a smaller cleaner design,ending in the sound quality.
So one more thing about these is that they are water-resistant.Apple says an IP x4 rating meaning they can be splashed from any direction.I wouldn't go so far as to go into a pool with them, but that capability certainly is there if you want to get really sweaty or really intense workout.
I want to test the range here both do a Bluetooth 5.0. I'd say the range is identical no difference there, so both cut out literally at the same spots, a hundred feet + .
One more thing I'd like to mention is in the box you get a USB lightning cable,which means if you don't have the new iPhone 11 or 11 Pro or the new iPad with 18 watt power block,you will not be able to charge your new AirPods.So keep that in mind that's an extra $29 on top of the 249 that Apple's already asking for.
I love them.The design,it's a little freaky at first,but you'll get into it,trust me.The new transparency mode is great,I love the force sensor.Now this is the AirPod upgrade we've all been waiting for and we all wanted .