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Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Headphones

MSRP 279 EURNEX score 79%

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Product Overview

AirPods Pro enhances Apple's AirPods by incorporating Active Noise Cancellation as well as an all-new in-ear design.
Each earbud comes with three sizes of silicone ear tips to accommodate different contours of each individual ear by providing comfort and superior seal.
Active Noise Cancellation on AirPods Pro uses two microphones for noise cancellation. The first microphone is outward-facing and detects external sound, while the second inward-facing microphone listens toward the ear to cancel remaining noise.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Better sound quality than the original AirPods
  • Great battery life
  • Wireless charging case
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Great fit
  • Solid audio performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre passive soundstage
  • No Google Assistant support
  • Not as good as the original AirPods
  • No wireless charging
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Specifications

Variants:
Case
Earbud

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0

Dimensions

EarbudSize | Depth
24 mm
CaseSize | Depth
21.7 mm
EarbudSize | Height
30.9 mm
CaseSize | Height
45.2 mm
EarbudSize | Width
21.8 mm
CaseSize | Width
60.6 mm
EarbudWeight
5.4 g
CaseWeight
45.6 g

Function

Weather Resistance
IPX4

Performance

Battery Life
4.5 h (listening); 3.5 h (talk)

Production

Debut
2019 October

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The AirPods Pro offer the option to either shut noise out or let it all in. Apple calls the latter feature “Transparency Mode,” and its an apt title. More impressive than Apple's transparency mode is how well its noise-canceling tech works.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive noise canceling
  • Great battery life
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • No Google Assistant support

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The AirPods Pro employ Bluetooth 5, the latest standard, which offers fast transfer speeds, longer battery life and a theoretical range of up to 800 feet. Other wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds last for several hours longer on a charge. The new sweat-proof design looks better and fits more securely your ear, and the highlight feature — active noise cancellation — has been improved.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Strong battery life
Cons
  • No wireless charging

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
AirPods Pro are more comfortable with an Apple product. With the help of the Apple ID it is easy to connect the Airpods to other Apple products without a new pairing process. The sound of the AirPods is truly impressive in all three modes. With Queens Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddy Mercury was able to give me goosebumps.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No transparency mode

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Apple's latest earbuds are just as well built as the last, with the AirPods Pro also being made from plastic. Apple includes three rubber ear tips in the box, which should provide a good fit for all sizes of ears. They sound flat compared to over-ear headphones like the B&W P7. While we have praised the speakers of Apple's other Pro-branded products like the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, audiophiles were underwhelmed by the audio equality.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • Sound quality could be better

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The AirPods Pro do an excellent job of tamping down keyboard clicks and even nearby music and office chatter. They take out a solid amount of low-frequency rumble, making them ideal for planes and trains. We can detect a very slight hiss when the ANC is enabled, which is common. The voice mic offers above-average intelligibility.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Solid audio performance
Cons
  • Noise cancellation isn't as good as the standard AirPods

rtings[6]

Sentiment Score 50%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Apple AirPods Pro are decent for neutral sound. They have a flat and neutral sound profile that's well-suited for a variety of audio content. Their low bass is a bit underemphasized, so mixes lack thump and rumble. Their passive soundstage also seems small and closed-off due to their in-ear fit.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable and lightweight design
  • Great ANC feature
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre passive soundstage
  • No stability fins

t3[7]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
Apple's ANC is really good, cutting back city-centre traffic to just a murmur in the background. It's not as effective as top-tier over-ear headphones such as the Sony WH-1000XM4 or Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700. You can switch between Noise Cancellation mode and Transparency Mode by squeezing one of the AirPods Pro's protruding arms for a moment.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Great fit
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancellation isn’t as effective as Apple’s

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The AirPods Pro now come with a Spatial Audio feature thanks to a firmware update. This brings Dolby Atmos immersive audio to the true wireless earbuds. The charging case is slightly annoying in that it's hard to know how much juice is left in it. Apple has unhelpfully put a USB-C-to-Lightning cable in there.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Spatial Audio feature works in 5.1, Atmos, and Dolby Atmos
Cons
  • Charging case is a little stingy

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
AirPods Pro look very much like the original AirPods, but also very different. The charging case remains a glossy puck but it’s now wider and squatter – like you’ve turned the original case on its head. The biggest difference is the in-ear design, the Pros delve down right inside your ear. They have silicone tips at the end which come in three sizes: small, medium and large.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • In-ear design is fiddly
  • Noise cancellation isn’t great

whathifi[10]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
Apple's AirPods Pros can't quite match the best-in-class noise-cancelling headphones for sound quality, but still make them a very strong option in the category. Apple has created a pair of non-isolating earphones that's well suited to a long-haul flight. For many they could be the only pair of headphones they ever need.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb noise-cancelling
  • Impressive battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Noise cancelling is a bit slow

wired[11]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
Thanks in large part to the ear tips, the AirPods Pro sound a lot more pleasant. At $250, they're a touch more expensive than most other models, but it's hard to harp on Apple for that. They offer only 4.5 hours of battery life with noise canceling on.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent noise canceling
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No transparency feature
  • Only 4.5 hours of battery life

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Apple AirPods Pro review: Best buds. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/apple-airpods-pro-review/. 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Apple AirPods Pro Review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro. 2019-11-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Apple AirPods Pro review: close to perfection. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/apple-airpods-pro-review. 2019-11-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Apple AirPods Pro Review: Expensive earplugs or the real Hi-Fi deal?. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-AirPods-Pro-Review-Expensive-earplugs-or-the-real-Hi-Fi-deal.441147.0.html. 2019-11-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Apple AirPods Pro Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless Headphones Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/apple/airpods-pro-truly-wireless. 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Apple AirPods Pro review: comfortable, clever earbuds with great sound. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro-review. 2021-09-02. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
8. ^ Apple AirPods Pro review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro-review. 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Apple AirPods Pro Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Apple AirPods Pro review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/apple-airpods-pro. 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Review: Apple AirPods Pro. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/apple-airpods-pro/. 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2021-10-13.

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