Since the release of the very first generation AirPods they have revolutionized the world of listening to music. Now it has become almost impossible to see a person in wired headphones somewhere in the subway. There are TWS ears for every taste and budget, which makes them a truly mainstream device. In this regard, Apple does not stop and continues to release new products. So, in 2019, the company released its first TWS headphones with Active Noise Canceling — AirPods Pro. The headphones were not without problems, but the sound quality and ease of use often outweighed the cons.
On September 7, the company released the second generation of AirPods Pro, and many had a logical question about the advisability of buying. I use AirPods Pro first generation for two and a half years and is ready to tell you about all the pros and cons of this device.
What AirPods Pro Look Like
The first thing that always catches your eye when buying any gadget, whether it’s a phone, tablet or headphones, is the appearance. AirPods Pro are made in the form of in-ear plugs with a small leg, which houses the main control element that fixes the squeeze and a microphone for voice transmission. The case has the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners. Headphones are available in one color – glossy white. The shape and appearance of the headphones are quite comfortable. They seem to be created under the ear and take their place where they need to be.
If you want to preserve the appearance of the case, then I do not recommend using it without a case. White glossy plastic collects not only fingerprints, but like a magnet attracts scratches. I’ve been using it for a long time First generation AirPodsand his case shuffled in just a couple of months.
Separately, it should be said about the fit of the headphones in the ear. I haven’t been able to find the right fit. No matter what I put, the earpiece still fell out of the ear, if you place it according to all the rules – with a leg in the recess in the ear. In order for them to sit normally in my ears and the noise reduction works as stated, I have to unscrew them with the foot forward. This helps them sit snugly in the ears and the noise canceling works as it should.
AirPods Pro – operating time
At Connecting AirPods Pro In the iPhone settings, you can pass a special test for the tightness of the earbuds. If it is successful, then the sound quality will be maximum. For two and a half years, I have never been able to pass it. But the sound quality and noise reduction does not suffer from this. So you don’t have to pay too much attention to it. The main thing is that your ears are comfortable.
The opposite of squelch mode is transparency mode. To be honest, having used it once, I can’t imagine headphones without it. You can comfortably sit in the office, do work, listen to music and not be afraid to miss an important city call or an appeal from colleagues. When using transparency, one gets the feeling that there is nothing in the ears at all. That’s how well it transmits sounds. Well, in stores now you don’t have to pause the music, it’s quite simple enable transparency and all.
Many are interested in the issue of autonomy after two and a half years of using headphones. Naturally, she became smaller. My typical headphone usage scenario looks like this:
- Forty minutes is the way to work with active noise cancellation and music volume at 50%.
- An hour during the day with transparency mode on and volume at 50%.
- Forty minutes is the drive home with active noise cancellation and audiobook volume at 60%.
In this mode, I use my ears only on weekdays, and I have to charge them once every four days. I consider such time more than worthy even after two and a half years. But as you can see, I’m not the most active headphone user.
AirPods Pro – sound
But the main thing in headphones is the sound. There is no problem with this here. Rich bass and detailed mids. The top is a bit lacking, but that’s for my ears. In fact, sound is a rather subjective moment, and we all perceive it differently. Plus, we also listen to different music, and often this determines how the headphones sound. Me sound in AirPods Pro completely satisfied, and do not want to change it to something else.
But a year ago I switched to Android and thought that the headphones would not open completely and I would have to purchase something else. However, everything was not as bad as it seemed. Yes, with beautiful animation without third-party software, they cannot be connected and the charge cannot be recognized. But they connect to a smartphone without any problems – by switching to pairing mode. When activated AAC codec produce exactly the same sound as on the iPhone.
But the first generation was not without jambs. And the most important of them were clicks that appeared after a certain time after the purchase. Apple even changes these headphones for new ones. This problem bypassed me, and nothing else like this was observed with AirPods Pro.
FROM AirPods Pro 2 output The headphones just got better. Now you can adjust the volume directly from the earpiece, the definition of the ear has become clearer, the sound has become better, and the noise reduction and transparency are richer. In general, if you are looking for excellent TWS Noise Canceling Headphones, then AirPods Pro will be a great choice for you. Moreover, if it is possible to buy a second generation for adequate money, then you can stop at it. I think you won’t be disappointed. I definitely don’t want to trade my AirPods Pro for something else.