Many people have been waiting for AirPods Pro 2 headphones: the update was asking for it, since the first version was released already three years ago! However, you can’t blame Apple for the updated firmware: the company did its best and the changes in the gadget are clearly not minor. True, this does not mean that they do not have some features that can hardly be called bad or good – a lot depends solely on the user himself. Today we’ll talk about the important nuances of the new AirPods Pro: you should definitely keep them in mind if you are going to buy new headphones from Apple.
Ear pads for AirPods Pro
It would seem that the AirPods Pro 2 headphones themselves and their first version are real twin brothers. Zero differences, except that instead of pressing, the touchpad is now used. What happiness! It turns out, Ear pads from AirPods Pro will fit AirPods Pro 2? Somewhat yes, but not quite: Apple explained that you should not do this. Physically, they fit – they certainly won’t fly off or fall off, but it’s a little different.
A support document reports that the first-generation AirPods Pro have a tighter mesh than the updated earbuds. Because of this, the sound quality may deteriorate, so you will not notice much difference in sound quality. Nevertheless, if you still lose the ear pads, then there will not be much choice. True, it is extremely difficult to do this: in the AirPods Pro 2 bundle, there are 4 pairs at once instead of three.
Strap for AirPods Pro 2
Not everyone noticed, but AirPods Pro 2 has a new feature – a special strap mount. At first glance, it seems like pampering: seriously, what are gadget straps in 2022? But if you figure it out, then this nuance really makes storing the headphones more convenient, so losing them will be a little more difficult. It may seem that Apple should have a new accessory – branded strap for AirPods Pro 2. And there really is one!
On the site you can find Incase Lanyard – a strap for almost $ 13, which is only compatible with AirPods Pro 2. Users from other countries will have to wait for it as much as 3 weeks, but we all perfectly understand that, as in the case of the Apple cloth , you can find an alternative for a penny.
Chips AirPods Pro 2
New headphones got a cool feature – setting your own surround profile using the True Depth sensor in the Face ID module. It turned out that this function will not be until October, while AirPods won’t get an update. Another announced feature was the search for each earbud individually using the Locator and the case itself, which will make sound through the speaker. These features were also left for later – you will also have to wait for October.
In addition, Apple promised a new experience in the sound of AirPods Pro 2, however lossless support not announced in the new headphones – this means that one of the benefits of Apple Music will not be able to be used. On the other hand, the LC3 codec requires Bluetooth 5.2, while the AirPods Pro 2 has version 5.3. Our colleagues from 9to5mac claim that thanks to this, new “firmware” can still get lossless, so you need to install updates in a timely manner.
How much do AirPods Pro 2 cost?
During pre-order AirPods Pro 2 price was about 27,000 rubles – agree, incredibly expensive? No one knows how long this level of prices for vacuum headphones will last. In some places, they will probably be sold even closer to 30,000 rubles, and this is practically AirPods Max.
So it turns out that for seriously updated headphones you will have to pay almost twice as much as for the first version. So, if you can’t wait, then it’s better to really buy the first generation AirPods Pro. If you are serious about AirPods Pro 2 (and there are reasons for this), then you have to wait. Probably a very long time.
In addition, do not forget that even brand new headphones that have just appeared on sale are not a guarantee that you will get the original, and not a fake. Chinese scammers are on the alert and will probably soon release exact copies of AirPods Pro 2: so far, it has not been possible to find cheap fakes on Ali, but we know perfectly well that this is a matter of time. Luckily, iOS 16 will now warn you about this!