While it does tout an “all-new design,” the general look remains fairly unchanged, i.e. it is still rocking the awkward stick on each earbuds.
Along with ANC, Apple AirPods Pro also brings to the table Transparency Mode, activated via Force sensor on stem or, if you so desire, from iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, letting you hear your surrounding while maintaining a reasonable level of noise cancellation.
There is also a thing called Ear tip fit test which, while I am no fan of Apple AirPods, get me slightly excited. Here’s what it is about:
“The Ear Tip Fit Test helps ensure users get the best audio experience from AirPods Pro by testing the quality of the seal and identifying the best ear tip size for them. After placing AirPods Pro in each ear, advanced algorithms work together with the microphones in each AirPod to measure the sound level in the ear and compare it to what is coming from the speaker driver. In just seconds, the algorithm detects whether the ear tip is the right size and has a good fit, or should be adjusted to create a better seal.”
Intriguing, right? Call me dumb or whatever, but I never knew what size of ear tips to use ever and so, Ear Tip Fit Test could prove helpful for people like me. Wait. Or is it just only me?
Other features include Apple-designed H1 chip with 10 audio cores, Adaptive EQ, vent system to equalize pressure for comfort wear, sweat and water resistance, custom high dynamic range amplifier, custom high-excursion, low-distortion speaker driver, and 4 hours of play time, or up to 24 hours with the wireless charging case.
Obviously, this pair of audio buds also supports Siri which let you ask Siri to play a song, adjust the volume, make calls or get directions. Apple AirPods Pro can also automatically read incoming message to you and it allows audio sharing with a second pair of AirPods.
Shipping will commence on October 30 and the earbuds will fill up the shelves at brick and mortar stores later this week.
All images courtesy of Apple, Inc..