So after a lot of rumors, Apple has officially launched the new generation of AirPods with new design and many new features. Not AirPods 3, nor The New AirPods, the name chosen by Apple is AirPods Pro. Like the iPhone Pro, MacBook Pro or iPad Pro, AirPods Pro costs more than the regular version, specifically $ 249 (compared to $ 159/199 of the AirPods 2).
Like AirPods released two years ago, the extreme design of AirPods Pro has always been the focus of attention of the newspapers, storming the technology community throughout the past days. The change comes at first sight when Apple abandons the ear-bud design, turning 180 degrees to the in-ear style that sticks directly into the ear with the tail of the battery "snug" when placed next to the original AirPods or AirPods 2 just launched not too long ago.
So what is the reason for this change? In fact, many users love the ear-bud style on the old version, but its major drawback is that it cannot be resized to fit everyone and also easy to fall out.
Apple quickly realized the bottom line and the in-ear design on the AirPods Pro would solve this problem thoroughly. It brings better personalization with silicon cushions that insert straight (and deep) into the ear, along with three different ear-tip sizes for users to fit, fit and fit comfortably.
In fact, my wearing experience showed that this in-ear design helps AirPods better grip the old version, the soundproofing capability is much improved. It is worth noting that the AirPods Pro is IPX4-rated water and sweat resistant, meaning that you can comfortably use it when you exercise, run or work in the rain.
Technologically, the most notable feature of AirPods Pro is Active Noise Canceling. In fact, noise-cancellation is not a new technology, which has appeared on many rivals of AirPods Pro on the market (such as Sony WF-1000XM3) but this is the first time it is equipped on an apple-eared headset.
Specifically, active noise canceling works with the help of two microphones inside and outside the ear – one that is responsible for outside noise reduction and the other one that identifies the remaining noise. In addition, each ear handles the noise independently of the other side.
This feature is also smartly set by Apple, for example, when you turn on noise canceling, one ear is removed, the other will also interrupt noise canceling mode immediately to talk, then when you put the ear back in, both will activate the same noise canceling mode as before.
Another notable feature on AirPods Pro is the Transparency mode, which allows you to hear outside sounds while listening to music or making phone calls in public instantly – similar to the Ambient Sound mode fitted on premium noise-canceling headphones from Sony.
Users can switch modes, play music or receive calls by squeezing the body of the headset, a point worth noting with AirPods Pro, Apple uses the force sensor to control its new headset instead. because touch (touch) as before.
Integrating many new technologies, but AirPods Pro has a battery life that is not inferior to previous versions: 5 hours of music, when active noise canceling mode is active, the usage time is reduced to 4.5 hours and 3.5 hours call. The AirPods Pro case also has a built-in battery, which increases the total usage time to 24 hours when listening to music and 18 hours calling. Apple also integrates Qi wireless charging, supports fast charging, and the product still uses the Lightning charger.
Like previous AirPods, AirPods Pro will easily be paired with an iPhone or iPad as soon as the user opens the box thanks to the powerful H1 processor. However, to enable / disable active noise canceling on iPhone, you'll need to upgrade to iOS 13.2 and similar to watchOS 6.1 on Apple Watch.
In terms of audio technology, the heart of AirPods Pro is still the Apple H1 chip equipped on AirPods 2, with low latency audio processing, real-time active noise cancellation, for superior sound quality, Support Siri faster and save energy.
Unfortunately, the Apple H1 does not support what one audio player expects: AAC is the only audio codec on this chip, without aptX or LDAC. Instead, Apple compensates for its users with Adaptive EQ technology that automatically adjusts the sound of the song to the tune of the song as well as the style of the headset.
Experience fast sound quality, in-ear design and superior noise resistance compared to the previous AirPods generation, helping AirPods Pro recreate a space filled with really great music, warm and healthy music. There have been concerns that active noise canceling technology will create a heavy, stuffy feeling for the ears, but this is not the case with AirPods Pro.
The specific assessment of the sound quality of AirPods Pro compared to AirPods 2 as well as other competitors in the same segment will be sent to readers in the shortest time.
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