A+E: New AirPods Pro Headphones Live Up to Hype
by Joshua Lucero
Last week, Apple released the next generation of earphones, the AirPods Pro. The next generation of AirPods is available now. The new AirPods Pro are for sale at $249 and are the newest addition to the AirPods family.
New features include “active noise cancellations and superior, immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design,” according to Apple. The new design is made to be lightweight, have Bluetooth audio, and an in-ear design that is created for comfort.
Rather than having the normal design of Airpods this new generation has an “expanded mesh microphone port versus the older AirPods,” according to AppleInsider. The new AirPods have a smaller design, each individual earbud is designed with soft silicone ear tips that are made to mold to a person’s ear. This provides both comfort and greater sound quality for the user. Not only have they provided a more comfortable fit to a user’s ear, but now they are both water and sweat resistant. This new generation of AirPods are being molded toward a more active lifestyle but are still able to be used by everyone.
Apple’s new and improved AirPods have adapted to the noisy walks of life. On an average day, someone would walk in a populated area where noise cannot be escaped. The AirPods Pro allows users to be able to listen to music, phone calls, and more from their noise cancellation improvements. They do this by using two microphones that adapt to each ear and fit, one microphone facing out and the other facing inwards which allow for the noise cancelation to work.
Apple added a more pure sound quality by combining it with an Adaptive EQ, “which automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of an individual’s ear — resulting in a rich, immersive listening experience,” said Apple. The new design upholds itself on a better and clear sound quality.
With a new feature of “Transparency Mode,” Apple has added this so a user can still listen to outside noise. You can activate this by using the Pros directly or in the control center for any Apple device. Comparing this to past AirPods this new feature allows someone to hear their voice naturally, communicate with someone and many other possibilities that involve communication.
Compared to the last generation, the AirPods Pros have added some new features. Mainly the AirPods Pro has a customizable fit to a user’s ear, Active Noise Cancellation, an Adaptive EQ, Sweat and water-resistant capabilities and a $50 dollar increase on sale from $199.00 to $249.00.
Other than these changes these two AirPods have everything else in common, the only con that the AirPods Pro have is a user can listen to four and a half hours when the last generation had five hours of battery life.