Apple AirPods Pro
- Stable fit and comfortable.
- ANC performance great.
- Decent audio reproduction.
- Premium, well-built design.
- Poor customization options, especially on Android.
- Microphone performance isn't great.
Well known brand Apple released their new airpods pro noise cancelling featured, which let’s you enjoy music in a crowded place or streets. Apple are not alone in this anymore, as if now many other well known brands producing earbuds with active noise cancellation and they are also very good if not better.
But as always apple successfully maintains their ability to standout from others. Standard sound quality with very comfortable fit in your ear and easy to operate. Look wise Apple Airpods Pros are 2nd to none.
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Apple Airpods Pro Ear Tips
Now the ear tip providing the seal is quite unique here and I never talked about this with other earphones since it’s quite standards. Pretty born here as a silicone but the airpad pros has a piece of plastic on the end of the ear tip that literally snaps into the earphones you can hear. You can actually feel it sometimes.
Super easy to swap out and it is secure. Now the more important part. I don’t know how Apple does this but these are one of the least intrusive, very comfortable designs that I’ve tested and I won’t give credit to the Samsung Galaxy buds. Those are amazing to wear and gave me a very similar feeling to these but compared to the market the Samsung Galaxy buds and the airpods pros are super light.
They don’t Jam into my ear. The best way I can describe it if they both feel like an airy. Now I will admit though and this is just my personal opinion here. I’ve never been a fan of the airpods dangling from my ears. These are technically a little bit shorter.
The airpods pros fit and contours to my ears ridiculously well like some leather gloves from the 90s or some flight path. Please don’t fill out the ball of my ear. They don’t feel like the ear tips are solely keeping the earphones in place. It just feels like they’re dangling but oddly enough they are very stable.
Airpods Pro Great For Workout & Running
So, this brings me to my test how did it stay in the ears for runs and workouts in shirt. I got to give credit here. These stay in ridiculously well again runs crazy movements and also jumping up and down here that’s a big one. I’ve never had to push my earphones back into my ear to want to recreate the seal and second to push them back in because there they feel like they’re about to fall out or they have shifted.
I don’t know how they do it but the design just simply works. As a side note these are IP4 rated which means they are water resistant against splashes. They can’t be sprayed with a jet of water and surely, they can’t be submerged other competitors. Some competitors out there are actually a little bit better with an IP7 certification. You can drop them to a puddle of water, they’ll be fine.
Airpods Pro Force Sensors & Functionality
So, folks let’s get a closer look here at the functions. It’s very simple here on each earphone the stem has a very subtle area for you to press it’s called the force sensor. One squeeze to pause and play to skip a track, three to go back and if you hold it down you can actually hear an audio prompt indicating to switch from transparency mode to active noise cancelling and vice versa the force sensor is somewhat customizable as you guys can see on image here.
But I hate this here when companies do this for truly wireless earphones. There should be vibe adjustment features or buttons here. You don’t have it; you cannot increase or decrease by right on the earphones and when I’m at the gym or when I’m running a song or video can be louder in vibe than my previous track and I’d need to lower it. I don’t want to pull out my phone.
Airpods Pro Hey Siri
Now to be fair I do have Siri which I can tell her to lower or raise volume. It’s objective, you want to talk to yourself in public but again just putting it out there but speak in a Serie. They tested this with my iPhone 10 and the other side of my apartment over here seeing if I can call up Siri from the airpods pros themselves and it did work. I don’t need the phone necessarily nearby as long as there’s still a connection it’s fine.
With Android Google assistant didn’t seem to be activated through the earphones at all which was a total bummer.
Airpods Pro Bluetooth Range
Now speaking of being on the other side of my apartment here let’s talk about signal strength and such Bluetooth 5.0 is featured testing distance with my iPhone 10 and Android pixel 4xl. Both phones were able to achieve a hundred percent coverage in my 1,100 square foot apartment and that’s what this signal going through several walls is excellent.
This was also the same with video on both devices. There were zero syncing delays on both Apple and Android devices making video, watching absolutely lag free.
Now parent wise indeed these can be paired with multiple devices and then the connection itself can be switched seamlessly having a signal appeared on my Android at first and then tapping on the iPhone. Let’s say my laptop that’s not what have you the connection simply just jumps over. So, overall, I never had Bluetooth issues and the connection has always remained inconsistent.
Apple Airpods Pro Battery Life + Case Charge
Now regarding battery life, Apple is claiming up to five hours per use. Being upfront here this was the average for most truly wireless earphones but now it’s actually on the low end with many new competitors and even budget brands offering seven, eight- and nine-hours’ worth of battery life granted.
They don’t offer active noise-cancelling but the closest competitor at the moment it’s the sony WF 1000 x m3. Now when I did my battery test at 55 zero here 50 percent vine with ANZ on the sony laugh in 6 hours and 23 minutes doing the same exact test and the same audio playlist. The airpods pros got six hours even down to the minute actually on a more positive note with both competitors and their respective charging cases both earphones can actually achieve up to 24 hours of total playback.
Quick charging is available on the airpods pros with 15 minutes in the case. It’d given you back three hours of listening time. Sony claims ten minutes in their case and it would get you an hour back that’s it.
Now regarding Apple’s charging case it’s smooth, small and easy to handle. A bit sterile looking and this is getting a lot of attraction right now. It’s wireless charging places on a wireless charging pad then off it goes all right.
Apple Airpods Pro Audio Quality
Let’s jump into the audio side of things. First up with transparency mode, this works great and I wish this was readily available on the power beats Pro. When activating this the microphones and the earphones pumped in your environment for safety and awareness. This sounds very natural. It doesn’t sound amplified and the airpods pros don’t sound artificial as well.
It’s almost as though I’m not wearing anything at all during my time testing. Now I did confirm you don’t need an iPhone for this I connected this to my android phone and using that force sensor you can actually turn it on and off by again holding it down for a second.
Apple Airpods Pro Active Noise Canceling
There’s active noise-cancelling now this is quite interesting here. The sony WFT 1000 XM threes also included active noise canceling. The ANC was present but because of the passive noise isolation and then music playing the active noise canceling feature wasn’t really the highlight. It didn’t seem to be as effective as their sony WH 1000 headphones.
Not apples to apples but again just for reference there of how different they were with the airpods pros. These canceled out more voices and much more ambient air using the ANC and the airpods was more noticeable especially when listening to podcasts videos, Netflix, YouTube etc. Where there might not be a cast of beat but instead there’s a lot of dialogue.
Active noise cancelling doesn’t cancel out everything though but for what the airpods pros does its Shaklee does a great job. This muffles a lot of coffee shops and restaurant noses. This also cancels out pretty much all air conditioners fans that have going on here and light breezes. All remaining noises that’s able to penetrate through this does sound reduce a simple tapping and scratching on the desk.
Proved to be less versus the other truly wireless earphones I’ve tested so far. There’s no hissing there’s no white noise and I don’t feel any cabin air pressure feeling. When ANC is activating, it’s just really damn good I would highly recommend anyone to try them to get that experience
Apple Airpods Pro Call Test & Transparency Mode
It’s all about experiences so folks let’s get into the phone call test. Testing phone calls I do have the capability of turning on transparency modes. Like it’s here my surroundings here, what is going on in the background and of course I do have active noise-cancelling available as well. It does play phone calls through both ear phones and clearer as well.
How good is the bass on AirPods pro?
Let’s talk about the audio & bass. First up these can get loud at 65 to 70 percent BOM is love for me and that’s where I usually have it at when I want to get lost in my music bass. The airpods pros are definitely better than the previous airpods because of its seal when compared to the competitors. Sennheiser provides higher fidelity and depth, jaybird offers bass boosted punchy bass. Here the sony WF 1000 XM 3 is slightly deeper and more resonating than the airpods pros.
The Powerbeats pro hits the deepest here so with that being said the air pad pros bass performance it sounded good without distortion. Don’t get me wrong but for me personally i wish it was just a little bit deeper for you at home. You might prefer that cleaner overall in the middle-of-the-road bass response. where it’s not flat but not boo me are there hopefully that gives you kind of a range right.
There the mid-range itself is clean. The mid-range is where you hear a lot of instruments and vocal work. That’s what the human ear hears and its distortion free. It’s not pushed forward or bright yet, not underwhelming either. It’s clearer than the Powerbeats Pros and when I mean clean, it doesn’t sound either suppressed or pushed too far forward. It’s Eric transparent and the vocals cut through right into your ears.
You can say and even compared to the Sony WF 1000 XM threes. The clarity the vocals are slightly a little bit better than airpods pros than the Sony’s but again the trade-off not so deep bass. Now the mid-range was lacking a bit of sound-stage in my opinion. I do interpret audio direction really well I can sense some music in the forefront to the side of me and slightly above and behind me but the airiness and the width of audio interpretation just wasn’t big.
The sound-stage is really important here as for the high frequencies there’s sound that is basically rolled off preventing musical notes like snare taps and cymbal crashes and music to not Sparkle or hit that high level to make this music pop. I honestly believe that Apple plays it super safe and provides an audio signature that’s so well rounded and so clean then I think people that picks this up.
Does AirPods pro sound's better?
It’ll sound good to them but those who are looking for that uniqueness that makes an audio brand spin out, I don’t see it in Airpods Pro. On the audio side the audio doesn’t sound full or emotional. The lack of soundstage didn’t transport me to another place or the lack of fidelity didn’t hit that level of finesse where I was saying wow damn holy cow.
Airpods Pro are really freaking good when I was testing these and I’m not knocking the air pod pros but to give them proper credit here, they do sound good it’s what a quality sound signature should be. Distortion free clear consistent but I’ve had competitors with audio signatures that’s as cheesy as it sounds. I nod my head to the music more often than these so just on the audio alone, I still highly recommend them.
Don’t get me wrong but I believe more so as a great audio experience for everyday use, the commute maybe at work those kinds of experiences. If you’re looking for something that would make you fall in love with your music again.
The Airpods Pro kills it on form and function. These are crazy comfortable; they magically stay in the ear really well. The Bluetooth connection is phenomenal and through my testing this has the best tech that reduces outside noises on the market for truly wild earphone. The battery life, the lack of vine controls and the audio it’s not bad and I want to emphasize that but it could be better though.
These are still surely worth a purchase and I will admit the price is justified if you’re a priority though is a and C and you want some everyday buds for work and your commute. Airpods Pros are ridiculously intuitive to use and at the end of day it’s your call.
let me know what you guys think down below I’m honestly just giving credit where credit is due and even if you own these earphones, I want to hear your opinions below.