This week Apple announced a new, premium version of their AirPods, the Airpods Pro.
The AirPods Pro will feature Active Noise Cancellation and is said to have “superior, immersive sound” and “an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.”
The biggest change is probably the eartips, which is smaller than previous versions.
Key New Features
The Airpods Pro will be accompanied by 3 sizes of silicone tips and will also include a software audio test which is supposed to determine which size is most ideal for you.
It does this by “measuring the sound level in the ear and comparing it to what is coming from the speaker driver.”
Noticeable differences to previous versions is that the black grill is much bigger. The stem also appears to be shorter and thicker.
The new Airpods are water and sweat-proof and apparently the eartips should provide an even more secure fit as well!
Active Noise Cancellation
Active Noise Cancellation is a key selling point for the Pro units as it’s now in the same league as the Sony 1000X M3 and Amazon Echo Buds.
The new release uses microphones which monitor external and background noise, which it then cancels out. This allows for a more immersive listening experience.
You can learn about all the new features on the AirPods Pro portal page.