- Much improved design over original AirPods
- Excellent noise cancellation
- Well integrated with the Apple ecosystem
- So comfortable
- ANC strength can’t be manually altered
Without the original AirPods there might not be a true wireless market as we know it. And despite being one of the first to market, we’ve never been particularly satisfied with what Apple has produced. At least until the AirPods Pro.
The AirPods Pro fulfil their promise better than the standard AirPods ever did. They’re comfortable to wear, slotting into the ear rather than hanging off. That said the capacitive controls could used improving – grabbing the stem literally loosens the grip, and there aren’t any controls for volume unless you ask Siri or pull out your phone.
Battery life is 24-hours, and active noise cancellation is very good, though it lacks any way to customise it. Transparency Mode is a handy feature, offering a way to listen to the world around you. With deeper bass, and better detail in the midrange area, the Pro aren’t to be discounted when it comes to sound. Their warm tone is appealing, though several other earbuds offer more fidelity. If you’re an Apple user, they are a no-brainer.