The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is finally here – here’s an in-depth look into what makes the AirPods Pro, truly pro.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is coming to the market on 23 September, with pre-orders starting from 19 September onwards. Priced at S$359, here are some key updates to the 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro that everyone’s been waiting for.
The all new Apple-designed H2 chip is the driving force behind AirPods Pro and its revolutionary advanced audio performance. It now carries out more functions than ever, leveraging on a unique set of computational algorithms to deliver even smarter noise cancellation, superior three-dimensional sound and more efficient battery life – all in one mighty AirPods Pro.
H2 Chip Algorithms
The H2 chip harnesses powerful new adaptation algorithms to process sound more quickly, tuning audio at the exact moment you hear it. Each detail is carefully rendered for your specific ear shape, allowing you to always immerse in higher-fidelity sound. The inward-facing microphone has been redesigned to work in tandem with voice enhancement algorithms to better recognise and emit your voice, so you will sound more natural on phone and video calls. The H2 chip also empowers a custom-built driver and amplifier to provide lower distortion during playback, treating your ears to a deeper bass and crisper audio across all volume levels. This is a bonus for audiophiles who want to take their audio experience to the next level.
Active Noise Cancellation
The H2-powered AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) boasts up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation with a new driver and improved acoustic algorithms, reducing more unwanted noise so nothing interrupts you from listening to your favourite music or podcast during your commute, or when you need to focus at work.
New Silicone Tips
For people who prefer a tighter fit to keep their AirPods Pro securely and snug in place, it now comes with an extra-small size tip, to fit a wider range of ears. The tips create an acoustic seal that locks in the sound within your ear canals – without external interference.
The upgraded Adaptive Transparency harnesses the power of H2 to minimise the intensity of loud blaring noises like sirens or power tools, so you can comfortably (and safely) hear the world around you when you’re out running errands with construction or traffic around you.
You can now easily swipe up or down to adjust volume, press to play and pause music or answer and end calls, or hold to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive Transparency with the revamped Touch Control.
Personalised Listening Experience
You can now customise your personal listening experience, with Personalised Spatial Audio and Adaptive EQ. Personalised Spatial Audio allows the AirPods Pro to work in tandem with dynamic head tracking that works with all your devices to let you fully immerse in all-around-you sound. Adaptive EQ works hand in hand with the fit of AirPods Pro to empower you to hear every frequency just as it was intended.
MagSafe Charging Case
The all-new MagSafe Charging Case comes with a plethora of ways to keep track of the case, and an extended battery life to make listening on the go more convenient. With up to 6 hours of listening time with Active Noise Cancellation enabled, and up to 30 hours of total listening time with Active Noise Cancellation enabled using the case, the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) now lets you listen, watch and talk longer in between charges. You can easily recharge the MagSafe Charging Case with an Apple Watch or MagSafe charger – and if you prefer to use other modes of charging, you can always use the Lightning connector or any Qi-certified charger.
The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is powered by a new U1 chip that enables Find My with Precision Finding for your case, so you can always locate it at its exact location. It now also comes with a lanyard loop that lets you attach to the case to a backpack or your key ring – so you will always have immersive sound within reach. The case’s built-in speaker also plays sound to help you easily locate it, with all-new tones to alert you when the battery is low or when pairing is complete. Both AirPods Pro and the MagSafe Charging Case are IPX4 sweat and water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about using it at the gym or near a pool. Talk about convenience.
Would you be upgrading your AirPods Pro? I know I’d be. Heh.