An Apple-designed H1 chip powers the AirPods Pro. The H1 chip, powered by ten audio cores, allows real-time noise cancellation, the Adaptive EQ feature, and "Hey Siri" hands-free support. The H1 chip also delivers remarkably low latency for audio.
AirPods Pro uses the same general design as the original AirPods. Still, thanks to new flexible silicone tips designed to fit comfortably into the ear to allow noise cancellation technology, they are noticeably different.
The silicone tips are supplied in three sizes to ensure a comfortable fit. These are designed to conform to each ear's contours, providing both comfort and a better seal. The tips come in various sizes, making them easy to switch out, and each tip clicks right into position on the AirPods Pro. To hold the AirPods Pro firmly in place, each tip is internally tapered to conform to the inner ear's shape.
With an advanced vent system that equalizes pressure inside the ear, AirPods Pro has been designed to reduce the discomfort experienced by other in-ear earphones. The result: you'll barely feel them in your ears.
With Active Noise Cancellation disabled, AirPods Pro boasts up to five hours of listening time on a single charge or four and a half hours when it is turned on. They deliver three and a half hours of talk time with the Active Noise Cancellation enabled.
The Airpods Pro is designed to handle heavy use, thanks to a wireless charging case that carries several additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time or over 18 hours of talking time. Just 5 minutes of charging gives you about one hour of listening time.
For true wireless charging, charge the case through a Lightning connector or take advantage of its compatibility with Qi mats sold separately. The charging case provides an additional listening time of more than 24 hours and an additional talk time of over 18 hours.
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Active Noise Cancellation
The AirPods Pro is the first set of Apple headphones to deliver active noise cancellation to electronically counteract external noise. Active Noise Cancellation uses two microphones and specialized software to conform to each ear for an exceptional noise-canceling experience.
How is it able to deliver such a powerful noise-canceling feature? It's all down to the H1 chip, which can adapt the sound signal 200 times per second.
This setting lets some of the outside world in, so you can hear what's going on around you when it is needed. To switch between active noise cancellation and transparency mode, just press and hold the stem's force sensor.
For a rich, consistent listening experience, the Airpods Pro automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear. A low-distortion speaker driver provides powerful bass. An amplifier allows the speaker driver to eliminate background noise and monitors listening levels in tandem with the H1 chip. And an amplifier with a high dynamic range creates clear sound at the same time as maintaining battery life.
An innovative new control system
In this latest iteration, Apple has also updated how the Airpods are controlled. Instead of pressing a touch sensor built into the sides of each earbud, the stems of both AirPods are now indented with a "force sensor" that you handle to control the Airpods. Toggling Noise-canceling / Transparency mode and skipping and pausing tracks are some of the ways you can control your Airpods Pro using the force sensor.
Easy setup for all your Apple devices: These AirPods automatically turn on and retain their connection to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac computer after a single-tap setup; no need to worry about manually switching on or turning off the power.
New Siri features. Instant Siri access is granted by saying, "Hey Siri?" The device also gives you the option of getting Siri to read your messages through your AirPods.
Audio sharing: On two sets of AirPods, you and a friend can share the same audio stream, so you can play a game, watch a video, or listen to a song together.
IPX4 rated: This moisture level rating makes the AirPods Pro suitable for some sports, as well as the gym.
Apple has plans to connect the Airpods to a new Spatial Audio feature, offering the experience of virtual surround sound. This function will also employ the gyroscope and accelerometer of the AirPods Pro to monitor the wearer's head movements for greater sound immersion.
From cutting-edge design to customizable fit, the Airpods Pro is a future-proof earbud that will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. For those looking for a sleek, lightweight pair of truly wireless earbuds that easily attach to Apple devices and work well, the Airpods Pro is the obvious choice - whatever the day brings.