At this month’s Far Out event, Apple lifted the lid on AirPods Pro 2, further elevating the listening experience with new features designed to offer unrivaled audio quality and even more on-the-go convenience. Below, we’ve put together 5 reasons why you should buy a pair…
Building upon the success of the original AirPods Pro, the second generation introduces an H2 chip that offers “exceptional acoustic experience and cancels up to twice as much noise over the previous generation AirPods Pro.” Apple has added a low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier to offer richer bass and, for the first time, has introduced a new extra-small ear tip for users with smaller ears. Apple says that this is so “even more people can experience the magic of AirPods Pro.”
Combined with Transparency Mode, the new AirPods Pro makes it easier for listeners to stay connected to and aware of the world around them, with Apple introducing an all-new Adaptive Transparency feature that users on-device process to reduce loud environmental noise, such as passing vehicle sirens and construction tools to offer users a more comfortable everyday listening experience.
Personalized Spatial Audio
One of the most interesting new features on AirPods Pro 2 is Personalized Spatial Audio, which makes the listening experience “even more immersive.” According to Apple, users perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of their heads and ears. So Apple has introduced a new feature utilizing the TrueDepth camera on iPhone to create a personal profile for Spatial Audio to deliver a listening experience precisely tuned just for them. The new Personalized Spatial Audio mode will work across a spectrum of content on your Apple devices.
Improved playback options
One long-requested feature on the AirPods Pro was the ability to turn up the volume or control media playback without relying on another device. AirPods Pro has offered some functionality to change songs, but a new Touch Control feature allows users to swipe up or down the stems to make quick volume adjustments. It’s also now possible to press the stem to change music, answer calls, and more, and of course, Hey Siri functionality remains on the new models to allow users to make requests hands-free. Apple has also added an improved, built-in skin-detect sensor that more accurately turns on or off playback – it will automatically sense when your AirPods are no longer in your ears and pause playback to preserve battery life and ensure you don’t miss the next segment of your favorite Podcast.
Even more convenient features
For the first time, users can now charge AirPods Pro with an Apple Watch charger and a MagSafe charger, Qi-certified charging mat, or Lightning cable. The new AirPods Pro also features a redesigned charging case that is sweat- and water-resistant and a lanyard loop. The model has also added Precision Finding so U1-enabled iPhones can find their charging case with guided directions from the Find My app. Apple has also added a new built-in speaker that offers louder tones when looking for your AirPods Pro case. For the first time, it’s possible to personalize the charging case with Memoji and a curated list of stickers using the Apple Store app on an iPhone or iPad.
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