Apple today unveiled a new version of its AirPods wireless headset, which the company calls AirPods Pro. Designed as an even more premium version of Apple's hearing aids, AirPods Pro features a refurbished design that comes with a personalized high dynamic range amplifier as well as support for active noise cancellation. And with a price tag of $ 249, Apple's high end classes will provide a price premium to match its new premium features.
Apple's AirPods Pro is based on the company's H1 system, the same SiP used for the two and generations of AirPods introduced earlier this year. The new headphones have a new design with soft silicone earbuds (the company will supply AirPods Pro with three different tips), as well as a new ventilation system that promises to minimize the discomfort of using earbuds. The headphones come with a new custom high dynamic range amplifier that is used to power a low distortion speaker that can deliver bass up to 20 Hz. Meanwhile, according to the Apple H1
AirPods Pro is used by sweat and water with microphones turned in and out. They can recognize external sounds, allowing the headset to maintain active noise cancellation. According to Apple, AirPods are testing the environment at 200Hz, allowing them to respond quickly to changes in external noise. Meanwhile, the new AirPods are also adding a new feature that Apple calls for a transparency mode that allows the user to hear the environment around them while using the earphones, essentially offering an option to reduce / remove the noise barrier properties of the ear panels.
In the meantime, the new AirPods also support an ear test that can detect if the handset has a good fit. And of course, the headphones also fully support the usual features of AirPods, including hands-free Hey Siri functionality and all that comes with it.
Apple AirPods Pro can run for up to 4.5 hours on a single ANC charge or Transparency mode is activated or up to 5 hours without them. The talk time of the new handsets is 3.5 hours.
The new AirPods Pro is compatible with different Apple devices running iOS 13.2 or higher, iPadOS 13.2 or higher, watchOS 6.1 or higher, tvOS 13.2 or higher newer version, or macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later.
Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charge Case will be available from Wednesday, October 30th in the US and 25 other countries. In the US, the product will cost $ 249.