On September 7, Apple made an appointment with the small world of tech for a presentation rich in novelties. With the AirPods Pro 2, the apple brand is once again updating its wireless headphones. After the AirPods 3 last year, it is therefore the turn of the “Pro” models to be entitled to several updates.
While deliveries have been going on for a few days, some fellow journalists have already had the chance to have the new Apple headphones in their ears. The opportunity to take a quick look at the first feedback and the general feelings vis-à-vis this second generation.
Impressive noise reduction
In his test, Romain Vitt from Presse-Citron, note that the new AirPods Pro shine above all with their noise reduction function. A shared opinion on the other side of the Atlantic. The specialized press seems fairly unanimous on this point. Apple has done a lot of work on noise reduction and it shows once the headphones are in place.
In order to get a clearer idea of this new function of the AirPods Pro, you have to imagine that the headphones are capable of reduce ambient noise by 30 decibels. The sound of a plane taking off (around 80 dB) finally only reaches 50 dB, the equivalent of a classic discussion.
Another great novelty that has caused a lot of talk is the volume control. It is possible to adjust the sound of the headphones with a simple gesture on the branch of the headphones. Present on many competing headphone models, this feature became obvious to Apple, which introduced it in these new AirPods Pro.
The only downside noted by the various testers for the moment is on the outside of the headphones, in their design. The Verge as well as Engadget do not hide their disappointment to find the same design for these new AirPods Pro. The lack of visual change, however, is compensated by the updates offered by Apple.
The AirPods Pro 2: very good everywhere?
For the CNET news site, it’s simple, the AirPods Pro 2 are the best wireless headphones on the market today. Same with a price close to 300 euros (299 €). Other media are more measured and recognize that Senheisser offers better overall sound quality, while Bose offers even better noise reduction.
Finally, these new AirPods Pro stand out for their ability to be very good in all areas. With sound and noise reduction close to perfection, Apple is strong, it remains to be seen whether the headphones will meet the same success as the previous generation.
By: Keleops AG