Apple said in a press release that it has recently launched the noise-canceling AirPods Pro. The premium earbuds are set to release on October 30th at 249 U.S dollars. It will only come in white. Apple has made microphones into the AirPods Pro that detect external sound and the earbuds then cancel it out. The system used here sounds very similar to the noise cancellation in the new Beats Solo Pro headphones, just miniaturized to a much smaller form factor. Apple has indicated that noise cancellation is adjusted up to 200 times/ second. The AirPods Pro offers a transparency mode. It will enable you to hear your surroundings while wearing them.
The earbuds also have a force sensor and you can use it to control music playback and activate transparency mode. The company is promising fantastic audio quality from the AirPods Pro for just 249 U.S dollars. They also have a feature called Adaptive EQ. It automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear. These will come with flexible ear tips for a more secure, sealed in-ear fit, unlike the current AirPods. There are 3 sizes of silicone tips included in the box. Apple also mentioned that there’s a software audio test that can tell you if you’ve chosen the right-sized tip by measuring the sound level in the ear and comparing it to what is coming from the speaker driver.
The AirPods Pro supports wireless charging and hands-free Hey Siri voice command like the 2nd Generation AirPods. Apple said people will get around 4.5 hours of continuous listening battery life. You can see that the active noise cancellation takes a bit of a toll there. It has enough extra battery for around 24 hours of total listening time, including those recharges. The AirPods Pro is water-resistant and includes an expanded mesh microphone port that improves call clarity in windy situations. You can also charge it using the Lightning connector, but AirPods Pro now comes with a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box.