The long-awaited update for Apple’s AirPods Pro is here. On Wednesday, at its Far Out event, the company announced a pair of popular second-generation noise-cancelling headphones with a new H2 chip the company is promising. It offers improved sound quality and twice the noise cancellation.
“AirPods revolutionized the wireless headphone category with innovative design and incredible sound quality. With the new AirPods Pro, Apple is once again raising the bar,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
“The new AirPods Pro offer even better sound quality, a more immersive listening experience with personalized spatial audio and transformative audio features like adaptive transparency. With up to twice the noise-canceling performance of its predecessor, the world’s best-selling wireless headphones just got better.
The new AirPods Pro also feature a new charge chase that offers Find My support and a built-in speaker to make it easier for you to track them. And in addition to charging with a Lightning cable or a Qi or MagSafe charger, you can also charge the case with an Apple Watch charger.
The new headphones cost $249 and will be available to order starting September 9th. They will be available on September 23rd. The updated AirPods Pro also come with a new extra small ear tip, which might fit some ears better.
Apple’s original AirPods Pro weren’t announced at a product event, but via a press release in October 2019. They were hugely successful, not necessarily because of their audio quality, which has since been surpassed by Sony, Samsung, Google and other competitors, but because they work seamlessly with the iPhone and other Apple devices.
The AirPods Pro were outperformed by Sony and Bose in terms of noise-cancellation at this point, but their transparency mode is still best-in-class
two years later. .