Airpods Pro- A Review
I got my AirPods yesterday at in store pick up and have had some time with them. (Sorry for formatting issues, I’m on mobile)
This short review is from a previous Gen 1 AirPods owner who used them for 6-8 hours a day pretty much every day, but is not an audiophile in any way and has had minor experience with ANC headphones.
SOUND QUALITY: It’s a step up from the original AirPods but only by a little bit, like I wouldn’t buy these if thats your main want.
COMFORT: I used the medium sized tips for about an hour and they were not very comfortable. I then switched to the smaller ones and had a drastic increase in the comfort level with no difference in the ANC quality. They are tied with the originals for some of the most forgettable feeling earbuds- which is a good thing.
CASE: Kinda strange at first but when you realize that sideways its only a little bigger then the Gen 1 case its really feels the same from a pocket-ability standpoint. Great case.
ANC: It does a great job of removing the super annoying sounds and muffling the others, and combined with music it works wonders. I also feel no weird pressure issues with it active. Someone coming from AirPods Gen 1 or 2 will be blown away by this, just like I was.
TRANSPARENCY: This is an underrated feature, and is great to have the old AirPod feel. It sounds pretty natural and has no weird amplification from what I hear. No audible delay from what I can tell.
AMBIENT EQ: I can tell a slight increase in the clarity of music when ANC or Transparency is active, which turns on the EQ. Honestly I would have one of these on at all times because the change in battery is not noticeable.
All in all this was a great purchase for me as an upgrade to my other ones that have much shorter battery by probably and hour or so. I will say however that unless you really know you want the new modes then maybe don’t consider purchasing.
And for people who had fitment issues in the past, these are just like other in ear earbuds so they’ll most likely work for you, based on what my friend who has these issues has said when I let him try them.