The wireless audio market continues to experience rapid growth, and Apple doesn’t want to be left behind. With the launch of the second generation AirPods Pro, the company has introduced a number of important updates that differentiate it from its predecessor.
Although at first glance it is difficult to differentiate between the two, in everyday use, the key differences are immediately apparent.
More Comfortable and Ergonomic Design
One of the most striking updates to the second generation AirPods Pro is their comfort. Apple retains the soft silicone tips of its predecessor’s design, providing exceptional comfort even for all-day use.
These silicone tips allow a better fit to the ear canal without applying excessive pressure. It is important to choose the right size to ensure a good seal, so that external noise can be minimized and bass quality remains optimal.
Although for very intense sports activities, it may be better to choose a safer hearing aid.
Improved Touch Control
One of the problems with the first generation AirPods Pro was the inability to change the volume directly from the earbuds. With the second generation AirPods Pro, Apple has updated the touch controls, allowing users to swipe up and down on the earbud stem to adjust the volume.
Additionally, you can tap the earbud once to play or pause music, and tap two or three times to skip or rewind a track. The hold button also allows users to activate or deactivate the noise cancellation feature.
These controls work well on both iOS and Android devices, but to control the earbuds with Siri, you’ll need to use an iOS device.
Excellent Sound Quality
While the second-generation AirPods Pro may not be able to replace my Sennheiser headphones for critical listening, they are capable of bringing out subtle details that are difficult to hear clearly with other earbuds.
For example, you’ll be able to hear the dissonance at the beginning of the song “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, and you’ll really feel the power of those conflicting sounds with these new AirPods Pro. What’s more, AirPods Pro’s Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology is industry-leading, delivering an immersive three-dimensional music experience.
Albums mixed with Atmos, like “Natural Brown Prom Queen,” feel all-encompassing and fill your surroundings. While there are slight imperfections in the position of instruments in the mix, as well as some high frequencies that may feel a little tiresome at first, the overall sound quality remains impressive.
With the second generation AirPods Pro, Apple has proven its commitment to providing its users with a better wireless audio experience. Improved comfort, updated touch controls, and excellent sound quality make it an attractive choice for those who want high-quality audio in a compact, comfortable form factor.
While there are some minor flaws, such as call quality not being entirely satisfactory, overall, the second generation AirPods Pro are a significant step forward in the world of wireless audio.