Apple has stepped deeper into the sound industry since they acquired Beats on August 1, 2014. Apple has operated their audio product business within its subsidiary which is simply known as Beats by Dre and firstly bring out their truly wireless earbuds, AirPods, which used its same design to its wired earphones packaging with their iPhone. At a time, Apple debuted its first-gen AirPods, complaints on its design and influence on other sound industrial companies had come together.
On recent October 28, 2019, Apple introduced a new AirPods Pro which features a new design language and active noise cancelling. The new Apple AirPods Pro costs USD 249.00 and available to order online.
Unlike the previous gen, AirPods Pro is the first Apple's earbuds which offer an isolated design and customizable fit with three sizes of flexible silicone tips that comfort your ears. Moreover, AirPods Pro also are sweat and water-resistant with an IPX4 rating.
Like Sony WF-1000XM3, the AirPods Pro features active noise cancelling to block out your environment so you can focus on what you’re listening to. You also can switch to Transparency mode and AirPods Pro let the outside sound in, allowing you to hear and connect to your surroundings. Thus, Active Noise Cancelling -Transparency switch is the best feature to have for you to live with two environments by featuring a new "force sensor" on the stem of the earbuds. To switch between these two modes, you pinch the stem between your fingers. This functionality will let you play, pause or skip music, as well as hang up on phone calls, directly on the AirPods Pro.
Not different to the earlier AirPods, this Pro is equipped with Apple's H1 chip that features always-on voice recognition and lets you summon the digital assistant, Siri. The AirPods Pro's battery life is up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge and 5 hours with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency off.
With USD 249.00 price tag, the new AirPods Pro includes a wireless charging case, which charges on any Qi-compatible charging mat. To use AirPods Pro with other Apple's products, you have to update their operating systems such as iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS to the latest version.