Apple finally announced the second generation of Apple AirPods Pro. It’s a refresh of the original AirPods Pro that was revealed in October 2019.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 Specifications
- Earbuds: 30.9 x 21.8 x 24.0 mm, 5.3 g (each earbud)
- Case: 45.2 x 60.6 x 21.7 mm, 50.8 g
- Chip: H2 chip
- Audio Features: ANC, adaptive transparency, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3
- Battery Capacity: Up to 6 hours (ANC enabled), up to 5.5 hours (spatial audio and head tracking enabled), up to 30 hours total play time (ANC On)
- Charging Port: Qi-certified wireless charging
- Protection: IPX4 water resistance (AirPods Pro and charging case)
- Misc: Touch controls
- Colors: White
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Apple AirPods Pro 2 Overview
The AirPods Pro 2 does not have a visible design change. It’s still the same in-air headphones with silicone ear tips that feature an acoustic vent system to equalise pressure. The 2nd generation AirPods Pro now comes with a new, extra small ear tip, in addition to small, medium, and large ear tips.
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The AirPods Pro 2 is equipped with a new H2 chipwhich is a performance upgrade to last year’s H1. The earbuds provide more detail and clear sound with a “new low-distortion audio driver and a custom amplifier.”
The active noise cancellation (ANC) is also better than ever. The new earbuds cancel up to double the amount of noise over the original AirPods Pro, thanks to H2 chip, acoustic vent system, and microphones.
The transparency mode is also improved, utilising on-device processing capability of H2 chip. With adaptive transparencythe earbuds can intelligently reduce loud environmental noise like the sound of construction tools. Apple mentioned that this is made possible because the chip processes at 48,000 times per second.
We already know the spatial audio feature, Apple’s virtual surround system, that was introduced with iOS 14 in 2020. This year, with the launch of AirPods Pro 2, Apple introduced personalised spatial audio. Actually, this is not something unique to AirPods Pro 2 but is a feature that comes with iOS 16.
Using the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, you can create a personal profile for Apple’s spatial audio. Then, based on your profile — i.e., the shape and size of your head and ears, the AirPods Pro will deliver a listening experience precisely tuned just for you.
Now, with touch control on AirPods Pro 2, you can adjust the volumes by simply light swiping up and down on the stem.
Previously, the stem only featured a force sensor that allowed play, pause or skip tracks, and switch between active noise cancellation and transparency modes. Apple says the built-in skin-detect sensor is also now more accurate.
With a single full charge of the earbuds, you will get up to 6 hours of listening time with ANC enabled, according to Apple, which is 1.5 hours longer than the first generation.
The new charging case will extend the battery life to provide up to 30 hours of listening time with ANC enabled. The case can charge the earbuds fully up to four times.
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The Apple AirPods Pro 2 is a successor of the first generation of Apple AirPods Pro that was launched three years ago. The earbuds look the same from the outside, but a lot of improvements have been done internally.
The earbuds now support touch controls and it is now powered by a new H2 chip, which enabled them to have better sound, improved ANC, adaptive transparency, and longer batter life.
The charging case is also redesigned. It now has a built-in speaker, lanyard loop, support for wireless charging, and IPX4 rating against sweat and water.
What do you think about the Apple AirPods 2022 (2nd generation)? Let us know in the comments!
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