Apple has launched AirPods Pro, an upgraded version of the AirPods that feature active noise cancellation, sweat and water resistance, and an in-ear design. AirPods Pro price in India is Rs. 24,900 ($249 in the US) and they’ll be available in the US from October 30. Apple says AirPods Pro will be coming to India “soon”
Apple says that the AirPods Pro has an H1 chip, which “features 10 audio cores and powers everything from sound to Siri”. The headline feature of the AirPods Pro has to be active noise cancellation, which means this pair of headphones can minimise ambient noise and allow you to listen to audio at lower volumes even in noisy environments. Apple says AirPods Pro uses “two microphones combined with advanced software to continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit” for active noise cancellation.
AirPods Pro, according to Apple, feature a vent system to equalise pressure and reduce discomfort caused by wearing some in-ear headphones for long hours. There’s also a new force sensor on the stem of the AirPods Pro, which allows you to switch between active noise cancellation and transparency modes. This, according to Apple, also makes it easier to play, pause, or skip songs, and answer or end phone calls.
According to the company, after you place AirPods Pro in each ear, its algorithms and the microphones in each AirPod can detect whether the ear tip is the right size and fits well. It can also suggest if you just need to adjust the tips for a better seal.