About the Apple AirPods® Pro (2nd Generation)
Noise-canceling AirPods with the latest Apple technology
The second-generation AirPods Pro look almost identical to the originals, but they're loaded with more cutting-edge technology.
Noise-canceling AirPods with the latest Apple technology
There's a reason the AirPods remain as popular as ever — even with all the other true wireless earbud options out there. The beauty is how seamlessly they work with your iPhone and other Apple gear. The AirPods Pro 2 are fueled by Apple's latest processing chip, the H2, for what promises to be the snappiest experience yet.
The H2 chip has stronger processing and is more energy efficient than the already formidable H1 chip found in the first generation AirPods Pro. These earbuds offer more powerful noise cancellation and clear, well-rounded sound. Apple also revamped the drivers and dedicated amplifiers to help lower distortion and serve up more detail.
Ear tips for a stable fit
Unlike the "traditional" AirPods, Apple includes four sizes of ear tips here. I've tested a lot of in-ear headphones and I can't stress how much a proper fit can improve sound — and noise cancellation. These flexible, silicone tips will conform to the shape of your ear to create a comfortable, secure fit.
Smart, real-time noise canceling technology
These earbuds use an array of built-in mics to capture external sounds, then adjust the level of noise cancellation. And Apple says the noise-canceling circuitry is now twice as effective as the original AirPods Pro. (That's according to their internal testing — I haven't personally tested them out yet.)
This is due to newer algorithms and th H2 chip's faster processing. Together, they reduce latency to such a miniscule amount that noise is basically cancelled out as it happens.
The MagSafe charging case can recharge on a wireless Apple Watch charger like the Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 (sold separately).
Cleaner transition to Transparency mode
When you need to be aware of your surroundings, simply press and hold either AirPod to activate "Transparency" mode. The built-in mics let in external sounds, so you can hear your surroundings. This time around, Apple's internal circuitry helps smooth out harsh and louder noises — like sirens and large engines — so they don't sound as overwhelming when you switch over.
Steady, high-quality connection to your Apple gear
While the AirPods will play music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled phone or music source, the H2 chip makes pairing up with Apple devices even more special. A one-tap connection syncs up the earbuds to your iPhone®, and then you're automatically paired to other devices on your iCloud® account (like your Apple Watch®, iMac®, or iPad®).
3D sound for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
These headphones also use head-tracking technology to serve up "spatial audio" for certain shows, movies, and music. It's designed to emulate the sound of a Dolby Atmos home theater speaker setup in a room. And as you nod or turn your head, the sound field stays fixed and centered.
To make things even more immersive, Apple can tailor the spatial audio experience to your ears. The sound adjusts itself based on the shape and geometry of your ears and head. If you have an iPhone with a TrueDepth camera, you can snap a photo of the side of your head to create your personal profile.
That profile will sync up and follow you to your iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV 4K. It's great for shows and movies, plus it adds an extra dimension to your tunes when listening to Dolby Atmos Music tracks. The Apple Music streaming service has thousands of songs mixed Atmos, and the Atmos version plays automatically when you're wearing AirPods.
Apple added a lanyard loop to the side of the MagSafe wireless charging case.
Clear phone calls and FaceTime conversations
AirPods have become an everyday essential for some, often as much for phone calls or FaceTime as music listening. They make it so easy to hop on conference calls, order food, or talk when you're out and about. Apple added an inward-facing microphone that can better filter out external sounds for clear calls and FaceTime conversations in noisier environments.
A carrying case that's compatible with wireless Apple Watch charging systems
These AirPods offer six hours of music listening with noise cancellation on a full charge. When you need to refuel, just click the AirPods into their included wireless charging case. It can bank 24 hours of power to recharge your AirPods.
The MagSafe charging case can be placed on a compatible Qi charger (not included) to refresh the charge wirelessly. An audible beep tells you it's working. It also has a built-in tracking chip that works with the "Find My" feature on iPhone. The case even has a built-in speaker that can play an audible tone to help you locate it.
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- built-in Bluetooth® 5.3 for wireless music listening and phone calls
- Apple's H2 chip provides a seamless wireless connection and snappy controls with iPhone and other Apple devices
- AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
- IPX4 sweat- and splash-resistant
- active noise cancellation circuitry adjusts to the level of external sound through the built-in mics
- Transparency mode lets in external sounds without removing your AirPods
- low-distortion, full-range driver with custom amplifier
H2 wireless chip details:
- faster, more powerful processing and more energy efficient than H1 chip
- easy, one-tap pairing with iPhone simultaneously syncs up your iPad, iMac, and Apple Watch
- requires iCloud account and latest version of iOS, macOS, or watchOS
- real-time processing for adaptive noise cancellation
- advanced audio cores and algorithms help optimize sound and lower latency
- clear, detailed sound for music, calls, and other audio
- helps sync wireless audio and video on compatible devices
- Adaptive EQ customizes the sound based on how AirPods fit in your ear
Personalized spatial audio:
- dynamic head-tracking helps emulate the sound of a home theater system in a room
- sound field stays fixed and centered as you move your head
- requires iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, or compatible Android devices (works with Dolby Atmos movies, shows, and video in supported apps)
- works with an iPhone TrueDepth camera to create a personal profile
- customizes spatial audio experience for your ears
- personal profile will sync across Apple devices running the latest operating system
General info and specs:
- includes 4 sizes of silicone ear tips for a secure, comfortable fit
- dual beam-forming microphones with voice recognition for calls and Siri control
- force sensor controls on AirPod stem over music, volume, transparency mode, and Siri
- optical sensors automatically stop music in either AirPod when removed
- AirPods can be used one at a time or as a pair
- built-in rechargeable batteries offer up to 6 hours of listening with noise cancellation
- included MagSafe wireless case banks up to 24 hours of power to charge AirPods
- wireless charging available with compatible Qi chargers (not included)
- Lightning® to USB-C cable included for charging case
- case has built in tracker and speaker for "Find my" feature on iPhone
- AirPod weight: 0.19 ounces (each)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # MQD83AM/A
What's in the box:
- Left and right AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) true wireless ear buds
- 4 Pairs of white silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
- MagSafe Charging case
- 41" Lightning-to-USB-C cable
- Safety and Handling booklet
- Warranty booklet
- Regulatory Compliance Information
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Features & specs
|Fit Style||True Wireless|
|Earcup Width x Height||0.86" x 0.94"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Voice Assistant Access|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Apple AirPods Pro 2 are individual left and right in-ear buds designed to provide advanced features when used with your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac. They also work via Bluetooth (version 5.3) with Android phones and tablets, and most other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Each AirPods Pro 2 measures 0.86" (w) x 1.22" (h) x 0.94" (d), and weighs 0.19 ounces. AirPods power on and connect automatically with your device when you open the lid of the included charging case. AirPods use internal sensors and motion accelerometers to detect when they're in your ears, or when you touch the stem to control playback, answer a call, or activate Siri. They offer Active Noise Cancellation for those times when you want to block out ambient noise, and Adaptive Transparency Mode when you don't. The AirPods Pro 2 come with a Lightning-to-USB-C cable, four pairs of silicone ear tips, and a MagSafe Wireless Charging Case.
Compatibility: The AirPods Pro 2 are compatible with the following Apple products:
- iPhone, iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS
- iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
- Apple Watch with the latest version of watchOS
- Apple TV with the latest version of tvOS
- Mac with the latest version of macOS
Ear Tips: The AirPods Pro 2 now come with four sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips: large, medium, small, and a new extra-small size. The tapered ear tips help keep your AirPods in place by conforming to the size and shape of your ear canal. The ear tips create a seal to enhance the effect of Active Noise Cancellation. Vents in the ear tips help equalize the air pressure for ultimate comfort.
MagSafe Charging Case: The included MagSafe Charging Case stores and charges the AirPods Pro 2 each time they are inserted. The case is compatible with Qi Wireless Charging, and with MagSafe-enabled chargers. Charging is as simple as placing the AirPods in the case, and placing the case face up on a MagSafe or Qi-compatible charging device. The LED indicator on the front of the case lets you know the AirPods are charging. The AirPods and Charging Case will stop charging when the batteries reach 100%, and will trickle-charge to keep the devices at 100%. Another feature of the MagSafe Charging Case is the presence of a speaker. The speaker is used to play confirmation sounds when you plug it in for charging, a feature that can be disabled, if desired. The speaker can also help you locate the charging case using sounds when using the Find My feature on an iPhone. The MagSafe Charging Case now includes a loop for attaching a lanyard. The dimensions of the MagSafe Charging Case are: W-2.39", H-1.78", D-0.85"; Weight 1.79 ounces.
Apple H2 Headphone Chip: The new H2 headphone chip is the successor to the H1, and brings new features and better performance to the AirPods Pro 2. With the new chip, the Pro 2s feature enhanced noise cancellation with a new adaptive transparency mode. The Personalized Spatial Audio feature works with the TrueDepth camera on your iPhone to create a custom profile just for you. The new H2 chip and an improved battery increases battery life by 50%: 6 hours listening time per charge, compared to 4.5 for the original AirPod Pro.
Precision Finding: The MagSafe Charging Case includes the Apple U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which uses Precision Finding technology to locate your AirPods Pro 2s if they are misplaced or lost. Apple's Find My technology uses Bluetooth signals from lost AirPods to relay their location back to you. Precision Finding is the same technology used with Apple's AirTags to help you locate lost keys, purse, briefcase, or luggage. With a compatible iPhone (11 and newer) or Apple Watch (Series 6 and up), you can use the ultra-broadband radio signals to precisely pinpoint the direction and distance to your misplaced AirPod Pro 2s.
Onboard Controls: The AirPods Pro 2 features a higher level of touch control compared to previous models. The new Touch Control pad on the stem lets you easily manage playback functions. Swiping up or down on the pad adjusts the volume. Music and phone controls are performed with single, double, or triple presses: 1x for play/pause or answer a call, 2x to skip forward, and 3x to skip backward. Press and hold lets you toggle between Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive Transparency. To activate Siri voice assistant, simply say "Hey, Siri!" to request a song, make a phone call, or get directions.
Active Noise Cancellation: Apple AirPods Pro 2 feature improved Active Noise Cancellation to block out ambient noise, so you can concentrate on what you're listening to. The noise-cancelling microphones and the rear vent on each AirPod detect ambient sounds before it reaches your ear, while improved acoustic algorithms help to reduce twice as much noise, compared to first generation AirPods Pro.
Adaptive Transparency: When you want to be more aware of your surroundings, you can engage the new Adaptive Transparency mode. With the new H2 chip, loud noises are reduced without minimizing other ambient sounds, so you can more clearly hear what's going on around you. You can toggle between Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive Transparency by pressing and holding the touch pad on the AirPods stem.
Personalized Spatial Audio: When used with a compatible Apple device, you can enjoy Personalized Spatial Audio, which immerses you into your music. iPhones and iPads with a TrueDepth front-facing camera can help create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that is tuned only for you. Personalized Spatial Audio features Dynamic Head Tracking that puts you in the center of your listening experience like no other. To set up a Personalized Spatial Audio profile, you must have an iPhone X or newer (with iOS 16 or later) or 3rd Generation iPad Pro (2018) or newer. The procedure involves using the front-facing camera to capture straight on, left, and right images of your face. Algorithms in the H2 chip create an audio profile designed specifically for you based on the shape of your face and ears.
Microphones: The AirPods Pro 2 have dual beam-forming microphones that focus on your voice, while rejecting ambient noise, making your phone calls crisp and clear.
Sound Quality: The AirPods Pro 2 let you enjoy exceptional sound quality with a super-efficient, high dynamic range amplifier with Adaptive EQ. The internal microphones and Adaptive EQ help to fine tune your music by adjusting the the mid and low frequencies. The high-excursion speaker driver delivers powerful bass with little distortion.
Power Requirements: Each individual Apple AirPod Pro 2 has a built-in rechargeable battery. The batteries are charged whenever you place them inside of the Charging Case, which contains its own rechargeable battery. The AirPods Pro 2 are equipped with Apple's new H2 headphone chip, which makes them more stable and efficient. The AirPods Pro 2 provide up to 6 hours of listening or up to 4.5 hours of talk time on a single charge. With Spatial Audio and Head Tracking enabled, you can listen for up to 5.5 hours. A 5-minute Quick Charge in the case gives you around an hour of listening time or talk time. When the battery in the Charging Case is charged to capacity, you can recharge the AirPods four additional times. With the AirPods Pro 2 and the Charging Case together, you get up to 30 hours of listening time, or up to 24 hours of talk time. You can check the charge status of your AirPods and Charging Case with a compatible Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac). The Charging Case features Apple's MagSafe technology, which combines wireless charging with a magnetic ring to perfectly align the charging case over the wireless charging coil. The Charging Case works with MagSafe chargers, Apple Watch chargers, Qi-certified wireless charging, and the included Lightning-to-USB-C cable.
Sensors and Accelerometers: The AirPod Pro 2s feature built-in optical sensors and motion accelerometers that can automate numerous functions. When the AirPods are removed from their Charging Case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iOS device or compatible Bluetooth device. As soon as you put them in your ears, your music starts playing. Take one or both AirPods out and your music pauses. The AirPods Pro 2 feature a separate voice accelerometer that can detect when you're talking on the phone or to Siri, and will engage the microphone and reject background noise so your call is crystal clear.
IPX4 Water Resistance: The Apple AirPods Pro 2 are IPX4-certified, making them resistant to sweat and water.
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Excellent in every way: sound quality, customization, comfort, noise cancellation, battery life.
Roger from Westfield, IN