The wait is over. Apple has presented, through a brief press release, the new AirPods Pro, a more advanced variant that stands out for the Inclusion of an active noise cancellation system, a completely renovated design and a sound superior to that of the previous generation.
The new AirPods Pro have a different design from the previous models. Now, at the tip of them, a series of silicone molds are placed that grind the auditory pavilion and reduce the level of noise that reaches the inside of the ear. To avoid the usual fatigue in this type of headphones, Apple has incorporated a system that automatically regulates the pressure of the auditory pavilion, which significantly reduces the fatigue caused after prolonged use.
The new design allows to isolate the auditory pavilion from outside sounds. This, coupled with a series of algorithms and microphone, consume the active noise cancellation system.
The new design, however, is only one of the legs behind the noise cancellation system of the new AirPods Pro. The other part, as in other headphones in its class, falls on a series of algorithms that filter the audio signal and reduce outside noise.
An interesting difference about the AirPods noise cancellation system is the way in which you use the information of the microphones. On the one hand, a microphone picks up outside noise and filters unwanted sounds. On the other hand, a microphone located inside the headset "listens" to the sound that enters the ear and cancels any remaining sound. This whole process, moreover, is done about 200 times per second, according to Apple.
If the user wishes, this can regulate the level of noise cancellation applied by the headphones, allowing certain external sounds to pass the filter and reach the inner ear. In fact, the manufacturer incorporates a mode called "transparency" that allows you to clearly hear sounds such as traffic or the owner's voice without stopping the music.
As far as sound is concerned, Apple claims to have significantly improved audio quality through technologies such as Adaptive EQ, which adapt all levels of the audio signal to the shape of the ear. In this way, AirPods Pro can offer a more appropriate, rich and inverse sound.
Behind all the technologies present in the AirPods Pro is the H1 chip, with ten audio processing cores.
On the other hand, Apple also It has improved the internal components to offer a clearer and clearer sound without sacrificing the autonomy of the product. In fact, the AirPods Pro are able to withstand 5 hours of use independently, 4.5 hours of use with the active noise cancellation system and up to 24 hours using the charging case.
Behind all the technologies present in the AirPods Pro is the H1 chip, with ten audio processing cores. This is responsible for treating the signals captured by the microphones and activating Siri after pronouncing the words "Hey Siri", among other things.
The AirPods Pro have a wireless charging case compatible with the Qi standard, allow audio sharing between iOS 13 devices and are marketed with pads of different sizes. To ensure that the user makes use of the appropriate silicone coating, Apple performs an automatic test that assesses the level of insulation and recommends, if necessary, the most appropriate pad.
The AirPods Pro will be available in stores as of October 30. In the United States they will be priced at 249 dollars, while in Europe they will be sold for 279 euros.