Last night, apple officially launched the long rumored airpods pro. The new in ear design is accompanied by the long-awaited noise reduction function, but its price has come to 1999 yuan, which is nearly 500 yuan lower than that of the second generation of airpods. After reading the specifications and introduction of the two types of airpods, I found that the price difference of 500 yuan is not unreasonable.
Compared with the previous generation, the most obvious change of the air pods Pro is that the latter adopts a new in ear design, which is consistent with Apple’s simple white design, but the length is slightly shorter than the previous generation (30.9mm < 40.5mm), while the weight (5.4G > 4G) and width (21.8mm > 16.5mm) are larger than the previous generation.
In addition, the charging box of the air pods Pro has become more “flat”, but its overall size is still “slimmer” than that of other in ear noise reduction earphones on the market.
In order to make the airpods pro with in ear design more comfortable to wear, airpods Pro can choose three different sizes of silicone earplugs to adapt to the size of the ear cavity, and can balance the pressure inside and outside the ear cavity with the help of the built-in “ventilation system” to improve the comfort of wearing. “These inner cone-shaped earplugs will fit your ear shape so that the airpods Pro can be worn firmly in your ear all the time,” Apple said on its website. Plus the ventilation system helps to balance the pressure, you will feel like nothing when wearing it. “
As a contrast, the second generation of airpods with semi open design can avoid the “bulging feeling” brought by in ear earphones, but at the same time, it can not fully adapt to everyone’s ears. Before that, there was Apple around me who gave up using airpods because it was easy to fall off.
In addition, in the absence of passive physical noise reduction, the semi open design is difficult to achieve enough excellent noise reduction effect, which is one of the important reasons why we often mention the poor sound insulation effect on the first / second generation of airpods.
It is natural for us to see the noise reduction function on the air pods pro with in ear design. In addition to the physical noise reduction brought by the in ear design, the air pods Pro also has the active noise reduction function, which can be continuously adjusted according to the geometric structure of the ear and the fitting degree of the earplug to block the external noise.
The external microphone will detect the external sound wave, and then use the equivalent anti noise sound wave to cancel it, so as to achieve noise reduction; An introverted microphone will detect if there are extra sound waves in your ear, and then cancel them out with anti noise waves as well.
Like other noise reduction earphones on the market, airpods also supports mode switching. It can switch between “noise reduction mode” and “transparent mode”. The latter can temporarily turn off the noise reduction function of the earphone and let the outside sound enter the earphone, so that you can be more natural when talking with people around you. Unlike the first / second generation of airpods, the interaction of airpods Pro is transferred from the headset body to the force sensor of the headset handle, and supports more gesture control, such as pressing once to play / pause or answer the phone, pressing twice to jump to the next track, pressing three to jump to the previous track, and long pressing to switch between active noise reduction and transparent mode.
However, the noise reduction function also means greater power consumption. Compared with the first / second generation of airpods, the listening time of single charging of airpods Pro is only 4.5 hours, which is slightly weaker than the previous generation’s 5 hours. However, with the charging box, the 24-hour listening time can still be achieved and the listening time can be increased by 1 hour after charging for 5 minutes.
In addition to noise reduction, the audio capability of airpods has also been improved. With the customized high amplitude and low distortion speaker driver, airpods Pro can achieve powerful bass, while the introverted microphone can help adjust the middle and low frequency parts and optimize the audio output; The amplifier will push the speaker driver unit to eliminate the background noise, and cooperate with the H1 chip to control the sound level. By expanding the mesh sound hole of the microphone, the voice clarity in the wind environment is also improved.
Airpods Pro also achieves IPx4 anti perspiration and water resistance level, which can ensure the durability of sports and daily use. The first / second generation of airpods did not achieve any water and sweat resistance certification.
Finally, the similarities between airpods and airpods Pro are as follows:
1. H1 chip is used to support “Hey, Siri” function;
2. Support to take off pause and put on play function;
3. The charging box supports wireless charging.
The differences between airpods and airpods Pro are as follows:
1. Airpods Pro adopts a new in ear design;
2. Air pods Pro supports active noise reduction;
3. Airpods Pro has better sound quality performance;
4. Airpods Pro supports IPx4 level of anti sweat and anti water;
5. Airpods Pro supports more gesture control;
6. The endurance of airpods Pro is slightly weaker than that of the second generation;
7. The airpods Pro comes with a lightning to usb-c cable;
8. Airpods supports models after iPhone 5S (2013), and airpods Pro supports models after iPhone 6S (2015);
9. The price of airpods Pro is 1999 yuan, and that of the second generation of airpods is 1246 yuan (1558 yuan with wireless charging box).