Apple just announced a new device today, the AirPods Pro. As the name suggests, the AirPods Guru are wireless earbuds with additional features in comparison to the AirPods.
Specifically, the AirPods Pro includes active noise cancellation — this feature is particularly well known in headphones designed for airplanes, such as the Bose 700 and Sony WH-1000XM3.
Apple has integrated two microphones in each earbud to listen to background noise and actively cancel sound around you. The business has also incorporated adaptive EQ to tune the low- and mid-fequencies in real time depending on the shape of your ears.
You can switch between active noise cancellation and something named Transparency mode in order to block background noise or allow background sound go through your earbuds. You can control that from your device or squeeze the base of the earbuds between your palms.
The design of the AirPods Pro is slightly different from the AirPods. They look like in-ear earbuds with elastic silicone ear tips. You’ll be able to swap these ear tips as there are 3 distinct sizes in the box. The AirPods Guru are also sweat and water-resistant.
This processor handles everything from real-time noise cancellation to sound processing and the ability to react to”Hey Siri” requests.
Apple says that you can expect the same battery life that you’d get with regular AirPods — four and half hours of listening time with active noise cancellation and up to 24 hours of listening time with the charging case.
The charging case also looks slightly different — it’s currently rectangular-shaped. It comes with a Lightning port and wireless charging.
The AirPods Pro will be available for $249 starting on October 30. You can purchase them on Apple’s website starting today. Regular AirPods remain available for the exact same price of $159 to $199, depending on whether you get the wireless charging case.