Apple sure took its sweet time to update the AirPods Pro, but we finally got the AirPods Pro 2. Powered by the H2 chip Apple is bringing a new low-distortion driver and amp on board that can cover a wider range of sound frequencies.
Spatial audio – Apple’s surround sound tech is updated with the personalized Spatial Audio feature. It works by letting you take the true depth cam on your iPhone to create a personal spatial sound profile based on the shape and size of your ears.
Active noise cancelation (ANC) gets advanced computation audio with optimized microphone placement. Apple claims you should expect 2x better noise cancelation compared to the first generation AirPods Pro.
Adaptive transparency is a new mode that listens and cancels any high decibel noise around you – say a construction site while toning down the effect once you are further away and in a quieter environment. Apple’s Force sensor control points now get additional touch controls for volume adjustments.
Battery life is rated at 6 hours of listening time and 30 hours with the case. The new charging case is compatible with the Find My service thanks to UWB and also gets a speaker that can play high pitch sounds to help you find it. The case can be charged from its Lighting port or wirelessly via any Qi charger, MagSafe charger or Apple Watch charger.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 will cost $249. You can place orders from September 9 while open sales start on September 23.