Apple launches AirPods Pro

Apple’s latest wireless earphone model the AirPods Pro sports noise cancellation and many other high-tech features. These features do come at a high cost.

New design

The new AirPods Pro earphones employ a completely different design compared to the original AirPods released a few years ago and the more recent AirPods 2. The original AirPods models utilise a shell design, which directs the sound into the year. However, an encapsulated design is required for true noise cancellation. The AirPods Pro intends to raise the sound quality bar significantly and has therefore opted for an encapsulated design. The encapsulation is achieved by attaching silicon ear tips onto the edges of the device.

Different sizes

The new Airpods Pro comes in three different sizes. Not sure which size to pick? No problem. This earphone assists you in selecting the best fit by a fairly simple test called the Far Tip Fit Test. This test measures the noise for each size and recommends the optimal size.

The size that the user selects will feel really comfortable thanks to Apple’s ingenious pressure adjustments.

Active noise cancellation

The active noise cancellation relies on microphones located both inside and outside of the earphone. These microphones monitor incoming noise and strive to cancel it out by generating an opposing soundwave. The quality of the sound is further enhanced by the adaptive equalisers, which monitor how soundwaves propagate through the ear canal.


Apple Airpods Pro offers 4.5 hours of active use. The wireless charging case provides more than 24 hours of active listening.

A small touch control enables easy control of this earphone, which is ideal when out running or exercising. Of course, it’s also possible to use Siri or the iPhone to control the device. Furthermore, this device is rain and sweat proof and possess a

AirPods Pro pricing & availability

The price at major New Zealand retailer chains like Harvey Norman is $449. Apple NZ offers the AirPods Pro at the same price.

The new earphones are presently available for pre-order. Delivery will start on the 30th of October 2019.

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