They’re finally here: Apple today announced the AirPods Pro, a noise-cancelling, (presumably) better-sounding variant of its extremely popular true wireless earbuds.
This marks the first time Apple has introduced a ‘serious’ headphone since 2008’s Apple In-Ear headphones.
By serious, I mean a headphone that actually prioritizes sound quality.
While the AirPods are decent for what they are, they won’t win any prizes for their fidelity.
On top of this, Apple has added active noise canceling, which uses two microphones to capture and mitigate background noise.
But many AirPods users liked them precisely because they didn’t require a seal.