Apple Airpods Pro 2

Apple Airpods Pro 2

Apple Airpods Pro 2

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BEST RATING
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.7
MUSIC: Good7.0/10
CALLS: Good7.8/10
GAMING: Very Good8.4/10
TV: Good7.8/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.8/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.3/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.6/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Excellent9.1/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10

Apple Airpods Pro 2 offer a premium listening experience, particularly suitable for Apple device users, with improved noise handling and spatial audio. They boast low latency, making them a strong choice for watching videos and gaming. The built-in active noise cancelling is best-in-class for earbuds, ideal for air travel and noisy environments. They are sweatproof and have a very good sound quality. The battery life is solid, providing 6 hours of typical use, and 24 hours with the case, which also supports wireless charging. Designed with portability in mind, they lack an app equalizer or controls customization, but provide ear/head detection for convenience. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Excellent comfort
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Good for calls and meetings
  • Optimized for Apple devices
Cons
  • Fair built-in controls
  • No lossless codec
  • Not detachable cable
  • No app equalizer customization

Ratings by Category

Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.7
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Air Travel:
4.6
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Gaming:
4.5
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 are praised for gaming due to their low latency mode which minimizes audio delay, providing a better sync between visuals and sound, and their integrated mic has a good quality that ensures clear communication during gaming.
Portability:
4.4
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Calls:
4.3
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
TV & Video:
4.3
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Battery Life:
4.3
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Music:
4.0
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 are good for listening to music because they offer very good overall sound quality, which ensures a pleasurable and high-fidelity listening experience. Additionally, they feature virtual surround capabilities, enhancing the depth and spatial perception of audio, which can particularly elevate the experience of listening to music composed with a broad soundstage.
Exercise:
3.3
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$269
Brand
Apple
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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7.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7.8/10
Exercise Score
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6.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6 hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
0.5 hours
Bluetooth version
5.3
Case Battery Life
24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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9.1/10
Virtual Surround
Yes
Android App
No
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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8/10
Size
Medium
Weight of single earbud
5.3 grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Lily Katz | May 2023
"Apple's upgraded H2 chip begets better active noise canceling (ANC) and battery life, while the case's U1 chip and integrated speaker lets you precisely locate it from the Find My app. If you own an iPhone, the new AirPods Pro is an obvious choice."

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