The 2nd generation AirPods Pro are now official. Three years after the first in-ear headphones with active noise reduction, Apple is improving the recipe without changing the design. All the new features are inside, including a new H2 chip that improves the experience on all fronts.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Apple delivered its traditional Back to School Keynote. In addition to the new iPhone 14, the firm has announced three new connected watches (Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra and SE) and 2nd Generation AirPods Pro.
The new headphones retain the same design as their predecessors but feature an all-new H2 chip. This promises better sound quality, twice as effective active noise reduction, and still a qualitative mode of transparency. New touch controls give you more control with just one tap.
AirPods Pro 2 is also a new wireless charging box with its renewed design and a built-in speaker. The box can thus emit audio signals. For example, to help you find your headphones when you misplace them. Therefore, the box is now based on the Locate function with which it is compatible.
AirPods Pro 2: an H2 processor that changes everything
AirPods Pro 2 has the features that made its predecessors so successful. However, a few improvements should be noted. They are made possible thanks to the H2 processor, the brain that manages all the features of the new headphones. Let’s start with the sound quality.
“Behind the AirPods Pro’s enhanced audio performance is Apple’s new H2 chip. It works in concert with a converter and amplifier specially created to deliver crystal clear highs and rich, deep bass with exceptional clarity. Every sound is more immersive than ever” He’s talking about Apple.
Custom spatial audio is also enhanced using your iPhone’s True Depth camera to create a custom profile based on your head geometry. “This profile syncs across all your devices, so you’ll hear amazing sound no matter how you listen to it.”.
The other flagship innovation is active noise reduction, which, as described above, promises twice the insulation. Transparency mode is back and also better. “this Adaptive Transparency It leverages the power of the H2 chip to limit the intensity of deafening sounds like sirens or power tools”. So you can hear better what’s going on around you.
Better autonomy, available on September 23 from 299 euros
Finally, AirPods Pro 2 offers 6 hours of battery lifeor almost 2 additional hours compared to the first generation. With the MagSafe wireless charging case, you get up to 30 hours of total battery life. You can charge the case with one. Possible with Apple Watch or MagSafe charger To use the Lightning connector or a Qi certified charger.
2022 AirPods Pro announced With a price of 299 euros. Pre-orders will begin on Friday, September 9, 2022, and the headphones will go on sale on September 23.