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Apple AirPods Pro

"Their winning design and fit, improved bass performance, effective noise cancellation and excellent call quality make these earbuds a top true-wireless choice -- even months after their release."
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Pros
  • Great active noise cancelling
  • Great sound
  • Secure in-ear fit
  • Wireless charging case
  • Comfortable and stable fit
  • Comfortable
  • Superior call quality
Cons
  • No companion app
  • Expensive

Overall Rating

88.7%
The overall rating was calculated based on 274386 customer and expert reviews from 27 review sites and 21 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 95.6%
    Comfort
  • 88.9%
    Controls
  • 95.5%
    Build Quality
  • 87.9%
    Phone Calls
  • 92.8%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 89.2%
    Battery Life
  • 92.3%
    Design
  • 91.1%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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What experts are saying

Their winning design and fit, improved bass performance, effective noise cancellation and excellent call quality make these earbuds a top true-wireless choice -- even months after their release.

Pros
  • Ultracompact, lightweight, sweatproof (IPX4) and very comfortable to wear
  • Noise-isolating design fits more ears securely than standard AirPods
  • Delivers better bass and overall sound than the original AirPods
  • Active noise-canceling significantly reduces ambient noise
  • Transparency mode to let in sound
  • Headset performance when making calls is top-notch
  • Spatial audio virtual surround feature coming this fall with iOS 14
Cons
  • Fairly pricey
  • Sound quality is good but some competitors sound better
  • Unclear if these have better long-term battery life than the original AirPods

We've put the AirPods Pro to the test – and we're mightily impressed with the Apple earbuds.

Pros
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Much better fit
  • Good for tracking hearing health
Cons
  • More expensive than better rivals
  • USB-C charging cable in box
  • Can get loose during workouts

With active noise cancelling, a better fit and resistance to sweat, the AirPods Pro are the ultimate wireless earbuds.

Pros
  • Modern, functional design
  • Great active noise cancelling
  • Expanded, easy to use controls
  • Comfortable semi-custom fit
  • Great sound
Cons
  • No companion app
  • Battery life could be longer

Better fit, better sound, higher price

Pros
  • In-ear design allows them to fit more people’s ears
  • Better sound quality than other AirPods
  • Noise cancellation is surprisingly effective
  • Deep software integration with iOS
Cons
  • Most expensive AirPods yet
  • No improvements to battery life
  • Best experience reserved for those in Apple’s ecosystem
  • Limited lifespan of two or three years

Apple's true wireless AirPods Pro earphones are vastly superior to the standard model, with solid noise cancellation, quality audio performance, and a far better in-ear fit that justifies the extra cost.

Pros
  • Strong audio performance
  • Quality active noise cancellation
  • Secure in-ear fit
  • Hands-free Siri access
  • Wireless charging case
  • Splash-resistant build
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No on-ear volume controls
  • ANC and EQ aren't adjustable

The Apple AirPods Pro are a welcome upgrade of the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019. Their in-ear fit makes them much more stable, and they've significantly i...

Pros
  • Comfortable and stable fit.
  • Excellent ANC performance.
  • Premium, well-built design.
Cons
  • Poor customization options, especially on Android.
  • Disappointing mic recording quality.

The Apple AirPods Pro is significantly better than the previous AirPods iterations and costs slightly more than the AirPods (2019) with a wireless charging case. Sound quality has improved, thanks to complete redesign and nozzles that actually seal to the ear. Apple also made the AirPods Pro sweat-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about water damage. If you have an iPhone, these are the earbuds to get.

The new Apple AirPods Pro are a big departure from the company's previous AirPods, adding silicone eartips and noise canceling for a more private listening experience while shrinking the size down. Here's how they stack up.

Pros
  • Clear, engaging sound
  • Excellent noise canceling
  • Comfortable
  • Superior call quality
  • Wireless charging case
Cons
  • Questionable long-term battery life

Apple's new AirPods Pro aren't the best-sounding wireless earbuds you can buy, but they are certainly the most effortless and delightful.

Pros
  • A joy to use
  • Great ANC & Transparency modes
  • Improved design
Cons
  • No improvement to battery
  • Not the best sound available
  • Expensive

Apple AirPods Pro add ANC and an in-ear design to make these a far better pair of headphones with much better sound and fit.

Pros
  • Much improved design over original AirPods
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Well integrated with the Apple ecosystem
  • So comfortable
Cons
  • ANC strength can’t be manually altered
  • Pricier than most of the competition

We are incredibly impressed with the ease of setup and quality of sound that the AirPods Pro deliver. Active noise-cancellation makes a huge difference to ambient noise, making these in-ears far more capable than the originals.Read full verdict

Pros
  • Easy setup
  • Active noise-cancelling (ANC) is great
  • Improved audio over AirPods
  • Three tips included and 'fitting test' feature for optimum comfort and sound
  • Spatial Audio
Cons
  • Powerbeats Pro beat these on the bass front
  • Only available in white
  • Music listening time is reduced with ANC
  • Squeeze gesture takes some learning

Apple’s AirPods Pro offer everything we’ve grown to love about AirPods and a whole lot more.

Pros
  • Good battery life
  • New, smaller design
  • Noise cancellation is impressive
Cons
  • Expensive

: A great set of wireless headphones, with superb sound, highly effective noise cancellation and chunky battery life

Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Terrific ANC for in-ear buds
  • Suitable for exercise
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Can work loose when running

The Apple AirPods Pro are a no-brainer for Apple users looking for an improved audio performance and fit over basic AirPods. However, they cost a packet and can be beaten for sound and noise cancellation. That said, if you want to stay within the Apple ecosystem, right now there are no better true wireless earbuds than these.

Pros
  • Improved audio
  • Smaller, sleeker design
  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Good noise cancellation
Cons
  • Can come loose during exercise
  • Pricey compared to better rivals

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