Apple launches AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation, water and sweat resistance

Apple just launched noise-canceling AirPods Pro — surprisingly the pods were launched with a press release and not in an event. The premium earbuds will be available from October 30th for $249, but it’s preorder opens today.

The AirPods Pro come in only one color option – white.

It has in-built microphones into the AirPods Pro that detect external sound, and the earbuds then cancel it out. The system used here sounds very similar to the noise cancellation in the new Beats Solo Pro headphones.

Apple claims that the noise cancellation is adjusted up to 200 times per second.

The AirPods Pro feature a transparency mode that will let you hear your surroundings while wearing them. The earbuds have a “force sensor” that you can use to control music playback and activate transparency mode.

The company is promising fantastic audio quality from the AirPods Pro for that $249 price. They have a feature called “Adaptive EQ” that “automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear.”

Unlike the present AirPods these come with flexible ear tips for a more secure, sealed in-ear fit in three different size variations which are included in the box.

AirPods Pro support wireless charging and hands-free “Hey Siri” voice commands. Apple says they get around 4.5 hours of continuous listening battery life.

The AirPods Pro are sweat and water resistant and they include “an expanded mesh microphone port that improves call clarity in windy situations.”

They still charge via the Lightning connector, but they now come with a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box.

AirPods Pro price in India will be approximately Rs. 24,900 and would arrive in India “soon”.