The first Apple AirPods headphones symbolised the arrival of an innovatively wireless audio experience. The lightweight AirPods Pro in-ear headphones are a very consistently advanced representative of the AirPods family, perfected further in terms of both fit and wearing comfort. Equipped with active noise cancellation, they deliver a fascinating immersive sound. The individual fit is a critical factor not only regarding the sound but also for avoiding the feeling of pressure when wearing the headphones. The AirPods Pro headphones therefore come with three removable flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear and ensure a secure fit. In addition, an innovative vent system serves to equalise internal pressure. This solves the problem of different pressure ratios, which often occurs in other in-ear designs and can significantly minimise the wearing discomfort when headphones are used for a long time. The noise cancellation, which is innovative for in-ear headphones, adapts to the shape of the various earbuds and the contours of each individual wearer’s ears, effectively sealing off the world around them. The ambient noise is analysed by an outward-pointing microphone and then used to generate a corresponding anti-noise signal which serves to cancel out the ambient noise before the user perceives it. The result is a truly impressive, deeply immersive sound experience.
Statement by the Jury
With their organically advanced design, the AirPods Pro lift the quality of in-ear headphones to a new level. They are very light and deliver an impressively powerful immersive sound. Outstandingly sealing off the world, the soft silicone tips fit individual ears in a very comfortable manner. With their innovative active noise cancellation, the AirPods Pro are ideal for today’s living environments.