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  • Cheryl Tan

AirPods Pro 2 Review: Sound ✅ ANC ✅ Major Improvements All Around ✅

When the AirPods Pro first came out, it was one of the best options around in terms of comfort, convenience, ANC and decent sound. After that, the true wireless earbud market got majorly saturated and the AirPods Pro weren’t as good a recommendation anymore. Now? Well, they’re back on the list with the new AirPods Pro 2.

We have the AirPods Pro 2nd Generation with us today, and these are very much improved in almost all areas.

So, let’s talk design first. The AirPods Pro 2 look almost exactly the same as the first gen, and I honestly don’t mind. Why fix what’s not broken? There are, however, a few differences and the most notable one on the case would be the addition of a lanyard loop. It’s a nice touch to keep the case more secure on bags and the like, so that’s nice. There’s also a built-in speaker at the bottom which plays tones when the earbuds are connected for the first time, or when the case is charging, low power, stuff like that. There’s also the U1 chip inside the case so you can actually look for it now in Find My and accurately find the case’s location as well as ping it even if the earbuds aren’t inside.

Inside the box, there’s now a new XS ear tip so even more people can use the AirPods Pro 2 comfortably, which is a very nice touch by Apple. Personally, I’ve never had an issue with the medium tips, but I know there are a lot of you out there with smaller ears, so this is great for you.

Unfortunately, the case is still charged by a Lightning cable, although there is MagSafe charging, which is nice. A neat new feature is that the case can be charged via an Apple Watch puck charger now.

As for the earbuds themselves, most of the change is on the inside. We get a new H2 chip, a new low-distortion driver and new software features that we’ll talk about later. Externally, they do look slightly different if you’re eagle-eyed. You’ll notice the mics have been adjusted slightly in terms of position along with the addition of that new skin d