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Apple AirPods Pro review roundup: Should you buy it?

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Apple unveiled its new wireless headset, the AirPods are Pro, earlier this week, and judging by the first reviews, the company may have another hit product on their hands.

The headphones that come with a new design and a noise reduction features, the latest iteration in the company’s emerging communications business, because it is the first AirPods that were introduced three years ago. At $249, they are significantly more expensive than the other AirPods, but the critics seem to love the design, as well as the noise-cancelling feature.

The new design comes with three sizes of flexible ear tips rather than the hard plastic of the original AirPods. In addition to the noise-canceling, there is a transparency mode that allows users to listen to the noise going on around them, and the music.

A quick tap on the volume control in the Control Center, making it easy to switch between the Active noise cancellation, and Transparency modes. (Credit: Apple)

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In Apple’s most recent transcript, the chief executive, Tim Cook, said that for people who already have the AirPods may also want to have a few of the time they are in need of noise reduction.” Cook added that the AirPods “to keep from hitting new highs” in terms of units sold, and noted that he expects that momentum to carry over.

Here are just a few of the top reviews of the Apple AirPods Pro.

The Edge

The Point is, Chris Welch, said that the new design is a major upgrade from the previous versions is that it will “immediately appeal to a lot of people.”

“If you’re like me and your ears are never a good match for the AirPods, and the Pros — yes, yes, I will pluralize them, however, I want to thank you — and in the end, you will get to know the so-called ‘magic’ and others like it, since by the end of 2016,” Welch wrote. “And on top of that, the AirPods are Pro also features active noise cancellation to help you to mute your surroundings, and if you’re looking for a little distraction from the music.”

Business Insider

Business Insider’s Lisa Eadicicco says in her review that it’s a new pair of headphones to live up to the hype.

“With a great noise, and a full, rich sound, comfortable fit, and a quick link to the iOS-based devices, and the AirPods Pro is a great option if you are an iPhone user looking for a reliable pair of everyday, wireless headphones, a” Eadiciccio the book. “With the addition of new features, such as noise reduction, sweat-resistance, gives Apple device owners will have little reason to look for alternatives.”

Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed’s Nicole Nguyen was found to be positive on the sound design, however, the high price and low battery life (5 hours), however, may not be for everyone.

“The pack will have a lot of features into a very, very, very, very slim design, so if portability is your main concern, then, is the AirPods Pro is a fantastic premium option for those with Apple devices, the headphones are to be used for a short, ~4-hour sessions across the day-to-wear, as well as $250, to spend it,” Nguyen wrote. “But there are better options, such as noise-cancelling headphones with better battery life.”

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CNet

CNet’s David Carnoy said, the higher price is well worth it if you’re considering an older, AirPods.

“If your AirPods, and they fit in your ears properly, you don’t have to run out and buy the pro (which I would have to wait for your AirPods to die, and they will, sooner rather than later, and if you use them a lot),” he wrote. “However, if you have a look at the $199 of the AirPods Wireless Charging, I would put them through and go straight to the Pros. The Pros will have to have a wireless charger, and for their superior sound and extra features are worth the extra dough.”

Time

The time, Patrick, Austin, Luke, said that the new AirPods Pro headphones are the company’s best gadget, in a few years.”

“Let’s be clear: These are very good, and is probably the best product to Apple, because it was decided that the tablets need to be one thing,” Austin wrote. “The company is at its best, is a combination of an idea and it’s close to perfect.”

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