Is Upgrading to Apple Air Pods Pro 2 Worth it Here is a Detailed Answer

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Apple’s AirPods pro 2 are finally here and you’re probably wondering if it’s actually worth upgrading from your old air pods whether you’ve got the AirPods 2 3 the pros or even the originals you will find the answers in this article and be sure to read to the end because the answer actually changes depending on which ones you already have. On the surface, it seems like not that much has changed since the design generally looks the same but apple fixed a bunch of issues.

Placement of the Acoustic Vent

Now you might have missed this Apple confirmed that the placement of the acoustic vent has been¬†moved to the top of each bud and in its place they’ve added a new skin sensor. Alongside the already existing optical sensor in a slightly different location¬†to make in-ear detection work more accurately and that’s actually very¬†important to the battery life since there’s a smaller chance the buds will accidentally remain turned on when you take them out which is very annoying.

Heavier Charging Case

The new AirPods pro 2 charging case itself is now 11 heavier than before but it’s for good reason apple has added multiple features to the case including a metal lanyard loop so you can easily attach it to things without requiring a case but of course, you’ll have to buy the lanyard accessories separately.

On top of that the case now finally has its own built-in speaker which now plays new tones to let you know when the battery is low or when pairing is complete which is very convenient. Apple also stuck a u1 ultra-wideband chip into the case itself so you can use the find my app to locate its precise location like you can with the air tags using the new speaker to play a loud noise to help you find it more easily.

Quality of  the Earbuds

Now let’s get into what matters the most and that’s the actual quality of the earbuds themselves the AirPods pro 2.

AirPods 2 now come with a new low distortion audio driver with a custom amplifier so it should improve the sound quality. Especially thanks to the new h2 chip for sound processing and a bunch of other advantages like helping the AirPods pro 2 get two times better active noise cancellation.

Along with that, the h2 helps with giving them better battery life of 6  hours for the earbuds themselves compared to the previous 4.5 and 30 hours with the charging case compared to 24 which we can all argue is one of the  most important features in earbuds and
when your charging case is low on the battery you’ll now be able to use your magnetic apple watch charger with the¬† AirPods pro 2 or of course, mac safe charging.

Dynamic Trasparancy Mode

Dynamic transparency mode uses the h2 chip to process noise 48 000 times per second so it dynamically and instantly filters out loud and harsh noises while using transparency mode which will help you hear people much easier.

When using it and another cool new feature is personalized spatial audio which uses ios 16 combined with your iPhone selfie camera to map out the size and shape of your ears so it knows how to make spatial audio sound the best.

Volume Controls

This feature is something that many Air Pods user has been asking for a very long time. You can now swipe up and down on the stem to adjust the volume¬† which used to be the most annoying thing ever because you’d have to either grab your phone or ask Siri to change the
volume.

Support for Bluetooth 5.3

The AirPods pro 2 now support Bluetooth 5.3 just like the iPhone 14 lineup and the apple watch ultra with some notable improvements like multi-stream audio which allows both earbuds to be connected at the same time which should help improve sound quality especially thanks to the new lc3 audio codec that also uses less power.

On top of that, le audio should technically also allow multiple pairs of AirPods to connect to one device at the same time¬†as well as a single pair of AirPods pro 2 maintaining a connection to two source devices at once so you won’t need to switch between your iPhone and your mac like you did before.

Who should Upgrade?

Now let’s get into discussing who should actually upgrade to the new AirPods pro 2.

If you’ve got the original AirPods or¬† the AirPods 2 you should consider to upgrade because of the massive amount of new features as well as the battery life improvements that you’ll likely notice because the batteries in your current air pods are probably already getting very old and don’t last as long. You’ll be blown away by the¬† noise cancellation and transparency mode features that are now even better than¬†before.

 

If you have the earpods 3¬† you’ve only had them for less than a year since they launched in october of¬† last year so chances are they still feel
very fresh and new to you. The audio¬† quality is actually really impressive on top of that you’re likely already used to the mac safe charging feature and the longer battery life which is basically the same as the new airpods pro 2 so there’s gonna be less of a difference.

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