Noise-cancelling Apple AirPods Pro available from tomorrow

Publish Date
Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1:20PM

With Christmas just around the corner, Apple has unveiled their new AirPods Pro headphones which come with many new features including Active Noise Cancellation.

The AirPods Pro will go on sale in New Zealand from October 30, but if you really can't wait until tomorrow pre-order them online.

Much like the previous AirPods, the headphones aren't cheap and will set buyers back $449 charging case included, while the standard AirPods cost $279 or $349.

"AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we're taking the magic even further," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

"The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family."

The new design features three sizes of flexible ear tips rather than the hard plastic of the original AirPods, providing both a comfortable fit and a superior seal for customers.

It also has an innovative vent system to equalise pressure, minimising the discomfort common in other in-ear designs.

AirPods Pro have two microphones combined with advanced software to help remove background noise in the Active Noise Cancellation mode.

AirPods Pro's battery life lets users have up to five hours of listening time. In Active Noise Cancellation mode, AirPods Pro deliver up to four and a half hours of listening time and up to three and a half hours of talk time on a single charge.

Through additional charges from the Wireless Charging Case, AirPods Pro deliver over 24 hours of listening time or over 18 hours of talk time. They are also sweat and water-resistant.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.