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AirPods Pro Review // Transparency Mode Perfected!

AirPods Pro Review // Transparency Mode Perfected!


So here it is AirPods Pro announced a couple
of days ago, released today and if you’re curious on how they compared to previous AirPods
or just like other headphones in general, hopefully this video will help with that! BUT on first glance you can tell there are
some differences with the case itself. With the previous generation you had a smaller
case the new one is still quite small, but it’s a bit wider, a little bit thicker and
not as tall. The actual AirPod design is different as well. With the original AirPods 2, you have a longer
stem. The new ones cut the stem off but increase
the size of the AirPod itself like the top portion of it. Battery life remains the same as the regular
AirPods 2. 5 hours of use before needing to charge 4
to 4 and a half, if you use active noise cancellation. The case itself can be charged wirelessly
or using a lightning cable and the case will give you about 24 hours of use before that
needs to be charged as well. Now just like the AirPods 2, you have the
H1 chip embedded inside of the device, which means when you open up the case, it’s automatically
going to be detected by your phone and start the pairing process. All you have to do is press connect. The phone will connect to your new AirPods
Pro and then it’ll display a bunch of media control tutorials. So you can figure out how to use this device. Now to control the AirPods, it’s a bit different
than the previous generation. The previous generation, there was a lot of
taps to make things happen, this one is all squeezes now. To make the song pause or play you have to
squeeze the bottom and what you’ll hear in your ear is a little click. It’s kind of like milking a cow. You just press the bottom of the stem and
it’ll pause or play. If you want to go to the next track, it’s
the same idea, you’ll tap twice or press twice. And if you want to go to the previous track,
you do it three times. Now I’ll be honest with you, It does require
a bit of pressure to make it happen. It’s not as flluid as the previous AirPods,
where you simply tapped. It’s definitely gonna take some getting used
too but you do get a lot more features with these AirPods. For example, if you want to activate noise
cancellation, you can either do it by long pressing on the side of your AirPod Pro or
going into the volume controls in the control center and doing it manually there. So right now, I have noise cancellation on
so outside of me is blocked. I’m sorry if I’m yelling, you can turn it
off, which means nothing is happening. No noise cancelation or no transparency mode. Now transparency mode, is a big deal because
I’ve used tons of headphones with ambient noise which basically allows you to hear your
environment by amplifying the microphones by bringing the sound into them. And it does the job but they usually sound
really bad. Apple has done one of the best jobs with their
ambient noise control or transparency. It just sounds significantly more natural. The other thing to note is that if you don’t
like things sticking in your ear these will. You will feel them but it’s not nearly as
aggressive as something like the Sennheiser truly wireless momentums when they go inside
of your ear canal. On top of that, I find with most earbuds when
they have to go inside is that they cause such a tight seal around your ear that you
can start hearing things you shouldn’t want to hear. For example, you can hear yourself breathing. You can hear yourself walking and that’s because
the seal is so tight that no air is getting through. So what Apple has done is they created these
little vents on the side of the stem and on top of the AirPod Pro. This allows air to pass through so you don’t
hear your heart beating. You don’t hear yourself walking which is a
lot more natural than let’s say earbuds that completely block all the noise. Hey, so I’m calling you right now from the
AirPods Pro. How do I sound? Do I sound like Justin Bieber? Doing his best song for the entire year? Actually, I probably sound better don’t I? Sounds clear? You can hear me? Okay and I can hear you. Good! You sound clean as well. It does, It sounds, she said it sounds like
I’m talking on the phone. Okay, perfect. I no longer need your services. Have a great day. Goodbye! Now the big question, how is the noise cancellation
compared to the competition? Now, I’ve never used truly wireless earbuds
with active noise cancellation. I have to say these do a remarkable job. Is it better than something like the Beats
Solo Pro or the Sony over the ear headphones? Or even the Jabra 85H’s? No they’re not, but they do such a good job! Like today, I was on top of a building and
all you could hear was traffic and it blocked out I’d say about 90% of it but a little bit
was still getting through. So if you’re planning to take these on an
airplane they will block out the majority of the noise. So this brings me to audio quality, how do
they sound compared to the previous generation AirPods? Do they sound great in general which headphones
on the table does the best job. I’ll be honest with you, audio is very very
subjective, but this is what I discovered listening to all of these headphones. If you want a vibrant punchy sound you definitely
want to go with the Powerbeats Pro or the Beats Solo Pro. If you want like the best balance with a little
bit of vibrancy, I would go with the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones. I find these ones offer the best balance of
sound but I don’t like the way they feel in my ear with the Sennheisers. I’ll wear them for an hour and then I’ll
just get a lot of ear fatigue because they have to go really deep inside of your canal
for that passive noise cancellation. Now the AirPods 2 and the AirPods Pro have
a very similar sound spectrum. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference in
terms of sound quality between both of these devices. If you’re in a quiet room, they sound a lot
of like? a lot of like, a lot alike. As soon as you move away into noise the AirPods
Pro excel over the AirPods 2, because you can block out that environment. And for those of you asking if it works with
Android it does. You can use the same functions to pause, play,
skip a track and to go back and I was kind of worried that it wouldn’t work with noise
cancellation, but it does noise cancelation still works on Android. All you have to do is the same thing you would
do on the iPhone long press the right stem or the bottom tip of the AirPod Pro and it
will turn on noise cancelation, or it will turn it off. So anyways that wraps up my review on the
AirPods Pro. I think they’re a nice addition to Apple’s
headphone lineup.They kind of touch every single area, you got the noise cancellation,
you have a better fit. Now you have the same battery life and it’s
still in a portable form factor. If you have a question about any of these
devices on which one you should personally pick up feel free to let me know in the comments
below or hop on my discord server! Like the video if you liked it, subscribe
if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys in the next video.

Comments (84)

  1. Little and 500k bro🥴🤐✌🏾

  2. 2020 : Airpods Pro Max Plus for just $999

  3. Google needs to push those new Google Pixel Buds out ASAP

  4. Oh how I would love to have a pair of beats solo pro or I would be super happy with any of those 3..

  5. Here it is! AirPods Pro vs the rest of Apple's lineup + the Sennheiser Momentums. What are your thoughts on the new AirPods Pro? Hit me up on discord if you have any questions! discord.gg/mattmoniz

  6. Am I the only one who thinks that the sound isn’t much better than the previous one? Somehow I expected more, especially a more powerful bass than the old ones… Noise Cancelling does a good job, but I'm really disappointed, especially considering the price of 250$…

  7. I think you're hot and sexy.

  8. Curios question do they fit without the eartip?

  9. AIRPODS PRO ARE DEFINITELY THE BEST!!!

  10. HOW ABOUT AIRPODS PRO VS GALAXY BUDS

  11. Airpods Pro > Airpods > Galaxy Buds

  12. Airpods Pro > PowerBeats Pro

  13. Would you say these have a good kick in the bass area or no?

  14. I WANT A NOVEMBER EVENT!!!

  15. Where is the 16 Inch MacBook Pro redesign

  16. Where is Airpower???

  17. WHO STILL WANTS AIRPOWER???

  18. Cant wait for a new Ipad Pro. Hopefully a 256gb 1tb version only.

  19. Why is your wife always mean to you? You’re a good man. 😂

  20. Your wife is savage

  21. Would you recommend buying the Airpods pro if you have an android smartphone?

  22. Great review ‼ thanks 🙋🏻‍♀️

  23. Thank you! I've been waiting for someone to talk about its compatibility with android .

  24. “im preg-“
    hangs up

  25. Waiting for the last part of the video flipping the AirPods

  26. I want the new airpods pro, but i have android. Is it going to work as well as ios? I mean will i regret buying them? I just wanna quickly change between transparency and noice cancelation

  27. Thank You good sir

  28. You and your nipple references.

  29. Good video but I would prefer to see them compare to the Sony xm3, jabra 65t(or 75t when they come out), momentum, and Jaybird vista

  30. No one:

    Matthew: “today I was on top of a building”

  31. "it's like milking a cow"
    Great visual, but now I can't not think about that

  32. Good that it works with android. Shame there watch doesn't. Or does it

  33. Hey great video, I was thinking about getting the AirPod pros or the power beats. I want the best sound quality and noise cancellation. Which ones would u recommend between those two?

  34. Good vid Matt. I’m curious though why you don’t think they sound any different to AirPod 2’s. I wasn’t going to upgrade but every other review has said the sound is significantly better. I’m worried I’ve wasted money now!

  35. Sounds clean just made my day. 😂

  36. Man she is pregnant!😂😂😂😂

  37. congrats on the baby

  38. How do the Air Pods Pro compare to the OnePlus Wireless Bullets 2?

  39. Happy to see you back Matthew! Not sure why I don’t see your videos anymore…keep up the good work.

  40. Are they both master ?

  41. my only concern is the cleaning process, it is silicon, so can we just take it out and wash it? my ears get a lot of wax easily and what do you think about the cleaning process and do you think the tips will yellow in time?

  42. The transparency mode seems interesting…makes them better for use in public or when running to be more aware of your surroundings. Good review

  43. You are the only reviewer that said the regular and the pro sound equal🤔🤔🤔🤔

  44. Hey Matt not trying to drain your wallet or anything but can you do a best CURRENT true wireless earbud comparison. Cant find any on youtube. My list would be…
    Airpods Pro
    Powerbeats Pro
    Galaxy Buds
    Sony WF1000XM3
    Master&Dynamic MW07 Plus
    Jaybird Vista
    Bose SoundSport Free
    Sennheiser Momentum
    Jabra Elite 65t/75t (if available)

    You dont need to, but im sure a few of us would really appreciate it👍

  45. How does the airpods pro compare to the Galaxy buds in general?

  46. Have you made a phone call while you are in a loud place, i know they can block sound coming in, but how are the microphone/s if there is more than 1, do they have anything helping the person on the other end hear everything around you

  47. I have the sennhiesers and often feel that same ear fatigue, so I have been seriously considering getting the new AirPods pro but I’m scared the sound quality is going to be terrible when compared to the sennhiesers. How do you think they sound in comparison?

  48. Hey not trying to start shit but you might need to get your hearing checked. I got my AirPods pro today. Compared to the last gen there’s a world of difference between the two. I have a few test songs for headphones and the soundstage on the Pro are so much wider. On the old AirPods music was passable but everything felt cramped and distant. The separation I got in the Pro are akin to my overear Sony headphones. I still think the Sony are better sounding and better at ANC, but I’ll be dammed if the AirPods Pro don’t come close.

  49. Man they look really stupid sticking out your ears idk about these especially for 250

  50. I got the powerbeats pro for working out and theyre great…but now I'm kind of wishing I had waited another month because these are certainly more stylish.

  51. Thanks for mentioning Android compatibility! As an android user with Airpods I really appreciate you answering those functionality concerns! Makes the purchase decision much easier.

  52. Compare with Sony WF 1000x gen 3, pls.

  53. @Matthew Moniz

    #MatthewMoniz
    Which would u recommend between the solo pro and airpods pro? I’m trying to pick the best out of too but not sure I’m cool with in ear and I prefer on ear over the over ear fit. What do u think I should get?

  54. does noise cancellation work with phone calls for the receiver?

  55. Support all feature with android ?

  56. The open vents are so important.
    I hate it when i hear me steps when i am walking or the heartbeat or breathing.

    If the ANC works decent and blocks the majority it would be a major improvement over other headphones for me.

    Already ordered 🙂

  57. Sound out of these is still abysmal. But apple sheep don't care about sound quality so they will sell millions of these.

  58. Please tell me that you actually have a good relationship with your wife. :"D

  59. Oh God it works with Android. I have a Pixel but really liked Apple's Airpods. I can't wait for the Pixel Buds so Imma pick these bad girls up

  60. waste of time sorry not sorry

  61. Does transparency mode work on android ? Also thanks for the info!

  62. For the microphone review, you can film a phone on speaker while you're talking in a different room. Cut between the AirPods and a Galaxy S10 or something with known good mic quality.

  63. Wait does transparency work on andriod?

  64. That phone conversation made this video. “I’m preg-“ lol

  65. They sounds like the originals? What???

  66. Those subtitles 😂

  67. Those controls are just stupid tbh

  68. Its like milking a cow
    Moniz 2019 everybody

    Moooooooo

  69. Wow that's great ANC works on Android. But does transparency mode work on Android?

  70. 1:30… Bow down. The best analogy I have heard from a reviewer in 2019.

  71. "You don't Smell Clean" 😛

  72. Your wife being fake mean to you (banter to us Brits) is quickly becoming one of my favourite parts of your videos 🤣

  73. Surprised you couldn't tell the difference in AirPods. It was very clear to me especially since you have better nose isolation from the design (not ANC). Drivers are bigger/better as well. Honestly though, the ear fit test is kind of a gimmick since I get a "good" seal using all the tips as I'm sure most people will.

  74. I need an AirPods pro vs beats solo pro video

  75. Thank you Mathew for going straight to the point and answered the questions I had about the product. It’s crazy that the first pair of air pods i have still work I gave them to my gf and she loves them. I went with a pair of over ear.

  76. I have saved 150 dollars for AirPods should go for the Pros or go with the 2nd gen ones?? A student’s question. 😀

  77. Still look stupid af when wearing it

  78. That Android answer was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. While I loved the AirPods, they wouldn't stay in my ears. Now I can't wait for my AirPods Pro to arrive!!

  79. “Sound like Justin bieber doing his best song ever for the entire year … “, is this supposed to be funny or something

  80. Have you tried the Sony WF-1000X3?

  81. I have the original AirPods but would like something that does have ANC. I have been looking at the Bose 700 Headphones, AirPods Pro and the Beats Solo Pro. Which one do you think gives be the best bang for the buck?

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