Apple AirPods Pro are still a great buy in 2021, especially for $189.99 shipped after the $10 checkout discount going on this weekend only, originally $249. To block out nearly all unwanted noise in Active Noise Cancellation (ACN) mode, it uses two microphones combined with advanced software to continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit. The first microphone is faces outwards to detect external sound and analyze environmental noise, enabling it to create an equivalent anti-noise that cancels out background noise before it reaches the listener’s ear. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
- Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
- Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
- Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
A second microphone, facing inwards, listens toward the ear, and AirPods Pro cancel remaining noise detected by the microphone. Even more impressive, the noise cancellation continuously adapts the sound signal 200 times per second. Transparency mode ensures that the listener is still able to hear the environment around them, whether it be traffic or an important train announcement. Switching between these two modes is simple and can be done directly on AirPods Pro using a new, innovative force sensor on the stem.