AirPods Pro Unboxing Videos: Design, Sound, Ear Tip Fit Test, and More

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The first AirPods Pro unboxing videos have surfaced on YouTube from tech reviewers Marques Brownlee, Justine Ezarik, and Safwan Ahmedmia.

The reviewers were all impressed with sound quality and active noise cancellation, with Brownlee saying noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro is roughly on par with the new Beats Solo Pro. As for fit, Ahmedmia found the AirPods Pro with in-ear tips to be more comfortable than the regular AirPods.


Brownlee's video provides a first look at the new Ear Tip Fit Test, a feature that checks the fit of the AirPods Pro in your ear to determine which size ear tips provides the best seal and acoustic performance. Ear Tip Fit Test can be accessed by tapping the info icon next to your AirPods Pro in Settings > Bluetooth.

Apple says advanced algorithms work together with the inward-facing microphones in each AirPod to measure the sound level in the ear and compare it to what is coming from the speaker driver. In just seconds, the algorithm detects whether the ear tip is the right size and has a good fit, or should be adjusted.

AirPods Pro come with a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, compared to USB-A for the regular AirPods. Also included in the box is a wireless charging case, silicone ear tips in three sizes, and documentation.

AirPods Pro feature several improvements over the regular AirPods, including active noise cancellation, improved sound quality, and water and sweat resistance. The higher-end earphones are now available to order for $249, compared to $159 for the regular AirPods, with deliveries beginning Wednesday.

MacRumors will have its own hands-on video soon.

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Glockworkorange

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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone X was released and the little YouTubers got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.
 
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dan9700

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Super saf video says bass isn’t as good as last gen AirPods I hope not
 

Nozuka

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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone 11 was released and the little YouTuber's got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.

Not surprised. They probably "sell" it much better. Being very excited with the unboxing and all. Not going deep with the test and barely mentioning any negatives.
 

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Not surprised. They probably "sell" it much better. Being very excited with the unboxing and all. Not going deep with the test and barely mentioning any negatives.
I think that's accurate. It's also a higher bandwidth thing for people. Much faster to watch a 7.5 minute video than to spend the time reading through something written by Tech Crunch or something.
 

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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone 11 was released and the little YouTuber's got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.
It might sound like sour grapes but when I see people completely clueless about tech getting early previews of products just because they have lots of YT or IG followers I cringe.
 

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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone 11 was released and the little YouTuber's got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.
Well when you have a YouTuber like MKBHD who gets millions of views on each video and has an audience that is interested in tech it's a no brainer to send them one of the first test units. Apple will get way more eyes on the product that way.
 

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Big question is how do they actually sound though? AirPods sounded rubbish, the PowerBeats Pro sound quite good - i'd take that sound in a new Apple product - I love the PowerBeats Pro but as someone who doesn't really use them for working out, the ear hooks annoy me a bit.
 
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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone 11 was released and the little YouTuber's got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.
Because today's Apple power users are fashionistas and Kardashian wannabe's.... Pro tools for likes.
 

TJ82

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If these came in black I'd go for them. Prefer the style and shape over my PowerBeats Pro.

What's the battery life on these like? Haven't read any specs yet. PowerBeats Pro get around 7 to 8 hours in real world use, which makes them almost unbeatable for me. Something that lasts nearly as long but looks better and sounds as good would be grail.
 

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At least he seems to be somewhat tech savvy. Some of these others are not.
He definitely is. He doesn't give your standard uninformed "review" of products like a lot of other channels. But really sending out these test units is more of a marketing thing to drum up hype for the product than Apple looking for genuine reviews with pros and cons.
 

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At least he seems to be somewhat tech savvy. Some of these others are not.
why would non-tech people care about what tech people say? It’s way too „techy“ for those. That’s why reviews of people like iJustine are a lot more helpful for those. I just want to know if they sound great while I am out and about. I don’t need to know every little detail as to why
 

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Wow, Apple's gone completely over to the YouTubers for early access. John Gruber et al must be going nuts. Gruber in particular had a cow when the iPhone 11 was released and the little YouTuber's got review units before him.

It's a new era, for sure. Apple will always have their Apple Bloggers and friendly media people, but YouTube is where it's at for new products.
YouTube tech channels are amazing. MKBHD, Linus Tech Tips, Unbox Therepy, Rene Ritchie, Austin Evans, Jonathan Morrison & Dave Lee are brilliant at what they do. Even iJustine has become watchable and interesting as she is producing some good informative content.
 
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amazing how nobody commits to commenting on sound quality. It's like they are scared of being honest or their own opinion. MKBHD's only comment was not bad. What does that mean? He compared the noise cancellation to the beats but how about the sound quality of the airpod pros. Bass, transparency, even a few sentences would help.