The Honest AirPods Pro Review!

  • Published: 07 November 2019
  • AirPods Pro lean into that "pro" name with new features, design, and sound. Here is AppleInsider's honest AirPods Pro review after a couple weeks of daily use.

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Comments • 192

  • whoasai
    whoasai  2 days back

    Take down your affiliate links to really unmuddy your “honest review”

    • Dark Ajax
      Dark Ajax  3 days back

      I’m watching this while wearing them

      • Mark C
        Mark C  4 days back

        A little puzzled as to why there are so many comments bashing the review on the 'case'! Assume these comments are from people who do not have them yet. I completely get it, the 'original' case is far easier to open with one hand as the lid is on the 'shorter' side, it sits in the hand naturally and you can just flip it open. WIth the Pro it is just NOT natural, similar to using you phone in landscape with one hand. However I get why they had to do it as the pods are wider and after a while you do get used to it.

        • Alfred Collins
          Alfred Collins  6 days back

          Why does my air pods pro unexpectedly disconnect from my iPhone Pro Max all the time.

          • davic graham
            davic graham  6 days back

            I hate the shape of the case, it's 2" X 1" where the old case was 1" X 2". Um...ok...

            • JarnBjorn
              JarnBjorn  6 days back

              Lol bought them already

              • cubing Gamer
                cubing Gamer  6 days back

                My mom might get me these on Black Friday for me I’m so excited!!

              • Bu Jin
                Bu Jin  7 days back

                Wish you were to discuss how they work as a headset. How is the mic pick up? Do they work well does the mic work with background noise in the environment?

                • Dwijesh Sheth
                  Dwijesh Sheth  7 days back

                  This guy doesn't look like he goes to the gym.

                • Tuperwear
                  Tuperwear  7 days back

                  Literally no reviewer is talking about how buggy the AirPods pro. They’re trash for now I would wait a month

                • venom5809
                  venom5809  1 weeks back

                  Bought mine today and am very happy with them, very comfortable and the noise cancelling is crazy, now I just have to get rid of my AirPods 2 that I bought a few months ago, sadly I don't have a wife to give them to. LOL

                  • Al G
                    Al G  1 weeks back

                    Bad reviews.... No talk of bass, sound quality, noise level, etc... " awkward case"? Thats ur reviews u cant open it with 1 hand. Ok?

                    • Perry Johnson
                      Perry Johnson  1 weeks back

                      ANC was the MAIN REASON why I got them!

                      • M .P. V
                        M .P. V  1 weeks back

                        The copied Samsung with the buds lol

                        • Fujin Yumi
                          Fujin Yumi  1 weeks back

                          M .P. V So Samsung copied those $5 earbuds then.

                      • studivan
                        studivan  1 weeks back

                        A Honest Review - and what exactly did you say that no other reviewer on youtube hasn't said two weeks ago?

                        • Jon Rogers
                          Jon Rogers  6 days back

                          studivan he’s a copy cat but this is the viewer doing because we still continue watching 😂

                      • jeffrey bullock
                        jeffrey bullock  1 weeks back

                        whats the battery life span?

                        • Charley C
                          Charley C  1 weeks back

                          I think you complaining about the design of the charging case is funny because it doesn't matter. Also your your Wife should slap you for giving her your hand me downs and not getting her a new pair.
                          My take away from this review is the old ones suck so you gave them to your Wife and you just love how the Pros fit because you think you spend time at the gym jumping between equipment.

                          • Antonio Diaz
                            Antonio Diaz  1 weeks back

                            he put his wife on blast on this one! haha "hey honey here are my airpods I'm not going to be using them anymore" .... What he meant to say "Hey honey I got the new airpods there a lot better but you can have my old ones!" haha

                            • visjindal
                              visjindal  1 weeks back

                              Frankly this sounds like a marketing video rather than a product review.

                              • elsizzle2000
                                elsizzle2000  5 days back

                                I would agree. Most reviews are from fanboys/ girls. Honestly these don't sound much better than Airpods 2. They don't get very loud at all. They have slight more bass. Nothing mind-blowing

                            • whoasai
                              whoasai  1 weeks back

                              start: so many other reviews already, Im going to talk about something new

                              then: same content as all other videos

                              • Anyssa Reyes
                                Anyssa Reyes  1 weeks back

                                I’ve been using beats x for a while now, & never thought once about getting previous models of AirPods but these new ones r sparking a real interest because I genuinely enjoy the fit of my beats x lol do u think the sound quality of AirPods pro r better than beats x?

                                • Kayla Robles
                                  Kayla Robles  1 weeks back

                                  Anyssa Reyes they are made by the same company so i’m pretty sure there a little better since they have newer electronics

                              • iVideo1011
                                iVideo1011  1 weeks back

                                have never seen so much soy in one video

                                • Juan Mm
                                  Juan Mm  1 weeks back

                                  Now review is showing how difficult is to change ear cups, I wonder why, I own a set and it is a pain.

                                  • Juan Mm
                                    Juan Mm  4 days back

                                    Twice a day

                                  • Mark C
                                    Mark C  4 days back

                                    Just curious how often you ear canal changes size? Mine has remained pretty much the same size since I stopped growing with the exception of a minor change when I was on the moon. I found that once I fitted the correct size that I really did not have to change then every few hours but hey perhaps your ears are different to everyone elses ;-)

                                • Stanislav Coros
                                  Stanislav Coros  1 weeks back

                                  1:31 - apple sheep ,.. bee bee

                                  • Matt Banks
                                    Matt Banks  1 weeks back

                                    You complain about the shape of the case when you could rotate 90degrees and it is literally the same as the AirPods case

                                    • don cross
                                      don cross  1 weeks back

                                      Good thing you have a wife... lol

                                      • Tryhard Beagle
                                        Tryhard Beagle  1 weeks back

                                        That time when you dknt know what tilting is "AiR PoDS pro CASe FeEL$ WeIEird HolDINg iT LIKe this"

                                        Me: bruv just tilt it 90° TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT

                                        • Man Boy
                                          Man Boy  1 weeks back

                                          Scratch proof I don’t know about that one chief

                                          • K is S
                                            K is S  1 weeks back

                                            Godddd you are ugly!!! Damnnn

                                            • Daniel Samos
                                              Daniel Samos  1 weeks back

                                              This is the most dishonest shit ive ever seen

                                              • Yousuf Salam
                                                Yousuf Salam  1 weeks back

                                                My airpods are great. I just feel like my transparency mode doesnt realy help me hear my surroundings

                                                • Breaking Through Anxiety and Depression

                                                  I say wait till the Christmas sales. Probably get them for $50 less

                                                  • Heddes Jesse
                                                    Heddes Jesse  4 days back

                                                    Breaking Through Anxiety and Depression black friday probably better for that

                                                • Pan Puhacz
                                                  Pan Puhacz  1 weeks back

                                                  how much time from 100% to 0% when use noise canceling all the time???

                                                  • Antwon C
                                                    Antwon C  1 weeks back

                                                    Great review! I’ve never owned AirPods so I am thinking about these. I really wish they made them available in black just to provide some variety. The white is so bland :-P

                                                    • Edwin Lopez
                                                      Edwin Lopez  1 weeks back

                                                      270$ after taxes

                                                    • Ao400
                                                      Ao400  1 weeks back

                                                      What adapter do I need for these AirPods pro!?!?!?!?

                                                      • Garrett Hampton
                                                        Garrett Hampton  1 weeks back

                                                        Should I get these for Christmas or the HomePod?? I can’t decide.

                                                        • Mark C
                                                          Mark C  4 days back

                                                          I would think the HomePod will feel pretty heavy on you head after a few minutes plus you are really limited as you have to be next to a power source all the time! ;-)
                                                          This is only a question YOU can answer based on what you main use is. Do you want to listen to music out loud at home or listen to it whilst out and about doing whatever you do. Where do you listen to music/pod casts etc. more? Do you use corded pods all the time or mainly listen via a speaker? Do you already have a Bluetooth speaker and is it good enough... Buy the item that you will use the most. No point in buying pods if you do not currently use corded pods right just as there is no point in buying the HP if you never play music etc. out loud at home... Best of luck with the choice! :-)

                                                        • hughclarke05 You
                                                          hughclarke05 You  1 weeks back

                                                          There probably 2 people on this planet who actively use a HomePod

                                                        • TastyLaserCakes
                                                          TastyLaserCakes  1 weeks back

                                                          Airpods Pro for sure

                                                        • MatsueMusic
                                                          MatsueMusic  1 weeks back

                                                          Garrett Hampton AirPods would be my recommendation. HomePod is half baked so wait for some more Siri upgrades.

                                                      • Abby Rudd
                                                        Abby Rudd  2 weeks back

                                                        How is the background noise for the person listening on the other end. I notice regular airpods pickup alot of background noise versus using blue parrot trucking.

                                                        • Mugger
                                                          Mugger  1 weeks back

                                                          Abby Rudd the AirPods pros noise cancellation is pretty good for the most part but if you’re thinking of using the noise cancellation on some place like a plane or a concert, it’ll probably block out 85-95% of the background sound and maybe all the noise with music playing simultaneously.

                                                      • Hoser Man
                                                        Hoser Man  2 weeks back

                                                        As I thought would happen after reading several reviews, my Pro’s are going back. The main issue is the stem on the buds are way too short causing the buds to work themselves out of my canal. I’m really bummed. Seriously, Apple, you should at least used a universal design on the buds. Even $15 throw-aways have longer stems. For an arm and a leg, Apple, you should have known better.

                                                        • Hoser Man
                                                          Hoser Man  4 days back

                                                          @Mark C You would need to try a BT ear bud to recognize what I’m suggesting. The length of the portion from the Apple pro to the start of the ear insert is non existent. I realize that the weight of the actual electronics is heavier than a standard ear phone and would cause the phone to force itself out of a persons ear. Not all ears are made the same. Apples Pro’s are not designed for folks whose ears have deep canals or small canals. I can wear any other canal earphone made, but I cannot wear any of the three iterations of Apples designs.

                                                        • Mark C
                                                          Mark C  4 days back

                                                          A little confused as to how the stem would keep them in place??? If anything it would have the opposite effect. The original AirPods do not sit in your canal they literaly just hang over Auricle. Not being funny but did you push them into the canal far enough. I only ask as my daugher tried then and just hooked them over her Auricle as she does with her AirPods but that is just not how these work, they have to be inserted with a little force into the canal so the silicone creates a seal and this is what keeps them in place. Everyone has different ears of course, most cannot use the original pods as they simply just fall off without any help whilst others cannot successfully be held in the canal. The Whole point of the silicone tip is that it fits directly into you ear canal and I for one love this change as I now no longer have to listen to others music on the train lol.

                                                      • Khadar ali
                                                        Khadar ali  2 weeks back

                                                        Trouble and horrible, I don’t recommend it at all

                                                        • Khadar ali
                                                          Khadar ali  1 weeks back

                                                          RixkyZ I was among the first people to get it. It’s not comfortable. It will pressure ur hear .back to my old AirPods 2 now

                                                        • RixkyZ
                                                          RixkyZ  1 weeks back

                                                          Khadar ali how so?

                                                      • Harold William Knox
                                                        Harold William Knox  2 weeks back

                                                        To open the AirPods pro twist the case 90° and it’s easy as coffee 😂

                                                        • Harold William Knox
                                                          Harold William Knox  1 weeks back

                                                          MatsueMusic , hope so

                                                        • Harold William Knox
                                                          Harold William Knox  1 weeks back

                                                          Rainmate too their for something new

                                                        • Fritos Pie
                                                          Fritos Pie  1 weeks back

                                                          I’ve always heard it’s a piece of cake or, “Easy as Pie.”

                                                        • MatsueMusic
                                                          MatsueMusic  1 weeks back

                                                          Harold William Knox more people should like this comment. Great tip.

                                                      • Stephen Haunts
                                                        Stephen Haunts  2 weeks back

                                                        I did a 4-hour flight last week with these and whilst they don't block as much as an over-ear headphone, they cut out enough of the plane to make listening pleasant. As a frequent flier who travels hand luggage only, not carrying big headphones for short-haul is nice.

                                                        • Jay Rob Zombie
                                                          Jay Rob Zombie  2 weeks back

                                                          You go to the gym?

                                                          • poptartkif
                                                            poptartkif  2 weeks back

                                                            i tried the airpods pro yesterday at the apple store and was definitely pleased with the noise cancellation but other than that i went into it completely ignorant. i ended up buying myself the regular airpods

                                                            • Supa Blink
                                                              Supa Blink  2 weeks back

                                                              I don’t have AirPods yet but I think imma just pay the regular onee

                                                          • z3nnyy
                                                            z3nnyy  2 weeks back

                                                            How do u guys think the noise cancelling is so good when every other brand has done it before apple its old tech fuck apple

                                                            • Mo B.
                                                              Mo B.  2 weeks back

                                                              Such a stupid comparison to the Airpods 2 with wireless charging case...
                                                              No one sees this feature as a must have...
                                                              And 100$ difference is harder to justify

                                                              • Toni Meter
                                                                Toni Meter  2 weeks back

                                                                Am I the only one who finds him looking silly wearing Airpods Pro during the whole video?

                                                                • Jyeir Melvin
                                                                  Jyeir Melvin  2 weeks back

                                                                  If you’re checking out reviews you might as well check out mine too