Seven Apple headphone pairs are now being tested. Despite being well renowned for its computers, smartphones, and tablets, they also provide stylish, minimalist headphones. These headphones are designed for users of Apple products and smoothly integrate into their ecosystem. Although some people find their look to be a little monotonous and they only offer a small amount of functionality on Android, they successfully deliver the straightforward yet luxurious user experience that Apple is known for.
1. AirPods Pro 2 by Apple
The new AirPods Pro (2nd generation) are powered by Apple’s new H2 chip, which, in Apple’s opinion, provides higher processing capability while using less energy. The new processor makes it possible to produce superior sound with greater clarity and depth when paired with new low-distortion drivers. Also, Apple claims that the new AirPods feature “twice” the noise cancellation of the first-generation AirPods Pro.
Also, the new AirPods increase battery life by one hour, bringing it from five to six hours when noise cancellation is turned on. Moreover, the case has a speaker that plays a sound that, should your friends decide to run away from you, aids in finding them via Find My.
Even though Apple has stopped selling the original AirPods Pro, you should be aware that you can still buy them at a reduced price while supplies last. Yet if they can afford it, most individuals ought to purchase this more recent model.
2. Wireless Apple AirPods
The best Apple headphones for noise cancellation that we’ve tested are the AirPods Max Wireless. These stylish, high-end over-ears include an excellent active noise cancellation (ANC) feature that can reduce ambient chatter, high-pitched sounds like AC hum, and a lot of bass-range noise like bus or airplane engines. Also, they have a well-built aluminum design that is elegant. Fans of EDM and hip-hop will particularly love their neutral sound profile’s added thud and rumble. They also boast a continuous battery life of more than 21 hours, and Apple claims that a five-minute quick charge can extend playtime by up to 1.5 hours, though we haven’t tested this claim yet.
They can’t be turned off, but they do enter a low-power mode when you place them in their carrying case. The carrying case is merely a sleeve that protects the two ear cups, thus it is only average. You can use the headband as a handle because that is how it was intended to work. The mesh screen that surrounds the headband feels flimsy and prone to break, even though they employ high-end materials like silicone and metal. This is especially true if you’re using the headband as a grip. These are a good option if you’re seeking for stylish Apple headphones with effective noise cancellation.
3. Apple AirPods (2nd generation) Truly Wireless
If you want the greatest wireless earbuds that Apple has to offer at a reasonable price, check at the Apple AirPods (2nd generation). The AirPods lineup’s items are less expensive than the AirPods Pro versions, albeit not being quite cheap. They lack ANC and have an open-back design, making them unsuitable for usage in noisy environments. While the 3rd generation AirPods are newer and have more functions, the 2nd generation AirPods are smaller, sleeker, and generally more comfortable. They are also quite well built. Although their audio is lacking in bass, it has a highly precise mid-range response that is ideal for podcasts and classical music.
You won’t experience audio lag when watching a video on your iPhone because they have an H1 chip for simpler pairing with other Apple products and reduced latency with iOS devices. They hardly ever filter out background noise, but if you like to be aware of your surroundings while you’re walking, that can be a benefit. However, at roughly 4 hours, they have the shortest battery life out of all the items featured here. Nevertheless, they also come with a compact case that can contain an additional five charges. The Apple EarPods are basic, inexpensive wired earphones if you don’t want to worry about running out of power or prefer a less expensive option. They perform best with audiobooks and other similar content since, like the AirPods, they don’t cancel out background noise or reproduce much bass.
4. Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
In terms of audio quality, connectivity, and design, the Apple AirPods (3rd generation) are a significant improvement over their predecessors. These earbuds stand out from the competition because to features like Spatial Audio compatibility and Adaptive EQ, and a new, more understated design adds force capacitive sensors to the truly wireless earbuds.
The AirPods 3 are, as might be expected, best used within the larger Apple ecosystem, thus many of the unique features that make them stand out from other true wireless earbuds on the market are not available to Android users. Also, for this price they aren’t the highest-spec earbuds due to the lack of noise cancellation.