Apple AirPods Pro Review

Usage and Comfort



Everyday Use

On the opposite side of the scale, Apple has always been the king regarding the ease of use.

If you have an iPhone like me, connecting the AirPods is like searching for p$rn on the internet: too easy.

Just take your AirPods Pro box, open it near your iPhone/iPad, and they will appear on your screen. Keep the button at the back pressed for a few seconds, and that’s all. Plus, everything is clearly explained with a 3D video, STEP-BY-STEP !

Once you’ve connected your AirPods, just take them out of the box and put them in your ears. The sensor will know that you’re wearing them and will resume your last play.

– 1x press = play/pause
– 2x press = next track
– 3x press = previous track
– long press = Siri or Noise Cancelling/Transparency mode, depending on how you configured your buttons


Everything can be modified straight from the control box on the iPhone. No special application, or operation, just a clean, perfect integration. And, to make things better, if one of your friends also has a pair of AirPods Pro/2, you can share your music, or your movie, wirelessly.

It’s so easy that every time you’ll have to use another set of Bluetooth earphones or headphones, you’ll ask yourself “Why do I have to push a few buttons to connect my earphone ?”. And then you’ll remember that all Android users won’t have access to that seamless experience, because Apple won’t gift them that.


It looks like EarPods, feels like AirPods but… they’re surprisingly comfortable.

I still prefer the BGVP Q2, which feels like a proper UIEM, made into a TWS, but the AirPods Pro fitted right out the box. It’s so strange to hold them, look at them and have the proper sealing in your ears… Sorcery!

To be fair, I wanted the AirPods Pro not to fit… but I couldn’t prove Apple wrong! They even give you a test to check if the fit is right, or not, within the iPhone. It takes a few seconds, relies on the internal mic and… voila!

In short: the AirPods Pro are the Birkenstock of TWS. They look horrendously uncomfortable but once you’ve gotten to wear them, you can’t live without them.

Battery life

Apple claims 4,5h of continuous listening on a single charge and more than 24h with the case. What’s even bolder is the fact that AirPods Pro should be able to provide you one full hour of music, with just a 5-minute charge.

And… like the new iPhone 11, this is surprisingly close to the real numbers. I could use the AirPods for 4 hours at moderate volume (around 40-50) WITH the noise-canceling on. Also, as the box can be wirelessly charged, you can swiftly charge it whenever you come across any Qi charger, which can be found everywhere in my office.

Regarding the 5-minute charge, it’s also true. I’m pretty sure the battery will die just after the two years warranty, but it works. And you know what’s fun? It’s a button battery, like the one you have in your remote controller, but working at 3.7V and rated at 160mWh. Tiny.


Ok, now we are getting to the good part.

Apple announced super-magical-hyper-tech noise-canceling performances for its AirPods Pro. One that can match the Bose headphones, while keeping the IEM form-factor.

As expected, it’s very very good. Not as good as the latest Bose 700, but certainly as good as the QC35 II, which is amazing in my opinion. It even outmatched the Sony WF-1000 XM3, which was my previous reference for noise-canceling IEMs.

If you commute a lot, subway/train/plane, the AirPods Pro will create one of the best experiences you can get in this price range. Even for a simple walk, I ended up activating the noise-canceling to get to my own comfort zone.

Compared to my usual CIEM, it’s a very different experience. The Unique Melody gives more consistent isolation, be it lows and highs, whereas the AirPods work better on low frequencies. Overall, the highs can pierce the noise-block shield as the CPU can’t match those speeds.

But for the price, this is one of the best noise-canceling solutions I have tried up to this day. You can definitely feel the power of Apple engineering behind them, only surpassed by Bose (who’s invented the technology).

Combined with the good comfort, I have to say these AirPods are one of the best surprises of this year.

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A nerdy guy with a passion for audio and gadgets, he likes to combine his DAC and his swiss knife. Even after more than 10 years of experience, Nanotechnos still collects all gear he gets, even his first MPMAN MP3 player. He likes spreadsheets, technical specs and all this amazing(ly boring) numbers. But most of all, he loves music: electro, classical, dubstep, Debussy : the daily playlist.


  • Reply March 5, 2020


    Nice Review!
    I am currently using AIRPod 2 and is fully satisfied with its sound quality and the most important easy placement inside the ear. I was looking to upgrade to Airpod Pro but now thinking to wait for the next release as my Airpod 2 is still working fine.

  • Reply March 5, 2020

    Joshua Chew

    Is there a review for the Momentum TW coming anytime soon?

  • Reply March 5, 2020


    Hey guys, I have a pair, too, and love it. I think the original AirPods sounds better, but the connection quality, and isolation/NC is so cool. Great job Nano.

  • Reply March 5, 2020


    Nice review. I love mine! I’m sure there are many others that sound better. I honestly think $30 wired Apple EarPods actually sound better. But, AirPods Pro is just so convenient. I do wish Apple will improve the sounds just a tad bit on the next version.

  • Reply March 5, 2020


    Apple has been shipping an 18 watt adapter with iPhones for almost a year.

  • Reply March 6, 2020


    I have to chime in – these suck (Airpods are great! but not these) – STOP THE HYPE – fit is terrible both in ear and trying to get them in and out of the case, tips included do not fit all, battery life is terrible, sound quality subpar, form factor far worse that the regular Airpods (which rock!)! The BEST TWS are Creative Outlier Gold. Bar none! The only thing that Apple has “right” is the open ventilation that would be good to have others solve as well but it probably has to go with NC…

  • Reply November 28, 2020


    Apple product are amazing, i am using some apple product like iPhone and laptop. and love it

  • Reply November 28, 2020


    love the sound of airpods…. good review

  • Reply December 15, 2020


    Very nice article. Specially the sound of airpods are super.

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