I was in a small group of people who checked the AirPods Pro before they were officially announced on October 29, 2019 at 13.00 CET. A year later I was once again blown away by the AirPods Max. Those are still the best headphones I have.
The AirPods Pro became the headphones of choice for lots of people, rightfully so. But when the second generation AirPods Pro came out, I was lagging. After three years, my original AirPods Pro started rattling and Apple had replaced the two earbuds while sending me back the original case. I was good to go for another three years, and besides, could Apple really improve on the AirPods Pro that much? As it turns out, I was wrong.
Fast forward to 2023 and I have now used the AirPods Pro 2 for two months, and they have noticeably improved on all fronts. The transparency mode is even better than the already excellent original AirPods Pro, they filter out more ambient noise, they sound fuller, and they have little benefits I missed on the original. You can finally set the volume without speaking “Hey Siri louder” into thin air. The case beeps when it wants to provide feedback or when you are searching for it, and finally, it warns you through the Find My app when you leave them behind, much like the AirPods Max.