Video Review: AirPods Pro 2 After Six Months

Apple released a second-generation version of the AirPods Pro back in September 2022, and the updated earbuds have now been available for six months. MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera has been using the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 regularly in order to update readers and viewers with a longterm review.


As a refresher, the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 offer improved Active Noise Cancellation compared to the original version, along with Adaptive Transparency to cut down on sudden, loud sounds like sirens and construction work without blocking out all noise.

Sound quality has been improved with a new audio driver, there's an H2 chip, and Apple swapped over to Bluetooth 5.3. Touch controls are available for adjusting volume, battery life is up, the Apple Watch Charger can be used to charge the earbuds, and a speaker makes it easier to find AirPods lost nearby. Ultimately, there are a lot of improvements, but are the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 worth the upgrade over the original ‌AirPods Pro‌?

Dan answers that question and more in his video review that covers durability, Adaptive Transparency, battery life over time, ANC, and other quality of life improvements. Make sure to watch the video, and let us know what you think of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 in the comments below.

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Top Rated Comments

unobtainium Avatar
16 months ago

Better noise canceling (a BIG deal for driving),
Don’t you want to be able to hear things while driving?
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
16 months ago

Don’t you want to be able to hear things while driving?
Why would they need to do that, they're the main character and no one else matters.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago
Love AirPods Pro 2. However, it's time for Apple to consider bringing a USB-C port to future AirPods Pros.

Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brad7 Avatar
16 months ago
Out of all my Apple products, I enjoy my APP2s the most, which surprised me.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G.McGilli Avatar
16 months ago
I wish sites like MR would buy products like these brand new when they are released - and DO NOT open them. Leave them sealed until the next hardware version comes out.

Then open them - and test the NC on them against a pair of the same model that hs been used for 1 or 2 years and received the regular firmware updates...

I am 100% that over time - Apple lessens the effectiveness of NC via over the air firmware so that when the newer models are released they sound 'that much better' than the model they are replacing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainApple Avatar
16 months ago

Don’t you want to be able to hear things while driving?
Not with the wife in the passenger seat ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)