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Ryan Block
AirPods Pro update: brought them to a relatively (but not ridiculously) noisy cafe, and compared them with my daily driver Bose QC 35 II (v4.5.2). Thus far, the AirPods Pro are, for me, noticeably better at both noise cancelation and sound isolation. I'm pretty surprised!
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Ryan Block Oct 30
Replying to @ryan
I've swapped back to the Boses a few times over the last hour. Each time the cafe music and noise has been significantly worse with the Boses over the AirPods, and I've had to listen to music at much higher volumes to drown it out. I was not at all expecting this outcome, tbqh.
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Ryan Block Oct 30
Replying to @ryan
Since someone mentioned frequencies that ANC (especially Bose) is optimized for, here's why I personally like the cafe stress test: cans deal with background music, fans / air circulation, doors, coffee grinding, voices, and more. Doesn't get much more varied and difficult!
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Ryan Block Oct 31
Replying to @ryan
Another update: transparency mode may be a highly underrated feature. I've owned other ANC headphones that try to do this, but none come even close. I was just able to have a conversation with my pal with the AirPods Pro in/transparency on, and it was like not wearing headphones.
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Evan Sanders Oct 30
Replying to @ryan
Stoooooooooop I just replaced my standard AirPods a few weeks ago.
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Ryan Block Oct 31
Replying to @beerdygeek
Apple has a multi-week return grace period!
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John Welter Oct 31
Replying to @ryan
I’ve flown 5 hours yesterday and done a couple back to back comparisons between my Bose QC35.2 and AirPod Pros and the pros cut slightly less engine rumble but do better hiding the guy snoring across the aisle and other random cabin noise. Carry on bag just got lighter next trip
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Ryan Block Oct 31
Replying to @johnwelter
Nice. I found that that QC firmware has not done it favors, either, were you on the same version?
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Veronica Belmont Oct 30
Replying to @ryan
Better? I look forward to testing those out.
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Ryan Block Oct 30
Replying to @Veronica
Yeah, like, after not very long I put Boses right back into the backpack.
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مشاري Oct 30
Replying to @ryan
You should try the bose QC30 , in earl NC is always better
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Ryan Block Oct 30
Replying to @O22F
Unlikely.
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