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    Updated on Oct 30, 2019. Posted on Oct 28, 2019

    15 Things To Know Before Buying Apple’s New Noise-Cancelling AirPods

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    1. Earlier this week, Apple announced new noise-cancelling AirPods called AirPods Pro, and this is what they look like.

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    2. They cost $249 before tax — $90 more than first-generation AirPods and $50 more than second-generation AirPods with the wireless charging case.

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    3. They're already available in stores, or you can order them online to be delivered in early November.

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    4. AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation via two microphones: an outward-facing one, which detects external sound, and an inward-facing one, which detects unwanted sound inside your ear. The AirPods then eliminate the unwanted external and internal sounds with "anti-noise."

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    5. According to Apple, "noise cancellation is continuously adjusted at 200 times per second."

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    6. Opposite of active noise cancellation is a new transparency mode, which lets outside sound in. You can switch between the two modes simply by pressing and holding the force sensor on the stem.

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    7. Another key difference is that the new AirPods come with three sizes of silicone tips that click into place, giving the headphones a customizable fit that keeps noise out and music in.

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    8. They also feature something called Adaptive EQ, which, according to Apple, "automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear."

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    9. AirPods Pro also have vents that equalize pressure for additional comfort.

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    10. You can now press AirPods three times to skip back to a previous title.

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    11. Another gym-friendly feature: They are sweat- and water- resistant, too.

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    12. What else? They can be charged wirelessly or via Lightning connector, and they come with a Lightning to USB-C cable.

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    13. They provide up to 4.5 hours of listening time on a full charge (about half an hour less than first-gen AirPods), and around one hour of listening time after only five minutes of charging.

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    14. The new AirPods themselves are about a third of an inch shorter than older models, while the AirPods Pro wireless charging case is about a quarter of an inch wider.

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    15. Finally here's what they look like compared to old-school AirPods.

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    We haven't tried these yet, but if you're looking for true wireless headphones that AREN'T $250, check out our $ or $$ picks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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