Do AirPods Pro Suck? An Audiophile's Perspective...

  • Published: 01 November 2019
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    Apple has released their second iteration of the highly successful Apple AirPods. The new AirPods Pro promise active noise cancelling (ANC) inside of a truly wireless in-ear headphone earbud. Can Apple maintain its crown as the best wireless headphone in an increasingly competitive market where the Sony WF-1000XM3, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Huawei FreeBuds 3, and other fully wireless headphones exist? Snazzy Labs brings you the most comprehensive AirPods Pro review with explanation on how Noise Cancelling, Transparency Mode, and more functions on Apple's new wireless headphones to be controlled through your iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro using Control Center.

Comments • 3 466

  • Austin Evans
    Austin Evans  Mese fa

    Best AirPods Pro video I've seen, great job man!

    • John Viescas
      John Viescas  13 giorni fa

      I agree!

      • Ari Pamensky
        Ari Pamensky  14 giorni fa


        • Edward Laurenson
          Edward Laurenson  16 giorni fa

          Agreed, hands down best review.

          • pazitm89
            pazitm89  16 giorni fa

            one of the best affiliate links I've ever seen !

            • 1987 Vanagon
              1987 Vanagon  18 giorni fa

              Austin Evans will you ever do a review?

              • Blue Guy
                Blue Guy  4 ore fa

                12:16 you say that, yet I’ve been having a fire issues with connections and having the AirPods get glitchy. Perhaps it’s because of me having more than one connect, probably, but it wasn’t the first time. Hopefully the last though. Great vid! Also the first I’ve seen, and it’s quite enjoyable!

                • Stanley Chen
                  Stanley Chen  8 ore fa

                  What abt the Sennheisers compared to these two bad boys?🤔 for me music quality and sound is more important than convenience but I'd still need a pair of wireless earbuds to bring to office

                  • 29kalel
                    29kalel  16 ore fa

                    This guy must be on something. These airpod pros sound phenomenal. They curb stomp the AirPods and AirPods 2 with ease. Voices sound like a whisper when noise canceling is turned on.

                    • Christopher Rojas
                      Christopher Rojas  20 ore fa

                      Okay u convinced me I’m getting a Samsung

                      • Christopher Rojas
                        Christopher Rojas  20 ore fa

                        Okay u convinced me I’m getting a Samsung

                        • deming xie
                          deming xie  22 ore fa

                          If you are an audiophile you won’t like the sound of the AirPod pro. The sound overall is about 6.5/10. But it has a very wide away of functional quirks and features. If you’re a real audiophile the Sony XM3 or the creame of the crop, Sennheiser Momentum true wireless.

                          • PJ Ace
                            PJ Ace  Giorno fa

                            • AndyC
                              AndyC  Giorno fa

                              Compare to Beoplay E8?

                              • docakh
                                docakh  2 giorni fa

                                A little strange that Marques Brownlee’s video on AirPods Pro uses the same quips and observations. His video came out on Nov 4 while this video came out Oct 31

                                • 4reely
                                  4reely  3 giorni fa

                                  how can you be so meticulous about the sound quality but your monitors in the background are sitting on a wooden desk ?

                                  • THE ARAV26
                                    THE ARAV26  3 giorni fa

                                    jimsreviewroom is the best review channel in my opinion

                                    • Hudson Shields
                                      Hudson Shields  4 giorni fa

                                      That Segway was Linus style

                                      • CJM cola cole
                                        CJM cola cole  4 giorni fa

                                        Would have never had any problems had you got the B&O earbuds from the start

                                        • codenameInV
                                          codenameInV  4 giorni fa

                                          best airpods pro video ever.. the excitement part was the best..

                                          • Pablo González Gallardo

                                            This is brilliant, thank you!

                                            • Alex Dodd
                                              Alex Dodd  4 giorni fa

                                              Jabra Elite 75t

                                              • Nathan Lindley
                                                Nathan Lindley  5 giorni fa

                                                Apple wanker

                                                • Alex Blok
                                                  Alex Blok  5 giorni fa

                                                  OK, so I'm not the only one. I was given a demo of the AirPod Pros in an Apple Store and wasn't blown away by the sound quality, even if like you, I have always been impressed by Apple's standard excellent ease of use and reliability. All said, my current are the excellent Sony WH-1000MX3 (over ears) and prior to those, Bose, QC 35s. All said, still tempted by AirPod Pros because they are so small and convenient. May keep the Sonys for my desk. Superb review BTW!

                                                  • Derek Holcomb
                                                    Derek Holcomb  5 giorni fa

                                                    I love my AirPods. I have the original ones. When I want a premium sound quality I listen through my over ear Sony headphones, but for anything else I use the AirPods.

                                                    • Zander-notch77
                                                      Zander-notch77  6 giorni fa

                                                      0:50 “To my iPhone to my Mac to my iPad and back” is bop tbh

                                                      • Ben Aqua
                                                        Ben Aqua  7 giorni fa

                                                        The AirPods Pro lack in bass imo. I actually prefer the sound of the OG AirPods.

                                                        • Liam Straub
                                                          Liam Straub  7 giorni fa

                                                          fisrt time at this channel. good personality, good info, and not annoying. Thank you

                                                          • ???? ¿¿¿¿
                                                            ???? ¿¿¿¿  7 giorni fa

                                                            Sound quality > convenience

                                                            • ???? ¿¿¿¿
                                                              ???? ¿¿¿¿  7 giorni fa

                                                              How about just stop buying apples overpriced products and start buying real iems that actually sound good

                                                              • j smith
                                                                j smith  8 giorni fa

                                                                I just bought these because I have an Apple watch. I think the music quality is very poor compared to my very old Etymotics ER4 which I used on planes forever. I think Apple and others have really blown it eliminating the plain old 3.5mm jack. I am TOTALLY WITH YOU ON THE HEADPHONE JACK! Totally agree with your assessment.

                                                                • DJ Alice
                                                                  DJ Alice  8 giorni fa

                                                                  Loving my AirPods Pro. First AirPods of any kind. Mainly use for AudioBooks/calls though. Rarely listen to recorded music as I'm lucky enough to go to live Opera/Ballet/Gigs quite often and that's enough for me. You say you can swap between your Mac, iPhone and iPad without lifting a finger. This is not my experience. If I've been using my AirPods Pro on my iPhone and then play a video on my Mac, the sound comes out of the internal speakers and I have to go to the menu and select the AirPods. How can you swap between devices seamlessly? That would be awesome. I'd love you to do a video of you doing this.

                                                                  • dragha
                                                                    dragha  8 giorni fa

                                                                    You getting a follow after this. VERY WELL DONE

                                                                    • Snazzy Labs
                                                                      Snazzy Labs   8 giorni fa


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                                                                        • Thomas Dekkers
                                                                          Thomas Dekkers  8 giorni fa

                                                                          awesome video- I tried these pods in an apple store recently. Noise cancellation works great but wasn't impressed with the sound qual. Good to know that a verified audiophile agrees :)

                                                                          • Bob Vab
                                                                            Bob Vab  9 giorni fa

                                                                            Jabra 75ts are better then airpod pros

                                                                            • Niek Ha
                                                                              Niek Ha  9 giorni fa

                                                                              Wow! Thanks for the cool anc simulation ! Great work !

                                                                              • David
                                                                                David  9 giorni fa

                                                                                Craziest review ever

                                                                                • asl2221
                                                                                  asl2221  9 giorni fa

                                                                                  Excellent video. I agree regarding sound quality on these. The Powerbeats Pro blow the Airpods Pro out of the water with respect to sound quality. That said, the noise cancelation and improved fit are impressive.

                                                                                  • Sloane Treat
                                                                                    Sloane Treat  10 giorni fa

                                                                                    Great review, exactly the kind of info I was looking for! Any chance of a Galaxy buds review (I'm leaning towards pairing the buds with my s10+), or a wireless bud shoot-out? AirPod Pro vs Galaxy Buds vs Jabra Elite Active 65t vs Sony WFUIBSNGBSI U GBSH 392 348578-2098403COW3 vs W/E else?

                                                                                    • Japhet Anciado
                                                                                      Japhet Anciado  10 giorni fa

                                                                                      They really should put a nicer driver my KZ ZSN pro sounds miles better pretty sure

                                                                                      • TheScienceGuy120
                                                                                        TheScienceGuy120  10 giorni fa

                                                                                        Finally, an honest review about every bit of it! you have no idea how long it took me to find this! thanks man.

                                                                                        • Saba Nawaz.
                                                                                          Saba Nawaz.  10 giorni fa

                                                                                          I have the sony wf 1000mx3 and they are the absolute best. Only thinking about getting either the airpods or jaybird vistas for working out purposes. Which would you suggest sound better?

                                                                                          • Jaz Rano
                                                                                            Jaz Rano  10 giorni fa

                                                                                            I’m just really scared im gonna loose them or drop them

                                                                                            • archay dutta
                                                                                              archay dutta  10 giorni fa

                                                                                              For anyone wondering the song at 6:43 is Part Of The Game - Velveteen

                                                                                              • archay dutta
                                                                                                archay dutta  10 giorni fa

                                                                                                What is the name of the song he did the simulation with??

                                                                                                • Cim
                                                                                                  Cim  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                  If the price was cut by 50%, then yeah... maybe the audio quality could be ignored in favor of the features. At this pricepoint though, it's just silly. For the vast majority of people who don't spend their time on airplanes there are so many better options. ANC is so overhyped when it comes to earbuds, just make sure to get a good fit and you're golden regardless.

                                                                                                  • s7robe
                                                                                                    s7robe  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                    I disagree so heavily with your take on foam tips lol

                                                                                                    • TheOfficialGorms
                                                                                                      TheOfficialGorms  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                      "now we're on a airplane which is where these things really begin to excel". Ah of course the daily commute on my private jet awaits.

                                                                                                      • imran khan
                                                                                                        imran khan  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                        Best review of AirPods... good job

                                                                                                        • imran khan
                                                                                                          imran khan  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                          Does anc and transparency mode work with windows 10 os

                                                                                                          • Keith Hernandez
                                                                                                            Keith Hernandez  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                            700k views........ 700k subs lol

                                                                                                            • Snazzy Labs
                                                                                                              Snazzy Labs   11 giorni fa


                                                                                                              • Patrick Weber
                                                                                                                Patrick Weber  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                                this review is the slickest airpods review on the internet, thank you for the objectivity, unlike the apple freaks who just praise every fart if it has a logo on it!

                                                                                                                • Photoshopuzr
                                                                                                                  Photoshopuzr  11 giorni fa

                                                                                                                  I'm sad to hear that, but I still do like the airpod 2nd gen. If anyone can answer my question please I'll greatly appreciate it. I'm thorn between the Bose 35ii and airpod pros. I used the Bose so I know what they can do but the airpod pros no. These will be used for long flights, quality sound, and noise cancelation only. I have very good ears. The Bose is very good not blocking out 100 of the BG noise like the hype of people was saying but it's better than the regular airpods for sure or having nothing at allvc I'm in this for long term so I don't want to waste any money having both that I will not use. I use the airpods daily for listening music and to the gym because they are tough. Thanks in advance n

                                                                                                                  • Eric Thomas
                                                                                                                    Eric Thomas  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                    snazzy you make some REALLY high quality videos, i'm really impressed with your ability to teach while being interesting and funny

                                                                                                                    • Snazzy Labs
                                                                                                                      Snazzy Labs   12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                      Thanks so much, Eric!

                                                                                                                      • Mateo Solano
                                                                                                                        Mateo Solano  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                        I don't think you should call yourself any word that ends in phile when you look like that dude

                                                                                                                        • Spartan Tripp
                                                                                                                          Spartan Tripp  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                          He almost got Linuses segway down

                                                                                                                          • Infovest
                                                                                                                            Infovest  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                            Yes, airpods suck. Overrated overpriced $250 earbuds they cant even make a volume controller on the buds itself. Pretty stupid AF... when the whole point is to make earbuds which doesnt require you to look at ur iphone or iwatch. Cant be hard to make a flush button along the side to control volume. 4.5hrs play time sucks as well... when other wireless earbuds boasts 8-9 hrs. without the need to carry a damn case.

                                                                                                                            • Francesco Dalle Vedove
                                                                                                                              Francesco Dalle Vedove  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                              Is it the quality of sound better or what with respect to standard Apple headphones (the ones that comes with the iPhone)?

                                                                                                                              • Francesco Dalle Vedove
                                                                                                                                Francesco Dalle Vedove  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                Great content.

                                                                                                                                • Hanf Peter
                                                                                                                                  Hanf Peter  12 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                  12:04 *THATS A LOT OF D* ownsides

                                                                                                                                  • Nsimmons211
                                                                                                                                    Nsimmons211  13 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                    Would love to hear your review on the sennheiser momentum I’ve heard great things about them.

                                                                                                                                    • cost
                                                                                                                                      cost  13 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                      What is the song he was playing

                                                                                                                                      • filthy frank
                                                                                                                                        filthy frank  13 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                        Why am i watching this, my dad does not even earn a 1000$ in a year

                                                                                                                                        • filthy frank
                                                                                                                                          filthy frank  9 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                          @Japhet Anciado same here

                                                                                                                                          • Japhet Anciado
                                                                                                                                            Japhet Anciado  10 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                            My dad sometimes doesnt even make any in 2 yrs cuz his business not making profit😂😂

                                                                                                                                            • Hit Earth_YT
                                                                                                                                              Hit Earth_YT  13 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                              No your face sucks man

                                                                                                                                              • Snazzy Labs
                                                                                                                                                Snazzy Labs   13 giorni fa

                                                                                                                                                I do suck face, yes.