As I said in one of my previous articles on the new AirPods Pro, I don’t have a lot of past experience with active noise cancelling or reducing headphones. Because of this, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first got them. Just like many others, I have been very impressed with how much sound they block for their small size and how much more immersive the listening experience is because of that.
So I ended up getting my AirPods Pro on launch day after all! When I purchased them, my order notification said they would arrive tomorrow and the notification on the Apple Store app still said the same this afternoon. However, when I checked the tracking info after leaving work, low and behold they were out for delivery and headed my way.
I thought that my wife would love the new Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds from Apple, but there is no way to be sure about these things. I’ve been wrong before in guessing my wife’s tastes. Even after almost 22 years of marriage, I still don’t have all the answers and I’m sure any husband can relate to that. She can be on the picky side about certain things and it just happens that things she puts on or in her ears are among them.
Apple’s AirPods may currently be the most popular wireless earbuds money can buy, but they aren’t for everyone. My wife is a perfect example, as they just don’t fit properly in her ears. Apple’s buds never have, so they’ve never been a good choice for her. As handy and versatile as AirPods are for someone like me, it doesn’t really matter if they don’t fit well.
After seven months without a pair, I guess I forgot just how much I enjoy using Apple’s AirPods. That enjoyment, in turn, feeds into how much I use them. The convenience factor and solid battery life make extended use pretty much inevitable, and that has definitely been the case over the last week.