Are AirPod Pros Worth the Extra Dough?

This week, Apple announced the release of the new member of the infamous AirPod family, the AirPod Pro. Boasting new silicon tips, noise cancellation, and improved sound quality, it seems like Apple is taking steps in the right direction for the AirPods line, but are these improvements worth the extra hundred clams?
Many reviews online say the upgrades are pretty significant compared to the original AirPods, especially the comfortability and sound quality. Bass is much more present and full, and the higher frequencies are sharper and more clear. The noise cancellation isn’t quite as impressive, but that’s not surprising considering their small size. Overall, $250 for a pair of earbuds is on the steep end when it comes to cost, especially when it doesn’t come with the charging case, and many claim that it’s all because of hype. The original AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world, so it’s no surprise that Apple cranked up the price for their second installment in the line.
So are these improvements enough to justify a $250 pair of earbuds? Considering that many companies sell over-the-ear headphones that are more comfortable and have better sound quality, many people feel like spending the money on AirPod Pros is simply ridiculous, and it’s all due to brand recognition. However, AirPod Pros are small, convenient, and high quality for what they are. Ultimately, it comes down to the consumer, and what they are looking for when it comes to headphones.

My opinion: If you have the standard AirPods, keep those. An extra $100 for small improvements isn’t worth it in my opinion, especially considering the sub-par noise cancellation. If you’re looking for a pair of good headphones, there are much better options at lower prices. AirPod Pros seem like a cash grab to me, but it’s Apple, so they will surely sell well. The good news, though, is that they don’t fall out!