AirPods Pro After Almost 1 Year

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

It's not been quite a year we'll hit the official one-year mark next month but i don't plan on making another one of these videos next month so this will basically cover you know the past year of using the airpods pro and as an apple sheep i would love to tell you that this thing changed my life and it cured my cancer and it brought world peace and removed all pain from my life but the truth is airpods pro have been pretty bumpy for me they have not been as stable or as consistent and

Frankly they have not really lived up to the it just works motto of apple products so in the spirit of honesty i'll be telling you the issues i've had with them let's begin i'll go on the record and say it's not been completely horrible i mean the active noise cancellation has been awesome for so many different situations whether it's running fans in front of my face because it gets really really hot in here or mowing the lawn once a week or whenever i used to go

On planes remember planes guys there were these big long tubes everyone would get inside and fly around yeah back then when i got to use anc it was very very nice and noisy environments being able to tune those out but also just with one single little press and hold you're able to let in all that external audio that's been wonderful but there have been just quality control issues that i've heard about online and also experienced myself people experiencing lots of active noise cancellation issues with firmware

Updates where just via software some bug will come out and now anc sucks for a lot of people and they hear background noises and they hear hissing noises and that kind of thing and sometimes it'll take months for apple to actually patch these updates and in the meantime people are just stuck with sucky anc and that's not typical for apple it's kind of annoying to see how many people were having frustrating issues with active noise cancellation and i did not get a ton of those issues maybe i'm just not an audiophile and i

Didn't notice it right but there were a few times where i'd put the headphones in and one of them would be making a hissing sound and the other one wouldn't so i'd have to reset them and that would typically fix it but still an extra step an extra annoyance that certainly should not be there on 250 dollar headphones the more recent problem i've ran into with airpods pro that was quite annoying is that for whatever reason i'm not really hard on my headphones i don't throw them around i don't kick them off cliffs or anything

Like that i don't drag them out from the back of my car like some of you but no literally i just typically keep them on my desk they sit there and suddenly they didn't like charging as much as they used to i don't even know how this problem arose but i would have both airpods pros sitting nicely tucked away in their case and when it was time to record a podcast or time to start using my headphones because i want to listen to music or something i take them out and one of them is not

Charged at all one of them's at 100 typically the right one and the left one is dead it's at zero percent so sometimes i could fiddle around with it and kind of push it in a certain direction and then it would start charging and i would have to make sure that the airpods were like oriented in the right way sitting on my desk and if they were oriented just the right amount then the left one would start charging but i knew from the beginning this is kind of weird this is kind of annoying so initially i was like you know what i'll

Just start cleaning them because i've had similar issues with my regular airpods yes these things are still around thankfully because they're a lot more reliable when it comes to charging so when the airpods pro weren't working i would go back to aeropods 2 which honestly fit in my ear better and in a few ways i actually think they sound a little bit better but that's all personal preference using just like a basic q-tip i would just make sure to clean the case and

Where the pins align with the airpods and in the short term that would help a little bit it would be like okay before i couldn't see the airpod now i can see the airpod but it would only last like a week or so before it would stop charging again and i would try to clean it try to clean it and eventually even with cleaning the airpods pro case it would not let the left airpod charge and sometimes not even the right one charged so i felt like something's wrong here

Something's up with my case and thankfully the reason i'm making this video now is because we have not yet hit one year of the airpods pro being out which means technically any of you out there if you're having issues or quality control problems with your airpods pro let apple support know about it because if it's a defect like that and it's not something you caused it's not that you threw it or dropped it in water or anything like that then apple will replace the air pods at no additional charge they will put a hold on your credit card as they send out a

Replacement part but once you send back the defective unit they will refund you and it costs you nothing so that brings me to the next part of the story because the left airpod pro for the last few weeks even after cleaning the case just simply would not charge i let apple support know about it just through imessage it was very simple and while airpods pro have been very very bumpy this video is you know going to be praising a little bit the apple customer support team because i think they did a great job

Just not having to even call anybody which i love i love just being able to text customer support through the imessage app just telling them hey my left airpod won't charge they'll walk you through a bunch of stuff like have you tried tuning it on and off again and what version of ios are you running it doesn't really matter you can give them any information and they'll probably just end up saying all right let's send you a new one as long as you're running the latest version of ios and they'll probably ask

You to try it with separate devices just lie just tell them yeah i tried it with everything i'm on the latest version of everything i'm not using a beta and everything and they did agree to send me a new left airpod pro and there was again a little bit of a hold on my apple card but they ship it out within like two or three days it's very very fast shipping and then you put your old airpod the one that's not working into the box you mail it back and as soon as they receive it which should typically only take two to three days

They remove that charge from your apple card it ends up being free so i got my replacement left airpod i put it in the case i plugged them in i held the pair button everything i was like cool i got my new airpod still wouldn't charge so from the beginning that means the airpods pro case itself was defective or something got dislodged in there and wasn't allowing it to charge which probably explains why occasionally the right airpod pro wouldn't even charge so once i paired them in everything i

Texted apple support and i said hey guess what the replacement airpod it still didn't fix the problem so obviously this is very frustrating and i don't think any product should require the user to do this but i let apple support know about it they said okay must be the case and basically those same steps again they sent me a brand new case and i send back the old one and they remove that charge from my card and that means i basically got 67 brand new airpods now the right one is the only one that

Hasn't been replaced and at this point i feel like i should just say the right one is defective so that i can get a brand new pair and you know brand new lithium battery cycles in these things which means less degradation in the long run and i want to bring this up now because a lot of people received their airpods pro in october just when they first came out which means that you still have a little bit of time to let apple know about it in that first year of warranty i don't have apple care by the way i've never

Bought applecare in my life i'm that careful with my technology and i don't abuse it this is just the built-in warranty with everyone who's bought airpods pro if you have issues apple will replace it at no additional charge and now they're working great i'm happy to say so i can charge them easily i don't have to hold the case in a certain way the case is obviously brand new which is kind of nice so i don't have any of the old scratches the old one used to have i will say though

That while wireless charging airpods is nice qi charging on airpods is really dang slow you kind of have to do it overnight there's been a lot of situations where i'm like you know what let me just leave this on my q charger and i do and sometimes it'll be like three hours i'll take them off and they've only gone up just a few percent maybe it's not aligning properly with the cheat coil or something like that but yeah air power doesn't exist so we can't have what we used to want but anyway sound quality wise they still sound great i

Love listening to music on them and honestly they seem a little bit weaker on the bass which i think is more balanced overall for audiophiles but i just grew up with the traditional airpods and for some reason i love the thumping bass that those things offer which may seem bad to the audio community but i don't know i just kind of grew up and got used to that so these honestly sound a little bit worse to me and most of the time these do stay in my ear the only recurring issue i've had with them is it seems that they want to fall out

Whenever i get sweaty which sadly is fairly often and thankfully it's not like constantly i just have to readjust them every five to ten minutes to make sure they don't fall out but if you watched a video version of the telos of tech podcast you've probably seen airpods pro fall out of my ear a few times it's typically because for audio reasons i'm not running any fans or air conditioning in here so it gets very hot but when it's dry and i'm not sweaty airpods stay in my ear fine and anc works great in tons of

Situations which is why i'm definitely keeping these around if i had to only pick one pair of air pods that i could have for everything it would definitely be these over the old air pods but old airpods still aren't bad i hope apple keeps those around and i think it's good to have a universal fit and then a customizable fit for some people who want it because obviously i knew a lot of people that could not wear the original air pods because they would fall out that now say these airpods stay in their ear and they

Work great so having the option for both is good apple don't remove either of them but also try to figure out quality control on these things because hearing so many people have anc issues and charging issues and hissing issues this is sloppy and not the type of apple we're used to so that's my essentially one year update with airpods pro hope you guys got some information out of that thank you all for watching if you have issues with

Airpods pro feel free to let me know what types you've had as well this is your application i'll see you in the next one you

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