For Android users, it is up there with much more expensive products like the $399 Sony WF-1000XM3 although that has ANC and Thomas Bartlett rates it 4.6-out-of-5.
For Apple users, the biggest issue I see is that Apple fanboys/girls/LGBTQ+ are devoted to dorky stalks. They are going to eschew anything else. But they would be wrong to ignore the Jabra Elite 75t and its Siri support.
Apple Aficionado Val Quinn gives the new $399 Apple AirPod Pro 4.8-out-of-5. Val is right – they have ANC (and accordingly have in-ear canal silicon tips), shorter stalks, vastly improved sound courtesy of the Apple H1 chip and seamless iOS paring. Credit where it is due.
But Thomas Bartlett thinks the $349 Powerbeats Pro (4.7-out-of-5) is a better Apple bet for real-life use.
Well, I think these at 5.5g (each) have everything an Android or Apple user could want and at $299 offer better value and performance than standard AirPods. They score 4.6-out-of-5 – let’s give credit where it is due too!