As you might have heard, the new Apple AirPods Pro which features active noise cancelling (ANC) capability will be heading to Malaysia very soon even though its actual release date is not yet known for the moment. But do you know that there is another Apple audio product with ANC on its way here as well?
Originally announced to the world just mere days before AirPods Pro, the said product is the new Beats Solo Pro which was said to be the company’s first-ever on-ear noise-cancelling headphones although their proprietary Pure ANC feature was adapted from Beats Studio3. Alongside the equally new Powerbeats Pro, the Solo Pro is part of the latest next-generation product line-up from Beats.
Powered by Apple’s own H1 chip, Beats claimed that the audio drivers within the Solo Pro are able to deliver good frequency response and lower total harmonic distortion which was apparently made possible due to their optimum diaphragm geometries. The headphones also come with two beam-forming microphones and new speech-detecting accelerometer to help provide excellent call quality and voice pickup for “Hey Siri” activation.
In terms of battery, the Solo Pro apparently able to last up to 22 hours with mixed use of Pure ANC and Transparency modes. When they are turned off, the headphones’ operation time can be extended further into 40 hours region. Alongside its Fast Fuel charging that provides 3 hours of playback time through just 10 minutes of charging, users can simply turn it on by unfolding the Solo Pro and then fold them back to turn headphones off.
According to the Apple Malaysia’s online store, the Solo Pro can be obtained for RM 1,299 which is just slightly higher than its US price tag of USD 299.95 (~RM 1,249). However, the headphone actual release date is not yet known at the moment, just like the AirPods Pro.
(Source: Apple Malaysia.)