In recent years, Apple AirPods was released as Apple’s unique line of earbuds that not only boasts great sound but can hook up to any Apple device, including iPhone, MacBook, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc. In 2019, Apple released the AirPods Pro, a brand new line of AirPods with a new list of improvements, including a silicone cap to increase comfort. Because AirPods Pros are typically worn for long periods of time, many people wonder if these new AirPods will fit properly in their ears, including people with very small ears.
The new Apple Airpods Pro come with three different sizes of removable and replaceable silicone tips, making them compatible with many ear types. For this reason, Airpods Pro are suitable for people with small ears, as they can select the smallest replaceable Airpod tip to fit in their ear.
If you have thought about buying Apple’s new AirPods Pro but are wondering if they will fit in your small ears, then read on! In this article, we will cover information about AirPods Pro, including the new customizable fit and the different models of AirPods. We will help you come to an informed decision about whether AirPods Pro are the right headphones for you.
About Airpods Pro
AirPods Pro are essentially an upgrade to Apple’s traditional AirPods. AirPods Pro offers new features such as noise cancellation, transparency mode, improved audio quality, and a unique customizable fit.
The active noise cancellation feature is why many people choose to invest in AirPods Pro. This feature actively cuts out the noise around you, allowing for a more “immersive” experience where you can be totally focused on the movie, song, call, TedTalk…whatever you’re listening to.
Because we don’t always want to be zoned out of our surroundings, AirPods Pro also offers Transparency mode. When Transparency mode is turned on, the microphones let in the sound around you, so you don’t get that muffled sound that results from having your headphones in when you’re trying to talk to someone.
AirPods Pro offers improved audio quality as a result of the low-distortion driver and the high dynamic range amplifier. This leads to a clearer sound than ever before.
This new range of AirPods also comes with a uniquely customizable tip—because everyone’s ears are different. This is great news for people with small ears who are wanting an earbud that won’t give them headaches! And a bonus feature? These AirPods are both sweat and water-resistant, so you can use them while you work out. They can also be charged in three ways: with a “MagSafe” wireless charger, Qi-certified charger, or a lightning port. (Source)
Airpods Pro Customizable Fit
A great thing about the AirPods Pro is that they come with three customizable silicone tips: small, medium, and large. The medium size comes already attached to the AirPods, while the small and large tips can be found in the box beneath the charging cable. People with small ears might find the “small” size tip to be more to their liking, but the way to find out is to do an Ear Tip Fit Test.
First, select the size that you think might be right for you and try on the AirPods! They should seal comfortably into your ear, blocking out sound completely when you turn on Noise Cancellation mode. If this doesn’t work, try a different size. If you want to be sure which size is perfect, you might try Apple’s Ear Tip Fit Test:
- Put your AirPods Pros in your ears and go to Settings > Bluetooth on your Apple device
- In the list of devices, tap the info button next to AirPods
- Select Ear Tip Fit Test. If you don’t see it, make sure your device is updated to version 13.2 or later
- Tap Continue > Play
- If the Ear Tip Fit Test makes suggestions for you to adjust the AirPods or try a different pair of tips, follow the directions until your AirPods Pros feel comfortable and the test indicates a perfect fit!
Comparing the Models: AirPods 3 vs AirPods Pro
Most people have heard of Apple’s AirPods 3rd generation—they have the original egg-like shape plus some updated features that the older generations do not have. These include water resistance, spatial audio, and the ability to skip songs with a tap of your finger. And then came the AirPods Pro with even more new features. So how do AirPods 3rd generation and AirPods Pro stack up against each other?
AirPods 3rd generation start at $179. These AirPods boast spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, meaning that you get a pretty immersive sound in whatever environment you are in. Unlike the AirPods Pro, you get a full 6 hours of listening time from a single charge with 30 hours of life from the charging case. AirPods 3rd gen are great for people that want excellent headphones but don’t see a need for noise cancellation.
AirPods Pro start at $249. This may seem like a pretty steep price, but if you know someone who owns these little beauties, then you’ll know that the owners of AirPods Pros are rarely disappointed. In addition to spatial audio with dynamic head tracking,
AirPods Pro offers noise cancellation—arguably its greatest feature—which gives you a totally immersive experience that allows you to forget your surroundings and focus completely on what you are doing. Apple calls this a “theater” experience in your head.
On the other hand, if you want to be hyper tuned in to your surroundings, AirPods Pro offers that as well, with Transparency mode and Conversation Boost, which allow you to hear the person speaking to you in a crowded room, as well as letting in noise that wouldn’t normally be heard while you’re wearing your headphones.
AirPods Pro are also water-resistant, and they give you 4.5 hours of battery life. AirPods Pro are the only AirPods that offer a uniquely customizable fit, so you can wear them for long periods of time.
Should I Get Airpods Pro?
Should you get AirPods Pro? Ultimately, it’s up to you. If you are someone that wears your AirPods constantly, then the soft silicone tips that come with the AirPods Pro might be worth it. The addition of noise cancellation, improved sound, and Transparency mode is also great for people who wear their AirPods all the time.
If you are one of the lucky people who has small ears, the AirPods Pro might be a better choice for you than the AirPods 2nd or 3rd generation, for the simple fact that the AirPods Pro comes in customizable (including small) sizes.