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Apple today introduced the second-generation AirPods Pro with an improved H2 chip that offers up to twice the active noise cancellation and more.

Second generation AirPods Pro
The new AirPods Pro look just like the original. A new Touch Control feature on the stem allows users to adjust volume with a simple swipe up or down, while the silicone tips now come in a new XS size alongside small, medium and large .

Spatial audio has a new customization feature that is uniquely tailored to the size and shape of your head and ears, while Transparency mode is now “adaptive” and can better reduce the volume of environmental noises such as construction activity.

Apple says the new AirPods Pro offer longer battery life, with up to six hours of listening time per charge, which matches the standard third-generation AirPods released last year. The charging case now offers up to 30 hours of total listening time, compared to up to 24 hours of total listening time for the original AirPods Pro.

The new charging case features a Find My stand with a built-in speaker and an integrated cord loop. The case still has a Lightning connector.

The new AirPods Pro will be available to order this Friday, September 9, with pricing set at $249 in the US, the same price as the original. The second-generation AirPods Pro will be available on September 23.

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