Why you shouldn't use 1st gen pads
The AirPods Pro 2 have positioned themselves as the best option for those looking for wireless headphones in ear. The changes made by Apple with respect to the first generation are notable not only in active noise cancellation or computational sound, but also in certain components, such as the ear cushions. If you have a first generation model and are thinking of upgrading, the latter is important.
apple updated AirPods Pro support website where it specifies how to change the ear pads of the headphones, as well as tips to choose the best size. In a paragraph that could go unnoticed, the technology specifies that the pads have been specifically designed for each device. That is why swapping between first and second generation headsets is not recommended.
Why you shouldn't use first generation tips on AirPods Pro 2?
According to Apple, the ear pads the first generation AirPods Pro have a denser meshwhich could affect the sound quality.
AirPods Pro 2 include a new tip size (extra-small) and can be purchased separately from the Apple Store. Although the measure could be considered a typical movement to sell more accessories, the truth is that the improvement in active noise cancellation and transparency mode are considerable. Using a denser mesh pad would mean sacrificing sound quality, which is not recommended if you're investing in these headphones.
The tips of the AirPods Pro 2 fit perfectly on the first generation model. Though they are physically compatible Apple recommends using them on their respective devices. Users can buy a new pair with a choice of four sizes at a price of 10 euros.
If you still can't decide or want to know if it's worth investing that amount in the new Apple model, you can review our review. Generally speaking, the AirPods Pro 2 offer an excellent sound experience and a noticeable improvement in the feeling of quality. Currently, they can be reserved in the Apple Spain Store for €299while in Mexico they will cost 5,999 pesos.