Wait; I just got used to the TicPods 2 Pro earbuds! Mobvoi̵7;s new TicPods 2 Pro + enhances its predecessor by pairing it with an earphone, volume gestures, extra audio codec and a new design. For $ 139, the new TicPods 2 Pro + are the same price as the basic TicPods 2 Pro.
Like its predecessor, the new TicPods 2 Pro + runs on Qualcomm’s QCC5121 chipset and supports point or voice commands. They also have an IPX4 splash resistance class and noise reduction with dual microphones.
However, the new TicPods 2 Pro + has a redesigned charging case that enhances their predecessors’ pointed, floppy case. They now support volume control through voice commands or gestures, along with individual ear taping that allows you to listen to the left or right earpiece without removing the sibling from the case. The basic TicPods 2 Pro supported individual listening, but only through the left earphones.
Mobvoi also adds more codecs to TicPods 2 Pro +, with the ability to choose between AAC, aptX and SBC on Android devices. Apple devices are fixed witch AAC, which is the codec that iPhones are optimized for.
But Mobvoi does not improve two of TicPods 2 Pro’s most notable flaws – its dull sound and hard plastic design. Mobvoi still leans into the Airpods aesthetic, which can be a turn off for people who like heavy bass and rubberized tips in the ear holes. (We prefer the comfortable TicPods Free for this very reason!)
The new TicPods 2 Pro + are available for $ 140 through Mobvoi’s website. They are sent immediately and should arrive within 2-4 working days.