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KP Pros: Unboxing & Review [Knockoff AirPods Pro]

KP Pros: Unboxing & Review [Knockoff AirPods Pro]


Apple’s AirPods have become something of
an international phenomenon. And the company released their most recent
model back in late October called AirPods Pro. The new model didn’t replace the existing
AirPods, but rather serve as a higher end, higher-price offering with premium features. And as Apple has released each new generation
of AirPods, the third party market has been hard at work bringing as many of the AirPod’s
features in a similar form factor but at a lower-price. I’ve reviewed several of these knockoff
AirPods in the past, including the TWS i7s, i9s, and i10s. With each iteration performing and appearing
more similar to the real thing than the model before. And these new KP Pros are no exception. They’re virtually indistinguishable from
Apple’s AirPods Pro, and they deliver many of the same features, at a fraction of the
cost. So let’s take a closer look at the KP Pros
and figure out if they’re the right headphones for you. Now you can find the KP Pros at knockies.com,
who was kind enough to sponsor this video. I’ve actually been a fan of Knockies for
a while and’ve made quite a few review videos of their products. And their most recent product is a knockoff
of Apple’s AirPods Pro, which I was definitely curious about. So let’s start off by taking a look at the
KP Pro’s packaging. Knockies always does a great job at recreating
Apple’s unboxing experience and that’s also the case here. On the front of the box we have a photo of
the headphones, while the back features the charging case. We lift the lid to open the box, and right
away we’re greeted by the KP Pro charging case with the headphones inside, and underneath
that we have its charging cable which, just like with the AirPods Pro, is Lightning to
USB-C. Now I should mention there are a couple items missing, since this is a pre-launch
unit. The box you receive will include a pair of
extra ear tips and a user manual. Now let’s take a look at the product itself,
starting with its design. I’m really impressed by how similar it looks
to the AirPods Pro, I often got them confused during testing. Even the hinge design is a nearly-exact match. And this is carried through to the headphones
themselves, which feature the same sensor layout with black mesh, same in-ear design,
and same short stem as the AirPods Pro. There are only two differences with the KP
Pros. First, its silver charging contacts aren’t
integration into the plastic stem, but rather capped onto the end, similar to the standard
AirPods. Also, if you remove the silicon ear tip, you’ll
notice this part that protrudes from the body, whereas the AirPods Pro simply has a flat
black mesh. And that means the way you remove and attach
the ear tips are also slightly different. With the AirPods pro, the ear tips snap on
and off, where as the KP Pro’s ear tips slide on and off. I should also mention that while you will
receive an extra set of silicon ear tips with your KP Pros, they only come in one size. Whereas the AirPods Pro offers a choice between
small, medium, and large. And while we’re on the subject, let’s
talk about how the ear tips feel when they’re actually inside your ear. When it comes to AirPods Pro, I find the large
ear tips feel most comfortable and secure in my ear. So when I saw the smaller-sized silicon ear
tips on the KP Pros, I was worried they would fall out or fail to create a seal, but that
turned out not to be the case. Because while the ear tips are smaller in
diameter, the silicon material itself is more rigid compared to the AirPods Pro, and that
means they secure themselves in your ear quite well. Also, the KP Pros sit deeper in my ear than
the AirPods Pro, which I actually prefer since it prevents them from sliding out when I smile
or eat. A problem many people, myself included, have
been experiencing with Apple’s AirPods Pro. Now the last thing I want to point out about
the KP Pros design is this indentation on the stem, which is also featured on the AirPods
Pro. Apple calls it the force sensor, and squeezing
it triggers certain functions that used to be activated on previous AirPod models by
tapping. But if you squeeze the force sensor on the
KP Pros, nothing happens. That’s because this indentation is for show
only, it doesn’t actually serve a functional purpose. Instead, the KP Pros use tap controls similar
to the standard AirPods. Tap once to play or pause music and to answer
or end calls, tap twice to skip forward, three times to skip backward, and finally tap and
hold to activate Siri. So that’s a detailed look at the KP Pro’s
headphone design, now let’s take a look at the charging case. As I mentioned earlier it’s virtually identical
to the AirPods Pro. It features the same LED indicator on the
front which shines orange when the battery is low, a lightning port on the bottom for
charging, although the case is capable of wireless charging, and a button on the back
for manual bluetooth pairing. Now I say manual pairing because if you have
an Apple device running iOS 13.2 or later, you can simply lift the lid and pair the KP
Pros through this pop-up window. Otherwise, press and hold the charging case
button until you see the LED pulse white. Then navigate to your device’s bluetooth
settings and tap to connect. Now one feature of the KP Pros that I really
appreciate is the beeping to confirm connection and disconnection, rather than a robotic voice
saying “connected” or “disconnected” that I’ve heard on other third party headphones. So how do the KP pros actually sound? Well, not as good as the AirPods Pro, but
they’re definitely an improvement over previous knockoff AirPods that I’ve reviewed in the
past. The bass sounds more substantial and the overall
equalization between the vocals, treble, and bass is more balanced. Also, these KP Pros have the same ear detection
technology as the AirPods Pro, so when you remove one of the headphones, it automatically
pauses, and then automatically resumes when you reinsert it. But what I really enjoyed about using the
KP Pros is the passive noise cancellation. Since these are in-ear headphones they form
a seal in your ear canal that acts as a sound barrier to prevent ambient noise from drowning
out your music. And that not only makes your music sound better,
but it allows you to listen at lower volumes. But I should mention that passive noise cancellation
is not the same thing as active noise cancellation. The AirPods Pro feature active noice cancellation
which is a technology that listens for ambient noise and plays frequencies to cancel out
the sound. And while this capability isn’t available
on the KP Pros, passive noise cancellation is. Now something I noticed while switching back
and forth between the AirPods Pro and KP Pros was how much lighter the charging case for
the KP Pros were. And it made me wonder if less weight would
mean less battery life. Well, that turned out not to be the case at
all. The KP Pros achieved virtually the same battery
life as the AirPods Pro in my testing which is quite impressive. And I think one reason for that is the KP
Pros has passive noise cancellation which doesn’t effect battery life, while the AirPods
Pro has active noise cancellation which negatively effects battery life. I was also able to recharge the headphones
three times before the charging case itself ran out of battery. So for this entire video I’ve been comparing
these KP pros to the AirPod Pros without actually mentioning perhaps the most important difference. And that is, there price. Apple sells the AirPods Pro for $250, which
is a lot of money to pay for a pair of headphones. But Knockies sells the KP Pros for just $100. That means you could buy two pairs of KP Pros
and still save $50 compared to buying one pair of AirPods Pro. And I think the wide gap in price can be explained
for a couple reasons. First, Apple had to spend a lot more money
on research, development, and marketing to bring the AirPods Pro to market. Plus, Apple tends to have a higher markup
on their products compared to other tech companies. Second, there are features the KP Pros don’t
have, like active noise cancellation and force sensors, that allow them to be more affordable. And that may leave some of you wondering whether
or not you should pay the extra $150 for the AirPods Pro, or if the KP Pros are good enough. Well, I think that decision will be easier
to make when you consider what that extra $150 would get you. With the AirPods Pro you’d have active noise
cancellation which eliminates more ambient noise, you’d have force sensors to control
your music, and you’d have improved sound quality. But keep in mind what the KP Pros offer. They have passive noise cancellation that
does help muffle outside noise, they have tap controls which deliver the same functionality
as the AirPods Pro force sensor, and they have sound quality that was good enough for
me to enjoy music. Plus they have many of the same features as
the AirPods Pro, like one-tap pairing, wireless charging, ear detection, tap controls, great
battery life, a secure fit, and an attractive design. So depending on how much disposable income
you have, you may want to seriously consider saving $150 and buying the KP Pros. Actually you can save even more than that
since Knockies is giving you guys 10% off. Just go to knockies.com and use the discount
code APEX10 at the checkout and you’ll pay $90 instead of $100. Alright guys thanks for watching and I’ll
see you next time.

45 thoughts on “KP Pros: Unboxing & Review [Knockoff AirPods Pro]

  1. Damn I here early, nice
    My brother has a fake last gen set and they connect exactly like apples offering at only $30 🤔

  2. Thank you for the honest review' I'm now better informed on the knockoff versions, where I would have been left wondering after buying originals :).

  3. You said the mesh were the same but there not the KP are just painted on there not real there is no air vent in it. Also I have a friend who bought a pair and said they sound significantly worse really bad audio quality not worth $100

  4. I'm not too much in the Apple cuz a very dishonest I do cell phone repair along with computer repair and even some of the galaxies are some of these Place in Port malware in the phone to keep you coming back when it breaks it will kick in it or they'll kick it in just to make it you got to get your phone fixed

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