Airpods vs Powerbeats Pro

 

We took the two best wireless headphones for a spin to decide which is the best! It’s time for Airpods vs Powerbeats Pro!

Airpods 2nd Gen

Airpods 2nd Gen are a real step up from their predecessors. Take them out of the book and they’re ready to use straight away. Put them in your ears and they’ll start playing music. Take them out your ears and they’ll pause. Simple.

Simply say “Hey Siri” and the Airpods will announce Messages, Siri will even automatically speak your incoming messages as they arrive. Choose which contacts that you wish Siri to announce and Siri won’t interrupt you from others.

With the H1 chip you can connect up to 2x faster when switching between active devices and a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls. Also, it will drive voice enabled Siri access and 30% less lower gaming accuracy. So whether listening to music, playing games or on the phone it will be that much better.

The optical sensors and motion accelerometers will work together to control the audio experience. Therefore engaging the microphones for phone calls and Siri. Whilst also enabling Airpods to play sound as soon as they’re in your ears. Double tap to change music or even wear one Airpod if you want. While the mics are also very smart and can filter our external noise and focus on your voice.

The wireless case also enables you to charge by simply playing the case on a Qi-Certified charging mat! Listen for up to 5hrs, and talk for up to 3hrs all on a single charge. The case holds 24hrs of charge of listening and talking time. A quick 15mins charge will give an additional 3hrs of listening and 2hrs of talk time. Even ask Siri to tell you how your battery level is like!

 

Powerbeats Pro

The new Beats earphones Powerbeats Pro are built specifically for those who love to workout and are always active. They have zero wires for a start so there’s no holding you back!  Powerbeats Pro delivers powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation for a very cool and enjoyable listen.

They are wireless (obviously!) but also have a really strong connection to your device, with fewer dropouts included! You are going to get sweaty using these right? Well they have a reinforced design for sweat and water resistance! Not only that the adjustable, secure fit ear hooks keep them locked in to your ears. So, you can keep locked into the music.

While you get a total of 9 hours of listening time the charging case will give you an additional 24hrs of playback! If you need a charge, Fast Fuel for 5mins gives you an additional 1.5hrs of playback! Hands Free controls via “Hey Siri” on iOS devices and  and voice capability with a push of the “b” button on a variety of compatible devices!

There’s also volume and track controls on each earbud so you can play both earbuds or one at a time. Not only that there’s also sensors in the buds which will detect when you are wearing them and start/stop playing accordingly.

Airpods vs Powerbeats Pro Breakdown

Check out our extensive table below:

Airpods (2nd Gen) Powerbeats Pro
Weight 4g (each)

38g (Charging Case)

0.71 oz/20.3 g
Connections Bluetooth 

Lightning Connector (Case)

Bluetooth

Lightning to USB – A (Case)

Accessibility Live Listen Audio
Sensors Dual Beamforming Microphones

Dual Optical Sensors

Motion Detecting Accelerometer

Speech Detecting Accelerometer

Dual beam-forming microphones

Dual optical sensors

Motion-detecting accelerometer

Speech-detecting accelerometer

Power More than 24hrs listening time and 18hrs talk time (With Case) 

Up to 5hrs listening time, up to 3hrs talk time (Single Charge) 

15mins in case = 3hrs listening time, 2hrs talk time

24hrs charge with the case

Single Charge 9hrs

5mins = 1.5hr 

Hey Siri Compatible  Yes Yes
H1 chip Yes Yes
Noise Isolation No Yes
Controls Tap Control Physical Buttons
Adjustable Ear Tips No Yes
Adjustable Fit No Yes
Sweat and Water Resistant No Yes

Airpods vs Powerbeats Pro – What do you think?

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