Last month, the 9to5Mac exclusively showed the design of the new truly wireless Beats Powerbeats Pro from Apple, as well as the attendant case. Today, Apple has made the official Powerbeats Pro and confirmed that they will be launched in May, giving AirPods 2 its first true contender. Read on as we go through a complete comparison.
The biggest difference between Powerbeats Pro and AirPods 2 is design. The second generation AirPods are identical to their predecessors and therefore not suitable for everyone. While there are several third-party attachments that help AirPods stay in your ears, they are definitely not suitable for everyone. Powerbeats Pro configurations make them an excellent choice for designing and using high intensity. In general, Beats includes four types of ear tips from Powerbeats Pro, and headphones can be adjusted to fit your ears.
Note that Powerbeats Pro includes physical buttons on each speaker. This means that you can control the volume and playback without using your paired device. AirPods support basic gesture controls, but Powerbeats Pro controls are more advanced and reliable. Note that Powerbeats Pro is the first Beats to immerse a physical power button.
The AirPods case still has a big foot on Powerbeats Pro. Although Apple says that Powerbeats Pro is 23 percent less and 17 percent lighter than their predecessor, AirPods are still much smaller. AirPods are known to fail after a lot of sweat, so this is a significant advantage for Powerbeats.
Powerbeats Pro has a much more adapted version than AirPods. If AirPods is not responsive to your ears, you are not very lucky, while probably you can configure Powerbeats to fit your precise shape comfortably. On the other hand, people do not like the Powerbeats design. Fit is a personal advantage, but if AirPods is not suitable for your ears, there is a good chance for Powerbeats Pro.
AirPods is the battery life. You get up to 9 hours of listening time, and the charging body gives you more than 24 hours of playback. AirPods 2, meanwhile, offers 5 hours of listening for a charge. AirPods also offers over 24 hours of playback.
In terms of fast charging, AirPods can add 3 hours of listening for 15 minutes. Powerbeats Pro, meanwhile, can add up to 1.5 hours of playback in 5 minutes and 4.5 hours in 15 minutes
On the reverse side, one of the most prominent features of AirPods 2 is not supported on Powerbeats. Although the AirPods 2 body can be recharged with Qi charging, the Powerbeats Pro case is limited to lightning charging. This will be a bigger limitation this year when the phones 2019 and support two-way wireless charging.
The function of the latest H1 chip from Apple. It provides unobstructed switching between Apple devices, as well as support for the Hey Siri functionality. With Hey Siri support, you can use Voice Activated Assistant without using your iPhone.
Thus, Powerbeats Pro and AirPods 2 are almost identical. Both of them work just as well as with Apple devices, and the connection process is incredibly simple.
Since Powerbeats Pro does not go until May, it's difficult to compare the sound quality with AirPods, because we have not tested them yet. In this case, Powerbeats Pro will have one obvious advantage: the isolation of noise. Since Powerbeats Pro uses a plug-in design, they can better block outside noise than AirPods.
AirPods 2 does not have any noticeable sound improvements over the first generation. You know how they sound. CNET notes in its brief practical work Powerbeats Pro that there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality compared to AirPods:
If you know that AirPods are suitable for your ears and you appreciate their small, versatile size and body for charging, they are an excellent choice for truly wireless headphones. They are smooth and fast to charge, offer extra wireless charging and are cheaper than the alternative Beats.
On the other hand, if you plan to carry out and do something that requires more than 5 hours of battery life, Powerbeats Pro is a way. They can last up to 9 hours of charge, and in 15 minutes you can get almost 5 hours of charge.
Powerbeats Pro is also much more customizable fit, with four included ear-shaped ear tips and adjustable ear tips. If the color is important to you, Powerbeats Pro consists of four unique colors: white, black, ivory and fleet. AirPods 2 comes only in white.
Powerbeats Pro will be available in May for $ 250. AirPods, however, are much more affordable – especially if you choose the version without charge. AirPods 2 starts at $ 159, while the wireless charging case raises the price to $ 199.
What do you think? Is AirPods 2 or Powerbeats Pro a more desirable option? Let us know in the comments.
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