AirPods or the AirPods Pro? Which wireless earbuds are better or more suitable for you? Read below if you are trying to decide on what pair of Apple wireless earbuds you want to buy.
Apple AirPods vs AirPods Pro
Let’s start with the basic AirPods version that comes with a standard charging case power-up via a lightning cable; the price starts at $149, moving up to $199 for the wirelessly charging case. The next wireless earbuds gen is Apple AirPods Pro at $249, followed by Powerbeats Pro at the same price. The replacement costs also differ; for example, the price for a single new AirPod will be $69 while the price for a single AirPod Pro will be $89. The charging case costs $69 for the AirPods wireless case compared to the more expensive AirPods Pro wireless case, which costs 89. It depends on your budget, which set of wireless earbuds suits you best.
In terms of water resistance, the AirPods Pro is definitely the winner as they feature IPX4 water-resistance. The issue with the basic Apple AirPods was their inability to deal with sweat or rain. Just because AirPods Pro is water-resistance does not mean that you can go swimming with them on. There is a difference between being water-resistance and being waterproof. However, some protection is better than nothing.
The AirPods Pro is undoubtedly the winner for the sound category. They sound a lot better than the original Apple earbuds. AirPods Pro has a true in-ear, a noise-isolating design, which is a great advantage, seal out the outside world-wise. You can also choose from the three AirPods sizes of silicone ear tips when you buy them, which is fantastic and a lot more comfortable for the user. On top of all that, the AirPods Pro comes with a new adaptive EQ, which adjusts the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of an individual’s ear automatically.
The first AirPods to offer active noise cancellation (ANC), are non-other than the AirPods Pro. You won’t find the new feature on the original Airpods.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, the new AirPods Pro is way better than the original AirPods. For just $50 more than the first set of AirPods, you have to admit that AirPods Pro has a lot of value; however, it is up to you how much you want to spend on a pair of earbuds.