AirPods Pro updates, everyone should know. After quietly launching the real wireless headset, Apple finally has three real wireless headsets to choose from, airPods, AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro. As a result, for many users, especially iPhone users, within 1000-2000 yuan, there are more products to choose from, so how should you choose the one that best suits them?
Price: 1558 yuan (with wireless charging case), 1246 yuan (with charging case)
As one of the most common and street-using real wireless headphones, AirPods don’t need to be said for their good use. The headset uses an Apple H1 chip that enables voice-wake “Hey Siri.” Half-in-ear design, does not support noise reduction. A single earbud weighs 4 grams, the wireless charging case weighs 40 grams, and the wired charging case weighs 38 grams, so it’s so light that you don’t even feel it.
AirPods listen to music for up to 5 hours with a single earbud, a charging case for 24 hours, support fast charging, and can listen to music for 3 hours for 15 minutes, but unfortunately it doesn’t support waterproofing and can have an impact on people who love to sweat. AirPods with wireless charging case versions cost $1,558 and wired case versions cost $1,246.
The advantage of the AirPods is that they are lightweight, semi-in-eared and comfortable, and will not feel uncomfortable for most users to wear for long periods of time. The disadvantage is that it does not have a noise-cancelling effect, the sound is not ideal in noisy environments, and the possibility of headphonedrops when exercising vigorously is the lowest of the three products.
Price: 1999 yuan
The in-ear design of the AirPods Pro is very different from the AirPods, with 5.4 grams of individual earbuds and 45.6 grams of charging cases. It comes with silicone earbuds of large, medium and small sizes to meet the comfort requirements of different user groups and is more robust to wear than AirPods. The unique ventilation system balances pressure so you don’t have long-term discomfort, and this in-ear design also takes into account passive noise reduction and supports IPX4-level anti-sweat and water resistance.
The headset is also equipped with an H1 chip and incorporates new active noise reduction technology. It continuously adjusts the noise reduction system according to the geometry of the human ear and the fit of the earbuds, and is designed to block outside noise under the dual noise reduction of the external microphone and the inward microphone.
Compared to The AirPods, the AirPods Pro adds new touch-manipulation interactions, quickly switching noise-cancelling and ambient sound modes by pressing the force sensor on the headphone handle, and pressing the headset handle with different gestures for song switching, song pause, and more, and of course, you can also use “Hey Siri” directly. to wake up.
The AirPods Pro’s individual earbuds listen to music for up to 4.5 hours in noise-cancelling mode, 1 hour for 5 minutes of charging, and 24 hours for the battery case to last for wireless charging. The advantage of this product is to support active noise reduction, excellent battery life, and some sweat-resistant water resistance, but compared to the AirPods’ semi-in-ear design can be worn for a long time will be a question, the official 1999 price is also more high-end.
Price: 1888 yuan
For many users, the AirPods and AirPods Pros can cater to most of life scenarios, but there are also some sports-loving friends who demand that the headset be “more resistant” and that powerbeats Pro, which is in the form of ear-mounted headphones, be able to meet the needs.
The headset supports four different sizes of earplugs with water and sweat resistance. Passive noise isolation is provided through the in-ear design, but active noise reduction is not supported. The Powerbeats Pro weighs 20.3 grams of individual headphones and, with its larger charging case, is not easy to carry on a daily basis.
The Powerbeats Pro also features an Apple H1 chip that supports “Hey Siri” wake-up. But on this basis, it also designs different body buttons, which are more convenient in motion scenes than voice-woken Siri. In terms of battery life, its single earbuds can be used up to 9 hours, support 5 minutes of charging listening to music 1.5 hours of fast charging technology, and the included charging case provides an additional 24-hour battery life, which is excellent for users who often use headphones outdoors.
At the $1888 price tag, the Powerbeats Pro offers a more extended range for sports scenes, a more stable wear experience, and more colors (black/white/blue/green), but the charging case is larger and the headset is heavier, which is a place to watch out for before you shop.
Which one to buy looks at the demand
The Airs (second generation), AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro are all updated this year and all use H1 chips, so they don’t make much difference in everyday connectivity, latency, and so on. Want to buy friends, according to their respective characteristics of targeted decisions, as a reference, the following image for you to summarize the characteristics of the three products.
If you like sports, or go outdoors often, then airPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro with some sweat and water resistance are better suited, and if you want to last longer, choose Powerbeats Pro and opt for airPods Pro if you want to be lighter and smaller.
But if you don’t have a special need for noise reduction and don’t like the In-ear design of the AirPods Pro that looks like the Pea Shooter, the lower price AirPods are better suited, its open design is more comfortable for long-term wear, and good portability is also suitable for everyday scenarios.