Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100.5db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g are lighter than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -5.5g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Studio Buds and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and Beats Studio Buds operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2.8mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 8 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 0.5 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Beats Studio Buds support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Beats Studio Buds support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
Beats Studio Buds too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Beats Studio Buds also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Beats Studio Buds too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Studio Buds too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.