Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Nothing Ear 1|
|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||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||29hours|
|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 level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means 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), Nothing Ear 1 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 for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and Nothing Ear 1 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Nothing Ear 1, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 0.6mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 5 hours
It requires 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 for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 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 power is 49.7mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Nothing Ear 1 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same 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 iPad. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.