Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||2only|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating 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.
In comparison to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), Powerbeats Pro 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 easier to transport.
The Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g are heavier than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) with a difference of 9.7g
True wireless devices have no cables 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 an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Powerbeats Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Powerbeats Pro, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
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.
Powerbeats Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro 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. Since 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 fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Powerbeats Pro 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.
The Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Powerbeats Pro too have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Powerbeats Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.