Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|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||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates 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), Xiaomi FlipBuds 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
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by of 1.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC 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.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 3 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 0.48 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 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 easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.