Beats Studio Buds +See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds +||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|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||8.2mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||24hours|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds +'s rating is read as, the first value 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 Beats Studio Buds +, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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 Beats Studio Buds + have a weight of 6.1g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), at 10.6g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds + with a difference of 4.5g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds + are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds + are resistant to sweat
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Beats Studio Buds + 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Beats Studio Buds + have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Beats Studio Buds + and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Beats Studio Buds + sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 2.8mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds +'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds +'s measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and the Beats Studio Buds +'s case has a charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 3 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds +'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power 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 device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Beats Studio Buds + have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Beats Studio Buds + have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Beats Studio Buds + have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds + . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Beats Studio Buds + have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds +
Beats Studio Buds + support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds + will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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 Beats Studio Buds + have 6 microphones.
While the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) microphones are 6, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds + . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Beats Studio Buds + use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Beats Studio Buds + support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Beats Studio Buds + support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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, the Beats Studio Buds + have a find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Beats Studio Buds + support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds + support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds + . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
Beats Studio Buds + have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Beats Studio Buds +, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds + 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.
The Beats Studio Buds + have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Beats Studio Buds + come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.