Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds||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||8.2mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||100.5dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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 Beats Studio Buds, 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
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Studio Buds's 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 utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Beats Studio Buds sit well in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Studio Buds have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 3.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Beats Studio Buds's case has a full charge of 16 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.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 8 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Powerbeats Pro takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 0.8 hours
The Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Beats Studio Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Beats Studio Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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 Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
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 Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
While the Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Beats Studio Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Powerbeats Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only 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 Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Powerbeats Pro too have a control panel on them.
Beats Studio Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Beats Studio Buds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Powerbeats Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.