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Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Marshall Minor III|
|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||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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 Marshall Minor III, 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 Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), at 10.6g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III with a difference of 2.6g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, what this means is that Marshall Minor III's speakers deliver sound from independent 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
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to 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 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Marshall Minor III have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 1mm , a common assumption 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Marshall Minor III's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III 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 time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Marshall Minor III's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 1 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 0.5 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Marshall Minor III use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 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 Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
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
Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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) support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a control panel on them.
Marshall Minor III have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Marshall Minor III come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.