Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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 Powerbeats Pro, Nothing Ear 1 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 best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -10.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Nothing Ear 1 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the Nothing Ear 1
The Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 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 have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Powerbeats Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 5 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.8 hours
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Nothing Ear 1 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
While the Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Nothing Ear 1 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 have a find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. It's very 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 thirty minutes.
With the Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 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.
Nothing Ear 1 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.