Apple’s PowerBeats Pro vs AirPods Pro – Which One Should YOU Buy?

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Wireless earbuds are becoming a must-have accessory for any smartphone user. And all the major tech companies from Apple to Google to Samsung are firmly entrenched in the market. But while everyone knows Apple’s AirPod line is the defect gold standard, the company also makes the Beat’s line of PowerBeat Pro wireless earbuds.

But just how do the PowerBeats Pro compare against Apple’s newest AirPods Pro? Let’s take a look to find out.

Apple’s PowerBeats Pro vs AirPods Pro

Apple’s PowerBeats Pro vs AirPods Pro
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Design

  • PowerBeats Pro – For a wireless earbud, the PowerBeats Pro are fairly bulky, but some people will love the over-the-ear loop design.
  • AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro are tiny works of art that are meant to be as small and unobtrusive as possible.

Winner? AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro are sleek and sexy. They look like you’re wearing the future.

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Audio & Connectivity

  • PowerBeats Pro – The PowerBeats Pro includes dual beam-forming microphones, dual optical sensors, a motion-detecting accelerometer, and a speech-detecting accelerometer. They also connect over both Bluetooth and Apple’s H1 chip, which makes connecting them to an iPhone effortless. The PowerBeats Pro offers noise ISOLATION, but not the much superior active noise cancelation (ANC).
  • AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro also includes dual beam-forming microphones, dual optical sensors, a motion-detecting accelerometer, and a speech-detecting accelerometer. They also connect over both Bluetooth and Apple’s H1 chip, which makes connecting them to an iPhone effortless. However, they have a MAJOR leg up on the PowerBeats Pro because they support active noise cancellation (ANC).

Winner? AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro has active noise cancellation. Because of that, it’s not even a contest.

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Battery & Charging

  • PowerBeats Pro – The PowerBeats Pro come with a wired charging case. One charge gets you nine hours of use and a full case charge gets you over 24 hours of use.
  • AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro gets you 4.5 hours of use when active noise cancellation is engaged. When active noise cancellation is turned off, you’ll get the same 5 hours of use as regular AirPods. The AirPods Pro also comes with a wireless charging case as standard, which gets you over 24 hours of use.

Winner? PowerBeats Pro – They have a MUCH better battery life–but that’s due to their relatively bulky size.

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Voice Assistant

  • PowerBeats Pro – The PowerBeats Pro supports hands-free “Hey Siri” commands as well as giving you full access to all of Siri’s capabilities.
  • AirPods Pro – The AirPods Pro also support hands-free “Hey Siri” commands as well as giving you full access to all of Siri’s capabilities.

Winner? Draw – There’s no difference between the two here.

Cost

  • PowerBeats Pro – $249.95
  • AirPods Pro – $249.99

Verdict?

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This is a tough call, considering both earbuds retail for the same price. Which is best for you, then, is dependent on a couple of factors. Do you want the smaller buds with the best possible sounds and best design? Then you should definitely go with the AirPods Pro.

However, if you are looking for wireless earbuds that you want to last as long as possible, the PowerBeats Pro 9 hours of battery life can’t be beaten. It’s true they are bulkier than the AirPods Pro, but their size allows them to pack in a larger battery.

You can check out the full specs for both earbuds below.

Apple’s PowerBeats Pro vs AirPods Pro: Specs

Here are the specs for the PowerBeats Pro:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, H1 chip
  • Wireless charging: No
  • Battery Life: 9 hours Powerbeats Pro use, 24+ hours with charging case
  • Sensors: Dual beam-forming microphones, Dual optical sensors, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer
  • Voice assistant support: Siri
  • Noise Cancellation: No, but offers noise isolation
  • Sweat and water resistant: Yes

And here are the specs for the AirPod Pro:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, H1 chip
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Battery Life: 4.5 hours AirPod use, 24+ hours with charging case
  • Sensors: Dual beam-forming microphones, Dual optical sensors, Motion-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer, Force sensor
  • Voice assistant support: Siri
  • Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Sweat and water resistant: Yes

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