Apple AirPods Pro Vs. Beats Powerbeats Pro: Which One Is Better?

Apple has officially launched AirPods Pro on October 30, 2019, with Active Noise Cancellation feature(which was missing in previous generations), transparency mode, in-ear design, wireless charging case, water, and sweat resistance with a price tag of $249. In competition, we have  Beats Powerbeats Pro by Dr. Dre with a similar price tag. Overwhelmed & Confused about which one to buy? Well, to help you choose which one to buy, we have compared Apple AirPods Pro vs. Beats Powerbeats Pro.

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In this article, we’ll help you decide which wireless earphones would be better for you! So, let’s get started!

Similarities: AirPods Pro Vs. Powerbeats Pro

1. H1 Chip for performance efficiencies and faster connectivity

2. Automatic ear recognition

3. Speech detecting accelerometer and beamforming microphone designed to filter voice while making phone calls.

4. “Hey Siri” support on all iOS devices.

5. Able to answer phone calls.

Since both, the earphones use the Apple H1 chip which offers one-tap setup with Apple devices. Apple Airpods Pro and Powerbeats Pro will automatically be recognized by Apple devices whenever a user opens the charging case. With one tap feature, all the headphones will connect smoothly across any other Apple devices associated with the user Apple’s ID.

Airpods Pro and Powerbeats Pro will be disconnected automatically after removing from your ear and will playback once they are plugged into the user’s ears. Users can always opt to wear one AirPod or one Powerbeats pro, or both. Both the earphones support “Hey Siri” and it is possible to answer all the calls without touching your phone.

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Apple AirPods Pro & Beats Powerbeats Pro both come with sweat and water-resistant with an IPX4 rating. Users haven’t face any challenges after wearing AirPods Pro while running. Powerbeats Pro with a reinforced design and adjustable ear-hooks provides more comfort and stability.

Differences: Apple AirPods Pro and Beats Powerbeats Pro.

1. Design

Though they belong to Apple family but are different in terms of design. Beats Powerbeats Pro offers a more sporty, rugged look and comes with an adjustable ear hook. On the other hand, Apple has changed Apple AirPods Pro’s design,  the new AirPods comes with Silicon ear tip (looks like an electric toothbrush head).

Beats Powerbeats Pro have physical controls at the top of each earpiece and “b” button can be used to activate voice control by pushing it once. Apple AirPods Pro has no physical buttons on the top, however, users can tap once to Play, Pause or Answer the call, press twice to skip forward and three times to skip back or launch Siri. Though, Users can also change the controls as per their preferences. AirPods Pro uses a force sensor that allows users to switch between active Noise cancellation and Transparency modes.

2. Comfort

Apple always provides a universal fit size to every user which is comfortable for all ear types. Apple AirPods Pro offers a customizable fit that forms an exceptional covering for Active Noise Cancellation. Beats Powerbeats Pro is specially designed for workouts. Powerbeats pro is lightweight and has a great fit that’s why users feel comfortable while indulging in outdoor games and other sports activities.

3. Audio Quality

Audio quality plays an important part when it comes to earphones or headphones(Wired or Wireless). Apple Airpods Pro adopts in-ear design which allows users to hear surroundings while listening to your favorite tracks. Thanks to Active Noise cancellation and Adaptive EQ which provides much better sound as compared to Apple wired earphones. However, Beats Powerbeats Pro are powerful, balanced sound with dynamic range and noise cancellation which provides users to feel the immense and premium listening experience.

4. Battery Life

The Apple AirPods Pro provides up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge( up to 5 hours with Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency off). Up to 3.5 hours of talk time with a single charge. AirPods Pro with wireless charging case provides more than 24 hours of listening time and more than 18 hours of talk time. While Powerbeats Pro provides more than 24 hours of listening time with charging case and promise a huge 9 hours of battery life as well.

Specifications Compared: Airpods Pro Vs. Powerbeats Pro

Category AirPods Pro Powerbeats Pro
Battery Life 4.5 hours(24 hours with charging case) 9 hours(24 hours with charging case)
Wireless Charging Case Yes, Included NO
Water-Resistant IPX4(Not for water sports) IPX4(Not for water sports)
Case Weight 0.19 Ounce(5.4 Grams) 4.58 Ounce(20.3 Grams)
Charging case Works with Qi-certified chargers or Lightning connector Lightning connector
Color White Black, Ivory, Navy, Moss
Design One size fits all, Stem Earhooks plus ear tips
Purpose Casual use Fitness, Workout

Conclusion:

Since both the wireless earphones’ comes with similar prices and almost similar features, you can buy any of the two wireless earphones as per your preferences.

Apple AirPods Pro provides active Noise cancellation with silicon tips for a secure fit, however, Beats Powerbeats Pro offers physical controls, and comes in four colors and has a bigger battery life as well. For those, who love to wear wireless earphones casually, Apple AirPods Pro is the best bet and for athletes, who need robust design and a good fit with longer battery, Beats Powerbeats Pro is a great option.

What do you think about these two wireless earphones for $249? Decided which one to buy yet? If you have any wireless earphones in comparison to the above two, feel free to write in the comments section. Also, tell us about your experience if you are already using any of the two.

Pranay Mathur

Pranay is a technical content writer. He loves to explore new things in technology and has an affinity to explore new technology and gadgets. He is interactive and dedicated to work. He loves to play the guitar and spends his free time in the gym, and his passion for riding bikes takes him to new destinations.

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4 Responses

  1. Gyanu says:

    Good job Pranay!
    Good to see this article about the airpods and powerbeats that is well combined, compared and in detailed information.
    I might be looking forward to buy one of these but when I don’t know.
    Hey! Waiting for the another article from your side!
    Hope will see again.
    Good luck!

    • Pranay Mathur says:

      Hi, Thank you for your valuable feedback and we appreciate that you read the article, If you love workouts, go for Beats Powerbeats Pro. However, if you love travelling and want to keep it casual, go for Apple Airpods Pro. For more tech updates, follow us on social media.

  2. Monal Singh says:

    This article was really helpful. I don’t prefer reading articles on technology and gadgets coz they are complicated, but this was easy to understand and informative. Information is clumped in a simple and precise way in this blog.
    Thank you!

    • Pranay Mathur says:

      Thank you for your comment and we appreciate that you liked our content. For more tech updates, subscribe to our newsletter! Keep Reading!

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