Apple just launched another pair of truly wireless earbuds. Here's how they compare to the new AirPods.
- Beats just unveiled the Powerbeats Pro, which are truly wireless headphones just like Apple's AirPods.
- The debut comes after Apple released a new pair of AirPods in March that offer the option for wireless charging and "Hey Siri" support.
- Here's a look at how the two new headphones compare.
Coming on the heels of Apple's second-generation AirPods announcement, Beats has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats Pro. They're launching in May and will cost $250.
Like the latest AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro run on Apple's H1 chip which enables faster pairing with devices. And while the two headphones bear some similarities, the pricier Powerbeats are a more premium choice that have more to offer when it comes to custom fitting options and audio quality.
Here's how the AirPods and the Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones compare:
The Powerbeats Pro have a much different design than Apple's AirPods that includes hooks meant to be wrapped around the wearer's ear.
AirPods, comparatively, look very similar to the wired EarPods that come included with every iPhone — minus the cable.
The Powerbeats Pro also come in four different color options, which include Black, Ivory, Moss, and Navy.
AirPods only come in one color option: white.
The Powerbeats Pro headphones come with multiple ear tips, while the AirPods' fit remains the same out of the box.
The Powerbeats Pro have been designed with audiophiles in mind.
The Powerbeats Pro should also offer longer battery life than AirPods on a single charge.
But unlike the AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro's case does not support wireless charging.
With AirPods, you can double tap an earbud to access playback controls. But the Powerbeats Pro has dedicated buttons.
Like the recently launched AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro run on Apple's new H1 chip.
They also can pair with your device automatically once the case is opened, just like AirPods.
And since it's powered by Apple's A1 chip, the Powerbeats Pro also support 'Hey Siri.'
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