Tech Talk

AirPods vs. Powerbeats Pro

The Powerbeats Pro just came out and the AirPods now have competition. Of course, it’s not really a competition because they’re both owned by Apple, but here’s a little battle to see which one is better.

Design

AirPods: One size fits all + Stem

Powerbeats Pro: Earhooks + Ear Tips

Purpose

AirPods: Fitness

Powerbeats Pro: Casual

Colors

AirPods: White

Powerbeats Pro: Black, Ivory, Navy, Moss

Noise Isolation

AirPods: No

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Buttons

AirPods: No (Taps Only)

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Sweatproof

AirPods: No

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Wireless Charging

AirPods: No

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Battery Life

AirPods: 9 Hours

Powerbeats Pro: 5 Hours

Case Battery

AirPods: 24+ Hours

Powerbeats Pro: 24+ Hours

Fast Charge

AirPods: Yes

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Hey Siri

AirPods: Yes

Powerbeats Pro: Yes

Price

AirPods: $250

Powerbeats Pro: $159-199

Final

So, really these are marketed for different aspects. The AirPods are mainly for casual easy use because the carrying case is so small and portable. While the Powerbeats Pro are for fitness because it’s of the ear piece and sweat resistance. However, I honestly think that the Powerbeats Pro would be great for every day use as well. The carrying case is a lot bigger, but with all of the other benefits it has over AirPods I would definitely keep these in my bag.

What do you think? Have you tried either one? Let me know.