We’ve all been there. You’ve got your headphones in and then all of a sudden they get caught on a door handle and fly out of your ears. On a good day, it’s annoying. On a bad day? It’s enough to cause a meltdown. That’s why AirPods are so popular. The wireless headphones are small, discreet, and they look pretty slick.
So do you want to know a bit more about them? Of course you do.
The difference between AirPods and AirPod Pro
AirPods and AirPods Pro are the same in that they’re both wireless earbuds made by Apple. After that, the differences can be fairly noticeable. Standard AirPods have a universal fit to them, whereas the Pros have customizable ear pieces so they fit a bit more snug. Both versions have “Hey Siri” activation on all the time, so you’ll be able to ask her questions at a moment’s notice.
AirPods Pro are a bit more advanced than the standard set. They have active noise cancellation, spatial audio, and are sweat and water resistance.
In terms of battery life, AirPods have up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge, whereas the AirPods Pro have up to 4.5 hours. Both sets have more than 24 hours of listening time with the charging case.
Can AirPods charge wirelessly?
Yes! Well, sort of. Both types of AirPods can be wirelessly charged, but you need to have the right case. Standard AirPods can be purchased with a wireless charging case or a regular charging case. AirPods Pro automatically come with the wireless charging case.
Are AirPods noise cancelling?
Standard AirPods aren’t noise cancelling, but the AirPods Pro are!
Are AirPods water resistant?
AirPods Pro are the only ones that are water and sweat resistant, so if you’re planning on using your AirPods while you exercise (or if you live in a rainy city) the AirPods Pro are the way to go for you.
Can AirPods connect to Samsung?
AirPods and AirPods Pro will pair with any bluetooth-enabled device, so the answer is technically yes. However, when you pair your AirPods with any device that isn’t an Apple, you lose a lot of the features and quality. You won’t be able to use Siri, customize the double tap feature, check the AirPods battery, or switch the AirPods automatically between devices. You will be able to listen to music, but some people find the overall sound quality is lower than on an Apple device.
Ultimately, AirPods and AirPods Pro are both great options if you’re looking for a set of wireless earbuds, but the overall choice comes down to what exactly you’re looking to get out of them.