AirPods Pro come with a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, whereas regular AirPods have a Lightning to USB-A cable. AirPods Pro also ship with three sizes of ear tips, a wireless charging case, and documentation.
The design of the standard AirPods means that they simply hook into a user's ears. The AirPods Pro, on the other hand, feature in-ear silicone tips that need to be pushed into the ear canal.
AirPods Max have better battery life for all-day listening AirPods Pro have around 4.5 hours of listening time with noise canceling active, even though you can sometimes edge closer to 5 hours. The case holds additional charge, so all up you get 24 hours of listening time.
Unlike the AirPods (2nd generation) which has a two-tiered purchasing option, a standard or Qi wireless charging case, the Apple AirPods Pro includes a Qi wireless-compatible charging case, which is now Magsafe-compatible too.
The AirPods Pro are truly wireless in-ears that are more comfortable, portable, and stable. Their carrying case also holds around five charges, giving you a total battery life of over 30 hours. However, the AirPods Max are over-ear headphones with an even more powerful noise cancelling feature.
The only difference between the 2021 AirPods Pro and the 2019 AirPods Pro is the addition of the MagSafe Charging Case. Otherwise, the headphones are exactly same, but given that the price cut is already so steep on the latest model, it is likely best to opt for this deal.
Difference #1: The AirPods Pro have noise cancellation The most noticeable difference between the two earbuds is that the AirPods Pro use active noise cancellation rather than relying only on passive noise reduction.
With Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency, and spatial audio disabled, the AirPods Pro offer one less hour of listening time compared to the standard AirPods. The standard AirPods can deliver six hours extra listening time with the charging case.
The AirPods Pro features up to five hours of battery life with a full charge out of the charging case. The charging case can charge them for up to 24 hours, but of course, after five hours you will have to recharge. The AirPods Max can be used for up to 20 hours, great for long flights or binging your favorite TV show.
The AirPods Pro are not the first active noise cancellation earphones, but they are certainly the smallest and lightest. Also winning favour is Apple's decision to make the AirPods Pro case compatible with wireless charging when it was an optional extra on both AirPods 1 and 2.
Side-by-Side Comparison The AirPods Pro are truly wireless in-ears that are more comfortable, portable, and stable. Their carrying case also holds around five charges, giving you a total battery life of over 30 hours. However, the AirPods Max are over-ear headphones with an even more powerful noise cancelling feature.
First, it comes with the newer H1 chipset rather than the original W1, connecting faster than the first-gen. The AirPods 2 also has longer talk time, voice-activated Siri, lower latency, and stronger connectivity overall. However, Apple didn't change the look of AirPods at all from the first generation to the second.
As far as battery life goes, the Beats Fit Pro take the lead with six hours in each earbud, or 24 including the case with ANC on. The AirPods Pro, meanwhile, offer 4.5 hours in each earbud, or 24 hours including the case with ANC on.
Both true wireless charging cases use the Lightning adapter and can quick charge the earbuds. With the AirPods Pro, five minutes in the case yields 60 minutes of playtime, slightly shorter than the Powerbeats Pro case's ability to provide 90 minutes of playtime after five minutes of charging.
Side-by-Side Comparison The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better in-ears for most uses than the JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless. While both headphones are comfortable and well-built, the Apple's ANC can block out significantly more ambient noise around you, and they have longer total battery life.