How new AirPods 2 differ from old ones: all differences

Comparing AirPods and AirPods 2 (2019)

The long wait for the second generation of Apple AirPods is finally over. The other day

Cook Corporation presented to the publicAirPods 2, and the first version of the wireless headphones quickly left the official online store. Current owners of the accessory may probably be wondering whether it’s worth buying new AirPods to replace the old ones. Are there any major differences between the two versions that would make you consider buying AirPods 2019? In this article, we will tell you about all the differences between AirPods and AirPods 2. So, let's go…

New chip

The first difference is the most important thing— a new processor that powers AirPods 2. Instead of the W1 chip, there is now an Apple H1. The manufacturer does not provide detailed technical features, but shares with users what improvements we can expect thanks to its integration.

  • switching speed between active devices is 2 times faster (i.e., if you return home and want to switch from iPhone to MacBook, the transition will be even smoother)
  • call connection speed increased 1.5 times
  • Delay of sound during games on iPhone is reduced by 30%.
  • increase in battery life during a call by 50% (instead of 2 hours of headphones, it is now enough for 3 hours, in music mode, the figure remains the same)
  • better sound, but the exact details are not yet called by the manufacturer


Controlling wireless headphones is nowmuch easier and more comfortable. If previously you needed to perform some additional actions (knock on one earphone), now you can simply ask Siri to do this. You can simply say “Hey Siri,” and then ask her to turn the volume down or up, call one of your contacts, and play a specific track. This change may seem minor from the outside, but in practice it really simplifies the interaction, especially if you are driving.

Wireless charging case

We continue to compare the new AirPods 2 with the old oneversion and discuss their main differences. Another new feature of AirPods 2019 — This is a case (case or cover, whichever is more convenient for you) that is compatible with wireless charging. Since the new AirPods 2 have the same design as the first AirPods, the wireless charging case is also compatible with both versions. If you use old headphones, then you can simply buy yourself a separate case with wireless charging for 6,590 rubles, or immediately buy new AirPods 2 with this case for 16,990 rubles. Just AirPods 2019 along with a regular case will cost you 13,490 rubles. Here the manufacturer gave you the opportunity to choose.

In addition to wireless charging, the new AirPods case has no advantages anymore, all the indicators have remained the same.


In addition to what was described above, we also wantnotice which features of the new AirPods 2 have not been confirmed. Most users would like to see a longer battery life while listening to music. This parameter remained at 5 o'clock, as before. Apparently, we will have to wait to see significant improvements in batteries and speakers.

We also didn’t see active noise reduction, but we expected… Also, despite the leaks, we don’t see black AirPods 2 either. The white option remains the only one.

Thus, we can conclude that the newAirPods 2 do not have bright and significant differences from the old AirPods. And buying a new version instead of the old one is unlikely to be justified. And even some sound improvements in the new version are unlikely to cover such a serious overspending of funds. I would not buy!