How new AirPods 2 differ from old ones: all differences

Comparing AirPods and AirPods 2 (2019)

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

Cook Corporation introduced to the publicAirPods 2, and the first version of wireless headphones quickly left the official online store. The current owners of the accessory, for sure, may think whether it is worth buying new AirPods to replace the old ones. Are there any serious differences between the two versions, for which you should think about 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 -the new processor, which run the AirPods 2. Instead of the W1 chip, the Apple H1 is now standing here. The manufacturer does not provide detailed technical features, but he shares with users what improvements we can expect thanks to his 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


Wireless headset control now becomemuch easier and more comfortable. If earlier you had to perform some additional actions (knocking on one earpiece), now you can just ask Siri to do it. You can simply say “Hi, Siri”, and then ask her to turn down or increase the volume, call one of the contacts and turn on some specific track. Perhaps from the outside this change seems insignificant, 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 oldversion and discuss their main differences. Another new feature of the AirPods 2019 is a case (case or case as you prefer) that is compatible with wireless charging. Since the new AirPods 2 have an identical design, like the first Air Pods, respectively, the case with wireless charging is also compatible with both versions. If you use old headphones, then you can simply buy a separate case with wireless charging for 6,590 rubles, or buy new AirPods 2 immediately with this case for 16,990 rubles. Just AirPods 2019, along with the usual case will cost you 13,490 rubles. Here the manufacturer has given 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 did not see active noise reduction, but counted ... Also, despite the leaks, we don’t see Black AirPods 2 either. The white option is 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!