New AirPods Pro: Comparison with Competitors

Apple has finally reached the next level, recently introducing a new version of wireless headphones with

noise reduction function and plus with protection againstwater. So don't be surprised if in the near future you see people wearing headphones at your gym who won't hear you no matter how hard you try to shout at them.

AirPods Pro

We wrote a detailed review of the new Apple AirPods ProHere. As you know, the headphones also have a Transparent mode, which is characterized by the fact that part of the surrounding noise is passed through. Naturally, the price of a new accessory with an updated design has increased. In Russia their cost is 20,990 rubles. In the American store the price is $199. But that's still lower than the $250 Apple is asking for the PowerBeats Pro.

Amazon Echo Buds

Sony WF-1000XM3 are direct competitorsnew AirPods Pro. Now their cost is 230 dollars. Amazon Echo Bud headphones can also be considered a popular budget alternative. They also have Bose's noise-canceling feature, which doesn't completely cancel out ambient noise, but is still better than headphones that just try to physically isolate sounds like the Galaxy Buds. It's worth noting that Bose will unveil its patented noise-canceling headphones in 2020, which are expected to be at the tip of the iceberg.

Active noise reduction
Battery
Special features

Apple AirPods Pro ($ 249)
Yes
4.5 hours with noise canceling enabled
5 hours with noise canceling off

  • IPX4 splash and moisture resistant
  • voice assistant Siri
  • touch control

Apple AirPods 2 ($ 199 with charging case)
No
5 o'clock

  • voice assistant Siri

Sony WF-1000XM3 ($ 230)
Yes
6 hours with noise canceling on
8 hours with noise canceling off

  • integration with Google Assistant
  • touch control

Amazon Echo Buds ($ 130)
Bose Noise Reduction Technology
5 o'clock

  • IPX4 splash and moisture resistant
  • Support Alex, Google Assistant, Siri
  • touch control

As you can see, the Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones are stillare the best option if you are looking for the best version of active noise canceling wireless headphones. They last longer, but the AirPods Pro are more resistant to sweat and water during a workout, while Amazon's Echo Buds are also a good option.