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3 months ago Jordan Wilson Comments Off on Premium pods

Remember when it was a really big trend to have a pair of Airpods? People who had AirPods were looked at as people with money. Now that everyone has invested in trying to get a pair of AirPods, it’s not the same hype when you see somebody with a pair on. That is why Apple created AirPod Pros.

Seniors Devin Wallace, Collin Jones and Lamont Steward have AirPods and they were asked the same three questions. Do they know anybody with AirPod Pros, Do they think they’ll ever upgrade to AirPod Pros, and do they know the differences between the regular AirPods and the AirPod Pros. All three said they don’t know anybody with a pair. All three also said they may possibly make the upgrade to pros. For the last question they all had different answers. Wallace said the air bud piece, Jones said they may come in different colors and Steward said they have different colors, different shapes and they are waterproof. The actual differences between AirPods and AirPod Pro sand which products are better in certain departments.

When its comes to prices, it is clear that AirPod Pros  are more expensive because they just came out. AirPod Pros  begin at $250. Regular AirPods cost around $159-$199 range depending on wired or wireless charging. So in the price department the regular AirPods would be the way to go if you want to save money.

A new feature the AirPod Pros have introduced is noise cancellation. The noise cancellation helps with the noise from the outside world. So, if you want to listen to music around a crowd of people it will turn them into whispers. The regular AirPods don’t have this feature.

When it comes to battery life between regular AirPods and AirPod Pros, the regular AirPods actually have more battery life. The battery life for regular AirPods last up to 5 hours with 19 more added by charging the case. The Air Pod Pros have a little less battery life with 4.5 hours and 19 more added by charging the case.

When it comes to the fitting of both the AirPods and the AirPod Pros, the AirPod Pros have a better fit. Regular AirPods are supposed to fit anybody’s ears because that’s how Apple designed them but sometimes that’s not the case and there’s no adjustment levels to them. On the other hand the AirPod Pros have a silicone tips with a range of sizes for a much more customizable fit. Not only do they have a better fit, they’re also water resistant unlike the regular AirPods.

Both AirPods and AirPod Pros have great bluetooth connectivity and neither have an advantage over each other. Another difference between these two have is how they are controlled. The regular AirPods are touch sensitive, that’s how the music is changed and paused. With the AirPod Pros there is a small ridge on each side which you squeeze to change and pause songs. Both are still able to command Siri by saying, “Hey Siri.”

For people who really enjoy listening to music the sound quality is an important feature. Between the two, the sound quality is better on the AirPod Pros and here’s why. The AirPod Pros focus more on the details making the sound smoother. Also, they perform better when noise cancelling feature is turned off. So if music is one of your hobbies, going with AirPod Pros might be the better choice.

Overall there are plenty of different features added to the AirPod Pros that make them worthy of upgrading from the regular AirPods. Let’s not forget the cons: there are also lots of the same features from the regular AirPods and the AirPod Pros and the AirPod Pros are a little more expensive. Neither one is a bad option but depending on preference choose carefully.

Jordan Wilson
jmwilson@vwu.edu