I was all set to go the PowerBeats Pro route until Apple surprised with AirPods Pro. Juli Clover compared them side-by-side.
The AirPods Pro are designed for casual use, while the Powerbeats Pro are aimed specifically at those who are using them for workouts like running, biking, and trips to the gym.
Casual use vs. activity. Got it.
Powerbeats Pro come with four tip sizes, rather than three, also offering a customized fit for each user. Powerbeats Pro are meant to stay in the ears during vigorous activity
What about the extras?
One of the key features of the AirPods Pro is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and this marks the first time that Apple has built ANC technology into earbuds. The feature has been previously used in over-ear Beats headphones, but not earbuds, including the Powerbeats Pro.
That’s a must-have.
Both handle Siri but PowerBeats Pro can go nine hours on a charge.