But to make the comparisons easier to understand, it will be referred to as AirPods 1 (first-generation) and AirPods 2 (second-generation) in this article.
Both the earbuds are truly wireless in nature.
Previously, there were rumors that Apple would offer a different color option, but that did not pan out.
Apple will soon have two major players in the wireless earbuds game: The crazy-popular AirPods ($159, $199 with wireless charging case), which pretty much remain the same white hockey sticks they've always been in this latest iteration, and the all-new, fully wireless Powerbeats Pro ($250), coming in May. A big part of that can be traced to Apple's new H1 chip, which is employed by both pairs. The Powerbeats Pro and AirPods 2 are both powered by the same chip.
The new AirPods, for their part, remain the same as they were in 2016 when it comes to sound performance. For the AirPods 2, this is the price with a charging case that has to be plugged into a Lightning cable.
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AirPods's maker old device use W1 chip, which enables quick pairing, energy efficiency and stable connectivity.
This is impressive because the W1 chip in the AirPods 1 is already seamless.
New AirPods of Apple have a battery life for 4.175 consecutive hours, with streaming music at 75dB, while the first-gen AirPods have a battery life of 3.45 hours under identical conditions, that is 21% increase from previous version.
If you're tight on a budget and want more or less a similar experience AirPods 2 won't disappoint you.
And there is lower gaming latency - which is driven down by up to 30%.
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One of the advantages that the AirPods 2 has over the AirPods 1 is the "Hey Siri" feature.
The AirPods 2 allows you to activate Siri by simply saying "Hey Siri".
Another similarity among these buds is that you can interact with the earbuds, you can control the music playback. This also means you're a lot less likely to need that bulky case when you take them on the road, as they've got well over a day's worth of audio playback for most users.
The LED indicator indicates when the AirPods are charging.
In terms of battery life, the Powerbeats Pro offers a full 9 hours of playback time in contrast to the AirPods 2's 5 hours. The new AirPods also come with either a standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. And all of the cases can still be charged with a Lightning cable, including the wireless version.
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