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AirPods vs AirPods Pro: Pros, Cons and Tips

AirPods vs AirPods Pro: Pros, Cons and Tips

Struggling to choose between Apple's latest AirPods? We compare the pros and cons of both AirPods and AirPods Pro. Plus, tips for getting the most out of them!

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Apple’s AirPods have become one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the market. They’re sleek, easy to use, and provide a high-quality listening experience. However, with many options available, it can be difficult to decide which version is right for you.

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  1. AirPods (3rd Generation),
  2. AirPods Pro (2nd generation),
  3. Get the most out of your AirPods.

Choosing Between All-New AirPods (3rd Generation) or AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

The third generation AirPods and second generation AirPods Pro both offer their own unique benefits.

Using AirPods To Listen To Music At The Gym
Using AirPods To Listen To Music At The Gym

AirPods (3rd Generation)


  • Improved sound quality compared to previous versions
  • Longer battery life than AirPods (2nd Generation)
  • Spatial Audio feature provides immersive surround sound experience
  • More affordable than the AirPods Pro with same design
  • Up to 30 hours of listening time when using the charging case to keep AirPods charged


  • Lack of noise-cancellation features
  • No adaptive transparency features
  • More expensive than AirPods (2nd Generation)
  • Design does not include silicone ear tips for perfect fit
Man Taking A Call Using AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
Man Taking A Call Using AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)


  • Active noise-cancellation blocks out external sounds for more immersive listening experience
  • Sweat-resistant design makes them suitable for workouts and outdoor activities
  • Transparency mode allows users to hear outside noises when needed
  • More customisable fit options with replaceable ear tips in four sizes (XS, S, M & L)
  • MagSafe charging case allows for wireless charging on a MagSafe stand


  • More expensive than AirPods (3rd Generation)
  • Same battery life as third-generation AirPods
  • Touch controls can not work in some circumstances

Ultimately, choosing between both of these great options will depend on your personal preferences regarding features like noise cancellation, fit and more.

Working On Mac With AirPods
Working On Mac With AirPods

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your AirPods

To get the most out of your Apple AirPods regardless of which model you choose, its best to:

  1. Keep them clean: Wipe down regularly as they accumulate dust, dirt and debris over time.
  2. Customise controls to your liking: Take advantage of Siri voice commands by customising controls in Settings > Bluetooth > Your Device Name.
  3. Use Find My App: If you ever misplace your AirPods then using Find My can help to find where your device is.
  4. Optimise Battery Life: Turn off Automatic Ear Detection if not required, keep charging case charged up & make sure to turn off bluetooth when not in use.
  5. AirPods can automatically switch between iPhone, Mac & iPad when needed.

At Custom iPhones we have both AirPods (3rd Generation) and AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) available now online at Shop with us today!

Whether you opt for the latest version or an older model depends largely on what features matter most to you. But no doubt that either way, you’ll enjoy superior audio quality from your AirPods.