Is AirPods 3 Better than AirPods Pro


Apple’s most recent wireless headphone is the all new AirPods 3. First 2 generations of AirPods were a huge hit and they introduced AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro was a game changer and it took Apple’s headphones business to next level. As per their 2020 report, AirPods business alone worth of $175 billion. This fact alone is a testimony for how popular the AirPods are.

Is AirPods 3 Better than AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods

What’s new with AirPods 3rd Gen

Newest Apple AirPods 3 comes with a MagSafe wireless charging case. It’s officially water and sweat proof now. The stem of these earphones are smaller now compared to Apple’s 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods. Even the charging case itself is IPx4 water resistant with AirPods 3. This is styled with hard tipped earbuds unlike the silicone tipped AirPods Pro. Let’s take a deeper insight on AirPods Pro 3 design, features and how it compares against its competitors. Sound Profile in 3rd Gen AirPods have improved to a great extent and now it has decent bass and great treble response.

Apple AirPods 3rd Gen Design

It’s design is better fitting the ear now and I can constantly use it for longer. I loved AirPods Pro but somehow I couldn’t use it for longer with the noise cancelling on. It may be just for me but worth mentioning it. New Airpods doesn’t have any noise cancellation feature. It’s more like a open sound design like AirPods 1 and 2. Previous generation AirPods were sounding funny and couldn’t feel any bass unless we got AirPods Pro. But this hard budded AirPods 3 has much better sounding earphones. Charging case has the lightning port like previous generations and AirPods 3 gets you 6 hours of battery from a single charge.

Is AirPods 3 Better than AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro with iPhone

Price and Features

Spatial audio is a very nice feature but you have only limited amount of content to listen. It feels like you’re in front of some big speakers and music follows even while you turn around. It’s a fun way to listen using spatial audio. You also have a find my feature to locate the charging case if you misplace it. These new AirPods are priced at $179 which I considered a little bit in higher end.

For Airpods 3rd get, a price tag of $150 would be a perfect price point considering the price cuts on AirPods Pro in Amazon for $190 and it has noise cancellation too. AirPods 3 has a better sound than previous versions and bass has improved a lot. For me the fit isn’t like AirPods Pro but it’s better than regular AirPods from previous years.

Final thoughts

Currently there are so many options out in the market for wireless headphones. Headphones from Sony, Samsung and other leading brands have better sounding headphones. But nothing works as well as AirPods in the apple ecosystem. If you’re a fan of hard tipped earbuds, likes comfort over quality and using apple devices, this is a very good choice. AirPods Pro gets an edge over AirPods 3 for its noise cancelling feature and it’s recent price cuts from other retailers. Hope you liked my review and check out my other blogs too for useful insights.

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