45points

Apple AirPods

35points

Beats by Dre urBeats

Apple AirPods
Comparison winner
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23 facts in comparison

Apple AirPods vs Beats by Dre urBeats

Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
45
points
Apple AirPods
35
points
Beats by Dre urBeats

Why is Apple AirPods better than Beats by Dre urBeats?

  • Sweat resistance
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  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    4vs1
  • Has voice commands
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  • 10g lighter
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    8gvs18g
  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has an earbud form
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Why is Beats by Dre urBeats better than Apple AirPods?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has a straight plug
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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Price comparison

Apple AirPods

Buy used:

$149.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Previo...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Previous Model)
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$159.00

Beats by Dre urBeats

ProductStorePrice
Beats by Dre urBeats AmazonHigh Performance Compact Portable urBeat...High Performance Compact Portable urBeats in Ear Headphones Rose Gold Earbuds Durable
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$179.99
Beats by Dre urBeats walmartRefurbished Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats 3 B...Refurbished Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats 3 Black In Ear Headphones MU982LL/A
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$40.00

Design

1.sweat resistance
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has stereo speakers
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
4.has an in-ear form
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
5.weight

8g

18g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.has an earbud form
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
2.has passive noise reduction
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Microphone

1.number of microphones

4

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has wireless charging
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has voice commands
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
3.travel bag is included
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
4.Has voice prompts
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.control panel placed on a device
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
6.has an accelerometer
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.Has an in-line control panel
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
3.has a tangle free cable
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
4.has a straight plug
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
5.has a 3.5mm male connector
Apple AirPods
Beats by Dre urBeats
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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