Apple AirPods (2019) vs Apple AirPods: what’s the difference?
It could be argued that the original Apple AirPods popularized the true wireless earbud format, and despite an initial disdain for what was considered an unusual-looking design and high price point, they have become one of the most popular true wireless earbud models.
Now Apple has released the new Apple AirPods (2019), which come with an optional wireless charging case, improved battery life, and smart Siri assistant functionality. still a number of new features and enhancements to consider.
So what’s the difference between the old and new generations? Read on as we examine what’s changed, and perhaps more fittingly, what’s stayed the same.
Before we dive into our official list, we should mention the new Apple AirPods Pro, which come with noise-cancellation and interchangeable, flexible eartips that will challenge the established players like Sony, RHA and Jabra.
The earbuds use the H1 chip with an ‘Adaptive EQ’ system to tailor its equalizer settings on the fly dependent on what your listening to, be that the vocal-focused words of a podcast or the dreamy ambiance of a film soundtrack.
With all that new tech, they’re priced at $249 / £249 / AU$399 / AED 999, making them significantly more expensive than the current AirPods.