Product Comparison: Apple Airpods (curr) vs Beats Powerbeats 3

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General Specifications
Powerbeats 3
About the Product
The Apple Airpods are the next step in wireless headphone technology. Designed by Apple, the Airpods are sleek, stylish and ergonomic. With One-tap setup for all of your Apple devices, syncing up your Airpods is a breeze. The Apple Airpods feature clear, high-clarity audio and voice when you need to take a call. Just place the Airpods in your ears to play your music, and take them out to pause so you never miss a thing. The Apple Airpods will also provide you with quick, easy access with a simple double tap to Siri. The Apple Airpods are the perfect earbud headphones for anyone on the go.
Take your workout to the next level rain, sweat, or shine with Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones. Sweat- and water-resistant, the earphones provide the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and difficult weather. The Apple W1 chip adds long-lasting endurance, with up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day listening. Add in immersive sound and an optimized design for improved comfort and you’ll be ready for any workout challenge.
Key Specs
Battery Life
5 hours
12 hours
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple Airpods (curr) Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • I like the sound and lack of wires. These were never proposed to be noise cancelling so the ability to hear surrounding noise keeps me aware of rooms where I should be listening but want to hear the music or in a store.
  • These headphones sound better than the headphones bundled with the iPhone. Great quality and easy set up with all Apple devices.
  • The sound quality of the AirPods is incredible. Battery life is great too.
  • The sound is good. The pods feel like they might come out during exercise, but they don't. They let in a lot of background noise but that's good if you are walking in the city.
  • This is the best cordless headphone, sound outstanding nice and clearly between high and low frequency is great. I recommend to get this headphone sound better then the one with the cord.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Best sound and best price plus you have good gym usage
  • Gave this as a gift to someone who used the wired earphones and the sound is so much clearer on both ends!
  • I bought these to replace the Beats 2. From the moment I turned them on I noticed a difference. The Beat 3's have a great sound, and amazing bass. Very happy with them
  • I had to get use to the fit. It is different. I put the strap in the front and not behind my neck because the ear buds kept coming out. The sound is incredible. I even take phone calls with these headphones.
  • It has the best sound of any of the ear bud I have ever bought.
  • I thought the sound was going to be better. It does not block any surrounding sound, at times it cuts off.
Size & Weight
1.74 in.
6 in.
0.84 in.
5.1 in.
2.11 in.
3.2 in.
1.34 oz.
9.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Apple Airpods (curr) Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • Very portable great sound little too expensive but worth it
  • Great earphones very comfortable and good size airpods
  • Very comfortable good size and battery last long .
  • Great for on the go. Love the small overall size of the charging pod
  • The quality of sound is terrific. Plus the compact size with charging capability is awesome.
  • Pods are nice but need to be made in different sizes
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • These headphones are light weight and love the sound
  • Very clear and light weight. I would recommend this to anyone who is on the go
  • Great sound that Beats is known for. Very light weight. Stays in place no matter what I'm doing.
  • They are light weight, stay on well, and sound great!
  • These are light weight and great for working out or exercise
Pairing Interface
Connection Range
30 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Automatically on, automatically connected, One-tap setup for all your Apple devices, Quick access to Siri with a double-tap, More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case, Charges quickly in the case
Power, Endurance, Wireless freedom, Ready whenever you are, Wireless the way it should be
What customers say about "Features"
Apple Airpods (curr) Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • Has great sound and best feature is battery life. Small,sleek and great fit.
  • If you are looking for a bluetooth headset... I would say these are about the best I have used. They pair easily and even on devices that are not apple, and apple devices that are not all on the same iCloud account on them.
  • When I bought this I did so after talking to several people about the Bluetooth, but being a truck driver I haven’t found a great Bluetooth that can be heard over the engine, until now.
  • These have been the best Bluetooth head phones I've owned. They sync up so easily.
  • I hated rating the AirPods 3*, because the sound quality is on par with the best. But, like all apple ear buds, they fit horribly, and fall out any time I do any physical activity or exercise.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I love the way they fit my ear, they don't slide off when I'm sweating from working out, and the sound is far better than any other ear bud I have ever used. Great product!
  • I had the previous model ones and these seem to fit better then the old ones.
  • The Powerbeats 3 are great for workouts. They fit around the ear great with little movement. They also have great Bluetooth range. Sound quality is excellent. Only wish they were a little louder. Overall, excellent product.
  • This product is made by Apple and it wouldn't connect to my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which is less than one year old. They may be good headphones, but I wouldn't know.
  • Overall not a bad product but it continues to disconnect randomly when listening podcasts.
Battery Type
What customers say about "Power"
Apple Airpods (curr) Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White
  • These Bluetooth headphones are great for many reasons one main reason is the battery life
  • Battery life is awesome. The case lasts for about 3 days and the AirPods last for like 3 hours with only 15 minutes of being in the case after they are dead. I love them
  • They offer great sound quality and battery life, they stay in the ear quite well and the storage and charging case is a nice item to round out the package.
  • Battery dies quickly. Use one AirPod at a time to prolong battery life.
  • Love how they fit in my ears but the battery life is very low. I'm not on the phone much at all but by 3 pm they are dead.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I charge them like once a week and use then every day
  • The battery comes for a week assuming a daily work of 90min workout. after using for 2 weeks now, I did not find any major discomfort or an issue using this product.
  • These get a good from me as the battery life is no where near 12 hours (the most I have got is 8) and they are not the most comfortable on my ears. Still a great Beats product with amazing sound quality.
  • This new beats are great and have a long lasting battery life. I use them for the gym Mon-Sat for about two hours a day. I do charge them maybe every 2-3 days. It takes as little as 5 mins to get a good charge. Definately worth the upgrade.
  • Overall the headphones are great, just the battery life doesn't last very long.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
159.00 $

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