Echo Buds vs AirPods Pro – features and price comparison

Amazon has just announced its second-generation Echo Buds wireless headphones. These new headphones feature active noise cancellation, an optional wireless charging case, and hands-free Alexa support. They also have a lower price tag than many other wireless headphones in the market. How do they stack up against Apple’s popular AirPods Pro? Check out our comparison below to find out.

Echo Buds

Amazon’s new Echo Buds are 20% smaller than its predecessor and feature custom Active Noise Cancellation. The company claims that the new version provides crisp, balanced sound and improved microphones for better call quality. Echo Buds are available with an optional wireless charging case, which adds $20 to the total price. Amazon is also giving six months of Amazon Music Unlimited and Audible Plus for free, for a limited time.

Echo Buds

For a comfortable fit, Amazon includes four sizes of ear tips, and two sizes of wing tips, which should fit most ear sizes. An easy-to-use Ear Tip Fit Test ensures that users can find the right fit for the best seal and active noise cancellation.

Amazon’s custom active noise cancellation tech should filter out twice as much noise compared to the first-generation Echo Buds. A passthrough mode is also included, which allows users to customize how much noise should come in.

In case they are misplaced, users can ask their Alexa to find the earbuds, and they will ping to notify them of their location.

Amazon has focused heavily on an improved audio listening experience in its press release, with high-performance drivers in each bud, for increased fidelity in bass and treble, and reduced distortion “for vibrant melodies and clear spoken word”.

Echo Buds vs AirPods Pro – Features and Price

FeatureEcho Buds (2nd gen)AirPods Pro
Active noise cancellationYesYes
Battery life5 hours per charge
6.5 hours without ANC and Alexa wake word
4.5 hours per charge
5 hours without ANC
Battery life with charging case15 hours
19.5 hours without ANC and Alexa wake word
24 hours
Charges viaUSB-C portLightning port
Wireless chargingOptional (wireless charging case costs extra)Wireless charging case included
Quick charge speed2 hours with 15 minute charge1 hour with 5 minute charge
Water resistance ratingIPX4IPX4
Ear tips4 sizes of ear tips included
2 sizes of wing tips included
3 sizes of ear tips included
Voice assistant supportAlexa, Google Assistant, SiriSiri
CompatibilityBluetooth 5.0H1 chip
Bluetooth 5.0
Price$119.99 ($99.99 currently on Amazon)
$139.99 with wireless charging case ($119.99 currently on Amazon)
$225 on Amazon

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