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Re-evaluating my life because I just spent an hour comparing the quality of all three of these with a white noise app to simulate flight sounds, call/music quality, how they feel when I run, etc.

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OP, thanks for the detailed comparison! But for someone who had never owned AirPods, is the move to get the AirPods 2 or AirPods Pro? i.e. is the extra $100 worth it? For context, I have Bose QC35 that I use for flights and a pair of jaybirds for working out.

I think the Pro are worth it over the normal ones.

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OP, maybe a start a bowl of “Things I Bought and Compared”? Your analysis is so detailed that I want to see you do it for more things. (Maybe at some point you’ll go viral and even get things for free and not have to buy them #sponsored but #notanad) Bonus points on the Bluetooth transmitter for IFE, btw.

OP needs to start a YouTube account ASAP!

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conclusion (even though literally no one asked): impressed with the noise cancellation with the AirPod pros, but still don’t beat out the QC20s (that 16hr battery life 😍)

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McK1: Surely more of that could be done on the phone...?

And I compared using:

White Noise:
-wall unit A/C for white noise
-white noise machine
-box fan
-Miscellaneous chatter (Apple store)
-a microwave

Music/Sound:
-First 5 minutes of This American Life Podcast
-First 1 minute of The Scientist by Coldplay
-3 minutes of Finding Nemo

Exercise:
-5 burpees
-30 seconds of running in place
-1 min of actual running when I decided running in place wasn’t realistic enough

Call quality:
-had my partner call me and make me question my self worth
-jk I just called my mom who can never seem to hear me no matter what I use - her favs to understand me are the AirPods pro in case anyone was wondering

Lmk if anyone has any suggestions on other things to try!

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finding nemo ❤ a true hero

I want nerd friends like u two so they can tell me what to buy ❤️

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I was just doing this in the name of science 🙂

The normal AirPods are fine, good for calls and super convenient. Been using them for 2 years in lieu of the traditional white wired Apple headphones. Rejoiced in the convenience of Bluetooth.

QC20s have been my go to flight headphones. I can’t nap in overears sadly. Able to plug in when I want to partake in inflight entertainment, and able to drown out that plane white noise. I keep 3 dongles in the case with me: 1 lightning for my phone, 1 usb-c for an iPad and 1 with the two prong for those rare first class upgrades. The 16 hour battery life is a godsend for those long flights.

As for the AirPod Pros, I put them in my ears, turned on the noise canceling, and was shocked. It drowned out the sounds of the 14th Street Apple store surprisingly well, and when I played music, I couldn’t hear any of my surroundings. It turns on and off with a brief “hold” on the stem of either pod which is very convenient. But the short battery life and inability to plug into a headrest, it won’t replace my QC20s.

Hope my hour of time helps a few of you!

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@N about 4.5 hours with noise cancellation activated

So....... what’s the verdict??

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that I need to get out more

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Great use of your hour. I was trying to figure this out. Thanks for sharing!

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Good use of your $ partner 😉 Helped us all

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Survey says?

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How did you like the AirPods pro? 😱😱

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OP is not the hero that this app wants, but the one that it needs

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Where is my deck for the review of the headphones? I need it by 8 am tomorrow. Please fix.

Also, Happy Thursday.

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So for plane rides, would you still prefer the QCs over the AirPod pros?

Yes definitely. Unless you only take short flights!

The Exodia of listening devices for consultants

I bought the AirPods Pro today as well. OP is on the money.

One additional note: If you’re like me and couldn’t make the basic AirPods fit your ears, you’ll likely be very pleasantly surprised by how much better the Pros are in that sense.

They fit great! but the issue was that they don’t cancel noise well enough on the flight.

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Only problem is you cannot use QC or any wireless headphones on planes entertainment system. I should remember to always carry the wires earphones for planes

So many gadgets.

In all seriousness, thanks for your time and wisdom, OP!

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I did basically the same with QC35 and QC30 as reference points:


https://joinfishbowl.com/post_w7c3o

Makes sense. I honestly expected that I’d be returning the new AirPods but I’ll keep them. My usual flight is about 4 hours so we’ll see how they do. Apparently they can soak up an hour of playback with a 5 min charge which isn’t bad (though you’re right that it doesn’t come close to the Bose battery life).

Should have posted a YouTube review video, maybe your video would have made you extra $$

So they made AirPods with foreskins huh

Nothing wrong with that!

when it comes to working out but also using them for daily calls at the office, which one is the winner here? I've always looked at bose as the overall winner but now that they're the same price as Pros....i don't know.

For everyday use I’d have to say APP

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