Apple has launched their new AirPods and the question is on everyone’s mind (well our minds at least) the moment the official announcement was made as if we should replace our AirPods 2 with the new Airpods 3. Well, we will try and answer that and compare both iterations of the Apple AirPod.
After months of patiently (and then maybe not so patiently) waiting, Apple finally released the AirPods 3 wireless earbuds. So, how do they hold up to the AirPods 2? The wireless earbuds, now in the third generation of development, showcase a raft of improvements over their 2019 forebears, including new design and improved specs, rounded off by advanced sound quality.
The question we have to answer is, are they worth upgrading to? And should those in the market for a pair of AirPods buy them or the now-cheaper AirPods 2? We compare old and new in terms of price, battery life, features, and all-important sound quality.
The new AirPods 3 are ranked below the Pro in Apple’s wireless earbuds armory. Priced accordingly, the new models cost £169 ($179, AU$279), which is less than the AirPods Pro at £239 ($249, AU$399) and a bit more than the launch price of their most recent forbear, the AirPod2, which are still current in Apple’s earphone line-up.
In the wake of the AirPods 3, the price has now officially dropped to £119 ($129, AU$219), which is more or less the price point they have lingered around in recent times.
Demand has remained strong resulting in prices holding up reasonably well until quite recently, so a price drop for the older ‘Pods is appreciated.