The second-generation and third-generation AirPods have substantially different designs, yet both have a comparable fit and a glossy white plastic finish. The design of the second-generation AirPods is similar to that of Apple's wired EarPods, featuring lengthy stems that protrude from the ear.
While neither set of AirPods includes the in-ear silicone tips of the AirPods Pro, the design of the third-generation AirPods is quite similar to Apple's high-end earphones. This means they have significantly shorter stems and a bigger in-ear section, which may result in a more comfortable fit for some users. The charging case for the third-generation AirPods is likewise shorter and broader.
The general appearance of the third-generation AirPods is considerably more discreet and sophisticated, but which style and fit you like is ultimately up to you.
- Motion-detecting accelerometers
- Speech-detecting accelerometers
- Dual beamforming microphones
- H1 chip
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Hey Siri
- Automatic device switching
- Live Listen audio
- Headphone levels
- Personalized engraving option