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Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case vs. Sony WF-1000XM3 + 5

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Half Star 5
4.2

£109.00

£113.98 Incl. delivery
Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

£76.80

£86.75 Incl. delivery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Half Star 5
4.2
“Fit”

£129.90

£134.00 Incl. delivery
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

“Wireless connection”

£82.99

£102.00 Incl. delivery
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

£265.00

£289.00 Incl. delivery
Frequency range (max)
21000 Hz
20000 Hz
40000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
5 Hz
20 Hz
10 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
32 Ω
32 Ω
32 Ω
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
92 dB/mW
110 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of connector
USB
2.5mm, 3.5mm
3.5mm
2.5mm, 3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
5.0
4.1
5.0
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
5 h
6 h
20 h
5 h
10 h
20 h
6 h
Attachment type
Ear canal
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Headband
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Pink
Black, Silver, Grey, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Pink
White, Blue
Black, White, Grey, Red
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Brown, Blue, Red, Pink, Bronze
Headset
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Driver size
6 mm
40 mm
40 mm
12 mm
Product weight
8 g
8.5 g
235 g
4 g
687 g
250 g
5.6 g
Features
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Folding, Multi Point, Supports NFC, Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Charging via USB, Suitable for gaming, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX4
IPX4
IPX2
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Closed
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Next song, Previous song, Volume
Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Type
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Surround
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Number of channels
7.1
Simulated surround sound
Yes
Release year
2021
2020
2017
2021
2018
2019
2021