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Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case vs. Sony WF-1000XM3 + 3

Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

£76.80

£86.75 Incl. delivery
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

“Wireless connection”

£99.00

£102.00 Incl. delivery
Frequency range (max)
21000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
5 Hz
20 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
32 Ω
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
110 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Type of connector
USB
2.5mm, 3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
A2DP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
5 h
6 h
5 h
20 h
6 h
Attachment type
Ear canal
Ear canal
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Pink
White, Blue
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Brown, Blue, Red, Pink, Bronze
Headset
No
No
No
Yes
No
Driver size
6 mm
12 mm
Product weight
8 g
8.5 g
4 g
250 g
5.6 g
Features
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, True Wireless
Folding, Supports NFC, Active noise cancellation (ANC), True Wireless
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, 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
IPX2
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Open
Closed
Closed
Channels
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Next song, Previous song, Volume
Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Earpiece design
In ear
In ear
In ear
Over ear
In ear
Release year
2021
2020
2021
2019
2021