Airpods are the continuation of the most popular wireless earphones in the world. Now they look similar to AirPods Pro, but in general, they are very different. At the same time, they compared it with AirPods Pro in terms of fit and, of course, sound. These are the best AirPods as compared to the previous series. Especially if you are planning to buy customized AirPods, you should go with AirPods 3 instead of the last series.

What is New in AirPods 3

The case is minimal. Almost like the first AirPods

Taking the shape of the AirPods Pro case, Apple has significantly reduced it – so much so that for me, as the owner of the “pro” with experience, it is even a little unusual.


  •  AirPods 3: 46.4mm high, 54.5mm wide, 21.38mm thick, and weigh 37.9g
  •  AirPods 2: 53.5mm tall, 44.3mm wide, 21.3mm thick, and weigh 38.2g
  • AirPods Pro: 45.2mm high, 60.6mm wide, 21.7mm thick, and weighs 45.6g

From all these numbers, we find that the AirPods 3 case is, as expected, more comprehensive than the AirPods 2, but not as much as the AirPods Pro.  

Price and availability

You can easily buy airpods online at major online retailers, including Trade Armour, Amazon and AS2, or directly from Apple. The AirPods 3 is sold for $179 at various e-commerce store. Colour options are limited to one: White. Inside the box are a MagSafe charging case, Lightning-to-USB-C cable, quick start guide, and other standard documentation.

These buds are less expensive than the AirPods Pro ($249) but cost more than the AirPods 2, which recently dropped to $129. Regarding other competitors, the AirPods 3 remains pricier than popular mid-tier options like the Beats Studio Buds ($149) and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ($149), two models that come with ANC for a lower MSRP. 

Make sure to check out our AirPods sales page, as well as our Black Friday headphones deals page for all of the latest sales and discounts on Apple products.

The sound quality has improved.

Apple has completely redesigned the speakers in AirPods 3. It has nothing to do with AirPods 2 or even AirPods Pro, despite the external similarity of the cases. The only thing that these models technically have in common is the presence of the First, there is indeed more bass in AirPods 3.  

The operating time has increased.

True, the difference is slight: it was 5 hours, now 6 hours from a single charge when listening to music. With Spatial Audio turned on, it will be 5 hours, and in continuous talk mode – up to 4 hours. The case gives up to 30 hours of work. That’s five total charges – the same as the AirPods 2. These do not record numbers in 2021, just a solid midpoint in battery life.