If you are not sure which are the best AirPods to buy in 2023, or which ones are the best fit for your particular needs, the choice between these two particular models is actually rather straightforward. One offers the bare minimum, at the lowest possible price point, while the other brings a plethora of impressive features, at a premium.
The base AirPods 2 are the cheapest earbuds in Apple’s portfolio. They offer good sound quality, a total battery life of more than 24 hours, with 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, and double-tap controls. However, that is about it.
The AirPods Pro 2 on the other hand offer superior sound quality (courtesy of the H2 chip) and up to 6 hours of listening time on one charge, which goes up to 30 hours when you take into account the MagSafe Charging Case.
They also come equipped with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Adaptive Transparency and Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking. These three features together add up to create a truly immersive listening experience.
In short, the AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro 2 are two very different devices that will appeal to very distinct users. Luckily, regardless of which one you choose, you will be getting a very good price.