Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) vs Apple AirPods Pro

Last Updated & Fact Checked:  October 15, 2022

Are you trying to decide between the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and the Apple AirPods Pro?

Product Versus will provide you with all the product details so you can quickly compare the facts to find which product is right for you – the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) or the Apple AirPods Pro – and find out exactly what the differences are.

Both the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and the Apple AirPods Pro are quality products, so read on to find out which one is best for your needs!

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) quick facts

Apple AirPods Pro quick facts

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) product details

Bestseller No. 1
Valkit for Apple Airpods 3rd Generation Case Cover with Lock, Cool AirPods 3 Case with Keychain for Men Women Military Hard Shell Rugged Shockproof Air Pod 3 Case for AirPod 3rd Gen Case 2021, Black
148 Reviews
Valkit for Apple Airpods 3rd Generation Case Cover with Lock, Cool AirPods 3 Case with Keychain for Men Women Military Hard Shell Rugged Shockproof Air Pod 3 Case for AirPod 3rd Gen Case 2021, Black
  • 【Compatible with Airpods 3 Case】 - Valkit armor series Airpods 3 case cover is specially designed for Apple Airpods 3rd Generation 2021 case (2021 Released). PLEASE NOTE: Not compatible with AirPods pro & 2nd & 1st generation case
  • 【360-Degree Full-Body Case Protector】- Sturdy Airpod 3 case hard shell is made of environmental friendly TPU material and shockproof protective corner design will definitely provide comprehensive protection for your air pod gen 3 against daily drops, bumps and scratches
  • 【Convenient Charging】- 2 pieces separated design make it easy to install and remove the case cover. Cool airpod 3rd generation case support both wired and wireless charging without removing the hard case cover. Charging LED light is visible during the charging
  • 【Airpods 3 Case with Lock Clip】- Secure locking lid make sure the Airpods 3 case cover won’t opened accidently when carrying or dropping. Equipped with a metal carabiner keychain clip to help you conveniently carry your Apple Air Pod 3 anywhere. [Unlike other styles on the market, our products use homopolar magnets design, you just need to press the secure lock clip lightly to automatically open your Airpods case]
  • 【Quality Assurance】- You buy our Valkit AirPods Pro Case Cover,you will get reliable customer service and trusted guarantee. Valkit take care of all quality-related issues with a replacement or refund, send us a message us through your Order page and we’ll get back to you faster within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 2
Cool Armor for Airpods 3rd Generation Case, Shockproof AirPod 3 Case iPod Gen 3 Hard Cover for Men Women, CAGOS Compatible with Apple Airpod Wireless 3rd Gen Cases 2021 (White)
684 Reviews
Cool Armor for Airpods 3rd Generation Case, Shockproof AirPod 3 Case iPod Gen 3 Hard Cover for Men Women, CAGOS Compatible with Apple Airpod Wireless 3rd Gen Cases 2021 (White)
  • 【Hard Airpods 3 Case】Upgraded TPU material with edge buffer design, the cool armor will protect your Airpod 3rd Generation (2021) from scratches or dropping.
  • 【Fit Airpod 3rd Perfectly】The Airpod 3 cover lid and bottom will not get loose and no need adhesive tape. Good for wireless charging and USB charging without removing the cover. (Front LED visible)
  • 【Transform Airpod 3】Best use of color, making airpod 3rd generation case more stylish. The new airpd 3 case cover is a good choice for men women for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays.
  • 【Never Lose AirPod 3】 You will get one cool airpod 3 cover + one solid carabiner. Easy for you to carry around by attaching to your backpack, keychains or purse.
  • 【High Quality Airpod 3 Cover】WORRY-FREE resend or full refund within 90 days. If you have any problems, please feel free to click "Contact Seller", our customer service team will reply to you within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 3
14 in 1 AirPods 3 Generation Case Accessories Set Kit Silicone for AirPods 3 Case Cover 2021, Protective Case for Apple AirPods Gen 3 3rd Charging Case with Ear Cover/Clean Putty/Carry Box/Strap Black
139 Reviews
14 in 1 AirPods 3 Generation Case Accessories Set Kit Silicone for AirPods 3 Case Cover 2021, Protective Case for Apple AirPods Gen 3 3rd Charging Case with Ear Cover/Clean Putty/Carry Box/Strap Black
  • 【SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR AIRPODS 3 GENERATION(2021 RELEASED), NOT COMPATIBLE WITH AIRPODS1,2 AND AIRPOD PRO】This newest AirPods 3 silicone case designed for Apple AirPods 3rd generation charging case 2021 released, which specially used high elasticity silicone material and precision molded for snugly fitting, and it is different from normal silicone on the market. !!!NOTICE: AirPods 3 and AirPods 3 Charging Case are not included!!!
  • 【360° PROTECTION DESIGN FOR APPLE AIRPODS GEN 3 CASE】Made of durable, non-toxic, odorless silicone to protect your AirPods 3rd generation from bumps, shock, scratch, slip, dust. And the bottom of airpods 3 case cover dust plug design, No more tiny dusts out to attack your AirPods 3 gen charging port. Simple all-in-one airpods 3 silicone case design easy to install and take off, and attach to your bags,pants for easy portable and secure against loss
  • 【CONVENIENT WIRED & WIRELESS CHARGING FOR AIRPODS 3】Support wired and wireless charging without removing the case. With Precise cutouts for charging port, the airpods 3 case is convenient to charging the airpods 3 headphone from the bottom without remove the case. and the front LED light is visible when charging
  • 【14 IN 1 AIRPODS 3 CASE ACCESSORIES KIT INCLUDE】1 * AirPods 3 Case Silicone for women men, 1 * Metal Keychain [Connect to backpack], 1 * AirPods 3 Ear Tips Covers [Not Fit in Charging Case], 1 * AirPods 3 Ear Hook [Great for running], 2 * AirPods 3 Watch Band Holder [Match stylish with watch], 2 * Anti-lost lanyard [Hooking around neck], 1 * Wrist Strap, 1 * Waterproof Storage Box, 2 * Brush [Clean the dirt], 1 * Ring [Small&lovely], 1 * Cleaning Putty 6 packs [Remove Ear Wax,Dirt & Gunk]
  • 【AIRPODS 3 CASE VISIBLE FRONT LIGHT】A thin wall inside of the airpods 3 cover has been specially treated and fits perfectly with AirPods 3 front LED to allow the indicator light of your case to shine through. The light turn red show no power. If you have any questions with our product , please contact us (inclund full refund or new replace product)

Apple AirPods Pro product details

Bestseller No. 1
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with MagSafe Charging Case. Active Noise Cancelling, Personalized Spatial Audio, Customizable Fit, Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone
  • Active Noise Cancellation reduces unwanted background noise
  • Adaptive Transparency lets outside sounds in while reducing loud environmental noise
  • Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you
  • Multiple ear tips (XS, S, M, L)
  • Touch control lets you swipe to adjust volume, press to direct media playback, answer or end calls, and press and hold to switch between listening modes
Bestseller No. 2
Apple AirPods Pro - 1st Gen. (Renewed Premium)
  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
  • Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear
Bestseller No. 3
Apple AirPods Pro (Renewed)
14,901 Reviews
Apple AirPods Pro (Renewed)
  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
  • Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear

New products & alternatives to the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and the Apple AirPods Pro

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Airpods Pro 2nd Generation Case, Cartoon Cute Anime Design Series Apple Airpod pro 2 Case Cover for Airports Pro 2 Generation 2022, Wireless AirPods Pro 2 Cases for Men Women,Transparent Red Cloud
42 Reviews
Airpods Pro 2nd Generation Case, Cartoon Cute Anime Design Series Apple Airpod pro 2 Case Cover for Airports Pro 2 Generation 2022, Wireless AirPods Pro 2 Cases for Men Women,Transparent Red Cloud
  • 【Premium TPU Anime Airpods Pro 2nd Generation Case Cover 】:Maxjoy Airpods pro 2 Gen protective cover made of TPU material, drop- resistant and anti-scratch, give a good protection to your Airpods Pro 2nd Generation . Adorable, lightweight, compact design is easy to carry with you.
  • 【Front LED Visible & Wireless Charging Support】:This Apple Airpods Pro 2nd Generation Case perfect for Airpods pro 2, front Led visible, support the Airpods wireless and wire charging case.
  • 【Portable Stainless Keychain】:This AirPods Pro 2nd Generation case cover equipped with premium high toughness stainless keychain instead of alloy one to have a longer lifespan. It can hang on bag, waist band etc. Never worry to lose your Airpods!
  • 【(Easy to Install & Remove】:After put the Airpods Pro 2 into our protective case, you still can access to the sync sensor button and lightning charger port. Not need to remove the case when charging your Airpods charging case. It is lightweight and thin, make your Airpod charging case look beautiful, not bulky.
  • 【Package & Multi-color】:1 x Airpods Pro 2nd Generation case, 1 x Stainless Steel Keychain. Make your life easy and colorful. Respond quickly within 24 hours, life-time friendly service support. (Airpods and Airpods charging station NOT Include).
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USB C Wall Charger, Excgood 20W USB C Power Adapter Compatible with iPhone 14 Pro 13 Pro Max 12 11, iPad Pro 12.9 Air6, Pixel 6 Pro 5 4, Galaxy S22/21, AirPods [2-Pack]-Black
  • 【20W USB C Power Adapter】Supported by PD 3.0 protocol, loaded with 20W (max) power, Excgood USB C charger can charge your iPhone 14 Pro Max from 0 to 50% battery in just 35 minutes. Why not upgrading your phone power adapter to 20W, enjoying speedy charging, instead of bearing the last generation slow charging wall plug.
  • 【Full Compatibility with USB-C Powered Devices】This latest USB C wall charger is compatible with iPhone 14 Pro Max/14Plus/14Pro/14/13/13 Pro/13 Pro Max/13 Mini/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/11 Pro Max/11Pro/11/SE/XS/XS Max/X/XR/8, Pad Pro 12.6, Pad Pro 11, Pad 9, Air 4, Mini 6, Pixel 6/5, Galaxy S22 ultra, S22+, S22, S21 fe/10/9/Note20 and other Type-C enabled devices.
  • 【Guidance of Compatible Cables】 For iPhone series, you’ll need a latest USB-C phone cable to connect. For those devices with type-c port, you’re supposed to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to charge. We especially remind that Pad Pro 12.9”(4th gen/3rd gen) and Pad Pro 11”(2nd gen/1st gen) are type-c port devices, but other Pad models are old type connectors. You would enjoy the superior 20W charging speed as long as you make sure the phone/pad supports fast charging and get the right cable.
  • 【Reliable Protection】Each charger block is tested before shipping in order to ensure the quality. The smart chip protects your charging device from over-voltage, over-heating, short-circuiting. Works under 100-240V, it’s a great partner of your business trip or holiday tours.
  • 【What U Get in This Purchase】Package includes 2 x USB C fast charger. (▲charging cord is not included) This dual pack is a smart and economical choice for upgrading your iPhone/Pad charger to 20W! We offer 18-month quality promise and 24-hour customer support. If you’re unsatisfied with our product or finding any problems while using it, please feel free to let us know.
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Haobobro Handcrafted AirPods Pro Leather Case with Lanyard and Clip | Only Compatible with AirPods Pro (1st Generation) - Top Grain Leather Case Cover | Not for AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) - Black
  • 100 % Original - Natural Top-grade Full Grain Leather - the leather will develop a patina and your case will forge its own unique character over time - Nontoxic and environmentally friendly - No chemical smell, only natural leather smell
  • The soft-touch finish of the leather exterior feels great in your hand. Underneath the material exterior is a rigid, injection-molded Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate shell that’s lightweight and durable. And on the inside, there’s a recycled Microfiber Lining to provide extra care for your AirPods
  • The combination of real leather, rugged PC and soft microfiber offers a versatile protection from hard drops, scratches and contamination. Keychain carabiner keeps the Airpods attached to your bag or backpack and is easily removable if you want to secure to a keyring or use included wrist strap
  • NOTE: It supports wireless charging so that you don't need to take efforts to remove the protective case when you charge your device. [NOT compatible with Apple Watch Charger]. Compatible with AirPods Pro 1st generation (Released in 2019) ONLY. Not for AirPods Pro 2nd Gen/AirPods 3rd Gen
  • Will the leather scratch? Designed with natural leather that will scuff and mark (but scratches fade and patina with time). If you always want a perfect finish, this is not the case for you. But, if you are after the perfect authentic leather patina, this is absolutely the case for you
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Haobobro Handcrafted AirPods Pro Leather Case with Keychain and Strap | Only Compatible with AirPods Pro (1st Generation) - Top Grain Leather Case Cover | Not for AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) - Brown
  • 100 % Original - Natural Top-grade Full Grain Leather - the leather will develop a patina and your case will forge its own unique character over time - Nontoxic and environmentally friendly - No chemical smell, only natural leather smell
  • The soft-touch finish of the leather exterior feels great in your hand. Underneath the material exterior is a rigid, injection-molded Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate shell that’s lightweight and durable. And on the inside, there’s a recycled Microfiber Lining to provide extra care for your AirPods
  • The combination of real leather, rugged PC and soft microfiber offers a versatile protection from hard drops, scratches and contamination. Keychain carabiner keeps the Airpods attached to your bag or backpack and is easily removable if you want to secure to a keyring or use included wrist strap
  • NOTE: It supports wireless charging so that you don't need to take efforts to remove the protective case when you charge your device. [NOT compatible with Apple Watch Charger]. Compatible with AirPods Pro 1st generation (Released in 2019) ONLY. Not for AirPods Pro 2nd Gen/AirPods 3rd Gen
  • Will the leather scratch? Designed with natural leather that will scuff and mark (but scratches fade and patina with time). If you always want a perfect finish, this is not the case for you. But, if you are after the perfect authentic leather patina, this is absolutely the case for you
New
Haobobro Handcrafted AirPods Pro Leather Case Cover | Only Compatible with AirPods Pro (1st Gen) - Top Grain Leather AirPods Pro 1st Generation Case | Not for AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) - Brown
  • 100 % Original - Natural Top-grade Full Grain Leather - the leather will develop a patina and your case will forge its own unique character over time - Nontoxic and environmentally friendly - No chemical smell, only natural leather smell
  • The soft-touch finish of the leather exterior feels great in your hand. Underneath the material exterior is a rigid, injection-molded Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate shell that’s lightweight and durable. And on the inside, there’s a recycled Microfiber Lining to provide extra care for your AirPods
  • The combination of real leather, rugged PC and soft microfiber offers a versatile protection from hard drops, scratches and contamination. It supports wireless charging so that you don't need to take efforts to remove the protective case when you charge your device
  • NOTE: Compatible with AirPods Pro 1st generation (Released in 2019) ONLY . Not for AirPods Pro 2nd generation/AirPods 3rd generation. Supports the visibility of the power light for quick battery status updates. [NOT compatible with Apple Watch Charger]
  • Will the leather scratch? Designed with natural leather that will scuff and mark (but scratches fade and patina with time). If you always want a perfect finish, this is not the case for you. But, if you are after the perfect authentic leather patina, this is absolutely the case for you

Our conclusion on the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) vs Apple AirPods Pro

Both the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and the Apple AirPods Pro are high quality products and we are sure you will be happy with either one. In the end it comes down to your budget and the value for money you are looking for.

Either way, the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and the Apple AirPods Pro are both excellent products that will more than do their job!