Battle of the Bluetooth Headphones: Comparing Features, Differences, and Prices between Apple AirPods Pro and Jabra Elite 10 Active

The AirPods Pro have quickly become some of the best wireless Bluetooth headphones on the market, but they are specifically designed for Apple users. These headphones offer exceptional sound quality, active noise cancellation, and improved connectivity compared to the first generation. However, not everyone who owns an iPhone or other Apple devices may want the second generation AirPods Pro as their Bluetooth headphones.

For those looking for an alternative, Jabra has recently released the Elite 10 Active, a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones that promise to be strong competitors with great audio quality, active noise cancellation, and Dolby Atmos sound. In this article, we will compare the features, differences, and prices of the AirPods Pro and the Jabra Elite 10 Active.

In terms of specifications, the AirPods Pro 2nd generation has headphones measuring 3.09 cm high by 2.18 cm wide and 2.4 cm thick, weighing 5.3 grams. The charging case measures 4.52 cm high by 6.06 cm wide and 2.17 cm thick, weighing 50.8 grams. On the other hand, the Jabra Elite 10 Active headphones weigh 5.7 grams each, with a case size of 24.4 mm x 46.9 mm x 65.4 mm and a weight of 45.9 grams.

Both the AirPods Pro and the Jabra Elite 10 Active feature active noise cancellation, but the Jabra headphones also integrate Dolby Atmos with tracking, adaptive ambient sound mode, and automatic volume adjustment. The Jabra headphones have a 10mm speaker size and support AAC and SBC audio codecs. They also boast advanced ANC and wideband microphone capabilities with a frequency range of 100 Hz to 8,000 Hz.

In terms of connectivity, the Jabra Elite 10 Active supports Bluetooth 5.3, BLE, and multipoint Bluetooth, making them compatible with both Apple and non-Apple devices. They also support Fast Pair for Android devices and Swift Pair for Windows computers. On the other hand, the AirPods Pro have an Apple H2 chip for headphones and a U1 chip in the MagSafe charging case. They also support Bluetooth 5.3 but work best with Apple devices.

When it comes to battery life, the AirPods Pro can provide up to six hours of audio playback on a single charge, with the charging case providing up to 30 hours of audio playback or 24 hours of talk time. The Jabra Elite 10 Active claims up to 36 hours of battery life with ANC off or up to 27 hours with ANC on, with around 6-8 hours per charge depending on the activated functions.

In terms of endurance, the AirPods Pro have an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance, while the Jabra Elite 10 Active have an IP57 rating for the earphones and an IP54 rating for the charging case.

The AirPods Pro (2022) can be purchased for €299 from the official Apple store, while the Jabra Elite 10 Active is priced at 249 euros.

In summary, the AirPods Pro (2022) are a great option for Apple users who want wireless Bluetooth headphones with excellent sound quality and active noise cancellation. However, for those who do not have Apple devices or want more flexibility, the Jabra Elite 10 Active is a strong alternative with compatibility across various operating systems. The sound technology, connectivity options, and battery life of both options should be considered when making a purchasing decision.

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