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AirPods Pro 2 vs Beats Fit Pro: are you better off with Apple’s budget buds?

For many listeners, the Beats Fit Pro was a better buy than the AirPods Pro: They had all the essential technology of Apple’s best wireless earbuds, but they were cheaper, more stylish and also fit a lot better. But now Apple has widened the gap between the AirPods Pro and Beats Fit Pro with the launch of the AirPods Pro 2, which promise to deliver better audio and better noise cancellation. Does that mean they are a better buy than the Beats? Let’s find out.

AirPods Pro 2 vs Beats Fit Pro: price and release date

Apple AirPods Pro 2 suspended above a hand, on black background

Apple’s latest AirPods Pro 2 arrived as part of the September 7 ‘Far Out’ event (Image credit: Apple)

The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) are available to order now and will be available from September 23. They are $249 / £249 / AU$399.