Simply put, the main reason to buy the standard AirPods is to save money. The content of this website is not supplied or reviewed by Apple Inc. Regular AirPods are more finicky, and may have a tendency to shift or slip in certain conditions. However, on the AirPods Pro, battery life does take a slight hit with active noise cancellation enabled. A career highlight for me was being a founding member of TrustedReviews. The regular AirPods will provide an additional 3 hours of listening time after being charged for 15 minutes via the case while the AirPods Pro will offer 1 hour of additional listening time after 5 mins of charging. The original AirPods kicked off the race for the best wireless earbuds, and our Apple AirPods 2 review showed that Apple made plenty of smart upgrades while keeping the price affordable. This meant one could not wear them while working out or a trip in the shower was enough to kill the earphones for good.