Just like the old AirPods, Apple claims the AirPods 2 can last 5 hours on a charge. And thanks to the H1 chip, the company also says the Pods deliver 50 percent more talk time. I got 4 hours and 49 minutes out of the AirPods.
The AirPods 2 delivered a better performance on H.E.R.'s "Focus," delivering a beautifully delicate harp that was crowded by the big bass, but not so much that the artist's vulnerable vocal couldn't shine through. Still, the Elite Active 65ts had more precise lows, which allowed me to hear the percussion better.
When it's time for a charge, just pop the Pods back into their charging case, which will provide up to 24 hours of additional charge when charging either wirelessly or over Lightning. And just like its predecessor, the wireless charging case will deliver 3 hours of listening time and 2 hours of talk time from 15 minutes of charge.
Faster, smarter, longer-lasting, the AirPods 2 are still at the top of the heap for iPhone owners