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Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs JLab Hear OTC

Check out our comparison of the Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs JLab Hear OTC. Listen to audio samples and see how the two hearing aids differ in terms of sound performance, features, accessories, and more.

Apple AirPods Pro 2
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JLab Hear OTC
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Product Overview

Form Factor
Earbud
Earbud
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Product Family
1 model
1 model
Retail Price
$199
$79

Sound Performance

Sound Score
2.9
3.6
Speech in quiet
0.7
2.7
Speech in noise
0.7
1.0
My own voice
1.9
1.8
No feedback issues
5.0
5.0
Streaming quality
4.8
4.6

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Streaming Music
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
HearingTracker partners with HearAdvisor to provide recordings and performance data from an acoustic laboratory that follows the standard scientific procedures described in this whitepaper. All hearing aids are fitted and performance-tested for mild sloping to moderate hearing loss. All audio samples cutoff above 10kHz.

Hardware Features

Accelerometer
Yes
Bluetooth® Audio
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
  • LC3
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
  • SBC
  • AAC
Gyroscope
Yes
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
IP Rating (Liquid)
4
4
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Play/Pause
  • Audio passthrough on/off
  • Accept/end calls
Tap Options
  • Change program
  • Accept/end calls
Voice Assistant
Voice Assistant
  • Siri
Volume Rocker
Yes

Software Features

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Yes
Yes
Active occlusion cancellation (AOC)
Yes
Directionality
Conversation Boost
Yes
Feedback Suppression
Yes
Resonance Normalization
Adaptive EQ
Self-fitting
  • Tuned based on hearing test through device
  • Tuned based on audio preference selections
  • Tuned by user directly
Spatial Audio
Yes
Unique Amplification Strategy
Adaptive Transparency
Headphone Accommodations