Apple’s AirPods wireless headphones have another competitor on its hands. The Rowkin Ascent Micro offers big sound, comparable features and a lower price, all while retaining the killer zero-cord convenience that made the AirPods such a hit. Inverse went hands-on for seven days to find out more, and came away impressed.

How do they compare on specs? Size-wise, the AirPods win. The charging case is 46 percent smaller by volume, measuring 1.74 by 0.84 by 2.11 inches. The Ascent case, on the other hand, is 1.05 by 1.98 by 2.74 inches. The AirPods are also 42 percent lighter, at 1.34 ounces versus the Rowkin’s 2.33 ounces.

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