• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pleasantly amazed

    Negatives - these seem ridiculously expensive on face value and no external controls other than Siri "functionality".
    Pros - phenomenal sound, flawless pairing and connections, incredible freedom.

    I had to wait 6 WEEKS for these things to arrive off backorder and I thought I was nuts for dropping $160 on them. BUT once you experience them, it becomes obvious that they're another example of Apple engineering. On the cusp of overpriced but oh so worth it for the design, engineering and just general excellence. The pairing process is magical for lack of a better word. Flipped open the case with my phone nearby, pressed the connect prompt for the one time initial process and they were paired instantly to my phone, watch, iPad and mac. The W1 chip does its thing remarkably well because they have zero static, exceptional range and jump into connected status almost instantly every time I use them. Do yourself a favor and get a caddy case to hold them on your keys or purse or bag because you'll want to always have them with you. Phone/Skype/Facetime conversations are clear and crisp with excellent microphone and noise cancellation performance from my end. And I am flat out amazed how good they sound with music. To the point of shaming (or at least equaling) much more expensive cans. I assume it must be outstanding EQ work by the electronics but whatever the secret sauce, it works great. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound!

    I wouldn't consider myself an "audiophile" but for my use, AirPods are great! They easily pair to my iPhone and iPad with no issues. I know they aren't the highest quality available but for wireless earbuds, these are amazing. Battery life is actually really good. The quick charge option with the AirPods case is really cool too. I've watched movies with these and listened to music and was just blown away. Obviously they are great for voice calls/video chats but even on the entertainment side they work really well. Pricey but such a great product!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic

    I was really sceptical about these, the wired set with similar design supplied with my iPhone 6 have never been used as I don't like the noise leakage but these are something else entirely!

    I tried a pair of AirPods in an Apple Store, paired to my iPhone so I could test them with my music. Store let me play with them for about 20 minutes and I bought a pair, the sound is really crisp and clear, the case is really cute (and much smaller in real life than I thought it would be). Setup is easy - open the case, tap Connect. That's it. Ridiculous ease of use.

    I put them on as I walked out of the Apple Store (battery was 95% on the AirPods and 70% case) and got the train home. Didn't miss a beat and when I phoned a friend using them they had no idea I was walking through a busy town centre.

    My Powerbeats3 have just gone on eBay.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Although nicely designed.....

    .....they're not worth the price tag!
    I bought these a good few months ago when my local Apple Stores eventually started to stock them and although i was really impressed by the sound quality, they lack any sort of noise cancellation so anything louder than general chatter and your music is drowned out.
    The batteries in both the AirPods and Case last quite a long time so that's a plus.

    The only thing that's making me keep them is the fact they're truly wireless. I had Bose SoundSport before and hated the wire across the back of the neck; these eliminate that problem altogether.
    Contrary to popular belief, they do not just fall out of your ears either, even when running.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An innovation worthy of Steve Jobs

    This is one of the best products Apple designed in the last five years, the convenience of being truly wire-less (shall we say wire-free, unlike wireless Beatsx with a cord that connects both earbuds) cannot be underestimated. The quality of sound fulfills my needs, while the bluetooth connection is rock solid. Totally worth its price, and once you become accustomed to them, you wonder how on earth people make phone calls putting that bulky handset by their ear. 6 stars of 5. A++.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant tech

    I quickly got over the 'look' of the AirPods, because the are simply amazing. No wires, a great voice mic, and with wonderful sound. If the wired Apple ear buds are not your thing then maybe these are not either, but otherwise the AirPods are simply fantastic. I have a couple blue tooth headphones and the AirPods are the easiest to pair and are incredibly minimalistic. There is no question in my mind, AirPods are the greatest technology in headphones at this time. Battery life is excellent considering their super small size and negligible weight. The only thing that could be improved is sound isolation that you can get with 'earplug' type headphones (thinking Etymotics).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Best invention since the iPhone. Great for active lifestyle or working out (not cord restriction). Also great for conference calls, etc. I wear them all the time.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    These are the best earbuds I’ve ever had. They’re loud and fit well. I waited sooo long for them to finally drop and ordered them the day they came out. But... about 6 months later I lost them... For as expensive they were and how excited I was about them I was extremely upset. I still haven’t found them to this day. I feel like due to the price they should have some sort of technology to where if you lose them you can make them make a noise or something.. Or a warranty or something...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best headphones

    Most best headphones

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Value

    I had the Airpods for about three months. Yes, I had them until my dog used my Airpods as a chew toy. The Airpods are incredible! For comparison, I also own the Here One Earbuds and the Nuheara IQbuds. The Here One Earbuds and IQbuds both sound better than the Airpods but that is where their advantage ends. So although the other two earbuds sound better, their battery life is horrible (1-3 hours depending on features enabled) and the charging cases are ridiculously large, not something you want to walk around with in your front pocket.

    The Airpods sound is really really good, but not great. This is probably a trade off for cost, size, battery life, and design (for noise canceling they would have to fit better/tighter in my ear). The Airpods were also the least expensive of the three earbuds I purchased. Using the Airpods with the Apple watch is also an advantage. When going out for a run I used my watch and Airpods, left my iPhone at home. What would be a great improvement for the Apple watch would be better playlist management, currently I can only have one playlist on the watch at a time. The other Earbuds could pair with my watch but they can only be paired with one device.

    I ordered new Airpods to replace the Airpods my dog destroyed (or maybe he was doing a product teardown to show me the components). and the mandatory 6 week waiting period is almost over and I should receive them this week.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Overall this product is really good. They feel more comfortable in my ears than the EarPods do and I'm very pleased I don't have a wire dangling down, getting in my way now.
    One problem (for me), is that if you want to change the volume or track, you need to ask Siri. I think if it had certain touch commands, it would be easier for people who don't want to always talk out loud and ask Siri.

    Other than that, I love the product

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best product of 2016

    I wasnt fond of the design, i wasnt fond that it was not an in ear. I took a leap of faith and was rewarded heavily.

    Yes it is not the best sounding nor has any isolation. But it is more than great for a commoner like myself. The connection was super easy, no more people pulling on the wires.

    Using this i feel free without the cable, enjoy it every single day. Only complain: Better battery life.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I was skeptical about purchasing these AirPods. They were never in stock, however, I was able to get them at Best Buy. I have had them now for 3 days. The first day I went to the gym and lifted weights, the AirPods were perfect. I then went on my 4 mile walk/run. I am amazed. The AirPods stayed in my ears with out moving. Funny thing, I freaked out in the middle of my run and had to see if the AirPods were still in my ear, of course they were, as I was still hearing music in my ears. A funny story my whole family just laughed at when I told them. The AirPods have replaced all of my headphones. I now only have the tiny and amazing AirPods to listen to my music when I exercise, and when I do chores around the house, or when I am studying at school in the library. You should buy these and give them a shot. See if they work for you, if they do you will be pleased. I am so happy with my purchase. I Love my new AirPods.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First time I have ever been disappointed with an Apple product

    For me they won't stop in my ears. From a company that can design beautiful tech, the AirPods design is so flawed. This is the first Apple product I have purchased, in the eight years of owning Apple products, that I have been disappointed and needed to return the item.

    They are made of a shiny plastic material, which by nature makes them have no grip at all in the ear canal. Apple need to go back to the drawing board with the design and make the next generation of the AirPods an in ear type.

    The sound quality, I actually think it's on the average side at best. Sound quality of a £20-£30 earphone at best.

    Too be fair, as a product they are excellent, no wires, a convenient carry and charge case. But the main issue is the design. They simply have no customisation to accommodate various sized ear canals. With in ear design earphones, you have a variety of different sized tips and of different materials to size and suit, and also wing tips to provide an even more secure fit.

    Seriously Apple, a really lazy design keeping the five year old EarPod design for the AirPods.

    Maybe the series 2 version of the AirPods will have a redesign (which they seriously need) and if they do I would give them another try.

    Seriously disappointed and flawed. Going back to the shop with these very shortly for a refund.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I was really lucky because I won a pair in a contest. So I had heard both good and not so good about them. I love these things. Now I would feel bad without them. They connect instantly after you put the fist one in your ear. So no delay in listening to the source. Easy to use and the case is also so well designed. And if you have an iPhone, uses the same cable for charging them in the case. Brilliant. The whole concept is brilliant!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    As far as earphones go they are great, the sound is good, they are convenient, and one of the greatest features that i found is being able to remove any one of the earphones and by doing so pausing your music. Being able to track them is also a great feature. The only issue i have with them is that they lose connection when doing just about anything. I can't put my phone in my pocket or move it around or else they disconnect. Therefore I give it a 1 star rating bc what good are wireless earphones if they keep losing connection.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    my review on this product is , its a great product for the portability but for the price I would get a better pair like pair of Bose earphone but still the AirPods are still a great air

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them but more tap features will make this superb!

    It fits, it sounds amazing.
    Battery life super.. and the design language is so clean.

    Will give this a 5 star when they introduce more tap features.
    Look at the new B&O E8 for some...

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but not outstanding

    I just bought them and I was so happy, battery is great, charging time is amazing, range is impressive, and they look great.

    Today I ran out of battery so I changed to my regular earpods and I noticed a huge difference, I asked other folks and they have noticed the same situation. The sounds is mostly OK but it is much clear on the earpods. Not sure how describe it because it is not echo but perhaps the sound is more noisy and sometimes makes difficult to use them for meetings. (Mainly when multiple people talk at the same time). For music it is great, for 1:1 calls sounds great as well and people on the other side tells me that they listen my voice cristal clear, which surprise me considering that the mic is that closed to the ear and I guess it captures more background noise.

    In overview, they are great, I am happy that I bought them but definitely there are some gaps. (not sure if these are related to the wireless connection) Also something that I miss is a "button" or a similar implementation to increase decrease the volume or pass to the next song. Although you can use Siri but I am not a fan of keep asking Siri these simple things.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I am so glad the price of these did not scare me away. These AirPods are AMAZING! The sound quality is superb. They really do start when they sense placement in the ear. The charging case is so small and compact - which makes it easy to carry wherever you go. The most impressive fact about these is they even stay snugly in my ears when I'm... running!!! Love love love these. A+++ rating. 10+ starts out of 10. Must buy!

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