• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    One of the most magical products I've ever had the joy of using. Pairing is easier than plugging in a headphone's, and because of this I find myself listening to music more often. Sound quality is pretty good, definitely a step up from the EarPods, and the battery life is pretty great. Would highly recommend this to anyone, even someone who isn't so tech savvy. Wish I purchased them sooner.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased these AirPods earlier today, and I must say, I can hear the difference in sound quality with these, and the wired earphones. These AirPods give off great sound and the quality is amazing, also. There’s no static like there’d be with the wired earphones. For the price, these are definitely worth it. I love that they come with a charging base that isn’t sold separately. So, if I’m on the go, I can easily charge my AirPods, without having to worry about getting to a USB port to do so. I think the creators of these AirPods have outdone themselves. These are certainly great if you happen to yank the wired earphones out of your ears, constantly, like myself, or they get caught onto something.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never going back to wired!

    I got my AirPods yesterday and am so impressed. The quality of the sound and the charging case are awesome. My right is set for Siri with a double tap, and my left is to pause / play. I noticed that the double tap to pause / play does not work with some of my programs, such as games. While on YouTube, the double tap would pause the video and sound, but double tapping did not start it back up, and I had to push play on the phone. That was OK with me because I was watching a video anyway. As for programs that aren't Apple, bringing up the Control Center or pushing the Home button would instantly pause the sounds, so knowing that, it's no big deal to me, as I'm looking at my screen anyway. I loved going downstairs to the kitchen and still being able to listen to the music playing on my iPhone that was upstairs. I did notice that when playing music on my Watch the controls are front and center automatically, but when I double tapped to pause the music, I waited too long and when I double tapped again, it didn't resume where I left off, but started playing different music from my iPhone. I pushed play on my Watch to resume the song was I was listening to. I generally bought these to play games without disturbing my husband while he watches tv or sleeps, to listen to music, and to make calls from my Watch. When making calls from my Watch, I couldn't hear the person I was talking to very well, but now it's perfect volume and clear, and I love it! They fit great in my ears and do not fall out, even when making a headbanging gesture. They are comfortable, and to me, they just look like earrings. I think they are worth the money and I recommend to anyone hating those wires that constantly get tangled, restrict how far away you can be from your iPhone, and pull the EarPods out of your ears to try these. I also love being able to keep my iPhone 7 charging while I watch videos. A big plus with me!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very good

    Very impressed with my AirPods. They connect effortlessly to any device you are using, they are comfortable and the sound quality is excellent. Another great feature is the smart case, this ensures you will be never be caught out battery wise as when the AirPods are placed in there they are charging, excellent feature.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but less magical and more frustrating.

    I really wanted to love these, and for the most part, I do. Or at least, I like them a lot. They sound pretty good, not much better or worse than the wired earbuds. They are extremely comfortable and don’t fall out or even become loose. However, switching between devices is a pain. Half the time it works as advertised, and feels pretty magical. Half the time, devices simply don’t see or show them at all. Everything is signed into the same iCloud account. Switching from iPhone to iPad is hit or miss. Switching to Mac is even worse. Have to go to Bluetooth settings and manually connect or forget and re-pair them. Typically it’s a lot of putting them in and out of my ear, in and out of the case, and flipping the lid open and closed repeatedly. If I’m lucky that works. If not, it takes 1-3 minutes of jumping through hoops, settings and buttons. Quite frustrating actually, especially considering the price of these things.

    I love Apple. Long time user and fan from before the “Apple is doomed” days. And these AirPods are fantastic - WHEN THEY WORK. But overall I’m left slightly disappointed, if not hopeful, that these are close, but still not great. Maybe an update will help things. Fingers crossed. Still use them every day, despite the regular frustrations they cause.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there

    Pros: Easy pairing, comparable sound to wired earbuds, GREAT microphone for phone calls, works great with apple's apps (music, podcasts, phone)

    Cons: Ugly design. Not great compatibility with 3rd party apps. For instance taking the headphone out and having it pause feature works great for apple apps, for third party apps resuming when you put the headphone back in is hit or miss, and double tapping to get siri to play a 3rd party app almost never works (even when its just to resume play after pausing, the phone is unlocked, AND the app is open, the phone still prompts me to open the app to play rather than simply doing it from voice command), this is NOT an issue I have with other bluetooth headsets, just a weird obstacle apple put in place for these ones. Also there is no method of control from just the headsets (where other bluetooth headsets have a physical button to push for play and pause, double push for volume etc, or some combination of taps to accomplish the same), with these ones everything is siri, so no matter how simple a thing you want to do its double tap + voice command, which is overly cumbersome for small things like adjusting the volume or pausing playback, and I have found the double tap to not work maybe 25% of the time, which is often enough to be annoying. Also a feature oddly lacking that is present for other bluetooth devices is having a battery gauge in the upper right hand corner, if I put the batteries in the case, then flip the case open, I get a pop up telling me what is left on both the case and the ear pieces, but otherwise you're stuck guessing your battery level between recharges.

    A lot of the cons can be fixed through software updates, so still hopeful these might improve while I'm owning them. But right now the cons outweigh the pros for me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Once I put these on, I can't go back to wired anymore! I LOVE THEM!

    My experience with these was very similar to watching regular TV and then seeing for the first time what High Definition looked like. Once I saw that, I could not go back to normal. I had to watch only HD! My experience with the AirPods are the same! I am hooked! I love them. If I could buy them for every member in my family, I would.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of kit ����

    I had spent quite some time wondering whether or not it would be worth investing in a pair of AirPods, reading many reviews, and trying to justify the cost to myself. I can gladly say that they were worth the purchase.

    I had read that volume wise they weren’t as good as the wired headphones. I can confirm that this is not the case, or at least it was t noticeable from my perspective. The sound, if anything, is much punchier at the low end. Does the sound quality justify spending £160? ....certainly not. However, the freedom of having no cables getting snagged on things is worth every penny.

    Over the years I have owned various brands/styles of headphones - Sony, Panasonic, Philips, JVC, Sennheiser, E-Shure, etc. What did they all have in common?.......all of them failed due to cable issues. Cables getting caught on handles, in zips, trapped in drawers and what not. Over time the cables are damaged beyond repair, and in most cases cannot be repaired/replaced, so they’re flung in the bin. The e-Shure headphones cost me £120 alone, and that was a decade ago (to date, they had the best quality of sound by a mile though). This is how I managed to justify the price ����

    What if they fall out of my ears??? - everyone has different shaped ears, so there may be people who may not get a good fit. I’ve had absolutely no issues with the AirPods even remotely budging from my ears. In fact, the wired headphones were more prone to coming out of my ears due to cable snagging. I had my first run with them in today and there were no issues with the AirPods working loose.

    Why 4 ⭐️, not 5??? - are they worth £160?, no. £100-120 would be a fairer price.

    What could be improved? - more controls. I can set my double tap on each ear to either skip track/play previous. The problem is that I then can’t assign a double tap to activate Siri, or any other double-tap function. Hopefully Apple will find a way of adding additional functionality without having to opt for which ones you’d use most. I’d like to skip tracks, change volume, and activate Siri by using different tap commands (why not have a triple tap option??)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    LOVES these earphones!!!!!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Please redesign

    While the sound is good (while in a quiet room) and the connection flawless, these look silly. They remind me of Q-Tips just hanging out of your ear. Surely Apple could have come up with a different, more ergonomic feel and look? Seriously, these white sticks poking out of your ear? I know that the reviews are more about the sound quality and how they actually work, but my first impression was how they look. I give it 4 stars for the technical side but 1 star for aesthetics.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Complete utter waste of your money - if you are debating purchasing this product I would advise you don’t - the charge is useless, it is way too overpriced, clearly cheap to make and design and they can’t stay in your ears to save your life - very unsatified with my purchase and I hope you don’t make the same mastake

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Easiest pairing process ever. Syncs to all my other devices automatically. Extremely smart, best hardware UX I’ve had in a long time.
    Highly recommended!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tech!

    I was so sceptical about these. I thought they would sound like the earbuds that come with the phones. Those aren’t worth 160.00. These are worth it. People complain about not having any controls on the AirPods. I don’t have that issue, I control my music with my Apple Watch. When music is playing on your iPhone the Apple Watch has the music controls on it automatically. You have all the controls (pause, next, previous, volume control, and access to playlists, radio, and albums. I know it’s something else to purchase. But they work so well together....

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    Love size sound not as great as the beats but these are more convenient

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Decision Ever

    I couldn’t decide for a long time if I should purchase the AirPods or get something different. I finally made the decision to purchase the AirPods and I’m glad I did. The sound quality is amazing and they fit perfect in my ears.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprising good!

    I was VERY skeptical but am more than pleasantly surprised. My preference for buds have been Jaybird for a long time, and I still prefer those for hardcore cycling due to wind noise and a little fear of losing one, though one has never fallen out. I've noticed a difference when listening through Watch, which is not as good as listening direct from iPhone. I wish there was an app to fine tune the sound like JayBirds but not a deal breaker.

    The fit works for my ears, which isn't true for the Earbuds that come with iPhones. Can wear all day with zero fatigue, and love that I can listen while working, switch to phone call (which sound great on both ends of call) then pick up where song was. The case is awesome. When I take a break, the pods charge back to 100% in short time. I have only had a few occasional instances of break up in connection, and can't put finger on why it happens. Mostly at gym so far, but not enough to really bother me. Now Siri..I changed settings to pause/play for one and skip to next track on the other, but sometimes change one to Siri. Since I have the Watch, it's easy to control volume and other things from that, or the phone. Convenience is amazing compared to others..no pairing, no on/off, easy to see battery life. So far I love them. And did I mention, no wires? So why 4 stars? Price is one reason. And no choice of colors is another. Should offer colors like phone and watch.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for university

    A hassle free easy way to listen to the music you love with quality sound and a long playback time, it says 5 hours, personally they have lasted 6 and a half for me before and with the case they can last about 4 days before charging the case. perfect for college or university as cables don't get in your way and you don't get the bulk of over ear. Its almost like they aren't there. not sure about for workouts as there is no sweat proof "label" so do at own risk.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    far better than expected

    far far better than I expected or hoped for.

    Tried a pair for size in the apple store, great fit, no movement or risk of falling out.
    Sound is excellent when fitted tight in the ear, and the easy of connection is just 1st Class
    Highly recommend

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    I bought these yesterday morning then headed out to cut a few yards, go to the gym and pack up a spare room in my home. This morning I have done my own yard work, made repairs lot my fence, washed the car and worked on chores that are not as rewarding. The AirPods stayed connected, provided great sound quality and never fell out of my ears. Phenomenal! To justify the price of theses I have been putting money back for the past few months, they are worth every dollar on the tag.

    Great product from a amazingly innovative company.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying for a Mac? Think again

    One star may seem harsh for this product but there is a reason - and it's pretty fundamental.

    I got mine to use not just with my iPhone but also my iMac - a recent edition iMac at that.

    At first I was impressed - but then the problems started.

    The primary problem was that when I switched to using the airpods' mic with the Mac the audio was rubbish. A little digging around suggested that when switching to using the airpods' mic it forced the Mac to use a low fidelity codec - and not only that it applied to the listening audio as well as the mic audio. Option-click on the airpods in the blu tooth list confirmed it - it showed the codec being used and it downgraded when using the airpods' mic.

    For me the quality was unacceptable - and I have had resort to either using the built-in Mac mic (which kinda defeats the purpose) or using my old wired apple earphones (which definitely defeats the purpose).

    The other main issue is that for me they did not seamlessly switch from my Mac to my iPhone - I have to manually do that through settings.

    So, for me, it is another apple product that doesn't 'just work'.

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