• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones Out There

    I've now had AirPods for a year and I have probably used them for 300 of the last 365 days. The batteries now only last about 3 hours but nothing a 15 minute charge can't fix. I have the Apple Watch as well which makes runs great not needing a phone for music, plus spinning the dial will change the volume so lack of buttons doesn't matter much.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great to use, poor functionality and fiddly pairing

    Coming from the cord Apple EarPods, the AirPods just disappear in my ears. Pairing between MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad is, I feel, more fiddly than it needs to be.
    Functionality is a little disappointing as I miss the ability to skip forward or jump back 30 seconds.

    These could be solved with a Siri update.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Persistent Connectivity Issues and Apple Doesn't Care

    I love the sound on these and the concept is amazing. I was raving about them for the first couple of months, but I am slowly realizing that I've just succumbed to cognitive dissonance that has developed over the length of my ownership of them. I'll break it down below:

    Months 1-3: Flawless connectivity across devices, worked as advertised.
    Month's 2-4: Intermittent connectivity problems where the left earbud would not connect, but could be reconnected after forgetting and reconnecting the airpod as new.
    Months 4-7: Connectivity problem became more frequent, and now the left airpod is not charging. I have developed a neurotic process of placing the left earbud back into the case after use to ensure the light turns from orange to green indicating it is charging.
    Months 7-present: Now both airpods are having connection issues. Spend 5-15 minutes trying to forget and reconnect device with intermittent success, multiple times a day. Also, now both airpods have charging problems. In addition to my previous routine, I now neurotically make sure that the recharging case is consistently in an upright position to ensure it is charging.

    As I look back over the reviews, there are more than enough people who took the time to indicate this is an issue that Apple should be investigating and correcting the problem. It seems to be a design flaw. However, I'm guessing that it will take something like battery-gate to get them to take the time to fix this issue.

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    I have had my AirPods for about a week now. They have been pretty good, but there are some really annoying glitches sometimes, like they will randomly unconnect from your device. At the beginning, I could not make calls or use siri without experiencing terrible sound quality, but then it got better. (restart your device when this happens). I recommend this product but there can be some bugs and glitches.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2* read why!

    I cannot describe how annoyed I am with this product.
    The AirPod case has a metal hinge which scratched screen on my iPad Pro. First I didn’t believe it could be the case which scratched it. But today I left my jet black iphone and the AirPod case in the pocket. When I picked my phone I was shocked. Front glass and back is completely scratched. This totally devalued my week old phone! Another thing is that the case is just picking g up all the dirt and storing it inside. Headphones are getting extremely dirty as well and it is really hard to clean them where the speaker is. Check you tube how many people are complaining about this.
    I also have good things to share about the AirPods. The sound quality is good (it’s not Bose). Battery life, connectivity to devices is also very good. I had to reset them once as they were not connecting to any of my devices. They made the noise which indicated the headphones were connected but in fact they were not.
    If the case would not scratch two of my devices I would give a better score.

    7 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so happy with these

    These are a disappointment. On the plus side, it is convenient to walk away from your desk and not be tethered to the device playing your music.

    However there are quite a few problems to me.

    Sometimes they play right away, other times they don't seem to sync or it takes a long time to connect for no reason.

    They fall out of my ears ALL THE TIME! No damage seems to occur, so they are pretty sturdy. But it's annoying. I've bought a simple tether to so it's easier to catch them when they fall out, but now I'm half way back to a cord.

    When a call comes in and you answer the phone, they keep playing your music and do not pick up the call. SO then you have to yank they out and take the call via your computer or phone. Supposedly you tap them to answer, but that has never worked.

    Finally, they run down what must be minuscule batteries after a few hours. There are random chimes that I suspect must have something to do with battery life, but it's not easy to monitor their battery life. And with batteries--they are yet another thing to plug in, charge, and deal with. Corded headphones-don't need charging!

    In the end, to me, a cord to your device is far simpler, predictable, reliable. Unless you are a "must-have" tech person, I'd pass on these.

    It seems like these are typical of apple trying to solve "problems" that never really existed. Worse, they create more complexity in life and who needs that?

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing !!!!!

    Great quality .. completely surpass my expectations .. very happy with them

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    J’adore!

    I love these. Work as described, and I love using them with the iPhone X for conversations.

    Commands work as promised, easy Siri interface.

    I was concerned about the fit, because I’ve never, ever been able to use earbuds (Bose or Apple EarPods) with any success.

    No problem! Little loose in my left ear, but 100 better than any in ear product I’ve worn before.

    Sound quality is awesome, both on my end and for those I’m speaking with, and music sounds FANTASTIC.

    Only complaint is that the batteries drain fast during phone use. I know there’s the hack to use just one, but I like using both.

    I suspect better battery life is in the works, down the road.

    Super purchase. More than happy.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    While they’re a bit on the pricey side they do work very well, I love the fact they pause your music or YouTube or whatever when you take one out. They’re really comfortable and stay put even when I’m running, I will say that the audio quality isn’t as good as my Ultimate Ears or Beats Tours which both cost less but the quality is more than good enough and worth it for the wireless freedom! They also work really well for phone calls. Definitely a good purchase!

    Now if only there was a Black option!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    11/10

    They r sum good bois

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best among wireless earphones

    The best among wireless earphones but my biggest complaint was the fit could be hit or miss and no option to add support incase you were running and you wanted a snug fit

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good product but a major defect

    These are so convenient and useful, yet after a few months the sound in the left earbud became very noticeably quieter. The sound was unbalanced and awkward because one ear was louder and clearer than the other. So much so that I had to get it replaced. Good customer service but I have had this same problem with the basic apple earbuds as well multiple times where the sound will essentially fail in one ear. I fear it is only a matter of time before the replacement does the same thing.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best overall wireless buds...charging pod is genius (will now trend)

    AirPods the #1 reason I have bought into wireless earbuds/headphones. We are an Apple ecosystem family for the most part (4 iPhones, Apple TV, two MB/MBP, MacMini, multiple AirExpress for airplay around the house) but still have to deal with Windows for work. Music and quality music/audio is important to me so deciding to buy these came with some consternation so I decided to "gift" AirPods to my wife (she loves it now). Well, I started using her AirPods for a few days while I took a few days off work and that's when I was turned onto the AirPods. If you are an apple household, there's no doubt, like with most apple products, this is the wireless earbuds to get (even with some drawbacks, see below) for it's it's seamless integration with other apple products. My only experience in using it with outside of apple ecosystem is with my work laptop on Windows 10. It works fine for listening to music, pair and works relatively well when I'm at work but has issues using as a mic (see below Skype issue). I have never been in a situation where I have listened to music for more than 5 hours and even with wired earbuds/headhones, I generally takes breaks as I get sound/music fatigue.

    Background on my listening preferences/habits:
    1. I listen to just about everything...for me music is about mood (yes, there are a few genre's that I don't care for but I'm very open for the most part)
    2. I invest in quality audio products for my home audio, earbuds and headphones as I like to enjoy good audio when I do decide to listen
    3. I have/still own AKG k7xx series headphones, Senn 5xx series, Phillips Fidelio x2, various earbuds but my favorite for years has been the Klipsch x10)

    What can be better with AirPods (lost of a star):
    1. Audio quality - It's good enough, not great. I have read some reviews with various opinions on comparison to the wired EarPods that come with iPhones. AirPods might be a touch better but not sure if in real world outside, it makes a difference so to me, they are about the same
    2. Noise isolation - I "think" this is an area where trade-offs come to mind. Although I like ability to hear the surrounding environment, it's not very good in noisy situations (think airplanes and noisy coffee shops). Probably one of the reason it's more comfortable in the long run than earbuds that completely block out noise like my Klipsch x10. This is one of my biggest complaint about AirPods.
    3. Doesn't work with Skype on Windows 10 - I was hoping to be able to pick up calls while listening to music at work but no go. You can read online describing the issues but believe the primary cause is the W1 chip compatibility with Windows. Works for music so another compromise.
    4. Not 100% seamless across apple devices - although it works well and most of the time is not an issue, I have encounter some occasion issues after switching between iPhone, MacBook and Windows that it gets "weird out". Nothing a turn on/off of bluetooth doesn't fix but not seamless.

    Overall, I am very pleased and complete happy with my decision to buy a set for my own after testing with my wife's set. Charging pod is genius, absolute genius...next two years, all manufacturers will have charging pods for their own earbuds. To me, technology is about compromises to how things currently operate and can be discomforting but there are many positives that you just don't anticipate and can become a complete surprise, in a good way and the AirPods fit that category.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t find a downside!

    Battery lasts for a couple days of heavy use without needing a charge. It’s compact, it stores in your pocket. It’s simple, you slide them in and that’s it. They have a good sound. The easy pairing fo my IPhone is awesome. With my Apple Watch, IPhone, and AirPods, I can seamlessly jump back and forth with ease. Fair price compared to others. This product is quality through and through. Would recommend a hundred times over!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PRODUCT

    I love these AirPods they by far are the best headphones that are truly wireless.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought for making calls, but use for everything.

    I already had a pair of nice over-ear headphones that I used for music and while running/at the gym. I bought these primarily to use as a wireless headset for phone calls because I head great things about them. Very surprised by the sound quality though, and they have good volume. Also, they really stay in my ears well. I can run at any pace or workout and they stay nice and snug in my ears. These will probably be all I use now.

    The ease of use with these is amazing. Very cool product Apple, two thumbs up.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has a difficult time connecting and hardly works with non-Apple products

    Reluctantly purchased these when I had ordered an iPhone 7 because of the lack of a headphone jack.

    These headphones have a really difficult time pairing with my iPhone. I would often need to take them out of my ear and put them back in the case to "refresh" them which also hardly ever fixed it. It also has a super rough time switching between my iPhone and Mac.

    I got rid of my iPhone and instead bought a Pixel 2, when I try to use these headphones with that phone they cut out / glitch non-stop. Now I can't even hear anything if the volume is below 50% on my phone.

    If you want to use the microphone you can only use the right earpod as the left doesn't have a microphone.

    The battery hardly lasts 3 hours on a single charge.

    You could honestly get a pair of $30 wireless headphones that sound and work better elsewhere. Don't waste your time or money on these faux-luxury headphones.

    25 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    heavy and painful in ears

    I found them too heavy - like a heavy pebbles stuck in my ears. Unlike the nice, light normal in-ear pods I am used to. The airpods felt unwieldly and uncomfortable. Gave me earache and a headache after a short while, which lasted into the next day. The sound quality was average.

    20 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Purchase

    I use these with my MacBook Air, Apple Watch, and my iPhone and the usability and compatibility with the software. My only issue is when I activate Siri by double tapping when connected to my Mac and the equalizer gets messed up and the quality of the music I was listening to it loud and distorted for a few seconds and then it fixes itself. I only have that issue and these are still my favorite purchase from Apple!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Godly Creation

    Definitely the best thing. It deserves a medal. I’m in love with them.

    9 of 13 people found this useful