• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good for multiple devices

    They sound alright but have tons of issues connecting to my many apple devices. I have an iPhone 7, iPad Pro, new Mac Mini and Surface Pro 4. Apple advertises these switch between devices well but I have an opposite experience. I have had to turn my iPhone's Bluetooth off and back on to get them to play sound, meaning Apple Music was playing, the pods were connected but I heard nothing. Often times I have to put the pods back into the case and take them back out before my device realizes I'm trying to use them. I thought the issue might be having them linked to my Microsoft Surface so I unpaired them and still have many issues. I am bummed as I was looking forward to finally having smart headphones. I went back to using my Beats.

    39 of 75 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trying to love them

    Got mine yesterday from Verizon Wireless online; 1st impressions were very favorable; albeit, because they were indoors in my apartment. Sound quality was impressive; (I'm used to Etymotic research ER 4PT's), which are the Gold standard of wired earbuds. Bass & treble were quite good; dynamic range was slightly inferior; probably due to blue tooth limitations. Once I ventured out to the streets of NYC, & the Subway, the results were not as favorable. Because the ER 4PT's, are like Volkswagen Beetles; (airtight, & soundproof), the noise from the train overtook the sound from the AirPods. Anyway, I'm going to give them a 10-14 day try, because that's when I'll have to return them. The convenience, & comfort of no cords, hopefully will outweigh my feelings toward sharing sounds with my ears. BTW: Amazon Music seems to work best, with AirPods; better overall dynamics; also the Studio Music Player Pro App, actually "syncs" the Airpods, or other devices you may be using; check it out!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Great, but still a little room to improve

    Love these. They are comfortable, and they sound great. The automatic pairing is simple and pleasing. Battery life is very good and the case-as-charger thing is handy.

    Couple improvements. They need to be louder - not sure if this is the fault of iOS or the earpods, but on a plane I could not hear movies - not from the iphone or ipad. Music did come through, though it too could have been louder. Seems to me that a firmware update could fix this. Please do! This is pretty important.

    The other improvement is in regard to controls. Tap to skip and/or raise/lower volume, on the pods, would be great. Not as important as the loudness issue, but still needs some attention.

    Would I buy these again? Yes!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs volume control with a tap

    It's amazing

    But it need volume control on the AirPods. Not thru Siri which stops music playing.

    If it has the ability to doble tap to access Siri, you would think it would have one pat for volume up on the right and one tap on the left for volume down. For this reason I have to go to my phone and manually lower or higher the volume.
    You would think the genius at Apple would think about this, for me it's a headset and it's the most important feature.

    For this reason I give 4 stars.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extra.Ordinary.

    I know some folks out there said it wasn't good,this and that but I don't know of I'm agree.All I can say is I bought one although it is not cheap,you get what you paid for.I went to run and sport,not fall out easily if compare with old EarPods it got tangle with the cord.I felt "lost" nothing is in my ear,still can heat superior sounds and music.Plus,it doesn't drains battery like other products do.Last word,try it,experience it yourself rather than listen to "rumors and rumors".Truly,simplicity are at it very best when it simply disappear l.Magical.Extra.Ordinary.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if they were reliable!

    As a dedicated Apple user - both at my home and for my business I was really looking forward to bluetooth earbuds that were comfortable and worked. I was surprised at how they stayed in my ears and were so comfortable I really wasn't aware they were there. I've had these for about a month now and the reliability has steadily declined. At first the sound would just transfer from the airpods to the phone with no notice - the only way to get it back was to remove the device from bluetooth then reconnect. That has happened numerous times but seemed to get better as I was about to head to the Apple store. Recently however my calls are now dropping - only when I use the Airpods. Given that i am never sure when they will drop sound or drop calls I can't rely on them for business calls which is why I bought them. Off to the Apple store later to see if they can resolve but very disappointed in them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly exceptional !

    These literally are magical! I guess it's the best apple product ever. Never been so amazed. And once you put them on, you would forget that they are still in your ears. They are that comfortable. They are Apple-sleek! And the connection is instant!
    And for the record, they DO NOT fall off. They don't even fall off even if I sprint or head bang. But it depends on yours ears too. There is a 20% chance that they may not fit. But if your ears fall under the 80% for which they fit perfectly, then the AirPods will blow your mind with all the futuristic technologies packed into them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Engineering and industrial design tour de force

    As many others have noted, AirPods feature a delightful, almost magical, pairing experience. From the shiny white color to the intentional "fiddle factor" that Jony Ive & Apple's IDG designed into the case, these ear buds are an example of Apple doing what it does best - iterating on a product to make it far more functional and compelling than anything else on the market.

    With regard to sound quality, I haven't used EarPods in years, as I find them to offer below average sound quality. They would also constantly fall out of my ears while running or working out. If you prefer the fuller sound and deep bass of Powerbeats 3, you may find these to be lacking in the sound department. If you're fine with EarPods, you'll like these, as they feature markedly better sound than EarPods. For example, notice the much larger port on the back of each AirPod vs. the same - much smaller - port of an EarPod. Sound clarity is excellent.

    AirPods have never fallen out of my ears while running or working out. In addition to housing a battery, microphone, and antenna, the stem of each AirPod also aids in establishing/maintaining a proper fit. That said, because of the one size fits all approach, these will not work for everyone.

    Due to their open air design, AirPods work best in quiet environments. If you're often in areas with moderate to loud ambient noise, there are far better options on the market.

    It's amazing that Apple was able to pack so much technology into something that only weighs 4 grams. This shows that they've learned so much from designing and manufacturing Apple Watch. Overall, I highly recommend them and think AirPods are an engineering and industrial design tour de force.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless ear buds

    They are easy to put in your ears but do not fall out under normal exercise, running, biking ect. Bluetooth is power enough to walk away from your phone up to 50 ft and around corners. Instantly loved these and buying a set for my girlfriend. The charge is awesome and the design is so elegant

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    These are terrible. I've gone running with them, and they will stop working. I've tried using them with Apple TV, Apple Watch, and other bluetooth devices. They don't automatically connect requiring me to manually connect, and often times they stop working. They just don't work. Very frustrating to say the least. I don't like them and regret the purchase.

    28 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but no real cigar

    My partner bought me these as a surprise (I would never have paid the price). Verdict. I LOVE ❤️ THEM. But....background noise is terrible. Why???? So disappointed with this aspect. In a quiet room they are bliss. Go to the gym and you can barely hear them.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second best thing Apple ever made

    I have had really expensive headphones and cheap headphones. AirPods are by far the easiest to set up with the best battery life and the most comfortable. I couldn't believe Apple took this long to make them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the real deal

    these headphones are called airpods for a reason ... when you wear these things u cant even tell they are in your ear light as air and extremely comfortable. the sound is next level for wireless headphones and the battery life truly is the best on the market after trying various pairs of headphones in this marketplace i can guarantee u no competitor even comes close to packing the same punch these headphones have

    10/10

    you will get your moneys worth with these

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not complain

    - they work perfectly
    - sound good (slightly better than earpods)
    - Fit great (will vary depending on each persons ear)
    - overpriced

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AIRPOD LATENCY WITH DAW and VIDEO

    I have been involved in electronics, CAD engineering since the 80's, technical gadgets and musician since 60's & 70's. I was hoping to go wireless with my DAW (PRESONUS STUDIO 3 PRO) when playing back songs, recording tracks and play along with various instruments. I learned the hard way with GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT. Recently received the airpods (5/30/17) after a lengthy 6 week wait. For one, why is the customer suffering for wait time and paying for it upfront when all that should fall on Apple. Where is my compensation goody or gift? Us spoiled technical geeks have high standards. Two, in all my years of experience with gadgets, electronics, music, musicianship and paying $159 with tax to $170 something, I was expecting joyful, wireless freedom with my recording software DAW and headphone monitoring.
    What I got was LATENCY, with the wireless BLUETOOTH....
    Why is it with all the knowledge and people associated with APPLE and the proprietary technology that no one was able to tell me this at the apple store or online? I feel burned, HOODWINKED in making the choice to buy airpods, when feeling my years of experience should have steered my otherwise.
    OK, the case and magnetic hold is innovative design, earbuds fit my ears fine, pairing is quick and painless for Apple devices...the Airpods with iMac and iPad Pro work well with audio and streaming tv via subscription tv app, But the BLUETOOTH technology LATENCY with DAW software and video/audio playback is TERRIBLE brings me back to the old days when advent of computers, CAD, music software where LATENCY was very prevalent.
    For my main reason of what I was intending to use airpods for (DAW software) it may very well be a deal breaker and l may get a refund to spend my money elsewhere. I need to say that I am a apple lover mostly, convert since 2015 after using clumsey Microsoft for over 25 years.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them ... gave my Bose to my wife

    These little guys fit really well and extremely comfortable for long period. Good for both personal use or business use (conference calls). They last entire day easily when I rotate them (charging one of them when using the other). Sound quality for calls is very good.

    I wish they are noise cancellation so that I could wear them on the airplane. I had to use my other pair of noise cancellation headphone and miss these little guys every time.

    Only one flaw that I hope Apple would fix in future software release: need some tap gesture to control the playback on iPhone/iPad vs. had to use Siri.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I usually use wires headphones because I didn't found the right wireless headphones, lately I bought the Bose wireless headphone and start using them for a wile. I struggled with the wire because they are not fully wireless. After Apple introduce the AirPods I was curious and i really need a true wire less headphones. I didn't expect to be that good honestly. listening to music like magic, watching movies and tv shows with the AirPods is just amazing.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Wireless, Best bass sound quality EVER

    When you take it out, it auto pauses, no wire, at all. I was listening to some old EDM tunes. AND WOAH that bass is amazing. The sound quality is so good! I called someone and my friend told me sound quality on other is is amazing, since they have dainty mic at bottom of each bud. Siri pops up if u tap the buds twice, its extraordinary. I couldn't not write a review. It punched a whole in my wallet since I'm 14 but it was worth it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airpods are to Headphones as iPhone was to the Motorola RAZR

    After a week of using the AirPods, I'm reminded of the transition from the old-style cell phone to the iPhone in 2007. I didn't realize how much I avoided using headphones just because of the hassle of cords with wired sets, and with charging, powering on/off, and pairing with Bluetooth sets. But these are a revelation, and make podcasts, music, and audiobooks a pleasure. They just work.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THEM

    Honestly, they are worth the $172. I am SO tired of replacing headphones every 6 months because the cord breaks. The AirPods sound so much better, they NEVER fall out of my ears and charge very quickly. Apple products are just superior in so many ways. They have their flaws like all technology, but working off of an apple keyboard, iMac, Magic Mouse, AirPods and iPhone make feel so much better about my work. I would totally recommend the investment in the AirPods if you use your headphones as often as I do (all day every day).

    9 of 11 people found this useful