• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good when they connect

    • Written by John W from williston park

    When these work they work well but sometimes they disconnect for no reason,Just trying to listen to a radio station on iheart radio with the phone in my hand inches away and they won't stay connected.Other times I can listen to the same thing and leave my phone upstairs in my bedroom and walk downstairs to the kitchen and listen clearly with no disconnect.Apple needs to work on the poor bluetooth connection between the Iphone and airpods. Other bluetooth headsets are easier to connect and use with the Iphones than Apple Airpods

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Leisure, not for the Gym

    • Written by Gabby E from Concord

    I purchased these for the gym given that they were wireless, as having cords flying around when you’re working out is the worst! For the first few sessions using them, I had no issues regarding them slipping out of my ear and sound quality. The third or fourth time, however, I noticed a sharp decline in how loud they were. By no means are they marketed as ‘sound canceling’ earbuds, but given that they do not cancel out background noise AND not being loud enough, it makes for a bad gym experience, as for me particularly, music is an essential component to my workout. All in all, I think these are great for being out and about, or for using leisurely, but take a pass on these if you’re looking for quality headphones for the gym (because these aren’t it).

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    March2018-January 2019

    • Written by Roberto T from Howell

    PROS:Works great when I’m sitting behind the desk for 8 hours. Charge last the work day and the features are easy to manipulate.

    CONS: Do not recommend for working out or jogging. The slippery texture makes the ear buds way too easy to fall out. Also trying to adjust them to stay in will activate Siri more than half the time. At $150, I don’t think I need to buy gel caps or ear hooks to make the product work for me in an active state. i Have never been more frustrated than while trying to work out and trying to get my AirPods to 1. To stay in 2. Not have Siri interrupt the song. Ended up buying anothe brands sports wireless headphones Which is a bummer as they too were $150

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't like AirPods

    • Written by Tanner L from Green Bay

    These AirPods are terrible and I hate them so much. They are bad earbuds. They are overpriced

    15 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Production Quality Issue

    • Written by Jan W from Brookfield

    The functionality of the AirPods is great, but for $160 I expected higher quality manufacturing. The lid of my AirPods was misaligned with the rest of the charging case which may have been due to an issue with the hinge mechanism. Disappointed, I returned the item. I willl be ordering another pair but am not happy about waiting another few weeks for a *hopefully* full functional and properly manufactured set.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great, need work.

    • Written by John T from Anaheim

    Tried to review but touched the wrong thing and got kicked out of my review. I'm using an Iphone 8+.
    They sound really good. The problem is that they won't stay in my ears. I have to use a rubber to keep them in which means I have to apply a rubber sleeve before they go in my ears. Not as simple as just slipping them in and listening. The other issue is bluetooth and the idea that "they just work". Often, they disconnect whenever they want and I have to go to settings, disconnect and reconnect to make them work. This is usually when I'm walking the dog, so it's not interference from other things.
    Sometimes I just use one pod and I have to put it in two or three times before it works. Many days I'll just grab my hard wired earphones just so I don't have to mess with them. Of course, I use Apple earphones because I don't like fussing with the dongle, since Iphones have no headphone jack.
    Almost makes me want to jump ship and move away from Iphone. Same reason I will not upgrade to the "X" models, besides the crazy cost of the new phones, there are too many deviations for my liking. Keep it simple.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Screeching noise

    • Written by Crystal X from Walnut

    I’ve been wanting AirPods for a long time now, and a few days ago I finally got them. They work perfectly when playing music or on the phone. However, the left AirPod has screeching sounds when not playing music. The right airpod does not do this, and I am a bit disappointed as the noise bothers me a lot. Has anyone else experienced these issues?

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound - poor controls - won't let go

    • Written by Louis D from West Tisbury

    Pros:
    Good sound
    Good connection to the Bluetooth source
    Comfortable to wear for extended periods
    Good Battery life
    Easy to charge – just put the pods in the case.
    Case plugs into a lightning cable
    Convenient – well thought out charging case

    Cons:
    -Very limited controls (two actions programmable only by double tapping one or the other pod)
    -Reduced functionality from apple wired ear buds which had stop/ start, volume and forward and back songs (when playing music).
    -Refusal to let go- when I try to change a phone call from the pods to the speaker on my phone the air pods take the connection back after 10-20 seconds – I’ve dropped two calls so far trying to switch to speaker phone mode.
    -Case won’t charge on an iPad charger (too many watts?)


    I would think such a clever company as Apple would be able to figure a system to give more control- like sliding a finger up or down the side of a pod to change the volume or allowing more than two taps.
    and taking back the audio after my telling the phone to do something else is dangerous.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    tracking

    • Written by Gavin F from Garnet valley

    i have had my airpods for a few months and they have working great no problems except one, i ended up losing my airpods around the house case/charger and all and since the airpods aren’t connected to my phone i have no way of tracking them and it’s been a couple of weeks and we haven’t found them, put a gps in the airpods case or something.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok accessory

    • Written by Gloria J from Las Vegas

    Got these AirPods as a birthday gift and I was so excited. The AirPods hold a good charge and charges really fast when in need of a charge. My biggest complaint is that people I’m on the phone with complain about not hearing me clearly. Or that I sound muffled or under water. The. AirPods tend to fall out of my ear fairly easy which is a easy way to loose one. I do like that I can hide them with my hair when I’m at work .

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but disappointing

    • Written by Bethany C from Bronx

    I have had these AirPods for a while now and I love them overal because they fit nicely in my ears. Their sound is great for me. But the problem
    comes when I put my phone in my pocket or even sometimes in a bag or my running arm band. Something happens to the connection between the AirPods and phone and the connection will cut in and out. It is really really annoying. For such an expensive product, you should do a better job of creating a product that is consistent. How is it that I can have my phone upstairs and then go downstairs and it work but put it in my coat pocket or jeans pocket and we have a problem?!? I have asked at Apple and they have ‘no answer’ for me as to why it does this not a fix. ����

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They could be great

    • Written by Allison S from Johnstown

    Batteries fully discharge overnight from 100% charged even when not connected to any device.
    . Tried resetting and didn’t work. They’re getting returned.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Odd mix of very good and not very good

    • Written by Tim H from Woodinville

    What they do well, they do very well. What they don't do well, they kinda fall flat on. The sound is basically what you would expect for this type of device, it won't win any awards, but it's not offensive either. Bluetooth reception is excellent, and when used for calls, call quality is equally good. The aesthetics are also excellent, the charging case being another Apple aesthetic and functional triumph.

    But the pairing is where they fail. In theory, as long as an Apple device is logged into the same iCloud account, the 'pods will connect seamlessly to that device. In theory. In practice, while this works, it's incredibly slow. My iPhone and iPad take about 15-20 seconds to find the 'pods, while both my Macs take 40-70 seconds. Fully charged. Right next to the Mac (in my ears with Mac on my lap). That's an eternity compared to other BT devices (my Sennheisers take 2-5 seconds to pair). I'm sure it's all very clever behind the scenes, but over a minute to connect? Seriously?

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has potential

    • Written by Michelle P from Mission Viejo

    I like how compact they are and how they automatically turn on once placed in the ears. I do not like that if I need to change the volume or sound I need to double tap the AirPod, wait for Siri, tell Siri what to do, then wait for the action. Or, just adjust/change from my phone. They fall out when I run or do push ups, so now I switch headphones If I'm running. I really hope Apple makes an update to include buttons on the AirPods to adjust volume ,change songs or answer a call. Siri takes too long. A sports version would be great! Overall, they're okay, I would say great if you just need them for conversations or listing to music where you have your phone on hand, because like I said, Siri takes too long.

    28 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish they would work well

    • Written by Tess K from Manhattan Beach

    I love my airpods, but about once a day I have trouble connecting my airpods to my phone or computer, and I also have to reset them completely, like, once a week. the sound quality is great, and when they do work they're the best, but they dont.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but bad material

    • Written by Angela A

    I really like these AirPods they sounds great and fit in my ear. Although, I am disappointed in the fact that the material is chipping. I dropped these once and in the back of both AirPods the paint is chipping off. You would think for something $160 wouldn't be cheap material.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound, but don't trouble keeping them on my ears.

    • Written by Marcelino L from Yonkers

    Apple did a great with integration with iPhone and iPad. Having is connect to your devices is painless. I love it that as soon as you open the case it connects to your device instantly. The sound is outstanding, really impressive actually for it's small. But for the life of me, I can have them stay on my ears. I'm walking and it comes lose. It is very frustrating especially when you are working out. The only size fits all design decision by Apple is I think a big mistake. Not everyone has the same ear size.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPods May Look Good but Never Work

    • Written by Olya S from Boston

    I have had AirPods for under a year and have been experiencing issues with them for a few months now. My pods don’t charge when they are inserted in a fully charged case over night, or charge unevenly, which doesn’t make any sense. I tried to clean the case and the pods, but it didn’t seem to work. I also brought in my AirPods to one of the Apple stores, and they told me that the debris was causing the issue and they cleaned it. My pods stopped charging properly a week later. At this point I’m not exactly sure what to do, other then never buying Apple AirPods ever again. Very disappointed. Leaving three stars only because when the pods do work, they are pretty great.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad battery after a year and a half

    • Written by Crispaul O from Spring Valley

    I purchased my AirPods in June 2017. Definitely love them and used them constantly. Today, November 2018, the AirPods battery can only hold 1 hour worth of charge while being used on calls or only 2 hours of use listening to music. I used to be able to able to get 5-7 hours doing a mixture of both. I've probably used it 70% of the time working M-F for the past year and a half so I think I got some miles out of them but the fact that it costs $50 a pod to replace the battery hardly makes economic sense. What this tells me is that I probably need to purchase a new pair of AirPods every year and a half just to satisfy my levels of usability.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them but annoying

    • Written by Sal D from Arlington Heights

    Connectivity issues. Both need to be in my ears for them to connect. One in my ear won’t connect no matter what I do. Not worth $160 for under developed Bluetooth

    17 of 27 people found this useful