• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Fit

    I'm a HUGE Apple fan. As with all things Apple, the Airpods are beautifully designed and work seamlessly with my iPhone. The features are good but there are two glaring issues... first is that they are very uncomfortable. The hard plastic shell is painful after about 20 minutes. The other glaring omission is the inability to control the volume without using the phone or activating Siri (there is also no way to mute a call without using the phone).

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, poor everything else!

    When I first got these I was impressed with the design technology. Unfortunately there are design flaws as well! First thing I noticed was the fit. They don’t. I even lost my first set because of it. Upon purchase of my second set I found one pod didn’t charge. Cleaning out the pods charging slot helped. Next I find that they do have trouble connecting to my phone. All other Bluetooth headsets I have owned paired immediately upon power up. Air Pods take longer. If a call is answered and then a headphone put in ear, it takes a good while for it to pair. Pros: Great sound, good battery, great charging, convenient to a point. Cons: Fit to ear could use a looking at and connectivity. Also, white is a bad color. Shies all dirt!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke relatively fast

    They are very nice and good sound. But I have had them for only six months and the right AirPod broke and there is no more sound coming from it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great, but where do they go?

    AirPods - typical of Apple products - have great design style and some good features, but some basic needs are missing.
    What if the volume is too loud/soft? Dig the iPhone out of your floppy gym pocket or in the bottom of your backpack.
    What if you want to take the AirPods out of your ears for a minute to order lunch? There is no place to put them except loose in your pocket or lose them on a table/counter. Oops - I lost one. Hang on... there it is.
    What about putting them in that cool snap case with the neat sync graphic... wait, where is it? Did it fall out of my pocket at the gym again? Ugh. (I put a dorky produce rubber band around the case so it isn't so slippery now.)
    Best feature? You can share music with one in your ear, and one in your friend's ear. Apparently, the on/off switch responds to the body's magnetic field or something nifty like that. Overall, I like them, but I prefer my wireless Powerbeats from Apple.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They’re okay

    I love the fit yes, however I don’t like the battery life is so short. After buying 3 sets of the wireless beats headphones and all 3 stopped working on the right side and not getting any help with them even though I only had two pairs for approximately 3-4 months and the last one only 2 months I was hesitating buying the apple AirPods but I did and they’re okay. Nothing special.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They won’t stay put in the ears!

    I received my AirPods as a gift two years ago and I was excited to have them because I love listening to music and using my headphones. Although from the start, I realized they won’t stay in place if eating or chewing gum. But as of late, they won’t stay put at all! I don’t know if my ears are too big or too small but they literally keep falling out. The scary part is they’re very expensive but also easy to lose. If Apple can make changes to these, Like some type of strap or piece to keep the buds placed, it would be amazing. Considering they cost almost $200, I need earbuds I can trust to remain in my ears. I understand the chewing part although that would be ideal. Please consider making changes to these.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Have been using these for about 8 months now. I am a recruiter and use them all day/every day while talking on the phone for 4+ hours a day. Heres my take on the Pro's and Cons:

    Pros:
    -Look great, very stylish
    -Battery life for talking is impressive
    -Recharge rate is great
    -Range is impressive for bluetooth
    -Durable (I've thrown them across my office out of frustration and they still work great)
    -A lot of in ear buds I have had in the past don't fit well, I have odd shaped ears apparently. These fit pretty well with the exception of running which can fall out if I'm not careful.

    Cons:
    -initial connection to answer calls can be pathetic- 30% of the time, when a call comes through and i open the case/put the headphones on, they don't connect. I have to put the headphones back and reopen the case up to 5 times to get it to connect. That shouldn't happen with $150+ headphones. I've tried repairing headphones and still have the same issue.
    -When I just have the left ear piece in (not both), initial connection is worse than 30% - I'd say 50%. I've read forms of people having similar issues.

    Would I buy them knowing all of this? No. If you want to look stylish for $150, yes. But I primarily use them at work- not as a fashion statement. At least 30% of the time, they are very unreliable which has lead me to toss them across my office out of frustration. I'm hoping the new edition headphones are going to be more reliable.

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but...

    I like my AirPods a lot, I use them often. I like how there’s no cord and I like the battery life on it. The only thing I don’t like is how uncomfortable they can get after a while of using them. And that’s how the standard headphones from Apple are too. Wish they’d come out with more comfortable ones.

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First time I've ever written this type

    I'm a 1 armed guy in a 2 armed world, I'm what you would call an extremely functioning amputee.
    Every once and awhile I'll come across a product that is designed with a 2 handed person in mind.
    If something is designed with a single hand use it's a far better design. A mother holding a child or walking a dog, average people find themselves in situations that they have 1 hand free.
    Earpods case is a 2 handed designed item. Lid wants to snap shut ,juggling with 1 hand while putting the buds in is challenging. Secondly the rounded bottom doesn't allow me to place the case on a table to then put the buds in.
    I'm a huge fan of Apple products and find it frustrated that you designed something that could be a better product.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    These are convenient until they’re not

    Being tall I always got tangled in the traditional iPhone headphones and found the cord too short, so was so into these. However, I find two problems here. One - they are agregiously expensive considering what they are. Two - If you happen to lose say an AirPod or a charging case be prepared to pay for it. At $69 each (that’s $207 for a whole replacement set) these mediocre yet convenient when convenient earbuds become quiet the expense.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS MORE THOUGHT!!!

    Just got these Airpods a few days ago! Left pod goes out as well as the right constantly , cannot power them off . Can’t reconmect bluetooth without the pods in the case. Also, the battery life is draining . Overall, I am Not satisfied with this product!

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Lose - And the find function doesn't work at all!!!

    I loved them, EXCEPT that they are terribly easy to lose. In theory, you can use find my phone to find the AirPods, but in reality, my phone could never pick them up, even when they were very close by. Also, there are three separate pieces -- the individual earpieces and case, and whoever designed the find function didn't make a way to distinguish among them. So, if you have one part in your hand and are searching for the other, it will tell inevitably "find" the part in your hand but not the location of the part that is actually missing. So, they are great in theory, but in reality, they can be a problem. It's like dating a guy who is wonderful when he is around but who disappears all the time. No one needs the angst and the hassle.

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just okay

    The sound quality is inferior to Bose. I could deal with that, but the volume level is not high enough, and the sound is rather tinny. I'm 60 years old and not a person who needs or wants a huge bass sound. But the most irritating thing is even when fully charged they only last about 2 hours. So if you are on a flight that is longer than that...bummer for you. Found that out the hard way, unfortunately.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for multi-device use

    I have an iPad and an iPhone that I switch back and forth between quite often. I commute on the train and often watch video on the iPad, then switch to streaming music on the iPhone when I've gotten to work. Unfortunately the AirPods do not handle this transition well at all, requiring a lot of tapping to re-pair with whichever device I actually want to use at any given point in time.

    The worst is when I'm watching video on the iPad and get a call. The call doesn't route to the AirPods so I'm left looking like a chump holding the phone up to my AirPod-containing ear.

    The sad thing is my wife's $20 bluetooth Anker earbuds handle this flawlessly, as do a pair of Jabra headphones I own. They stream audio from whichever device happens to be playing without requiring any action on my part. Calls always go to the headphones.

    The headphones themselves are fine. They sound like the standard earbuds, but without wires, which is exactly what I was hoping for.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept

    I love the concept of wireless earphones; however, the AirPods are not noise canceling which is a let down. Another big issue i had was the tapping to change the song or pause. I had for almost a week and then had to return them because I need something that is consistent and not temperament. It all depends on your preference, but overall great product and concept!

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre except for sound

    Sound quality is very good. As far as any other features, they are mediocre. For example, when you pause the music using the EarPod, Apple Watch, or iPhone, the EarPods often just disconnect and won't reconnect unless you have the charging case and iPhone with you. If you are out for a walk, this can be irritating, especially if you have to stop, mess with the devices, and then continue what you are doing.

    Also, they are not rated for physical activity, which would be one of those things I would use them for when I want music and get sweaty when I workout. They stay in your ears ok, but you also need to be aware you will have issues at teh most inopportune times.

    If you just want to sit on your tail and use them, then they seem like a good purchase. I question my purchase almost daily since I try to stay moving.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Wireless Headphones but lack some things to consider

    I was so excited to receive these as a gift. Not sure if they're worth the price if you're paying out of pocket. When they work, they're great!

    CONSIDERATIONS:
    1. Sometimes only one airpod connects when they are both in your ears (especially frustrating during a call since you can't troubleshoot while you're talking to someone).
    2. If you wear headphones all the time, the battery life can go by quick. Since there are no wires it's easier to wear these a lot.
    3. Switching between devices is a hassle. I have two laptops (one Mac and one PC), two iPhones, an iPad and an Apple Watch. Every time you switch to a difference device, you have to go to settings each time, select the device in bluetooth settings and wait a few seconds for it to connect. I wish it was more seamless.

    Overall I'm happy with them, I don't understand how Apple expects that this solution can fully replace the lack of headphone jack as there are quite a few gaps.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for truck drives...or maybe not

    One of the biggest and only issues my dad has with the AirPods is when somebody calls, he has to lean forward to pick up the phone while driving a big truck.The pricing is also pretty expensive. Overall recommend if you're looking to buy something small and compact.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    I don’t understand why the sound suddenly gets lower, maybe they are dirty but they don’t come with instructions on how to clean them. But overall they’re good.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't fit some ears at all. Won't pair w/my recent model Samsung 4K TV

    I have to put the air pods in the opposite ears to which they're supposed to go and make a very tight fit to make them stay in and none of several 3rd party fit improvement aids work. The air pods are usable that way but look a bit weirder.

    Also I have a recent model Samsung 4K UHD TV and it does not see or pair with the Air Pods at all, but works fine even with more common and cheaper Bluetooth head phones.

    It is a hassle to order a product and need it and be torn between the need to try to get it to work as advertised when it doesn't and having to return it sometimes, so I'm pretty disappointed in the product, particularly since the vendor doesn't have adapters to work with other ear shapes than the 'standard'.

    1 of 18 people found this useful