• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just barely worth the price

    SOUND
    I've had these for about three weeks now, and they're pretty good. They're well-built and designed fantastically, the way they work with the charging case is great, and they don't necessarily sound bad. Compared to Earpods, they have ever-so-slightly less definition in the highs and mids leading to a slightly muddier overall sound, but it's a comparison you'd only be able to make for the first 24 hours or if you're switching back and forth between the two. They're perfectly acceptable, almost bordering on good, and will sound great to most people. If you're an audiophile that uses mid- to high-end headphones while at home or sitting at a desk for work, however, you'll be disappointed by their small-ish range, apparent emphasis on lows, and lack of soundstage.

    FIT, CONNECTIVITY AND BATTERY LIFE
    As for fit, these stay in my ear better than Earpods because there's no cable constantly pulling them down and out of my ears, a problem that made wired Earpods pretty much unusable for me. I've never tried running with Airpods, but I can confirm that shaking my head around violently wasn't enough to cause them to fall out, so take that for what it's worth. Pairing is also just as simple as people make it out to be, but it's easy to overlook just how seriously quick these connect to your phone. Because they start to connect as soon as you open the case, by the time you take even one out and put it in your ear, it's connected to your phone and ready to play music. It's almost scary how fast they are. Five hours of battery may not seem like a lot, but unless you're on a marathon work session or flying across the entire continental United States, five really is a reasonable number. Combined with the fact that they quickly charge whenever they're in their case, it'll seem like they're never dead.

    CONCLUSION
    All of this is to say that their best use case is...any situation where you'd use Earpods. That might sound obvious, but it's true; walking, biking, skating, on public transportation, possibly running, for sharing music with a friend, anything like that. Normally, that wouldn't justify the $159 ($172 after sales tax, by the way) price tag, but add the wireless connectivity, great battery life, and seamless connection and integration with your Apple devices, and they just manage to be worth the money (for me, at least). Having something as small, portable, and inconspicuous as these whilst being completely free of wires is one of the most liberating experience you'll have if you've never owned wireless headphones before.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    At the store, they met my standards: good, immersive sound (and I listen to trance/techno), surprisingly comfortable and light, innovative idea with a recharging case they come in. The fit could be even better though: if they had kind of a silicone fitting or “fin” piece that goes into the ear, it would fit a better range of users.

    I took them on a test run and they began to slip and fall out. The fact that they still slip out rather easily with exercise is my only gripe. Nice work, Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but only with iPhone

    Everything is great when you use AirPods with your iPhone. It's convenient, sound is also cool, you don't need to charge headphones very often. But if you'd like to connect with Macbook, it won't be as good as you expect. AirPods are constantly disconnecting especially when you have a call via Skype or other messenger. Sometimes just one headphone works when you're listening to Apple Music. So annoying because usually I use AirPods at work and I would not to have any issues with the connection between them and my laptop. Please fix it as soon as possible!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    You need iPhone 7 up to use fully

    The product itself works very well for me but I have problems trying to switch the connection from my iPhone to my Mac. I took it to an Apple Store and they said you don't get the w1 chip or something like that with the iPhone 6 so whenever I want to switch from my phone to a Mac I have to put the airpods in the case unpairing it from the iPhone and have to repair with the Mac. I mainly bought it cuz they said it'd be a seamless integration.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

    These are pretty great and i love almost everything about them. Except the double tap functionality pretty much never works. And i am a pretty tach savvy apple guy. Also Siri needs a lot of improvements especially when that’s the only way to change the volume.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    They have a good sound and they have no wires and when you got an iPhone it connects automatically. These are nearly perfect the only thing what I miss is that you can stop the music or make a different volume without talking to Siri.
    All in all really good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Hate Relationship

    Received my Airpods for Christmas and I must say I do love them. But there is also a few things I don't like about them. They are very easy to lose and you may or may not notice it fall out of your ear instantly. Also, the battery life is not good at all. After about a 2 hour conversation on the phone, my airpods are dying. But still, I love them. Super Convenient

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Airpods

    The amount of connectivity issues I had has become absurdly annoying. If I open Snapchat, it pauses, if i close Snapchat it pauses. If i open instagram it pauses. If i open my work laptop (Dell) while listening on my iphone, sometimes it will make a connection that wasnt even intended. Dont get me wrong, i LOVE THESE airpods. I tell people to buy them, how much i love them, etc. But this connection issue needs to be fixed or upgraded. Its starting to reallllllly tick me off.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but!

    I love them! They sound great, they can hear you perfectly, they fit OK in your ears, but the battery life is disappointing. Be careful, they can easily come off your ears if someone hugs you.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love them....

    But they just didn’t fit my ears. Great connectivity, sound was decent, but I mostly loved the charging case and ease of use. Sure, I could get some add on ear pieces, but that would make the whole case pointless and clumsy having to remove them every time. Wish they had a S/M/L option or something, for various sized ears...oh well. Otherwise they were great, they fell out with the slightest motion so I had to return them before they were destroyed or lost.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Great headphones. Sound quality is excellent for such small earpieces. Connectivity is simple as well. A 5 hour battery life is enough for me in my opinion. I don’t plan on ever listening to these long enough for them to die. However, if they do die, the AirPod case it comes with charges them without your case needing to be plugged into your outlet. My only warning is to be careful where you take these out to put them in your ear. They are a bit slippery when you’re taking them out of their case. I’ve noticed i don’t like taking them out near toilets or drains due to my fear of them slipping out of my grip and taking a swim. Overall these headphones are excellent and I’m sure will only get better and better with each and every model.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

    The connectivity to each iOS/watch OS device is pretty magical for this day in age for bluetooth pairing. This device is a certainly going to pave the wau for bluetooth enabled devices. I really like how well they fit into my ear. The mic is also a great feature as well. However the sound output quality isn't drastically different than the Earpods that are priced at $30. There is also a noticeable input lag while using apps like iMaschine. So musicians still need to trust a wired connection to eliminate all lag. At the end of the day, I got these headphones as a gift so Im not upset by any of this, I am able to just see the positives and shrug off the negatives. However I only say this because I did not fork over the $159(minus tax) to get this experience, so maybe the Earpod like sound output would be more dissapointing.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product - so handy and elegant. . only one major flaw (volume ctrl)

    The only thing missing in it for me is the ability to control volume. It's a real pain.
    Apart from that, it's pretty good.
    The sound quality is a little better (higher fidelity) than the EarPods though they look almost similar.

    Apple really gave a lot of thought into the user scenario and they've done a great job.
    Charging is a breeze and so is connecting esp. for the first time as well as with other (yes non Apple) devices.

    Switching constantly between devices messes up the setting in the main device (e.g. i use double tap Right to Play/Pause and double tap Left to skip)

    One particular way i found it useful is that both me and my spouse can listen to the same stuff by using on the two pods.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No volume control?? Big missing feature

    I don't get why Apple didn't integrate volume control into the tap gestures. You really want me to have to ask siri in public just to change the volume? Unacceptable to not have basic features like this for how much these cost. They're great otherwise. Apple will blame it on their "courage". Yeah I guess you do have to be courageous to make such dumb decisions. I could also be courageous by trying to stop a car by standing in front of it. That doesn't mean I'm making a smart choice

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work well but battery is less than listed

    These work really well- warn for low battery, shift between my Apple devices with little action. Overall great user experience except the listening time is as long as talk - 2 hours single charge (nowhere near the 5 listed).

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Game changers

    I bought the AirPods on a whim to satisfy myself that they weren't that great and my plan was to return them the next day. I was wrong, they are great, really great. The last thing I needed was another pair of earphones. I've got way too many. Bose QC25, Bose QC20i, Beats X to name a few. I'd been happy using the Beats X as my daily commuting earphones but as the weather got colder and I started to wear jackets the wire that connects the two earphones started to catch on my jacket and the AirPods looked more and more tempting. I was worried the sound quality wouldn't be great and they would fall out of my ears just like the regular free EarPods do. Within the first 5 seconds of popping in the AirPods and turning up the volume I knew they weren't going to be returned. Love not having to turn them on and off. Love having ZERO wires to get tangled. Sound quality is better than I expected and way better then the Beats X. Only negatives are that for me they don't block out enough outside noise. On certain sections of my daily tube commute the track noise is louder than the AirPods but its a very small percentage of my day and the rest of the experience more than makes up for it. As long as these fit your ears I would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    really good but can improve

    Prons:
    Connectivity is just great! I can easily go to every room of my house and they won’t disconnect.
    Sound quality is pretty good and actually the base is great.
    They do work great with all my apple devices.
    Also, they stay in my ears perfectly and the don’t fall out whatever i do.

    Cons:
    They sometimes make a sound like a click when talking to the phone and that’s annoying.
    When i only use the one airpod and after i put the other one it doesn’t connect. I have to go to the airplay button and then the other airpod connects.
    It could have more gestures or capabilities like one tap to pause/play or other things.
    Last but not least, iPhone 7’s battery life is awful . Battery on the iPhone lasts for 2-3 hours when using it.

    Conclusion:
    They are great for someone who wants to go anywhere in the house and still talk to someone or listen to music.
    Battery life is great so i love them. Apple can do better with firmware updates.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not OK!

    Everything seemed to work out ok
    except there is no announcing of successful connection or disconnecting,
    and there is no warning before dying out, it just cut off.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A for convenience. C for sound quality.

    These replaced my high-end wired earphones because they're so much easier to use. They pair easily, the charging case is a great idea, and they hang onto my ears unbelievably well - they've never fallen out without being hit by something. Marvelous.

    The sound is equivalent to $10 wired earphones you can buy at Wal*Mart. Booming midrange, not much else. No sound blocking to speak of, so I'll probably go deaf from listening to them too loud. My Etymotics really spoiled me.

    Still, these are so convenient...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then I expected

    I really like them. They are very useful and very convenient. I can just take them out of my pocket and put them in my ear and their already connect. They are great for everyday use but they fall short on sound. If you’re like me and love to really hear music at it’s best. Then Bose soundsport is better.
    This pods don’t come close to the true sound that Bose wireless soundsport put out.
    That’s why I gave these pods 4 out of 5 stars because of the sound quality.

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